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.

The Sneaky Personal Heritage Homage Hidden in This Cafe Logo on Commercial Drive

Look closely at the Spade logo and you might learn a little something about owner Sammy Piccolo's personal roots...

Nick’s Spaghetti House on Commercial Drive to Close after 62 Years

The venerable institution is set to close just before Christmas. There are accepting reservations until the last service.

This Gorgeous Manhattan Ramen Eatery Needs an Address on Commercial Drive

We get caught up imagining this slick, stylish, sexy tonkatsu spot in New York City being relocated to the heart of Commercial Drive.

Inside Sammy Piccolo’s Upcoming ‘Spade’ Cafe on Commercial Drive

The 40 seater is opening in the middle of November at 1858 Commercial Drive (the old Waves Coffee location)

Catch This Well-Timed, Beefalicious Skylight Smoke Show on Commercial Drive

A lot of smoke, a skylight and the right time of day combine for magic at La Mezcaleria

The Vantage Point Of Table No. 3 At Commercial Drive’s ‘Kin Kao’

Table #30 is where you can curl up with your beer and deep fried sour pork ribs and spy not only on the bar, your table neighbours and the kitchen pass but also on the world going by beyond the glass.


Summer Thyme Refreshment At ‘Cabrito’ On The Drive

Mezcal margarita sees its Cointreau, lime, and agave lit up with the booze-alleviating sting of grapefruit and a seriously summery herbaceous hint of thyme ("tomillo" is Spanish for thyme).

The Rye Stout From ‘Doan’s Craft Brewery’ In East Van

With a mouthfeel that similarly starts out supple and rich, only to be cut by a firm, dry finish, Doan’s rye stout is an inventive yet honest take on a classic style that is well-deserving of its recognition as BC's best stout.