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 (Sharks + Hammers), a brewery (Persephone), and a number of eateries (Boneta, Save On Meats,

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 family at 350 Carrall Street (across the street from Pigeon Park on the DTES). I took a

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 Dragon, was going to close for good next Saturday (December 22).

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 anticipated Fat Dragon at 566 Powell St. on the DTES this week.

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 original, fifty year old black and white. Larry Kent’s first movie was about a fella fresh out of

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 Fat Dragon in the heart of the Downtown Eastside (566 Powell). View Larger Map Joining them

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 of Detroit, which is still struggling to find some semblance of

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 below), but I thought I’d embed it here for y’all to see

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 extension of Salt, really” says Heather, “only its a beer format

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 a bandage at 4am, try St. Pauls. The quote of the

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 paperboy’s bag and selling the 2009 Hope in the Shadows calendar. Thomas was

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