Pay a visit to Nelson The Seagull in Gastown today. They’ve just scored their patio license, as evidenced by the shot above, which we’ve reposted from their Instagram feed. (“Better late than never,” reads the caption. Indeed!) Below you’ll find a couple dozen shots from the days when they were just starting out back in May, 2011.
The GOODS from L’Abattoir
Vancouver, BC | Gastown’s award-winning L’Abattoir restaurant is looking to hire a part-time host\hostess for 2 to 4 shifts a week. Duties include taking reservations, email communications and the effective management of guest needs. The successful candidate can expect a positive and professional working environment, a competitive wage and tips. Apply in confidence via email with resume attached to paul [at] labattoir.ca. Learn more about after the jump… Read more
The GOODS from The Juice Truck
Vancouver, BC | Patio cocktails, beach parties…you name it — during summer it’s easy to enjoy ourselves a little too much. It’s a good time for a full body reboot. Give your body the time to sigh and get back to square one with the Juice Cleanse by the Juice Truck. Until Sunday August 24th, they are offering a Summer Pick Up promo of 10% off all Juice Cleanses. Order any Juice Cleanse or Pick & Mix and get 10% off with pick up at their new storefront at 28 W 5th Avenue. Simply enter in the promo code ‘pickup’ during checkout. More info at www.thejuicecleanse.ca. Read more
The GOODS from Pourhouse
Vancouver, BC | Pourhouse is looking for a full-time Assistant Manager. Previous Management experience is an asset, and a passion for food, cocktails and great customer service is mandatory. Evening and weekend availability is a must. Position offers salary and benefits. Please send resumes to info [at] pourhousevancouver.com. Learn more after the jump… Read more
The GOODS from L’Abattoir
Vancouver, BC | Chef Lee Cooper of L’Abattoir will chop it up with nine celebrity chefs from across the U.S. and Canada at the annual Northern Chefs Alliance & FarmOn! Foundation Dinner.
The charitable event will take place on Sunday, August 17, at the 175-acre Fish & Game Farm in Hudson, NY. The chefs will serve up a gourmet dinner featuring the bounties of the Hudson Valley region, with ice-cold cocktails and barbecue prepped using several fire pits, smokers and grills. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the FarmOn! Foundation. FarmOn! is dedicated to bringing awareness to food choices and sources to reinvigorate respect for farming.
The invitation to prep dinner with some of the top chefs on the continent is an honour. Chef Cooper has racked up numerous accolades over the course of his career, bringing more than a decade of industry experience to the helm of L’Abattoir. In the past, Cooper has worked in several Michelin-starred restaurants in the U.S. and the UK, most notably Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck. Upon returning to Vancouver, he accepted the position of sous chef at The Pear Tree Restaurant before being scouted by Jean-Georges Vongerichten to be part of the opening management team at Market by Jean-Georges in Vancouver’s Shangri-La Hotel. Western Living has named Lee one of its 40 Foodies Under 40, and the Vancouver Sun ranked him among their Top 10 up-and-coming chefs.
Fostering connectivity between U.S. and Canadian chefs, the Northern Chefs Alliance was conceived by Matt Jennings of Farmstead Inc. in Rhode Island to foster collaboration between the culinary creators located just across the border from each other. Each year, the alliance hosts several charitable dinners as a primary facet of its mandate. The inaugural events took place in 2013 in Boston and Toronto. The other nine chefs prepping this year’s dinner include… Read more
The GOODS from Salt Tasting Room
Vancouver, BC | Salt Tasting Room welcomes favoured BC winery Sandhill into the cellar on Tuesday August 12th as the last event in its Summer Cellar Series. These unique dining experiences offer excellent value for those who appreciate tasting plates, exploring new wines and having them professionally paired. Sandhill wines showcase the diverse growing regions of BC’s interior by using grapes that come from one of six unique vineyards in each bottle. Guests will enjoy two flights of wine expertly paired with tasting plates. We are also excited to announce that Sandhill winemaker Howard Soon will be in attendance this evening to speak about the featured wines. An intimate and unique dining experience, the Salt Cellar Series offers exceptional value and great company for anyone with an interest in wine. Tickets are $51.60 including taxes and gratuity. The event begins at 7pm sharp. Tickets are available here. Read more
by Andrew Morrison | As a summer project, my eldest son James and I have been walking around the city with a copy of Fred Herzog Photographs (Douglas & McIntyre, 2011) and trying to shoot the exact locations where the master framed up his most iconic shots. It’s a book that we both love because a lot of the pictures were taken really close to our house in Strathcona and all around the Downtown Eastside. Because of our familiarity with the territory, most of the locations have been easy to pick out. Others are proving far more difficult because much of what was once there is no more. Truly, working on this has really brought home how dramatic the changes to this city have been over the last 50-60 years. And yet, in some places, it’s uncanny how it has remained largely the same. There’s plenty of summer left and a lot more Herzog haunts to explore, so expect the gallery below – complete with higher resolution side-by-sides and descriptive captions – to expand.
