The Noodling Backstory of Fat Mao’s Grinning Fat Cat Logo in Chinatown

We consulted with chef/restaurateur Angus An and designer Silky Chan to get the full (manga) story about the noodle joint's cartoonish branding.

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 | Winter 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.
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Can You Correctly Identify This Vancouver Restaurant?

Do you think you know Vancouver's restaurant scene well enough to identify this spot? Give us your best guesses in the comments...

Check Out This Beer-Paired Feast at el Santo With Twin Sails, Steel & Oak

With six local beer-paired courses, there's at least a dozen reasons to buy your ticket for this Latin-flavoured April 5th event now.

The Dishes

Where Chef Ciaran Chung Eats and Drinks on his Precious Days Off

7 Places

When the industry veteran isn't behind the line at Gastown's new Coquille Fine Seafood he's making full and delicious use of his days off.

Scout 25

Vancouver’s Best Restaurants, Ranked

25 Places

A panel of local industry pros created this list of essential restaurants for Spring, 2018. Rank them with your picks.

Rabbit’s Foot Supper Club Comes ‘Above Ground’ For Special Sea Cider-Paired Dinner

The underground supper club will be joining forces with Sea Cider and the Birds & the Beets for their first ever public dinner event!

Check Out This Supercut of Delicious Food Scenes in Animated Film

This drool-worthy edit includes delicious scenes from such as Ratatouille, Garden of Words, The Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Spirited Away.

Four Top Vancouver Chefs to Launch New Fast Food Concept on Granville Island

Chefs Angus An, Hamid Salimian, Joël Watanabe and Robert Belcham have joined forces to open Popina Canteen this summer.

French-Inspired Hidden Gem ‘Colette Grand Cafe’ Now Open Downtown

The new restaurant from Toronto's Chase Hospitality launched this week tucked away inside luxury retailer, Holt Renfrew.

Inside the New ‘Tractor Foods’ on Broadway

The newest location of the quick-service, health-focused restaurant opens Monday, February 26th at 601 West Broadway.

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.

Bauhaus’ Next Wine Club Dinner to Explore the Flavours of Asia

Take a Look at Chambar’s Newly Launched Prix Fixe Lunch Menu