1,000 COOL THINGS ABOUT VANCOUVER | The Aging “Queens” Of The BC Ferries Fleet

1,000 COOL THINGS ABOUT VANCOUVER | The Aging “Queens” Of The BC Ferries Fleet

by Andrew Morrison | The next cool thing is a ride on one of BC Ferries’ older vessels, many of which were named after unlikely monarchs. For example, there’s the 1,488 passenger Queen of Surrey which goes a maximum of 20.5 knots between

1,000 COOL THINGS ABOUT VANCOUVER | We Embrace Our Total Incompetence In The Snow

1,000 COOL THINGS ABOUT VANCOUVER | We Embrace Our Total Incompetence In The Snow

by Andrew Morrison | The next cool thing is snow. You’ve probably heard a few uppity imports from other Canadian cities – especially those Back East – poking fun of us for not being able to function with any measure of confidence in

RESTAURANT PORN | “Steirereck” – The Michelin-Starred Oasis In Vienna’s Stadtpark

RESTAURANT PORN | “Steirereck” – The Michelin-Starred Oasis In Vienna’s Stadtpark

(via) This is Steirereck, a beautiful 2 Michelin-starred restaurant on the banks of the river Wien in the heart of Vienna’s Stadtpark. A former “milk-pumping” station, the building was radically reimagined by PPAG architects in 2005. Peruse the tasting menu here. INDULGE IN

DINER | La Taqueria To Open New Location & Commissary Kitchen On The North Shore

DINER | La Taqueria To Open New Location & Commissary Kitchen On The North Shore

by Andrew Morrison | Good news for the North Shore. Marcelo Ramirez Romero and Alfonso Sanz of La Taqueria are getting set to open a new location, one that comes complete with a commissary kitchen/tortilleria. Construction is already well underway

SMOKE BREAK #1130 | A Powerful Short On The Ubiquity Of Everyone’s Instragram Feed

SMOKE BREAK #1130 | A Powerful Short On The Ubiquity Of Everyone’s Instragram Feed

(via) The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows, an online dictionary of newly christened words, put together this short but riveting film. It details the meaning of vemödalen – “the frustration of photographing something amazing when thousands of identical photos already exist” –

COOL THING WE WANT #450 | To Chill Out On Big Egg Pillows In This Giant Bird’s Nest

COOL THING WE WANT #450 | To Chill Out On Big Egg Pillows In This Giant Bird’s Nest

(via) The OGE Creative Group came up with the cozy “Giant Birdsnest”, the largest incarnation of which can hold up to 23 eggs and 16 people. The Giant birdsnest aka “Giant Birdsnest for creating new ideas” was conceived and created

DINER | Bright, Open Concept “Nomad” On Main Street Gets Set To Open This Saturday

DINER | Bright, Open Concept “Nomad” On Main Street Gets Set To Open This Saturday

by Andrew Morrison | Nomad, a new 75-ish seat restaurant at 3950 Main Street (across from The Acorn), is set to “officially” open this Saturday after successfully navigating over a week of soft openings for friends, family, and curious walk-ins.

DINER | What’s In A Restaurant Name? Our Short List (20) Of The Oddest In Vancouver

DINER | What’s In A Restaurant Name? Our Short List (20) Of The Oddest In Vancouver

What’s in a restaurant name? Plenty, or not much at all. No matter where in the world the restaurant is, it usually depends on whether or not it’s successful. This is certainly true in Vancouver, where several eateries with bizarre,

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #521 | First Look At “Lukes General Store” On West Hastings St.

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #521 | First Look At “Lukes General Store” On West Hastings St.

by Andrew Morrison | I took a peek inside the imminent Lukes General Store at 49 West Hastings last night (between Acme Cafe and Save On Meats). It’s a huge step up from their old pop up digs in Chinatown.

AWESOME THING WE ATE #928 | Mjadra & Fresh Saj Bread At The Drive’s New Jam Jar

AWESOME THING WE ATE #928 | Mjadra & Fresh Saj Bread At The Drive’s New Jam Jar

We love the delicious simplicity of the menu at Jam Jar, a brand new and especially good looking “Folk Lebanese” restaurant on The Drive (read our preview of it here). We’re particularly found of their traditional take on mjadra, a

LEXICON | Defining Guilt Pylon, Drizzlepiss, Gasclown, Tip Boner, Citidiot & Many More

LEXICON | Defining Guilt Pylon, Drizzlepiss, Gasclown, Tip Boner, Citidiot & Many More

The Vancouver Lexicon – our A-Z dictionary of local slang, myths, legends, and such – might appear to be complete, but we mean to keep adding to it every week. Today we aim to highlight five more localisms that everyone

OPENING SOON | Highly Anticipated “Au Comptoir” Eatery Nears Completion In Kits

OPENING SOON | Highly Anticipated “Au Comptoir” Eatery Nears Completion In Kits

by Andrew Morrison | Maxime Bettili and Julien Aubin’s highly anticipated Au Comptoir is getting close – really close – to opening day. They’ve got a few more hoops to jump through as well as a couple of friends and family runs, but

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