Phonetically Amusing Demonyn For The Inhabitants Of Bowen Island

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

Finding Deliciousness Next to a Sex Shop and Under a Confusing Awning

Though it might not be the easiest restaurant to find, the unassuming Chong Qing Xiao Mian on Kingsway is definitely worth looking for.

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.

The Dishes

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. 

Spaces Still Available for ‘Hand Eye’ Pottery Classes in Chinatown

Guarantee yourself two whole months of hands-on learning/creating to get you through the grey days of Autumn.

A Look Inside Chinatown’s Almost Finished Mamie Taylor’s, Five Years Ago This Week

#TBT to the day when most of the restaurant's taxidermy - bears, ravens, pheasants, coyotes and more - was affixed to the walls.

Juke’s Cassandra Darmanovic on Creamed Corn Cocktails and Underwater Bars

Busier than ever (with a second location on the horizon), the young and talented Chinatown bartender pours us a deep dive Q & A.

‘Livia’ Opening Soon on Commercial Drive

Claire Livia and her partner, Jordan Pires, have taken over the old All Basha space to create a 40 seat bakery and restaurant.

You Need To Try These Delicious Little Cappuccino Companions at La Tana

These simple doughnut rounds sweetened with a little vanilla cream and a light dusting of delight are perfect with espresso.

La Tana Opens on Commercial Drive

The new Italian caffe and alimentari from the owners of Savio Volpe and Pepino's (next door) launched this morning.

The Next PechaKucha Night Will Focus on Vancouver Food & Drink

The local speaker series continues Nov. 29 at the Vancouver Playhouse with a line-up tasty stories and delicious ideas.

Ballet BC’s New Season Kicks Off With Three Ballets at November’s Start

The ballets include two World Premieres and one first-time Canadian performance, and feature a range of styles and artistic choices.

Scout List

Scout List Vol. 494

11 Places

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do in Vancouver from Oct. 17 to Oct. 23, 2018.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Its Demolished Buildings Were First Saved in Miniature

Our historical architecture isn't so valued that it can avoid the wrecking balls of development. But what if it could be saved in another way?

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.

Getting to Know the Talented Artist Behind the ‘Strange Fellows’ Brand

In this long read interview with local artist Christine Moulson, we talk process, inspiration, family, branding, beer and more.

Heads Up

40 Delicious Places to Eat & Drink During the Eastside Culture Crawl

39 Places

We’ve mapped out our list of suggestions for satisfying your hunger and thirst while feasting your eyes on art this November 15th to 18th.

‘Swine Out Vancouver’ Bringing All Things Pork & Beer to Heritage Hall on Nov. 19

Nine local chefs and six breweries are getting set to showcase their love of pork in support of a great cause. Mmm, bacon...

Dig These Oddball Houseboats Made of Airplanes, Tractors, Buses and Ambulances

Formerly homeless eccentric Englishman Hamish McKenzie likes to think of himself as a "boat renovator"...

The Musical Education of Faculty Brewing’s Mauricio Lozano

The Head Brewer and learned craft beer lover's picks range from political punk and uplifting island vibes to good ol' fashioned grunge.

We Want to Glide Above False Creek on This Newfangled Beast of a Machine

Developed in Puerto Rico, the Lift eFoil allows its rider to cruise silently above the surface of the water at speeds up to 40 km an hour.

Ubuntu Canteen Coming to The Fraserhood

The forward-thinking, kid-friendly 38 seater will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner at 4194 Fraser Street.

Shameful Tiki Crew to Get Spooky With New Spot

The Dark Manor Inn is a 60 seat haunted-mansion inspired restaurant and bar opening soon at 4298 Fraser Street.

Five Years Ago This Week on the Day Before the Launch of Los Cuervos

For our Throwback Thursday entry this week we look back at the start of Los Cuervos, the irreverent cantina at 603 Kingsway.

The Dishes

Adam Domet Does ‘The Dishes’

7 Places

We asked Pourhouse Bar Manager Adam Domet to take us on a tour of his favourite spots to dine and drink around Vancouver.

This 100+ Seat Establishment in Gastown Was Inspired by Vancouver’s Beer Heritage

Today we remember Sean Heather's Bitter Tasting Room, interring it for all eternity in Vancouver's Restaurant Graveyard.

This Seafood-Focused Wine Bar Lasted Six Years in Gastown

Today we remember Cork & Fin (and its freshly shucked oysters), interring it for all eternity in Vancouver's Restaurant Graveyard.

East Hastings’ Campagnolo Roma is Closing

Following a seven year run at 2297 East Hastings Street, the Roman-inspired eatery will shut down for good on November 8th.

New Exhibition of Paintings by Bobby Mathieson Opening Soon at Betamax

As well as the artworks on display, "Natural Plot Line" will also include the live painting of two original works of art on September 12/13.

The Dishes

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.

Five Years Ago This Week, Rain Or Shine Opened in Kitsilano

For Throwback Thursday we go back to when we poked our heads inside a brand new ice cream outfit in Kitsilano.

