DINER | Cozy, Japanese-Inspired “Basho Cafe” Opening This Week On East Hastings

DINER | Cozy, Japanese-Inspired “Basho Cafe” Opening This Week On East Hastings

Local food industry veterans Miju Kawai and Hiroshi Kawai are aiming to open a darling little Japanese cafe this week or the next with their daughter, Moeno. The 16 seater is called Basho, which means "place" in Japanese. It's located at 2007 East Hastings St., just a block east of Victoria Drive. Hiroshi and Miju are lifers. They owned a neighbourhood lunch spot in Yokohama before moving to Canada to open North Van's Kokoro eatery in 1994. After selling it nearly a decade later, they… more 

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #467 | East Hastings Cafe That Looks Like An Old Train Platform

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #467 | East Hastings Cafe That Looks Like An Old Train Platform

by Andrew Morrison | I checked out Platform 7 Coffee Brew Bar today at 2331 East Hastings (that's right next door to Tacofino). The brand new space is modelled… more 

GOODS: East Van Ghost Sign On The Side Of “Via Tevere” Restored By Local Artists

GOODS: East Van Ghost Sign On The Side Of “Via Tevere” Restored By Local Artists

The GOODS from Via Tevere Vancouver, BC | The efforts of a pizzeria, a heritage group and a team of artists have restored a unique, 80-year-old painted… more 

DINER: 2nd Annual “FEASTVAN” Food Fest Sees Eastside Eateries Dishing Good Deals

DINER: 2nd Annual “FEASTVAN” Food Fest Sees Eastside Eateries Dishing Good Deals

Hot off the presses from our friends at FeastVan: Fill your bellies (and pint glasses) with a good conscience during FeastVan starting this weekend. Indulge… more 

The View From Your Window #61

The View From Your Window #61

Reader "A.B.R." | Mount Pleasant | Vancouver, BC | 4:48 pm | SHARE YOUR VIEW We love posting the photographs that reveal the views from our reader's windows… more 

Vancouver Awesomeness Index #2: Eggs, Benches & Wayson Choy

Vancouver Awesomeness Index #2: Eggs, Benches & Wayson Choy

Bob Kronbauer is a freelance creative director and photographer as well as the editor of the local blog-turned-not-for-profit, VancouverIsAwesome.com. In this… more 

Twelve Minutes With Vancouver Songwriting Legend Veda Hille

Twelve Minutes With Vancouver Songwriting Legend Veda Hille

Say hello to local musician Veda Hille. Full bio after the exchange... Scout Q&A Three things about your neighbourhood that make you want to live there: I… more 

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