Isabelle Hayeur Burning Down The House On West Hastings

February 13, 2010 

Digging this “Fire With Fire” art Installation by Isabelle Hayeur at 112 West Hastings across from the new Woodwards complex.

“The Montreal-based artist Isabelle Hayeur is interested in the tensions, battles and disappearances that mark our social and urban fabric. Her site-specific installation on Vancouvers Hastings Street resonates with the history of the Downtown Eastside. It sends images flickering out through the windows of a four-storey building, connecting conditions in the neighbourhood today to its fiery past.”

Hat tip to KK for the video.

WINTER VODKA LAND AT BEARFOOT BISTRO’S NEW BELVEDERE ICE ROOM

February 11, 2010 

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Bearfoot Bistro is located at 4121 Village Green in beautiful Whistler, BC | 604-932-3433 | www.bearfootbistro.com

News from Scout supporter Bearfoot Bistro

Whistler, BC | Stepping off the slopes into Whistler’s Bearfoot Bistro? Après-ski will take on a new twist this winter as Canada’s first sub-zero vodka room opens at Whistler’s Best Restaurant. The Bearfoot Bistro’s new Belvedere Ice Room is a sleek space where guests can step up to the ice bar and sample a range of 50 vodkas from around the world. This cold-as-ice room opens just in time for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and replaces the Bistro’s former Cigar Lounge. Connoisseurs keep warm, while looking oh-so chic in the -18 degree C temperature, wearing Canada Goose down parkas and winter hats.

The Belvedere Ice Room menu features suitably chilled partner plates of gravadlax, oysters and caviar with vodkas from Russia, Poland, France, Sweden, the Czech Republic, United States, and even neighbouring Pemberton, British Columbia to name a few. Guests will be served flights of vodka to sample and sip in an arctic ambience as music blasts the foreground. Behind the frozen bar the standout spirit is showcased in individual ice sculpted display boxes. Read more

Scout Foreign & Domestic: The Penalty Box Green Men Edition

January 25, 2010 

The internet is a busy, messed up place (just look at yourselves). Here are this morning’s surging stories both foreign and domestic. Feast deep and long… Read more

2010 Olympic Games Pushes Back “Dine Out Vancouver” To Spring

October 2, 2009 

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With the Olympics arriving around the same time as Tourism Vancouver’s annual Dine Out Vancouver promotion, it was plain that some rescheduling was in order. The whole point of Dine Out is to help put bums in seats during what is traditionally the slowest period on the restaurant calendar (end of January and the beginning of February), so with reservations in scarce supply during the Games it would be wise to find another time of the year in need of a steroidal shot in the arm. The following note – just arrived from TV – makes total sense:

The official Dine Out Vancouver promotion dates for next year are April 26 to May 6.

That’s a pre-patio, rainy, shitty, not-yet-nice-out time here in Vancouver, when I assume everyone will be piss poor and spiritually broken from all the revelry of the months previous. It’s sort of refreshing to imagine a life after the Olympics, no?