Phonetically Amusing Demonyn For The Inhabitants Of Bowen Island

"A bunch of Boweners are coming on the last ferry."

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Searching for Burnaby’s Best Food and Drink With Chocolate Master Christophe Bonzon

7 Places

We asked the owner, head pastry chef and chocolatier at Chez Christophe how he likes to roll in Burnaby. 

The Story of Dageraad Brewing’s Beautiful Branding

Head brewer/owner Ben Coli details how one perfectly-timed decision led to the beer brand's "beautiful anachronism".

Ghosts, Cults, Students and Art: the Bizarre History of the Fairacres Mansion

Long before it became the Burnaby Art Gallery, this comely pile on Deer Lake was home to a cult and a bunch of college kids.

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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.

What’s in Those Four Big Vessels Behind the Bar at Juke Fried Chicken?

Recently installed at the popular Chinatown restaurant are these big cut-glass vessels filled with pre-batched delights...

One of Vancouver's Most Sorely Missed Restaurants Was Accessed Via a Secret Door in Chinatown for Over 60 Years

"My parents used to tell stories about sneaking beers into the Green Door and feasting big on spot prawns and fresh crab..."

Merchant’s Workshop Has Been Sold, Will Go Out with Several Bangs

One of the best neighbourhood restaurants in Vancouver is set to shut its doors after several years of memorable service on The Drive.

Inside Pepino’s Spaghetti House as Launch Nears

The successor to a Commercial Dr. legend is on the verge of opening. We snuck in for staff training and took these photos...

Breaking Down Vancouver’s Best Cubano Sandwich

The best, most authentic Cubano sandwich in Vancouver is worth investigating, ingredient by ingredient, to see how it's done.

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.

Talking Iconic Canadian Logos and Brand Campaigns With the Master, Greg Durrell

Durrell's debut doc is screening at The Cinematheque from July 5 - 11th. Don't miss this fascinating entry into Canada's film canon!

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

Vancouver's Most Racist Restaurant, Remembered

"When Vancouverites find out that White Lunch used to be a thing, I think they're more embarrassed than they are surprised..."

We’d Totally Live in This Danish ‘Krane’ if It Overlooked Vancouver’s Crab Park

The engine room of this massive crane on the shore of Copenhagen was renovated to include a spa, a meeting room and a suite for two.

Five Years Ago This Week, Inside What Would Become East Van Roasters

One of our favourite chocolate places will celebrate its fifth birthday next month. This is what it looked like before it was opening day.

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.

Understanding the Roots of an East Vancouver Coffee Company’s Brand

The Clark Drive cafe and roaster's co-owner fills us in on the story of Agro and its rebranding, from inception to full bloom...

Feasting on the Exotic Silk Road Food and Hospitality of the Uyghurs on Kingsway

Efendi Uyghur is a small, welcoming and wonderfully delicious exemplar of a cuisine we wish we had a lot more of in Vancouver.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had This Art Project That Gave Out Free Hot Dogs

Austrian artist Erwin Wurm transformed an old VW bus into a bizarre, oddly obese food truck of sorts, and we want it for our sea wall.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If it Had a Weird Village of Spherical Homes

Made of concrete strengthened with fibreglass and originally subsidized by the Dutch government, these futuristic homes from 1984 are awesome.

Omar’s Place in London Would Suit Chinatown’s Newly Built ‘Brixton Flats’

If a restaurant design rhymes, then London's Omar's Place fits the same stanza as Chinatown's Kissa Tanto and Yaletown's Fayuca...

Green Grocer ‘Nada’ Nears Launch in East Van

Remember the awesome Zero Waste Market pop-ups in Kitsilano? This new East Van "green" grocer is the brick and mortar result.

Exactly How Bad is the Restaurant Name ‘Escobar’?

We put together a list of the worst restaurant names in Vancouver's history to see how the poorly considered "Escobar' measures up.

