New Cafe Opening Soon in Gastown’s Reimagined Ormidale Building

The third location of Mt. Pleasant hangout Kafka's is just getting started inside the newfangled construction at 151 West Hastings St.

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  • Restaurant Porn A daydream archive pairing gorgeous foreign restaurants with Vancouver addresses
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Fun, Irreverent Southern BBQ Longtable Dinner Goes Down This Sunday

This event marks Merchant's Workshop's final affiliated dinner, on the heels of their impending closure on Thursday, August 16th.

The Lowdown on Chez Christophe’s Sweet New Chocolate Bar Branding

Christophe Bonson explains the personal inspirations and thought processes behind his brand's new retro/modern look.

Short Film ‘A Taco Told in Texas’ Celebrates Undersung Hero of Austin’s Food Scene

This 18 minute-long doc on idiosyncratic Texas cook/restaurateur Ralph Gilmore is inspiring, heartwarming and appetizing...

Celebrated Brewery Within a Brewery Added to Craft Beer Atlas of Vancouver

Superflux regularly cuts through the craft beer scene clutter with the quality of their beers and their consistently attractive branding.

Sneak Peek Inside Yaletown’s New Steakhouse

The highly anticipated 214 seat restaurant from the Toptable Group is finally coming together at 1109 Hamilton Street.

This Gastown Wine Bar Was Named After a Stressed Out Animal Suffering a Nervous Breakdown

Opened in 2010 by the owners of nearby Salt Tasting Room, the Spanish-inspired 21 seat 'Judas Goat' lasted 3 years in Blood Alley

Upcoming Jammer Cafe Aims to Mix Motorcycles With Quality Coffee, Food and Beer

The project has been a dream of former line cook and motorcycle enthusiast Ryan Valade's for years. Now it is finally coming to fruition.

New Asian Street Food Spot ‘Ugly Dumpling’ Coming Soon to Commercial Drive

The new project will pair front-of-house veteran Van Doren Chan with chef Darren Gee in the Merchant's Workshop space.

New Concepts ‘Hunnybee Bruncheonette’ and ‘Soap’ to Land at Union & Gore in September

The Birds & The Beets team is up to something new and very interesting - a convertible concept - in the old Roost location.

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.

Cowichan Valley Chef Cook-Off Set For Sept. 15

Whistler Village Beer Fest Returns, Sept. 11-16

The mountain's calendar is packed with an endless lineup of great events all year long, but this one might be our favourite.

Meyer Family Vineyards Wins Big at National Wine Awards