New 100-Seat Tacofino Ocho Imminent in Mt. Pleasant

We take a look inside Tacofino's latest restaurant, which is set to open any day now on the southeast corner of 5th & Ontario.

The Musical Appetites of Local Doughnut Whisperer Aaron Surman

The chef at Lucky's Doughnuts fills us in (get it?) on the three records that really anchor his taste in music.

The Dishes

Peter Van de Reep Does ‘The Dishes’

11 Places

We asked the renaissance man and Campagnolo Upstairs bartender to draw us a map to some of his favourite local food and drink...

One of Vancouver’s Best Vietnamese Restaurants Gets Its Story Told in New Short Film

Anh and Chi, the stylish Vietnamese restaurant on Main Street, represents a lot more than just the delicious sum of its parts.

An Interview With Local Artist and Crow Whisperer, Ehren Salazar

Check out his latest exhibition of drawings, "Crowland", on the walls of Luppolo Brewing in Strathcona this weekend.

Seven Years Ago This Week, This Outstanding Local Chocolate Shop Was Born

In this edition of Throwback Thursday, we go back exactly 7 years ago to just before the launch of Beta5 at 413 Industrial Avenue.

Five Years Ago This Week, This Excellent Brewery Was Born in Mt. Pleasant

For this edition of Throwback Thursday, we look back to the birth of Brassneck, one of Vancouver's most loved breweries.

You Need to Check Out This Upcoming Illustration Market Coming Soon to Main Street

Get an early autumn art fix by hitting Heritage Hall on September 22/23 for the 2nd annual ArtBreakers Illustration Market.

You Need to Try This Katsu-Sake Halibut in Dashi Chowder on Main Street

The pretty thing tasted like Summer, so if you want to eat some time travel in an Autumn downpour, hit Torafuku before it's off the menu!

The Dishes

The Acorn’s Shira Blustein Does ‘The Dishes’

12 Places

The co-owner of two of Vancouver's best vegetarian joints shares her personal treasure map of great places to eat, drink and unwind.

If It Was Still Around Today, This Mt. Pleasant Eatery Would Probably Be Killing It

The 30 seat "Cafeteria" lasted two years at 2702 Main St. (now Burdock & Co.), featuring an eclectic menu with no dish exceeding $20.

The Hidden Last Vestige of Old Mount Pleasant

In the shadow of a new, 21-storey luxury condo development sits a forgotten piece of neighbourhood history.

We Want to Brighten Our Shelf with Lyndsay Sung’s Adorable New Cookbook

It's physically impossible not to crack the spine of this kawaii cookbook (featuring 30 colourful recipes) without also cracking a smile.

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Conversations With Some of the Remarkable Women Involved in Mural Fest

Sara Khan, Bunnie Reiss and Pennylane Shen put down their brushes and cans to answer our questions about their work and much more.

The Dishes

Sarah Savoy Does The Dishes

10 Places

The owner of the always-on-point Main Street boutique Much & Little fills us in (and up) on her favourite places to eat and drink.

Branding Vancouver

The Good Luck and Design Restraint Behind Torafuku’s Sleek Brand

Co-owner Steve Kuan and designer Thomas Albrighton relay the ominous aspects and creative thought processes behind Torafuku's look.

Sneak Your Pints Into ‘The Cave’ at Brassneck

The 'Best Seat in the House' column returns to detail the secluded awesomeness of this hidden gem in Mt. Pleasant.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.