You Need To Try the ‘Macro Bowl of Love’ at Kokomo

You know when you overdo it for a few days and want to feed your body a delicious apology? This bowl in Chinatown is exactly that.

Mount Pleasant’s Massy Books is Moving to Chinatown

The small Mount Pleasant bookstore is gaining several hundred square feet and a mezzanine art gallery in the March 1st move.

You Need To Try This Crazy Aromatic Hot & Sour Pork Noodle Soup in Chinatown

Think BBQ pork, pork roll, minced pork with mung bean noodles in Dom Yum broth lit with lime, scallions, sprouts and peanuts.

Big Changes Coming to The Drive’s ‘Havana’

The 21 year old neighbourhood icon has been purchased by the people behind Postmark Brewing and Belgard Kitchen.

Prohibition-Style Raid Goes Down at Fets Whisky Kitchen on Commercial Drive

Agents appear to have raided the venerable East Van establishment and seized a 242 rare bottles of whisky, valued at over $40,000.

The Always Busy La Mezcaleria on Commercial Drive Almost Never Happened

Five years ago this week the owners of La Mezcaleria were in crisis mode after having to wait nine months for an electrical upgrade.

Trading ‘The Keg’ on Alberni Street for Mexico City’s ‘Piedra Sal’

The good looking "Piedra Sal" occupies a second-storey corner location in Paseo de la Reforma. We'd much rather have it here in Vancouver.

We Want This Beautiful Seafood Restaurant for the Foot of Beatty Street

The basement of the iconic Sun Tower is currently occupied by a fancy gym, but let's pretend for a second that it wasn't...

Take a Look Inside the New MeeT, Opening Soon in Yaletown

The popular vegetarian comfort food chainlet is opening its third location, this time at 1165 Mainland Street.

Six Years Ago This Week, Inside the Very Short-Lived ‘Fat Dragon’

This Chinese-meets-American BBQ eatery lasted a mere eight months at 566 Powell Street - a tragedy given how delicious it was!

Don’t Miss Vancouver Band “Belle Game” at The Imperial, Feb. 23

Catch the local indie band before they embark on their North American tour supporting Broken Social Scene!

We Want Maggie Boyd’s Impossible-To-Get, Limited Edition “Danse Russe” Tote Bag

Only 50 of these bookish tote-and-poetry duos were made and they were all gone before we could finish articulating our hope for one.

Cuban-Inspired ‘Tocador’ Ready on Main Street

Industry veterans Dale Styner and Guy Stowell are ready to unveil their first restaurant tonight in the heart of Mount Pleasant.

The Dishes

Anh and Chi’s Vanessa Coupar Does The Dishes

7 Places

A good bartender will always be able to recommend reliable food and drink establishments. This one gives you a map, too.

Daydreaming with Local Artist, Paul Melo

Touching on food, inspiration, craft and stories of shots not taken, Vancouver's Paul Melo speaks volumes in this new interview.

The Most Delicious Thing on Granville Island Costs Only $2.10

"One doesn't leave Granville Island Public Market without at least a half dozen Honey Dips from Lee's. What we're you thinking?"

You Need To Try The Bartenders Malt by Auchentoshan

When a dozen of the world's best bartenders come together to create a whisky with the likes of Auchentoshan, you need to give it a shot.

We Want This Japanese-Inspired Teapot by Lupa Ceramics

This beauty by local ceramicist Kristine Aguilar is the perfect teapot for daily brewing our way through every day of winter.

The Dishes

Savio Volpe’s Paul Grunberg Does ‘The Dishes’

8 Places

The award-winning restauranteur maps out his picks for some of Vancouver's very best food and drink.

Imagining This Modern Mexican-Themed Stunner of a Restaurant at Fraser & Broadway

The gorgeous, heavily detailed ATX Cocina can be found in downtown Austin, Texas, but we'd prefer it a little closer to home...

Coquille Fine Seafood Set For Launch

The highly anticipated seafood restaurant in Gassy Jack Square officially opens to the public on Tuesday, February 13th.

Gettin’ Body Positive and Having a Laugh with Local Graphic Designer, Linny Malin

We had a good chat with the talented British-born artist as she was preparing for her Eastside Flea debut on February 10th.

Looking Back at the Launch of Gastown’s PiDGiN, Five Years Ago This Week

One of Vancouver's most ambitious and beautiful restaurants was unveiled to the dining public on February 2nd, 2013. We were there.

This Tiny Basement Bar in Mayfair for an Underground Address in Hastings-Sunrise

North Audley Cantine is a gorgeous, windowless basement bar that appears to be sprung from the colourful mind of local artist Andy Dixon.

Inside the Squirrel Cage Mind of Legendary Mixed Media Art Icon, Glenn Lewis

This multi-disciplinary, octogenarian artist is a wealth of Vancouver history, humour and inspiration.

Coming to Delicious Grips with the Best Club Sandwich on Hastings Street

Chicken, bacon, mayo, tomato and lettuce layered in a toasted white bread triple decker is one of the great combos out there. Dig in!

