Talking Alternate Realities and Homewrecker Halter Tops with Artist Nicola MacNeil

"Must Be This Tall To Ride" Runs August 17th to September 25th at Kafka's Coffee & Tea on Main Street

Chef Lucais Syme Plans ‘Autostrada’ – a New Pasta Concept for Main Street

Syme and partner Dustin Dockendorf aim to have the 30 seater open at some point this Fall/Winter

Nick Black of Strange Fellows Brewing Details His Three Favourite Albums

What do Tom Waits, The Rolling Stones and The Kills all have in common? They're loved by this guy.

The Incredible Pie Championship Returns to Mount Pleasant on August 27th

You like pie, right? You're going to want to figure out a way to be on 6th Ave. when this bit of deliciousness goes down.

Kafka’s Coffee & Tea Converts 1980 Grumman ‘Kurbmaster Jr.’ into a Mobile Espresso Bar

The little thing previously serviced farm equipment before being outfitted with a Nuevo Simonelli White Eagle Espresso Machine.

You Need to Try the Pancetta-Wrapped Salmon with Corn Succotash at the Mackenzie Room

The sous vide salmon was wrapped in Berkshire pancetta. Get it while you still can!

Doug Stephen of The Merchant’s Workshop to Cook Next ‘Greasy Spoon’ Feast

Check out the menu for this upcoming diner-style feast at Save On Meats.

You Should Know More About the Fascinating History of Lower Mount Pleasant

Lower Mount Pleasant was one of the first areas outside of Vancouver's downtown to be developed for residential use. First came houses, then came war. See what remains to this day...

What Is a ‘Flavour Concentration Booth’ and Why Doesn’t Vancouver Have Any?

We're crossing our fingers for Ichiran's eventual arrival in Vancouver, ideally somewhere in old Japantown.

Dig This Vintage German Map of the Iberian Peninsula at The Found & The Freed

This beauty is super striking in its brightly coloured relief, and so what if it's all in German?

Diner

Where to Eat & Drink In Railtown / Japantown, Ranked by Scout Readers

Detailing the seven best restaurants in the neighbourhood, from the Alibi Room to St. Lawrence.

On Gerbil Whispering and Taking Jokes Too Seriously with Local Artist Jane Q Cheng

Jane Q. Cheng has made an art career out of imitation by immersing herself within the spaces, practices and lives of her chosen artists.

Get This ‘You’re Doing Great’ T-Shirt by Coreena Lewis at Eastside Flea this Weekend

The "illustrator + garment maker, dog petter and general weirdo" will be selling them at Eastside Flea this weekend.

The Music Behind the Tastes of Campagnolo Upstairs Barman Peter Van de Reep

This fellow holds it down with great drinks (and tunes) at the much loved Camp Upstairs on Main Street.

Seen In Vancouver

Scenes of Japanese Deliciousness and Delight at the Powell Street Festival

Our bellies are still a little full from the Powell Street Festival. Here's what we saw (and ate)...

Behold! Brassneck Brewery is Now Stocking its Cooler with Tallboys & Giants

They come in two sizes – a standard 16 oz tallboy and a giant 32 oz “BrassCan” – both of which are sold exclusively at the brewery.

Opening Soon

A Sneak Peek Inside the New East Broadway Location of ‘The Black Lodge’

A fantastic space with great bones. Launch date set for end of September long weekend.

Fried Pork Rinds with Maple Syrup and Montreal Spices at St. Lawrence

They are the perfect balance and sweet and salty with great texture and not greasy after-palate. Just straight up tasty.

Artist Tyler Keeton Robbins Talks Inspiration Before the Vancouver Mural Festival

The self-taught artist creates paintings and drawings that are full of energy and immediacy

Imagining this Bright London Eatery as a Cool ‘Room with a View’ in the Heart of Railtown

The scarcity of anything similar in Vancouver is why this gorgeous eatery in London loudly pinged our radar...

Downtown Eastside Brewpub Rebranding as Hastings Mill Brewing Company

Pat’s Pub has been brewing their own in-house beer - now transitioning to a new brand: "Hastings Mill Brewing Company" - since 2006, and relatively under-the-radar.

Don’t Believe the Hype! Defining the Musical Tastes of Strathcona Beer Company’s Adrian McInnes

As I discovered on a recent visit to Strathcona Beer Company, where a killer playlist including PJ Harvey, Dinosaur Jr. and Iggy Pop was blaring out of the speakers, McInnes has close ties to the music industry, with a past life as a DJ.

Vancouverites

David Vertesi Dishes on Everything You Need to Know About the 2017 Vancouver Mural Festival

In anticipation of the 2017 festival, Scout chatted up Founder and Executive Director, David Vertesi, to gain some insight on how the festival started, his opinions on the current state of Vancouver’s public art scene and VMF’s vision for Vancouver’s public art future.

Take a Long Sip of this Made-For-Summer ‘Raspberry Changeling’ from Brassneck Brewery

Like those long, lazy days at the beach and those warm nights under the stars, Raspberry Changeling is only around for a short while. Take advantage!

Five Minutes With David Bowkett, Powell Brewery’s Co-Founder & Brewmaster

The original momentum that propelled David and Nicole from nano to micro and carried them west along Powell Street shows no signs of abating.

The Horrible Stench Of Death That Hits East Van In The Summer

"We were thinking about doing a backyard BBQ but the chickenstink is on full tilt today..."

Ken Tsui Eats Around The Edges Of Vancouver’s Delicious Dim Sum Landscape

If you're not biting into a dumpling from a bamboo basket at some point in your time here in Vancouver, then you haven't fully experienced what we have to offer.