On Silver Spoon Imperiousness and Trying Not to Look Like Cheech & Chong

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean finds a different definition for austerity and learns about the coming pot crackdown.

At a Glance

  • Scout List Our weekly guide to cool things happening in and around Vancouver.
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  • Tea and Two Slices Local news interpreted by local musician and dishwasher Sean Orr
  • Seen In Vancouver A photo/video archive of cool and interesting things seen in Vancouver
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  • Definitive Records Interesting locals detail the three albums anchoring their musical tastes.
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Hit Railtown This Weekend for a Small But Mighty Design Show

Kate Duncan’s Address is “an assembly of designer/makers, deeply dedicated to their craft presenting expertise and exceptional work.”

The Eastside Flea is Reopening in its New Digs This Weekend

The Flea will be back in full-swing mode kicking off this Friday (Sept 21) night in their brand new, bigger and better setup in Strathcona.

Scout List

Scout List Vol. 490

10 Places

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do in Vancouver from Sept. 19 to Sept. 25, 2018.

We’d Carry This One Room Cabin From New York to the Cowichan Valley

Designed by NYC firm JacobsChang, this place cost just $20,000 (USD) to build with the job being done over a weekend by the owners.

Designing a Better-Looking Weed Future With Local Lifestyle Brand, Studio A-Ok

Chill out and learn more about the local brand aiming to steer the design of cannabis culture into the future in this Q & A.

On Facebook Shenanigans and Electing the People Who Are Part of the Problem

In Sean Orr's latest read of the news headlines, he finds a mayoral race full of fiends and local cops doing dumb things.

Just a Couple of Really Enthusiastic Dudes in Full-Body Spandex Suits

"Don't you think the Green Men should be paid to be at the games...like as much or even more than the zamboni guy?"

The Section of Kitsilano That Is Somehow Superior to the Rest

"No dude. 16th and Blenheim isn't Kitsilano. That's like the diaper of Dunbar. You gotta be northafourth..."

True Story: 'Mr. Peanut' Once Won Thousands of Votes Running for Mayor of Vancouver

“Considering the number of candidates running for Mayor in this election, I wouldn’t be surprised if Mr. Peanut threw his hat into the ring too.”

The Fitting Nickname for Pemberton That May Have Come From Australia

"We biked and hiked our way into a secret backcountry camping spot with an amazing lake view up in Pemberdise last weekend..."

The Dishes

The Acorn’s Shira Blustein Does ‘The Dishes’

12 Places

The co-owner of two of Vancouver's best vegetarian joints shares her personal treasure map of great places to eat, drink and unwind.

Local Wine Pro Dishes on Mentorship, Exams, Millennials Shaping the Market and More

Veteran wine instructor Mark Shipway gives us a piece of his mind in this lengthy, wide-ranging interview.

Juke’s Cassandra Darmanovic on Creamed Corn Cocktails and Underwater Bars

Busier than ever (with a second location on the horizon), the young and talented Chinatown bartender pours us a deep dive Q & A.

The Rock ‘N Roll Reality of Being Local Photographer, Mandy-Lyn

One of Vancouver's most interesting young artists talks life, work, inspiration, past and future in this long read interview.

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Gastown’s Di Beppe Launches Online Grocery Service