Scout List

The Scout List, Vol. 439

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or conspiring to do in Vancouver from Sept. 20 to Sept. 26, 2017.

You Should Know

You Should Know About The First Time Vancouver’s Electric Lights Came On

A year after the Great Fire destroyed much of Vancouver in 1886, its recovering streets were lit with the newness of electricity.

Field Trip

The Most Beautiful Place to Enjoy a Campfire Close to Vancouver (Without a Reservation)

North Cascades National Park is less than three hours from Vancouver. Campsites can usually be had without reservations, and campfires are still OK!

The Latest

On the Value of Lucky Peach and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Botanist gets reviewed and chefs talk drinks in our weekly compendium of food and drink-related news stories.

Our Readers Rank The Best Restaurants In The City, Autumn 2017 Edition

Got an opinion on the best restaurants in Vancouver? Help us narrow down our panel's top 25 picks for the season.

New Location of Joe Pizza Nears Completion on University Boulevard

Joe Pizza is about two weeks away from launching its second location in the heart of UBC's campus. Take a look inside...

Never Heard of Yaas Grill House? Here’s Why You Should Check It Out

The delicious amalgam that is Persian cuisine is affordably represented at this unassuming North Shore eatery.

To the Person Who Needed to See Every Bottle of Sake During the Friday Night Dinner Rush

I SRVD U is a new column of vents from people working the front lines of Vancouver's service industry. This is the first of many...

UBC Harvest ‘Feastival’ to Combine Season’s Best Flavours with Night of Arts & Culture

A night of delicious seasonal flavours and "Choose Your Own Adventure" style activities that's not to be missed on Sept. 28

Heads Up

What Hotel Would You Most Want to Stay in If You Were Visiting Vancouver?

Let's pretend you're not from around here and had your pick of where to stay in Vancouver as a first-time tourist...

Where to Eat & Drink In Railtown / Japantown, Ranked by Scout Readers

Detailing the seven best restaurants in the neighbourhood, from the Alibi Room to St. Lawrence.

New Location of Joe Pizza Nears Completion on University Boulevard

Joe Pizza is about two weeks away from launching its second location in the heart of UBC's campus. Take a look inside...

Opening Soon

Chefs Lee Cooper & Jack Chen To Launch New Seafood Eatery in the Heart of Gastown

Industry veterans pick up the 4,100 sqft Secret Location space in Gastown and lay out their plans for "Coquille".

On the Value of Lucky Peach and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

Botanist gets reviewed and chefs talk drinks in our weekly compendium of food and drink-related news stories.

Never Heard of Yaas Grill House? Here’s Why You Should Check It Out

The delicious amalgam that is Persian cuisine is affordably represented at this unassuming North Shore eatery.

To the Person Who Needed to See Every Bottle of Sake During the Friday Night Dinner Rush

I SRVD U is a new column of vents from people working the front lines of Vancouver's service industry. This is the first of many...

UBC Harvest ‘Feastival’ to Combine Season’s Best Flavours with Night of Arts & Culture

A night of delicious seasonal flavours and "Choose Your Own Adventure" style activities that's not to be missed on Sept. 28

Scenes from Last Night’s Delicious Harvest Celebration of Local Vegetables on Granville Island

A plate-side view of an all-veggie collaborative dinner at Edible Canada featuring the kitchen team from The Acorn.

What’s the Story with the Bunny in the Fox’s Belly at Brassneck Brewery?

Brassneck Brewery's Nigel Springthorpe explains how the Main Street company's most iconic image came to be.

Growing Chefs’ Annual Kitchen Party ‘From Farms To Forks’ Returns October 1st

The 8th annual Farms to Forks event has us drooling at the prospect of a return to the classroom! Check out the list of participating chefs...

Another Hintless, Next-To-Impossible ‘Name That Vancouver Restaurant’ Challenge

Aside from assuring you that the place in question sells food, there are no hints. Why? Because it’s supposed to be hard! Good luck.

Reflections On Another Stellar Friday Night at the Great Canadian Beer Festival

Carlos walks us through the first night of the 25th annual GCBF at Royal Athletic Park in Victoria, glass in hand.

