VANCOUVER LEXICON | Skid Road

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Skid Road

Skid Road | Slang | Skid road, or skid row, derives from the logging term for a road one can "skid" logs down. In Vancouver, it's the old descriptor for the Downtown Eastside. The actual Wikipedia definition is "a shabby urban area with cheap taverns, dive bars, and dilapidated hotels frequented by lowlifes, alcoholics, and itinerants..." Wow, don't hold back or anything! Usage: "Fuck you, Seattle. Vancouver had the first Skid Road.  

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Brand, Mark

VANCOUVER LEXICON | Brand, Mark

Brand, Mark | Person | A barman-turned-businessman who went from making cocktails at Chambar to co-owning an art gallery (Catalog), a bar (Portside), a shop… more 

DINER: A Look Inside Chef Makoto Ono’s Stylish ‘PiDGiN’ On The Downtown Eastside

DINER: A Look Inside Chef Makoto Ono’s Stylish ‘PiDGiN’ On The Downtown Eastside

by Andrew Morrison | Pidgin, the highly anticipated first Vancouver restaurant from Canadian Culinary Champion Makoto Ono, opened last night to friends and… more 

DINER: Highly Respected DTES Restaurant “Fat Dragon” Set To Close On December 22

DINER: Highly Respected DTES Restaurant “Fat Dragon” Set To Close On December 22

Andrew Morrison | I started writing my annual Top 10 Best New Restaurants column for the newspaper yesterday when I learned that the keeper of the #9 spot, Fat… more 

DINER: A Look Inside The Highly Anticipated Fat Dragon Chinese BBQ Joint On The DTES

DINER: A Look Inside The Highly Anticipated Fat Dragon Chinese BBQ Joint On The DTES

by Andrew Morrison | A weekend of dry runs with friends and family have owners Tom Doughty, Robert Belcham, and Ted Anderson all set to open their much… more 

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #344: A 50 Year Old Film About Straightening Out On The DTES

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #344: A 50 Year Old Film About Straightening Out On The DTES

We're digging the 1962 film Hastings Street. Think ex-cons, petty criminals, jerk cops, cagey hookers, drugs, smokes, whiskey, and Save On Meats all in… more 

DINER: Campagnolo Crew To Open New “Fat Dragon”, A Chinese BBQ Joint On The DTES

DINER: Campagnolo Crew To Open New “Fat Dragon”, A Chinese BBQ Joint On The DTES

by Andrew Morrison | Robert Belcham and Tom Doughty, the owner/sommelier duo behind the two Campagnolo restaurants, are opening a Chinese BBQ restaurant called… more 

Foreign Intelligence Briefing #396: The DTES As Seen Through The Bright Prism Of Detroit

Foreign Intelligence Briefing #396: The DTES As Seen Through The Bright Prism Of Detroit

I love this short documentary. My neighbourhood is in it, even though it really isn't. 9 Businesses depicts - yup - nine new businesses in the once mighty city… more 

Smoke Break #815: National Film Board Of Canada (Re)Presents “Whistling Smith”

Smoke Break #815: National Film Board Of Canada (Re)Presents “Whistling Smith”

Sean posted a link to "Whistling Smith", a short film made by Marrin Canell in 1975 about a beat cop on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, in today's T&TS (see… more 

Sean Heather To Open “Bitter” Joint On The Downtown Eastside

Sean Heather To Open “Bitter” Joint On The Downtown Eastside

Sean Heather and Scott Hawthorn, partners at Salt Tasting Room and Judas Goat, are joining forces for a third time to open a new joint called Bitter. "It's an… more 

Tea & Two Slices: On HST Gas Magic And We’re All Going To Die

Tea & Two Slices: On HST Gas Magic And We’re All Going To Die

Closure of critical health centre hits Downtown Eastside hard. The Olympics are over so we no longer need to dress up for the world. Sorry suckers. If you need… more 

12 Months Of Hope In Shadows

12 Months Of Hope In Shadows

Waiting for the bus with my kids on Georgia yesterday I was approached by a near-toothless and super-friendly dude named Thomas. He was carrying a blue canvas… more 

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