You Need To Try These Little Blueberry Pies in East Van

The French sisters recently reopened The Pie Shoppe on Powell Street and have been baking up a tasty storm, including these beauties...

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..."

On Fuzzy Boundaries and Dreams of a Post-Capitalist Future With Local Artist, Ben Bogart

Experience the artist's robotic cinematic experience via 'Watching and Dreaming' at the Surrey Art Gallery, now until June 10.

Riding a New Wave of Cannabis Culture with Founder of Omni Botanicals

It's an exciting time for a former cook whose line of all-natural, cannabis-based products (eg. "Orgasm Oil") is about to enter a new realm.

An Inside Look at What’s Opening in the Old Nick’s Spaghetti House Space

The crew from Savio Volpe are launching 'Pepino's Spaghetti House' and 'Caffe La Tana' on Commercial Drive this summer.

Spanish ‘Como’ Opening Soon in Mt. Pleasant

Frankie Harrington and Shaun Layton team up with chef Justin Witcher for a new concept at Main St. and 7th Ave.

Chef Tret Jordan to Helm Upcoming 75 Seat Location of Kafka’s, Opening This Summer

The 1,500 sqft restaurant could open as soon as June and comes to us via Aaron Kafka, owner of Kafka's Coffee & Tea.

The Unique White Rye Cocktail You Need to Try at This East Van Hideaway

Barman David Wolowidnyk riffs on a old school classic from the saloons of yore using un-aged rye from the new East Van distillery.

New Havana Taking Shape on Commercial Drive

Though these new photos would suggest otherwise, the revamped Cuban-inspired icon is looking to re-open early next week.

Aprons for Gloves Announces Restaurant Rumble Tryouts, April 14/15

Vancouver’s service industry professionals called on to enter the boxing ring for the July 26th Aprons For Gloves Restaurant Rumble.

Eating the Historical Significance of East Van’s Fabulous ‘Fat Stevens’ Sandwich

This sandwich disappeared into lore and legend only to become bigger, stronger and just a little bit better upon its glorious return.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler if Our Anarchists Filled Our Pot Holes (Like They Do in Portland)

Portland anarchists decided to radically intercede where their city had failed them, taking direct action to the streets, literally.

Upcoming ‘Eastside Studios’ to Add 25 Communal & Private Artist Spaces to Strathcona

The folks behind Eastside Flea have secured a 20,000 sqft building on Prior St. and hope to have its studios ready for occupation by May 1st.

‘Evening With Grace: Feminism and Business’ Popping Up in Chinatown on April 12

Speaking at the 10th edition are four women working at the cutting edge of the make-up, life/business coaching, and fitness industries.

You Should Know

How to Find the Old Streetcar Scars of East Van

9 Places

In this You Should Know photo essay, Christine Hagemoen traces evidence of the route of the old Georgia East streetcar line.

The Noodling Backstory of Fat Mao’s Grinning Fat Cat Logo in Chinatown

We consulted with chef/restaurateur Angus An and designer Silky Chan to get the full (manga) story about the noodle joint's cartoonish branding.

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.

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.

That Delicious Chinese Pancake Pop-Up in Mt. Pleasant That Never Should Have Ended

Fei Bing Express was one night only restaurant concept from Alex Dadzis and Ken Tsui that showed the address' nighttime potential.

Hey Chef! Did You Recently Lose Your Fancy Handmade Leather Knife Roll?

A local cook recently found a professional knife kit on a Downtown Eastside curb and purchased it on the cheap. Is it yours?

A Learning Curve to Help Conquer Spring Planting

With spring on the immediate horizon, we asked our friend Sam Philips of Victory Gardens to give us some guidance on green-thumbing.

You Should Know the Story of the Building at the Heart of Mount Pleasant

The 1947 scalene icon sits like a sphinx at the intersection of Main and Kingsway, hiding a sexy secret beneath its rough stucco.

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.

The Big Interview with Acorn Chef Brian Luptak

The talented young chef of Vancouver's finest veggie-focused restaurant dishes on food, music, inspiration and more.

The Story Behind the Branding of Pallet Coffee Roasters

From plant to pallet, there's more than one story behind the branding of this local cafe and roaster...

Meatless Draw & Bingo Jamboree to Shake Up British Ex-Serviceman’s Legion

"Don't Have a Cow Man: A Soy-tacular Meat Draw & Bingo Jamboree" is an evening that includes an extraordinary fancy-faux-meat raffle, plus two requisite, ages-old Legion pastimes: bingo and karaoke.

Imagining this Steakhouse on Chinatown’s Edge

The old Wild Rice address has been home to three restaurants in three years, which makes imagining a fourth rather easy.

The Dishes

Kissa Tanto’s Alain Chow Does The Dishes

7 Places

The co-owner/co-chef of the award-winning Kissa Tanto takes maps out some of his favourite food and drink spots in Vancouver.