On the Trouble with Food Festivals and the Conspiracy to Drug Donald Trump with Soda Pop

This week's intel report brings everything from bug consumption to the precarious future of the hamburger into focus.

Five Years Ago Today Inside What Would Quickly Become One of the West End’s Best Restaurants

Congratulations to the ownership and staff of Espana on Denman Street. Here's hoping for another five years!

Meet the ‘Malibu’ — One of the More Interesting Cocktails Being Made in Gastown Right Now

Let's see...strawberry, dill, coconut-washed gin...what else? French vermouth and salted Aperol? OK...you need to try this!

East Van’s Little ‘Joojak’ Makes the Awesome Xi’an Burger You’ve Been Waiting For

Joojak's hearty, complex and aromatic Xi'an dishes might just help you through Vancouver's long descent into the wet of winter.

The Dumpling King Pop-Up Returns for Four Delicious Nights at Hives For Humanity

Find out what the buzz is about at the #DumplingKing's second pop-up restaurant, hosted by the Bee Space at Hives for Humanity

Final ‘Summer Sizzler’ Goes Down This Saturday with Five Ciders, Music, Snacks and Fun

Fill your bellies and growlers with five ciders at the final Sunday Cider Sizzler of the year, this Saturday September 16th

On Banning Balloons and Other Great Ideas from the Buffoons Destroying Everything

So you can't afford a home and your Dad thinks climate change is a matter of opinion...maybe you'll feel better with balloons! Oh wait...

Art Rapture Returns to Mount Pleasant With Prohibition-Themed Art Experience

Get ready for the Art Rapture! The urban art event is coming back to the neighbourhood on September 22/23.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had More Public Bake Ovens

Toronto has more than a dozen public bake ovens but Vancouver has just the one. What do we have to do to get more?

The Shop’s TJ Schneider Talks Denim, Five Years in Chinatown and Dining with Brad Pitt

Thalia Stopa has a lengthy chat with polymath TJ Schneider of The Shop on its 5th anniversary in Chinatown.

Sunshine, Concrete Couches and Ping Pong Next to a Brewery on a Bike Route

The new double-triangle bike route hangout on Vernon Drive (at Union Street) is the chillest place to take a break during rush hour.

On Vancouver’s Mayor Being a Hapless Tool (Again) and the Challenge of Pairing Wine with Slavery

Recent headlines reveal the Mayor's attempted seduction of Amazon, an open letter from the Sedins, hell freezing over and much more.

When You Get Caught in West Van's Nightmare Traffic Scenario

"Hey, yeah...sorry...I'm going to be late. I'm stuck in ferry traffic near the top of Taylor Wait."

Short Film Looks at The Life of a Homeless Surfer Living in a Van down by the Waves

This is Bob. He wakes up in his van every morning right next to his favourite surf spot and enjoys the hell out of himself.

On Making Fascists Scared and Ignoring the Tired Laments of Odious Windbags

On the equivocations of old white dudes, welcoming hundreds of thousands of DACA refugees, and things getting satirical.

We Want to Steal This Cabin and Rebuild It on a Secret Plot near Tofino

The half-underground cabin in the middle of nowhere in Sweden would make a great hideaway outside Sooke or Tofino on Vancouver Island

Five Minutes with Conrad Brown of Vancouver Design Firm, Knauf & Brown

From lamps to chairs, Conrad has his hand in elevating everyday home fixtures inspired by his background in photography.

The 104 Year Old Shop with Its Days Numbered on the Edge of Chinatown

"After Tosi's finally leaves the block, then what? More condos that no one can afford?"

Short Film Looks Back at the Emotional Impact of The Great American Eclipse

From urban Oregon and rural Idaho to Nashville and the still shell-shocked town of Charlottesville, this is how the eclipse made Americans feel.

On Dogs That Know Drugs and the Invincibility of Vancouver’s Landlord Aristocracy

Marvelling at terrible tippers and the straight faces of Conservative ideologues when they spew stupidity.

Pulling Double Duty as Public Transportation and Cheap Cruise Since 1977

"Dude, I know your condo is just a SeaBus ride away but it might as well be the fucking moon..."

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New Location of Railtown Cafe Now Open at 429 Granville Street