The Vancouver Lexicon

Welcome to the Vancouver Lexicon, part dictionary of received ideas, part etymological project, and part encyclopedic record. The goal is to pin down the patois of the City of Vancouver by recording its toponyms, nicknames, slang terms, and other Van-centric ephemera. It is not an open source “wiki”, but rather a constantly widening field of personal vision. New additions appear every week.

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A

A&B Sound Abby Aberdeen Adams, Bryan Adbusters Addipak Aftershave Aleutian Low Alex G Alf House Alibi Alpen Club, The Amsterdam Amuse Douche Andesite Andrew Andrew Andrew Annie Antisocial APC APEC Riot Aprons For Gloves Arbutus Corridor Architectural Taxidermy Argo, The Aristocratic Aritzia Artfag Asahi, The Asbalt Au Petit Au Petit Chavignol Aurora Bistro Adelphia Group Aftershave Anti-Social Ass Hat

B

B-Mac B.C.E.R. Back East Back Seat Bartender Bacon Brothers Baker BANANA Banana Smoothie Republic Battle of Ballantyne Pier BB BC Ferrys Beatroute Bedroom City Beer Island Beer Me Bellingham Bentall Burbs Bertuzzi, Todd Bestie Beyond Robson Bike Lanes Billoch Biltmore Bin Binner Bishop’s Blandcouver Blarney Stone Blim Blinding Light Blood Alley Blueberry Tea Blusterfuck Bone Luge Bons Boozy Freezie Bored on the Beach Borelesque Bountiful Bourgy Bowener BowMac Brand, Mark Breastaurant Brewery Creek Brickhouse Bridge & Tunnel British Properties Brollywood Brow Brunch Club Buckslice Budgies Bunker Burb Panzer Burquitlam Burr Butter on the Endive Bummer Butt Smoke

C

Cactus Club Canadian Riviera Cannots, The Canwest Captain, The Cascadia CCAP Celebration Of Light Centre Of The Universe CFOX Chambar Effect Cheater Floor Cheeky Chi Pig Chimo China Creek Chinatown Gutter Puddle Chocolate Fuck Up Chump Tower Citidiot CiTR City of Glass Coast 1040 Coast Salish Territory Coconuts Coilers Cold Tea Commodore Concord Pacific Condo King Condom Lady, The Corner Lad Cougar Cougar Hat Cowichan Crab Park Crackhead Craft Beard Crosstown Crow Commute Crowpigeon Crying Room, The Cut & Cover The Cave

D

Dabs Dadabase Danger Bay Dank Dark, The Davis, Chuck Deadpool DERA Dicks On Dicks Dilbit Dilly Dine Out Diner En Blanc Dipper Dirty Beers Dirty Market Dishpig Ditchmond Donnellize Dope Simple Dorf Douche Barge Down Downtown Ambassador Downtown South Drive, The Drum Circle Dude Chilling Park Dummy Duthies Dugout, The

E

EA Eagleridge Bluffs Earls East Van Calamari East Village Edge, The Edgewater Ego-Density Elbow Room Enbridge English Bay ER Erickson, Arthur Escort Entrance Etsy Sue Expo Eye Of The Wind East Van Cross

F

Facadism Failtown Fairview Slopes Fast Ferries Fiasco Fatassenstrasse Fauxbalt Ferry, Jon Fifty-Four Forty Or Fight Filth Mode Fin Finch Finn Slough First Few Bites First Past The Post Fixed Term Tenancy Flamer Flamingo, The Flashing Greens Flickr Fluevog Flurries Fogtober Fold Your Fifty Football Mike Foster, Ken Foundy Fraser Institute Fraserhood, The Freehouse Freeway Fresgo Inn Fruit Boots Fudge-It Budget Full Versace, The Fold Your Arms, Stand At The Back
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49th Parallel Coffee Roasters & Lucky’s Doughnuts Acorn Agrius Ai & Om Alibi Room Ancora Waterfront Dining & Patio Anh and Chi AnnaLena Araxi Arbor Ask For Luigi Au Comptoir Bao Bei Chinese Brasserie Bar Oso Bauhaus Beach Bay Café & Patio Beaucoup Bakery & Cafe Bel Café Bestie Bishop’s Bistro Wagon Rouge Bittered Sling Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar Bottleneck Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Bufala Burdock & Co. Cabrito Cacao Cadeaux Bakery Café Medina Caffè Artigiano Camp Lifestyle + Coffee Co. Campagnolo Campagnolo ROMA Cartems Donuterie Chambar Chefs’ Table Society of BC Chez Christophe Chocolaterie Patisserie  Chicha Chill Winston ChocolaTas Chocolate Arts Cibo Trattoria Cinara CinCin Ristorante + Bar Cioffi’s Cioppino’s Mediterranean Grill Cocktails & Canapes Catering + Events Cook Culture Culinary Capers Catering & Special Events Dirty Apron Cooking School & Delicatessen Dixie’s Authentic Texas BBQ Earnest Ice Cream East Van Roasters Cafe Edible Canada Elementa Espana Fable Fanny Bay Farmer’s Apprentice Fat Mao Fernwood Coffee Company Field & Social Forage Giovane Cafe + Eatery Gotham Steakhouse & Bar Grain Granville Island Grapes & Soda Greenhorn Espresso Bar Gyoza Bar Hart House Restaurant Harvest Community Foods Hawksworth Restaurant Heirloom Heritage Asian Eatery Homer Street Cafe & Bar Hy’s Steakhouse Irish Heather Jamjar JJ Bean Joy Road Catering Juice Truck Juke Fried Chicken Juniper Keefer Bar Kin Kao Kissa Tanto Knifewear Kozakura Kuma Tofino L’Abattoir La Buca La Mezcaleria La Pentola La Quercia La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop Les Amis du Fromage Lions Pub, The Liquidity Bistro Lobby Lounge + RawBar Longtail Kitchen Made By Pacific Maenam Mak N Ming Mamie Taylor’s MARKET by Jean-Georges Matchstick Coffee Roasters Meinhardt Fine Foods Miku Restaurant Milano Coffee Minami Miradoro Mission Mister Mogiana Coffee Mosquito Nero Belgian Waffle Bar Nicli Antica Pizzeria Nightingale Nomad Nook Nuba Oakwood Canadian Bistro OLO OPUS Bar Osteria Savio Volpe Oyama Sausage Co. Pallet Coffee Roasters Pat’s Pub & BrewHouse Pidgin Pizzeria Farina Pointe Restaurant at the Wickaninnish Inn, The Pourhouse Railtown Cafe Railtown Catering Rain Or Shine Ice Cream Red Wagon, The Revolver Coffee Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. Royal Dinette Salt Tasting Room Savoury Chef Shaughnessy Restaurant Shebeen Whisk(e)y House Shelter Siena Six Acres Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe Sorella Stable House, The Tableau Bar Bistro Tacofino Tavola Terra Breads Thierry Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie Timber Timbertrain Coffee Roasters Torafuku Tractor Foods Truffles Fine Foods Two Rivers Specialty Meats UBC Farm Uncommon Cafe, The Urban Digs Farm Uva Wine & Cocktail Bar Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise™ Program Via Tevere Pizzeria Napoletana Vij’s Restaurant Virtuous Pie West Restaurant Wildebeest Wolf In The Fog YEW seafood

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