The Dishes

Aya Garcia Does The Dishes

8 Places

We asked Aya Garcia of Brassneck Brewing to give us a tour of her favourite food and drinks spots across Vancouver.

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...

Renovated Our Town Cafe Revealed in Mt. Pleasant

The new cafe looks fancier than the original, but the real improvements are in systems, methods, machines and product.

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.

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.

‘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.

Vancouver Needs This Lasagna Restaurant

Having six different lasagnas on the menu is a clever way to ensure the affections of every sane person currently walking the earth.

Get Your Eating Pants Ready! Italian Day is Coming

The annual celebration of Italian heritage is one of our great entertainment assets -- 14 blocks of delicious things to eat, drink, see and do!

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..."

First Taste of The Downlow Chicken Shack

The highly anticipated restaurant serving "Nashville Hot" fried chicken kicks off trial runs before its June 13 launch.

Seven Years Ago This Week, ‘The Electric Owl’ Opened on Main Street

Right before the last Canucks riot, a huge new bar would arrive on Main Street. Though it didn't last, these photos did. #TBT

A Guided Tour Through the Alternate Universe of Local Artist Paul Morstad

...where we discuss dreamworlds, misplaced nostalgia, Wandering Albatrosses and a (possible future) career as a whale tattoo artist.

You Need To Try Tocador’s Delicious Coconut Fat-Washed ‘Bird Conspiracy’ Cocktail

A delightful coconut and gin cocktail with a delightfully quirky story behind it that involves a rather harrowing flight to Cuba.

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.

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.

On Being Bound by the Land and Time Traveling With Artist/Activist Tsema Igharas

The interdisciplinary artist, activist and Tahltan First Nation member's works are visually compelling and politically pertinent. Take a look:

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.

Nine Years Ago This Week, Taking the First Look Inside ‘Latitude’ (Later El Camino’s)

Long before El Camino's packed them in at 3250 Main Street, the address was home to this slick Pan-American wine bar.

The Story of Bao Bei’s Beautiful Neon Sign

It's only nine years old, but the iconic signage above the multiple award-winning restaurant looks and feels like it's been there forever.

Upcoming Book to Document and Celebrate Vancouver’s ‘Aprons For Gloves’

Now in pre-sales, "Blood, Sweat & Beers" will document the six year history of the event and its participants through words and photos.

The Dishes

Max Borrowman Does The Dishes

12 Places

Juniper's talented bar manager takes us on a delicious trip around Vancouver for the best breakfasts, lunches, happy hours, dinners and more.

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.

On Deliciously Strange Beer and Food Pairings with Chicha Chef Shelome Bouvette

The typically wine-loving chef explains the inspiration behind Chicha's 2nd beer dinner with Strange Fellows Brewing, happening on May 29th.

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.

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.

Nashville Hot Chicken is Coming to The Drive

Chefs Doug Stephen and Lindsey Mann of Merchant's Workshop are hoping to launch their "DL Chicken Shack" later this month.

Vietnamese DD Mau Finally Open in Chinatown

The long awaited 54 seat restaurant is in its first week of operations at 145 East Pender Street. Get in now before everyone else does.