Remembering the East Van Cafe That Was Magic for Little Kids and Their Parents

Kids were encouraged to run guiltlessly, joyously amok at this memorable (if often outrageously loud) counter-service cafe off The Drive.

At a Glance

  • Opening Soon An archive of Vancouver’s most important restaurants under construction
  • You Need To Try This A running account of all the Vancouver dishes and drinks you need to try…
  • The Scout 25 | Summer 2018 The 25 best restaurants in Vancouver, selected by industry pros and ranked by readers
  • Never Heard Of It The hole-in-the-wall restaurants of Vancouver that don’t get the attention they deserve
  • The New Breed Short interviews with the new generation of Vancouver’s restaurant scene.
  • Name That Restaurant How well do you know Vancouver’s restaurant scene? Your guesses please…
  • Drinker Stories detailing the best of British Columbia’s craft beers, ciders, spirits and wines.
  • Intelligence Briefs A weekly compendium of food and drink-related news stories.
  • Stacked A new column deconstructing Vancouver’s most delicious hand-helds
  • Bartifacts All the cool, weird things we discover behind Vancouver’s better bars.
  • Restaurant Porn A daydream archive pairing gorgeous foreign restaurants with Vancouver addresses
  • Best Seat in the House Not all restaurant tables are created equal. Here we illustrate as much, one seat at a time.
  • Community News News, updates, events and more from members of the Scout Community
  • Opportunity Knocks Are you looking for work? Check out the very latest job listings…

Superbaba and Dl Chicken Shack Pairing Up for Hot Chicken Pita Night

Chefs Dallah El and Doug Steven are dishing out the special collab with orange blossom sweet tea and sumac fries on July 28.

Drinker

The Beer Brief, Vol. 4

9 Places

A succinct, bulleted briefing on beer-related news and imminent events (mapped for your crawling and tasting pleasure by Thalia Stopa).

New Mental Health Resource for Service Industry Workers to Launch Next Week

Created by service industry veterans, Mind The Bar aims to be an invaluable resource for peers who might otherwise suffer in silence.

The Dishes

Amber Bruce Does The Dishes

15 Places

We asked the award-winning Bar Manager at The Keefer Bar to guide us through a good day of eating and drinking in Vancouver.

The Reincarnated Pizzeria of Legend Every Vancouverite Should Try Once

Did's Pizza was once upon a time the late night cheap food of choice for many in this city. Then life intervened, both for him and for us.

On Dissing Bad Wagyu and What Trump’s Trade Wars Mean for Food and Drink

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds tales of fake seeds, mayonnaise eaters and French diners.

Inside the New Kafka’s, Opening Soon on Great Northern Way

Aaron Kafka's eponymous new, two-level, 75-seat cafe is less than two weeks away from launching on Emily Carr's new campus.

Opening Soon

Juke Fried Chicken Secures New Location

The Chinatown favourite is launching a new location before the end of the summer at 1074 Davie St. in the West End.

A Sneak Peek Inside the New Matchstick Cafe

The fourth location of Matchstick Coffee is on track to open at 1328 Richards St. (at Drake) before the end of July

This bulletin board is used by members of the Scout Community to share their news. On a typical day it will include new menu offerings; details on special deals and events; new stock and sale notices; announcements of senior staff appointments; and much more.

How to Butcher and Cook a Pig Demo Set for Chinatown on July 24th

Chef Darren Gee will be at Ai & Om Knives to demonstrate the art of breaking down swine. Attendees can literally bring home the bacon.

Find Your CURE on Nita Lake Lodge’s New Summer Cocktail Menu