The GOODS from Notturno
Vancouver, BC | Here are five awesome reasons to visit Notturno in August: 1. Our new sidewalk patio is only open for 5 or so weekends (Fridays and Saturdays from August 1 to September 13, excluding August 29 and 30). 2. We’ll be opening at 5pm on the weekends our patio is open. 3. We have 5 new cocktails (what’s better than a Pina Colada on a patio?). 4. Our new share plates will make you want to lick at least 5 of your fingers. 5. One of your top 5 favourites – our potted chicken livers – is back! Take a look at the menu and cocktail additions after the jump… Read more
You, Scout reader, have good taste. We’ve always known this, and we mean to take advantage of it. We want your help in refining our HOODS MAP so that we can keep steering locals and visitors alike to the best of our place in the world. There are five different geo-specific questions that we need answers to. We’ve done the initial curatorial leg-work of narrowing down the options to a shortlist, but we need you to finish the job.
What’s your favourite escape on the North Shore? Is it Dundarave Beach, Lighthouse Park, Grouse Mountain, Whytecliff Park, Capilano River Regional Park, or the Maplewood Conservation Area?
VOTE for your pick (and see results) on our North Shore page.
Which restaurant serves up the best burger in all of Vancouver? Is it Hawksworth, Mamie Taylor’s, Cannibal Cafe, Pourhouse, Oakwood, or Campagnolo Upstairs?
Which Yaletown eatery offers the best patio experience? Is it Blue Water Cafe, Minami, Cioppino’s, Brix, GoodWolfe, or the Homer St. Cafe?
VOTE for your pick (and view results) on our Yaletown page.
What’s your favourite place for a beer on the DTES? Is it The Astoria, The Patricia, Alibi Room, No. 5 Orange, Bitter Tasting Room, or Dunlevy Snackbar?
VOTE for your pick (and see results) on our DTES page.
Your favourite dish in Hastings-Sunrise? Is it the Fundido Tater Tots at Tacofino, the Reuben sandwich at Red Wagon, the Spaghetti Carbonara at Campagnolo Roma, the Mujadarrah at Tamam, the Laksa at Laksa King, or the Patty Melt at The Slocan?
VOTE for your pick (and see results) on our Hastings-Sunrise page.
The GOODS from Bambudda
Vancouver, BC | Gastown’s Bambudda restaurant is now serving up a special five course family-style menu featuring their signature dishes Sunday through Thursday evenings. At $29 per person, options will include bbq duck buns, chicken skins, nectarine salad, mushroom dumplings, and beef and broccoli. Expect a new summer cocktail list to debut during the 1st week of August. Learn more about Bambudda after the jump… Read more
The second episode of their Aprons For Gloves’ Restaurant Rumble preview series has dropped. It sets up the anticipated showdown between Sarah Faske and Andrea Chromik. The fights take place in Gastown on July 23rd. Click here for details and to score tickets to the Livestream parties.
The GOODS from Wildebeest
Vancouver, BC | Vancouver’s Wildebeest restaurant has launched its summer menu. Executive Chef Wesley Young brings the heat this season with a fresh, well-balanced line up of dishes that draw heavily from the Pacific Northwest’s rich and varied agricultural largess.
Available for the next few months, the menu features well-rounded midsummer fare with a focus on lighter proteins and the reciprocity of crisp flavours and varied textures. Diners can expect to taste dishes such as pan-roasted halibut with oyster mushrooms, an egg yolk glaze, seaweed, and dashi; oyster ‘Blumenthal’ with poached razor clam, rhubarb ‘snow’, and croutons; Fraser Valley rabbit with butter-poached white asparagus, fava beans, and peas; and rainbow carrots with a stinging nettle ‘cassoulet’, summer squash, and mustard flowers.
Dessert tempers the season’s torrid temperatures with offerings of yoghurt sorbet with walnut praline, macerated strawberries, and edible flowers, and toasted hazelnut ice cream with sorrel mousse and fresh strawberries.
From the bar hails the latest incarnation of the restaurant’s rotating frozen cocktail feature: a bright and heady tequila-watermelon slushie, just in time for the inauguration of Wildebeest’s recently launched Happy Hour. From 5-7pm daily, cool off with boozy slushies and Parallel 49 ‘Tricycle’ Radler for just $5 a pop. To view the full menu, visit www.wildebeest.ca. Read more
The GOODS from Pourhouse
Vancouver, BC | Pourhouse is searching for an experienced full-time manager. Applicants must possess strong leadership skills and most importantly be passionate about food and cocktails. Evening and weekend availability is a must. Position offers salary and benefits. The restaurant is also looking for an experienced part-time bartender. If you are hard working, committed, great with people and have a passion for cocktails, apply now. Evening and weekend availability is a must. For both positions, please send resumes to info [at] pourhousevancouver.com. Read more
It was four years ago today that Lee Cooper, Paul Grunberg, and Nin Rai opened their critically acclaimed Gastown eatery L’Abattoir at 217 Carrall Street (the original Irish Heather location). Take a look below for behind the scenes images taken during construction, training, and on opening day…