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Where Icons & Giants Once Took the Stage in Vancouver’s West End

The Georgia Auditorium might be long gone, but the old concert hall will forever be a big part of our entertainment history.

Community News

Where to Book Your Holiday Parties in 2017

A growing list of the seating capacity and buy-out details of Vancouver's very best restaurants.

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The Scout List, Vol. 448

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do in Vancouver from Nov. 22 to Nov. 28, 2017.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Chancho Never Ran Out of Its Delicious Carnitas

A direct appeal to the owners of Chancho to expand their hours so they stop running out of food during the dinner rush.

Why the Soundtrack is So Damn Good at Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

A love of vinyl is deep and soulful for Jorden Foss, the owner of the New West brewery. He loves seeing sippers singing along.

You Need To Try the Emerald City Cocktail at Gastown’s Pourhouse

This apple-garnished, mule-inspired looker combines classic autumnal flavours like ginger and cinnamon with nutty Fino sherry.

On Developers Stomping Feet and Doubting that Vancouver is Awesome

A read of the local headlines finds Burb Panzers on fire, bad decisions abounding and plenty of self-serving bullshit.

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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.

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...

Inside Sammy Piccolo’s Upcoming ‘Spade’ Cafe on Commercial Drive

The 40 seater is opening in the middle of November at 1858 Commercial Drive (the old Waves Coffee location)

Industry Veterans Plan Cuban Cocktail Spot ‘Tocador’ for Main Street

The old Charlie's Little Italian space is currently being transformed into a Cubano cocktail bar and restaurant. Opening early 2018.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Chancho Never Ran Out of Its Delicious Carnitas

A direct appeal to the owners of Chancho to expand their hours so they stop running out of food during the dinner rush.

You Need To Try the Emerald City Cocktail at Gastown’s Pourhouse

This apple-garnished, mule-inspired looker combines classic autumnal flavours like ginger and cinnamon with nutty Fino sherry.

On Ripping “The Rise” and Appreciating Chinatown’s Culinary Heritage

A read of the food and drink headlines finds UberEATS arrival, bad 80's fusion and the science of Wagyu's smell.

Pidgin to Host One-Night Only Pop-Up Sake Bar on Monday, Nov. 20

Head down to Gastown for a rare opportunity to taste and learn about the new generation of sakes

You Need to Try Four Winds’ Delicious Reprieve from the Torrential Deluge

Want to remember summer nights foraging wild blackberries? Have a few sips of this delicious, limited release brew.

Hastings’ Acme Cafe Sold, Will Close November 28

Put on your eating pants! We have less than two weeks to scarf all the pie at this much-loved comfort food joint.

Heads Up

A Guide to Eating & Drinking Like a Champion During the Eastside Culture Crawl

Where to raise your glasses, forks and chopsticks while resting your tired feet between artistic adventures this weekend.

Legendary Restaurant Industry Hang-Out Closes After 24 Years

"If ever a moment of silence was deservedly observed in the restaurant world, it was when Gyoza King closed..."

Can You Correctly Identify This Vancouver Restaurant?

Do you think you know Vancouver's restaurant scene well enough to identify this spot? Submit your best guess in the comments.

On Underwater Restaurants and Crossing Bridges for Tallow-Fried Beignets

This week's food media omnibus teases new concepts, exposes bad restaurant manners and eats a lot of butter.

Where to Sip the Inspired, ‘Nacho Medicine’ Cocktail on a Cold Vancouver Day

This delicious take on Sam Ross' famous "Penicillin" cocktail is a worthy smoke show. Best enjoyed with rain.

Understanding Gochujang, the Ultimate Korean Condiment

Great Big Story hits the village of Sunchang and looks in on the gochujang tradition of a master.

In a Richmond Strip Mall, Seeking Out “Explosion Pulp Chicken”

Fernando Medrano takes the "Never Heard of It" column on a mission to satisfy some genuine curiosity.