Where to Eat Your Omelette at Vancouver’s Most Parisian of French Restaurants

Not all restaurant tables are created equal, and this is especially the case at the highly transportive and atmospheric Au Comptoir.

Making Sense of One of Kitsilano’s Better Wine Lists

It's a medium-sized list with just 66 bottles (22 by the glass), but GM Jeff Parr has put together a real beauty at AnnaLena.

We Want This Japanese Home with an Earthquake-Ready Bookshelf for a Kits Laneway

No ladders are necessary to explore this tall, slanted, seismic-savvy bookshelf in Japan.

The Story of How the 33 Acres Brewing Co. Brand Came to Be

Their branding is among the most recognizable of BC's new wave of microbreweries. In this piece by Jamie Mah, its creator tells its story.

La Taqueria Opening Soon at Main & Broadway

The 'pinche' taco shop has secured 2521 Main St. (formerly Miura) and expects to be open before Valentine's Day.

The Adults-Only Inspiration Behind the Branding of Main Street Brewing’s ‘Naked Fox IPA’

Stripped down, this particular India Pale Ale isn't as provocative as its namesake, but it's still pretty racy!

Holiday Spirit Need Uplifting? Head Up Grouse Mountain for “Peak of Christmas”

The Mountain has been transformed into a "Winter Wonderland" with something to appeal to every variety of festive sensibility.

 Coastal Dweller Holiday Pop-Up Goes Down in Deep Cove this Weekend

The pop-up shop will see more than 15 women-owned brands ranging from self-care and clothing to ceramics and textiles.

VPN-Certified Pizza Coming Soon to North Shore

Gastown's Nicli Antica Pizzeria - purveyors of Vancouver's first VPN-certified pies - is expanding to the North Shore in 2018.

Port Moody

Why This Delicious Local Beer is Named After a Pair of Dank Gym Socks

Twin Sails Brewing's owner Cody Allmin retails the beer-fueled inspiration behind their "High Socks" Mosaic IPA

You Need to Try the Perfect Drink for Pretending the Weather Doesn’t Suck

What rain? The pre-batched Aperitivo Spritz at Railtown's award-winning Ask For Luigi is summertime in a bottle.

Why Doesn’t Vancouver Have a Fish & Chips Joint That’s This Good Looking?

Everyone has expectations of what a good food and chips shop should be, but what if those expectations were messed with a little?

Why this Abandoned 19th Century Mansion-Turned-Restaurant Would Suit Railtown

Valuing architectural history can sometimes mean incorporating ruins into new constructions, like this modern eatery in Mexico.

Grapes & Soda to Host a Special Night of ‘Ethical Hedonism’ on February 11

The celebrated establishment welcomes Existential Eating chef Heather Dosman and teacher Camille Flanjak for a restorative evening.

You Need to Try Andrew Schneider’s ‘Strange Animal’ Cocktail at South Granville’s Rangoli

You need to try this simultaneously refreshing yet complex sipper.

Gently Fizzed ‘Ri-Kyu’ Kombucha Cocktail At Grapes & Soda

A light yet complex cocktail with a touch of effervescence from the kombucha.

One of the Tastiest Things in the Universe Just Landed in Strathcona

Have you ever introduced your deserving mouth to a wheel of Port-soaked stilton cheese? It just arrived in Vancouver, so pounce!

You Need To Try This Tropical Freakshow Pizza at Strathcona Beer Company

A gas-fired weirdo loaded up with pineapple, crumbled pistachios and capicola ham amplified by a neon-intense jalapeno crema.

Documenting Decades with Vancouver Street Photographer Louise Francis-Smith

We pay a pre-Eastside Culture Crawl visit to learn what continues to drive the prolific local artist.

Meet the Local Audiophile Who Wants to Put on a Show in Your Living Room

We chatted with the man behind the scenes of Vancouver's secret show series as he prepares for the next gig on February 24.

The Long Goodbye: Raising Glasses to The End of a Neighbourhood Bar

Vancouver ex-pat David Look came home to pay his respects to The Comox before it closed its doors forever.

Where Icons & Giants Once Took the Stage in Vancouver’s West End

The Georgia Auditorium might be long gone, but the old concert hall will forever be a big part of our entertainment history.

Pronto and Prontino ‘Renovicted’ from Cambie Village

The beautiful, Scott Cohen-designed restaurant and cocktail bar at 3473 Cambie Street are both being forced to close at some point this Spring.

Vancouver’s City Hall Destroyed The Original ‘Strathcona Park’ by Landing On It

There are two Strathcona Parks in Vancouver's history. The second is still in Strathcona. The first is long gone. Here's what happened.

What Vancouverites Mean When They Enthusiastically Refer to "The Canadians"

"I could use some cold beer, two hot dogs, a lot of direct sunshine and some screaming. Hey, I know! Let's go to a Canadians game!"