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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M

MacBlo Macked Malacca Rattan Marine Club Mayor Moonbeam McBarge McDonnelly’s MEC Mish Miss 604 Miss T’s Modernize Tailors Mohinder Moodyville Music Waste

N

Naam, The Nardwuar Nat, The Nest, The Nevergreen Line Next Yaletown, The Nice Cafe Night Market NIMBY Nine O’Clock Gun Niners Club, The No Flash Corner No Fun Piano Noob Sticker Noon Horns Nuclear Weapons Free Zone

O

O.D.B. Oberlander, Cornelia Odyssey Imports Odyssey, The Om The Bridge On To Ottawa Trek Only Seafood, The Oppenheimer Park Ovaltine Cafe Over Town Owe-lympics

P

Pain & Wastings Pantages Parking Steve Peak Vancouver Pho Bich Nga PHS Pic, The Picnic, The Pigeon Park Pill Corner Pineapple Express Poco Point No Point Pongo Poor Doors Popcan Mike Post-Traumatic Aritzia Disorder Pow Pow Prime Time Chicken Prince Of Pot Province, The Psychopod Puddle Vision Punky Thrasherbalts Puttin’ On The Jacket

Q

Dirty Queen Quarry Rock Queen E Quick Win Scandal

R

Radner Raffi Ramenland RAV Line Red Gate Reifel Rennification Renoviction Repent Sinner Residential School Riot At The Hyatt Roadside Robsonstrasse Rock Shop Rockpile Roller Girl Roxy, The Rub ‘N Tug Russell Foods Building Russian Rocket RV Alley The Real Housewives Of Vancouver

S

Sad Bus Safe Amp Salish Sea ScanBC Secret Location Shadow Flipping Shap Shit Turkey Shitcident Sidoo Six Up Skid Road Skinner Skookum Skypig Sleeve Slurrey Smeagol Snortside Snowpocalypse So Awesome Social Kitchen Restobar Soigné SoMa Southsiders Spagfag Spice Spot, the Spy-Fa-Fa Stab Night Stanley Cup Riot(s) Starfish Room Steam Clock Stephos Strathcona Village Strathtopia Subourbon, The Sugar Refinery Sulphur Piles Surrey By The Sea Surrey Dinner Jacket
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This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.

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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 Botanist 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 District Brasserie Dixie’s Authentic Texas BBQ Earnest Ice Cream East Van Roasters Cafe Edible Canada El Santo Elementa Espana Fable Fanny Bay Farmer’s Apprentice Fat Mao Fayuca 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 Joe Pizza Joy Road Catering Juice Truck Juke Fried Chicken Juniper Kafka’s Coffee & Tea 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 Lucha Verde 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 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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