“CPBA” (Canadian Professional Bartenders Association) Joins The Scout Community

“CPBA” (Canadian Professional Bartenders Association) Joins The Scout Community

We’ve invited the Canadian Professional Bartenders Association to join our GOODS section as a recommended organisation that is well worth checking out. They’re now proud members of Scout, and as such we’ll be posting their news front and center and hosting a page for…

Once Mighty Voya At The Loden Closes Its Doors For Good

Once Mighty Voya At The Loden Closes Its Doors For Good

A few months ago I made note of the fact that Voya in the Loden Hotel had quickly gone from one of the city’s most promising restaurants to one that was in big trouble (read the whole thing here). Well,…

Jay Jones Takes Over The Bar At MARKET in The Shangri-La Hotel

Jay Jones Takes Over The Bar At MARKET in The Shangri-La Hotel

News from Scout supporter Market by Jean-Georges Vancouver, BC | Award-winning, veteran bartender, Jay Jones, joins the team of Market by Jean-Georges as lead bartender.  Jones, who has been at the forefront of the local bar scene for more than…

Really, What The Hell Happened To “Voya” In The Loden Hotel?

Really, What The Hell Happened To “Voya” In The Loden Hotel?

by Andrew Morrison | Read that sign above again. Don’t focus on the spelling errors. Ignore that a supposedly fine dining restaurant of much repute is advertising a tuna melt, and nevermind that it’s nearly 10pm and the staff have…

How Many Weiners Can You Cram In Your Face In Just 5 Minutes?

How Many Weiners Can You Cram In Your Face In Just 5 Minutes?

Scout is proud to present the 1st annual Guggenheimer Dog Gobble, a hot dog eating competition held at Pourhouse for the Vancouver restaurant community on the afternoon of November 2nd (beginning at 3pm). Organised by Lumiere and DB Bistro sous…

Gastown’s “Pourhouse” Looking To Open Before The Month Ends

Gastown’s “Pourhouse” Looking To Open Before The Month Ends

They’re getting real close at Pourhouse on Water Street. Menu tasting for staff went down today and the room is booked for a wine tasting on Tuesday.

“Pourhouse” Taking Shape In Gastown, Hiring All Positions…

“Pourhouse” Taking Shape In Gastown, Hiring All Positions…

I paid a visit to the folks at the much looked-forward to Pourhouse in Gastown today. It’s coming along so nicely that they’re knocking on wood. Chris Irving had his kitchen stainless steeled this morning, and has already plated his…

How To Honour & Lower The Bar At Gastown’s “Pourhouse”

How To Honour & Lower The Bar At Gastown’s “Pourhouse”

A swell group of Gastown restaurant industry folks (including some of the city’s best bar talent) gathered at 162 Water St. just after noon today to honour and help the owners of The Pourhouse in laying down their beautiful virgin…

Cocktail City: Flying Tiger’s “Norman Collins” By Jay Jones

Cocktail City: Flying Tiger’s “Norman Collins” By Jay Jones

As we noted last week, Pourhouse proprietor/barman Jay Jones recently finished a consulting stint at The Flying Tiger, building a new cocktail list for the restaurant that reflects its pan-Asian theme. What better time to launch a new Scout feature…

Jay Jones Creates New Cocktail List For “The Flying Tiger”

Jay Jones Creates New Cocktail List For “The Flying Tiger”

Cocktail maestro Jay Jones has re-written the drinks list at The Flying Tiger on West 4th. The co-owner of the soon-to-open Pourhouse in Gastown will see his creations hit the wood and well soon in order to dovetail with the…

Anticipation Poll: The Diamond, Corner Suite Or The Pourhouse

Anticipation Poll: The Diamond, Corner Suite Or The Pourhouse

This is a tough one. I’m looking forward to all three of the following options, and have the utmost confidence in their individual abilities and relative likelihood of success, even in a shit poor economy. But if I had to…

Jay Jones & Chris Irving Dish On Their New Gastown Adventure

Jay Jones & Chris Irving Dish On Their New Gastown Adventure

It’s hard interviewing subjects during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. I sure as hell don’t want to do it, and neither do they. But the news must out. The solution? Do it during the game, or at least between periods. Such…

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