The Dishes

A Gastronomic Crawl Around Vancouver With Everybody’s Favourite Bartender

9 Places

For this edition of The Dishes, the talented bartender was generous enough to show us where he breakfasts, lunches, dines and drinks.

Omar’s Place in London Would Suit Chinatown’s Newly Built ‘Brixton Flats’

If a restaurant design rhymes, then London's Omar's Place fits the same stanza as Chinatown's Kissa Tanto and Yaletown's Fayuca...

The Dishes

Searching for Vancouver’s Best Food and Drink with Chef Daniel McGee

8 Places

From waking up with breakfast BLTs to wolfing flaming pies, Au Comptoir's chef maps out his ideal food and drink crawl of Vancouver.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had Tiny Islands for Hanging Out On in False Creek

With good weather approaching, we saw this 215 sqft island designed for Copenhagen's harbour and got covetous about it.

We Want This Beautiful Restaurant in Helsinki for Northeast False Creek

The fine but casual, two-storey 'Roster' in Finland would fit right into Vancouver's soon-to-be newest neighbourhood.

Burning Questions with Local Artist and Educator Justin Langlois

We turn the questions on the artist whose "Should I Be Worried?" installation currently queries the city from False Creek.

Four Top Vancouver Chefs to Launch New Fast Food Concept on Granville Island

Chefs Angus An, Hamid Salimian, Joël Watanabe and Robert Belcham have joined forces to open Popina Canteen this summer.

The Oldest Part of Vancouver Might Not Be Where You Think It Is

Vancouver is often said to have begun at Hastings Mill at the foot of Dunlevy Street, but the area we now know as Marpole is just as old.

The (Now) Famous Local Ingredient Few Vancouverites Were Aware of 12 Years Ago

"One of the best, most delicious harbingers of summer in Vancouver is the beginning of the spot prawn season..."

Inside the New ‘Tractor Foods’ on Broadway

The newest location of the quick-service, health-focused restaurant opens Monday, February 26th at 601 West Broadway.

In Pursuit of Holy Grails with Vij’s Award-Winning Sommelier, Sean Nelson

Local boy Sean Nelson just won the title of BC’s Best Sommelier for 2018. Now he sets his sights on an even bigger prize.

Pronto and Prontino ‘Renovicted’ from Cambie Village

The beautiful, Scott Cohen-designed restaurant and cocktail bar at 3473 Cambie Street are both being forced to close at some point this Spring.

Vancouver’s City Hall Destroyed The Original ‘Strathcona Park’ by Landing On It

There are two Strathcona Parks in Vancouver's history. The second is still in Strathcona. The first is long gone. Here's what happened.

What Vancouverites Mean When They Enthusiastically Refer to "The Canadians"

"I could use some cold beer, two hot dogs, a lot of direct sunshine and some screaming. Hey, I know! Let's go to a Canadians game!"

This Wes Anderson-Inspired ‘Budapest Cafe’ for Kerrisdale, Please

It has that mix of old money eccentricity and oblivious ridiculousness characterized in The Royal Tenenbaums and The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Grapes & Soda to Host a Special Night of ‘Ethical Hedonism’ on February 11

The celebrated establishment welcomes Existential Eating chef Heather Dosman and teacher Camille Flanjak for a restorative evening.

You Need To Try This Delicious Riff on the Classic ‘Cuba Libre’ Cocktail at Vij’s

Olivia Povarchook stirs 8 year old Bacardi with Amaro Averna, Amaretto and Angostura Bitters in this updated take on the legend.

Where to Eat Your Omelette at Vancouver’s Most Parisian of French Restaurants

Not all restaurant tables are created equal, and this is especially the case at the highly transportive and atmospheric Au Comptoir.

The Most Delicious Thing on Granville Island Costs Only $2.10

"One doesn't leave Granville Island Public Market without at least a half dozen Honey Dips from Lee's. What we're you thinking?"

Making Sense of One of Kitsilano’s Better Wine Lists

It's a medium-sized list with just 66 bottles (22 by the glass), but GM Jeff Parr has put together a real beauty at AnnaLena.

The Strip of West Side Beaches Named for Our First Iberian Visitors

"Making sense of which beach is which at Spanish Banks is a tricky thing, even for lifelong Vancouverites."

You Need To Try The Bartenders Malt by Auchentoshan

When a dozen of the world's best bartenders come together to create a whisky with the likes of Auchentoshan, you need to give it a shot.

We Want This Japanese-Inspired Teapot by Lupa Ceramics

This beauty by local ceramicist Kristine Aguilar is the perfect teapot for daily brewing our way through every day of winter.

We Want This Japanese Home with an Earthquake-Ready Bookshelf for a Kits Laneway

No ladders are necessary to explore this tall, slanted, seismic-savvy bookshelf in Japan.

Waterfront “Vaporetto” to Launch on Granville Island this Winter

Cinara & Autostrada owners Lucais Syme and Dustin Dockendorf aim to have the Venetian-inspired eatery open by mid-February.

The Oakwood Is on the Hunt for a Sous Chef

Joe Pizza Now Open at UBC and Hiring

28 Seat Restaurant in Kitsilano Does Vancouver Proud

Yew Street's little Mak N Ming lands coveted spot on enRoute Magazine's annual "Best New Restaurants in Canada" list