GOODS | Music Direction’s Late Summer Playlist For New “Kit And Ace” In Gastown

September 2, 2014 

Scout Series | Kit+Ace | from Music Direction on 8tracks Radio.

The GOODS from Music Direction

Vancouver, BC | The playlist designers over at Music Direction share their late summer tracks that are part of Kit and Ace‘s branded soundtrack. A gorgeous room filled with Technical Cashmere clothing, art by Andy Dixon and fresh tunes? What’s not to like? Their music program – featuring Rufus, Kygo, and more – will make you want to linger. Tracklist after the jump… Read more


September 1, 2014 


Table 111 | Code/Place | The black three-seat bench out front of L’Abattoir restaurant in Gastown.

Usage: “Let’s meet at Table 111 and then make a plan from there…”


The Irish Heather



210 Carrall Street | Vancouver, BC
Telephone: 604-688-9779 | Email:
Open Mon-Thur, Sun 11:30am – 12:00am | Fri-Sat, 11:30am – 2:00am
Web: | @TheIrishHeather




Located in the heart of historic Gastown, this GastroPub has garnered many accolades for its service, food, alcohol and ambiance. The Irish Heather is also home to the Shebeen Whisk(e)y house and the Salty Tongue Cafe, which serves as the dining room for the Irish Heather in the evening and home to the famous Long Table Series.

In a world filled with “Plastic Paddy” establishments, the Heather stands out as a beacon of authenticity. An Irish House that is owned by Irish people who actually work there.

Shebeen Whisk(e)y House



210 Carrall Street, Vancouver BC
Telephone: 604-688-9779 | Email:
Tuesday to Thursday 5pm-12am | Friday & Saturday 5pm-2am | Available for private events
Web: | @TheIrishHeather


About Shebeen Whisk(e)y House


Home to one of BC’s largest selection of Single Malt, Bourbon, Rye, Scotch and Irish whisk(e)y, the Shebeen Whisk(e)y House houses just under 200 different labels and is a must see for whisk(e)y lovers. Located in a heritage building, across a private courtyard, situated behind the Irish Heather in the heart of historic Gastown. Shebeen has its own front door, bar, bartender and space for 60 guests.

This one-of-a-kind space is the perfect venue to sneak away to with friends for a quiet dram, reserve space for a party or book the whole space for a private event. Whether you are new to whiskey or count it as a dear old friend, the knowledgeable Shebeen staff are happy to guide you through the list.

Rainier Provisions



2 West Cordova St. | Vancouver, BC
Telephone: 604-558-2473 | Email:
Open Tuesday to Friday from 11:30am | Saturday from 10:30am
Web: | @The_Rainier


About Rainier Provisions


Part carefully curated deli, part specialty coffee shop and airy eating establishment; the 102-seat Rainier Provisions gives the nostalgic concept of ‘provisions’ an edgy makeover for its historic Gastown location. Locally-made charcuterie, sausages, Italian extra-virgin olive oil and British cheeses can be bought at the deli or enjoyed as part of the classic dishes and carvery that are served up for lunch and dinner. At the bar guests can select from over 18 types of bourbon, six on-tap beers or cult coffee from Matchstick Coffee Roasters.

Salty Tongue Café



216 Carrall Street, Vancouver, BC
Telephone: 604-688-9779 | Email:
Web: | @SaltyTongueCafe
Open Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm | Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am – 7:00pm


About Salty Tongue Café


A 46 seat take-out or eat-in café with a full liquor license, the focus of the Salty Tongue is a 40-ft communal table composed from wood salvaged from the building’s original support beams.

Matchstick Coffee Roasters supply the coffee, J.N. & Z. the sausages, bacon, and ham. Bread and pastries from our very own bakery, homemade soups, freshly baked muffins & cookies, freshly roasted turkey & beef, handmade salamis from Moccia. These are all items that make breakfast and lunch at the Salty Tongue a great experience.

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #513 | Gastown’s “Nelson The Seagull” Lands Sidewalk Patio


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.


OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | “L’Abattoir” In Gastown Is On The Hunt For A Host/Hostess


L’Abattoir is located at 217 Carrall St in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood | 604-568-1701 |

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] Learn more about after the jump… Read more

GOODS | New “Juice Truck” On W. 5th Ave. Now Serving Summer Juice Cleanse Promo

A big pink (technically, it’s watermelon) truck on the corner of Abbott and Water Streets in Gastown (and sometimes Kits)

A big pink (technically, it’s watermelon) truck on the corner of Abbott and Water Streets in Gastown

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 Read more

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS | “Pourhouse” On The Hunt For Full-Time Assistant Manager

Pourhouse is located at 162 Water Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-568-7022 |

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] Learn more after the jump… Read more

GOODS | Lee Cooper Of “L’Abattoir” To Cook Special Supper In NY With 9 Celebrity Chefs


L’Abattoir is located at 217 Carrall St in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood | 604-568-1701 |

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

GOODS | Salt Cellar Series’ Summer Finale In Gastown TONIGHT With “Sandhill” Wines

Salt Tasting Room is located in Gastown's Blood Alley (look for the flag) | 604-633-1912 |

Salt Tasting Room is located in Gastown’s Blood Alley (look for the flag) | 604-633-1912 |

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

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #511 | Matching Fred Herzog’s Iconic Photographs To The Present


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.


GOODS | Gastown’s “Notturno” Serving Up New Plates And Cocktail Features In August

Notturno is located at 280 Carrall Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-720-3145 |

Notturno is located at 280 Carrall Street in Vancouver, BC | 604-720-3145 |

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

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