Are Vancouver’s Buttermilk Biscuit Dreams Finally Coming True?

Chewie's Biscuit Company is set to launch next week at 2822 West 4th Avenue, and there was much rejoicing.

The Section of Kitsilano That Is Somehow Superior to the Rest

"No dude. 16th and Blenheim isn't Kitsilano. That's like the diaper of Dunbar. You gotta be northafourth..."

Sunja Link Body Shoppe Concept Store Opens Today on Main Street

The shelves are stocked with Link's own line, plus all manner of hand-picked, unique and ethical goodies for your home and body.

The Wildly Successful Art Show We Wish Was Still Around

"The coolest thing about The Cheaper Show was the genuine thrill finding a piece of art that you loved that hadn't sold yet."

Carving the First Spanish Ham Inside Como, Opening Soon in Mt. Pleasant

Staff of the highly anticipated Spanish-themed restaurant gathered to break bread, trade sips and test their skills in the construction site.

This Is Alan. He’s Currently Ranked #1 as the Worst Customer in the Lower Mainland

What kind of person pours an iced capp on the counter while physically and verbally abusing staff and customers? Alan, that's who.

Once a Local Prison, Now a Preschool and Pub

The remnants of the old BC Pen in New Westminster have come a long way in their storied history and you should know about it.

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.

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.

Nemesis Coffee Opening New Location at Polygon Gallery in 2019

Construction should kick off at some point before Christmas. Opening day is being set for Winter/Spring 2019.

The Dishes

Doing ‘The Dishes’ With the Sons of Vancouver

14 Places

James Lester and Richard Klaus take us on a whirlwind tour of their favourite food and drink spots across the Lower Mainland.

Long Table ‘Dinner on the Pier’ Goes Down in North Van on August 9th

The evening event begins with a cocktail reception and is followed by a delectable four course long table meal paired with beer and wine.

Port Moody

Any City Would Be Lucky to Have Port Moody’s Three Block Stretch of Beer Heaven

Finding a place in the Atlas today is "Brewer's Row", the famously hop-happy three block stretch of Port Moody's Murray Street.

The Dishes

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.

A Look Back at the Start of Ask For Luigi, Which Turns Five This Week

The room was littered with cardboard, unfilled menus, fresh bus pans and other bits of service detritus, but it looked very promising...

‘Harken’ Opening Soon on Powell Street

The Japanese-inspired 16 seat cafe and roastery will pair chef Kris Barnholden with Aubade Coffee maestro Eldric Stuart.

Hit Railtown This Weekend for a Small But Mighty Design Show

Kate Duncan’s Address is “an assembly of designer/makers, deeply dedicated to their craft presenting expertise and exceptional work.”

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.

The Dishes

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.

The Dishes

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.

What the Backcountry Brewing Crew Listen to Keep the Good Times Going

The Squamish team were positively amped to share their top three tunes for blasting in the brewery before, during and after hours.

We’re Heading to Squamish Next Month So We Can Hibernate in These Beauties

The independent, Canadian and female-owned "Flax Sleep" linens company is really making us want to slip back into bed.

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...

Massive Consignment Warehouse Sale Going Down in Strathcona This Week

On November 2 and 3, the beautiful Werklab space will be transformed into an epic clothing shopping experience.

The Stretch of Road That Helps Feed Vancouver Every Day

"I wonder what will happen when the viaducts come down and Produce Row sees its traffic increased by a billion percent..."

Remember This Short-Lived Little Vegetarian Wine Bar on the Edge of Chinatown?

Today we inter the tiny, 20 seat vegetarian restaurant known as The Parker into Vancouver's Restaurant Graveyard.

Inside Verre, Opening Soon on Vancouver’s Seawall

Chef Liam Breen and frontman Matthew Fidler are launching the Modern European restaurant in the old Crime Lab space.

Yes, That Is a Floating Gas Station in the Middle of Coal Harbour

"When I was a kid I thought the Chevron Barge was full of cigarettes because my Mom bought smokes at our corner Chevron..."

New Fried Chicken Spot Primed for Launch

'Little Juke', the second location of Juke Fried Chicken, will be opening for trial runs on Davie Street starting Thursday night.

Wagashiya-Style Cafe ‘Usagi’ Opening Soon

Moeno Kawai is in the final stages of construction of her six seat, 400 square foot Japanese cafe at Oak & West 20th.

You Need To Try The Fully Loaded ‘Moose’ at Chewie’s Biscuit Company

"The Moose" comes loaded with fried chicken, sausage gravy, cheddar cheese, fried egg and bacon. You'll need a knife and fork.

Scenes of Tequila-Soaked Deliciousness from the Grand Opening of the New La Taqueria

Last night saw not only the launch of the new restaurant on Yukon Street, but also a fierce and friendly cocktail competition.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Its Mountains Had More Deciduous Trees…

A pair of thrill-seeking skiers turn Autumn in the Cantal forest of Southern France into their downhill playground.

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."