You’ll Want a Front Row Seat for Two Rivers’ Cheeseburger Show

We heads to the North Shore and Two Rivers' new restaurant for the next instalment of "Best Seat in The House".

The Most Convincingly Delicious ‘Eggslut’ Sandwich Facsimile in Vancouver

(Very likely) inspired by the sandwiches served at California's legendary Eggslut, this beauty from a downtown cafe tastes as good as it looks.

Il Caminetto is on The Hunt for a Bar Manager

Osteria Savio Volpe on Hunt for Hard-Working Cooks

The Oakwood Is on the Hunt for a Sous Chef

Homer Street Cafe & Bar Now Recruiting in The Kitchen

Why the Soundtrack is So Damn Good at Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

A love of vinyl is deep and soulful for Jorden Foss, the owner of the New West brewery. He loves seeing sippers singing along.

On Developers Stomping Feet and Doubting that Vancouver is Awesome

A read of the local headlines finds Burb Panzers on fire, bad decisions abounding and plenty of self-serving bullshit.

Make Original Block Printed Gifts and More at Collage Collage’s Adults-Only Workshop

Learn a new skill, hang out with fellow crafty adults and check off some holiday gifts on Tuesday, November 28th

Art Auction Now Underway at Access Gallery in Chinatown

Art enthusiasts have until Saturday night to put in their bids on works by over 50 local and international artists.

On Boondoggles and Seeking Treatment for Vancouver’s Infectious Superficiality

A read of the local headlines reveals bad drivers, horrible politicians and vacuous yearnings in the shallows.

Crawl Artist David T. Cho on Resuscitating Portraiture and the Affordability of Art

From Iron Mike to Baywatch babes, the common denominator in these works are the artist's personal fascinations.

The Iconic Structure at East 6th Avenue and Clark Drive

"My uncle rocked a hand-drawn East Van Cross on his t-shirt back in 1972."

Documenting Decades with Vancouver Street Photographer Louise Francis-Smith

We pay a pre-Eastside Culture Crawl visit to learn what continues to drive the prolific local artist.

On Childish Nincompoops and Vancouver’s Growing Inability To Staff Itself

Sean Orr's latest read of the local headlines reveals a labour shortage and the Millennium Falcon in Surrey.

Slurp Noise-Erasing Forks for Culturally-Sensitive Ramen Fiends

This new gadget from Japan aims to overcome a Western cultural sensitivity with wireless audio tech synched to a fork.

Exploring Bangkok’s Rot Fai Market in a Hot Minute

Sometimes you don't have all the time in the world to explore a city like Bangkok. But what if you have less than half a day?

Artist/Wanderer Klee Larsen on Inspiration, Coffee in Bed and Whisky at Night

Klee's latest show opens at the Sugar Cube Cabin on November 9 in conjunction with The Pie Shoppe's 5th anniversary celebration.

On Nude Oil Workers and Visual Metaphors for Tax Evasion

Sean Orr looks at the latest headlines and discovers satirical pitches, shallow sports cars, politics as usual and a mountain of garbage.

Fans of the Film ‘Lost in Translation’ Won’t Want to Miss This Special Feast

Sensory Cinema gets set to translate 'Lost In Translation' into an edible experience in Whistler. Get your tickets before they're gone!

This Trapezoidal Looker Would Make for a Sweet Place to Hide

As the Mayor brags about new tech jobs for people who still won't be able to find/afford housing, we want to run away -- specifically here.

This bulletin board is used by members of the Scout Community to share their news. On a typical day it will include new menu offerings; details on special deals and events; new stock and sale notices; announcements of senior staff appointments; and much more.

Wildebeest Plans Decadent New Year’s Eve Celebration Feast

Handmade Holiday Pop-Up at Eastside Flea

Chez Christophe Unveils 2017 Holiday Collection of Winter Delights

Holiday Magic with French-Inspired Panache from Thierry

Analog Pop-Up Vinyl Shop Returns to New West on Saturday, Nov. 18