On Protesting Lame Restaurant Names and Loving Korean Cubano Sandwiches

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds pots smoothies and a lack of diversity in restaurant criticism.

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.

You Need To Try the Refreshing ‘Sunrise Ruby’ Cocktail at Gastown’s Tacofino

This bright, light, quenching sipper is a tequila-based riff on the French 75 -- an elegant, classic cocktail created in the 1920's.

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Doing the Dishes with Amy Renee York

7 Places

The Gastown boutique super-businesswoman flexes some serious foodie muscles to give us her ideal day of eating and drinking around Vancouver.

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Local Tattoo Artist Maps Out Some of East Van’s Best Food and Drink

7 Places

We asked Victory Tattoo owner/artist Daniel Kurc to give us the lowdown on some of his favourite neighbourhood spots.

On Backflips and Bandsaws with the Exceptionally Talented Jay Miron

The same gung-ho attitude and life ethos that had him slaying double backflips on his bike now has him executing smooth lines in his studio.

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.

The Floating Respite Within Easy Swimming Reach of Kits Beach

Kits Beach would be a shoe-in for our 1,000 Cool Things About Vancouver project if it wasn't so damn obvious. This makes more sense.

Inside Kits’ Imminent ‘Their There’

The fine folks of the award-winning AnnaLena are nearly finished their new cafe on West 4th. Take a closer look inside!

Learn How to Make Pasta Like a Pro With ‘Pasta Boy Peter’ on June 24

Pete Ciuffa wants to teach you to make pasta like an "Italian Mamma" at his Pasta & Pizza cooking classes this summer.

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Sarah Savoy Does The Dishes

10 Places

The owner of the always-on-point Main Street boutique Much & Little fills us in (and up) on her favourite places to eat and drink.

Branding Vancouver

The Good Luck and Design Restraint Behind Torafuku’s Sleek Brand

Co-owner Steve Kuan and designer Thomas Albrighton relay the ominous aspects and creative thought processes behind Torafuku's look.

Sneak Your Pints Into ‘The Cave’ at Brassneck

The 'Best Seat in the House' column returns to detail the secluded awesomeness of this hidden gem in Mt. Pleasant.

Safe & Sound Music Fest Going Down in New West August 24/25

The 2018 line-up has expanded to include over two dozen performances — plus, the usual spectacular Fraser River view and outdoor setting — spread over two days.

A Spartan Hideaway of Wood and Window

This minimalist, perspective-compressing 2016 home in Japan would suit an out-of-the-way slice of the Lower Mainland.

A Six Pack Interview With Local Artist Marena Skinner

Proudly self-taught, this young artist illustrates and addresses her inner ogre in a style that's crude, colourful and hard to look away from.

We Want a Copy of Kaja Silverman’s ‘The Three-Personed Picture’

This is the second in a three-volume series, the first of which inspired the Capture Photography Festival's feature exhibit, 'The Blue Hour.'

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.

How 1,000 Vancouver Women Fought World War II from the North Shore

Our 'You Should Know' series continues with a look at the historical importance of a swathe of North Van waterfront.

An Isolated Cabin in Wales for a BC Backyard

We want this beautiful Welsh hideaway - clad in local slate with an interior of birch plywood - a lot closer to home.

Hell Yeah, We Want a Bottle of This Locally Crafted Blue Curaçao!

The North Shore distillery made just 500 bottles of this beautiful stuff and selling 'em for just $23. Grab one before they're all gone.

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Doing ‘The Dishes’ in Port Moody with The Parkside Brewery’s Co-Executive Super President

10 Places

Who better to take us around to the most delicious spots in and around Brewers Row than Sam Payne of The Parkside Brewery?

What’s the Story Behind Coalesce Brewing Company’s Cool Iconography?

We get to the bottom of the copacetic and personal stories of two creative pairs combining to produce one beautiful brand of beer.

You Need to Try the New ‘Humans’ Brew from Parkside

The strong new IPA from the Port Moody brewery is a stealthy tropical citrus beauty that is almost radler-esque in its crushability.

Our Favourite Event of the Summer? The Powell Street Festival

The annual festival in and around Oppenheimer Park offers up full plates of Japanese-Canadian arts, culture, and fabulous food.

You Need To Try Powell Brewery’s Entirely Different ‘Rising Sun’ Jasmine Black Rice & Yuzu Lager

This crisp and palate-cleansing beer is the perfect thirst-quencher for summertime picnics, BBQs or plain ol' day-drinking.

You Need To Try This Bubbling Bowl of Cheese-Capped Curry Rice With Pork at Dosanko

We love this unassuming Japantown eatery for its genuinely warm service and the delicious homestyle dishes it turns out, like this one.

Five Years Ago This Week, Inside an Almost Finished ‘Farmer’s Apprentice’

Scenes from Chef David Gunawan's multiple award-winning South Granville restaurant in the final stage of its 2013 construction.

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Vij’s Rangoli Bar Manager Andrew Schneider Does ‘The Dishes’

8 Places

The cocktail pro shows us exactily where he prefers to breakfast, lunch, dinner, sip late night and take advantage of Happy Hour.

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A Gastronomic Crawl Around Vancouver With Everybody’s Favourite Bartender

9 Places

For this edition of The Dishes, the talented bartender was generous enough to show us where he breakfasts, lunches, dines and drinks.

Dreaming of a Modern Swiss Mountain Fortress in The Wilds near Squamish

In the depths of winter it's natural to think of home as a fortification against the elements. This place takes it a step further...

You Need To Try the Cinnamon Buns at Tall Tree Bakery in Squamish

Tall Tree Bakery can be found just off the highway in an industrial area of Squamish, right next to Backcountry Brewing.

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Good Beer, Proper Pizza Puts Squamish’s Backcountry Brewing on the Map

New, well-designed 7,000 sqft operation on Commercial Way satisfying daily crowds of hungry, beer-savvy locals.

New ‘Tight Club’ Video an Inspiring Fit for First Day of Summer

Tight Club's Keighty Gallagher just sent us a cool short video that immediately made us want to get outside and move.

‘The Garden’ to Launch in Strathcona This Summer

Long-time friends are opening a new cafe and bakery in the brand new building at 868 East Hastings St.

Aspiring and Serious Art Collectors Get Ready for the Annual ‘Parker Art Salon’ in East Van

Head to 1000 Parker Street Studios for a three-day long event of unique, salon-inspired art for the full spectrum of art-lovers.

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.

We Want This Tree-Inspired House in Toyko for Vancouver’s Ramenland

This house in Tokyo rises up from the street like a concrete organism, twisting and sprouting limbs in tree-like fashion.

Centre A Dinner & Auction to Raise Funds for New Keefer St. Space

Funds from the event will go towards making Canada's largest public contemporary Asian art gallery bigger, better and more accessible.

The Excellent West Side Restaurant Vancouver Somehow Let Slip Away

Daniel Boulud's DB Bistro Moderne opened in the midst of the 2008 financial meltdown and closed to the frustration of many in 2011.

New ‘La Taqueria’ Coming Together on Yukon St.

The new location will replace the one at Cambie and Broadway, which is slated to host its final service on June 24th.

We Want To Try The Brand New Collaborative Brew from Vij’s and Parkside Brewery

The Parkside Brewery ‘Trunkline’ India White Ale reads like it will be delicious, and we want to confirmation of this from our mouths...

A Cool Way to Snoop Some of the West Coast’s Most Iconic Modern and Mid-Century Homes

This is a rare opportunity to gain guided access to some of the most stylish mid-century and contemporary residences on the West Coast.

When You Get Caught in West Van's Nightmare Traffic Scenario

"Hey, yeah...sorry...I'm going to be late. I'm stuck in ferry traffic near the top of Taylor Wait."