DINER | Gastown’s Much-Loved “Boneta” To End On High Note, Close After December 23

DINER | Gastown’s Much-Loved “Boneta” To End On High Note, Close After December 23

by Andrew Morrison | Douglas Adams once wrote: “Nothing travels faster than the speed of light with the possible exception of bad news.” Too right. I expect that word of Boneta’s closing next month will reach far and wide and fast before you

DINER | “Save On Meats” Pop-Up Opening This Friday At 1 West Cordova In Gastown

DINER | “Save On Meats” Pop-Up Opening This Friday At 1 West Cordova In Gastown

by Andrew Morrison | As you’ve likely already heard, the Save On Meats operation is being downsized. With the new landlord, they’ve lost the commissary kitchen on the second floor, so they’re renovating the diner for the next three months to make the existing first floor

Portside Pub

Portside Pub

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DINER: First Look Inside The “No. 1 Noodle House” Pop-Up In The Old Boneta Address

DINER: First Look Inside The “No. 1 Noodle House” Pop-Up In The Old Boneta Address

The much anticipated No. 1 Noodle House pop-up restaurant at 1 West Cordova opened its doors tonight for their soft opening. Scout broke the news of its imminence a month ago. Some context: Restaurateur Mark Brand (Save On Meats, Boneta, etc.) has

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #436: Save On Meats Replacing Stolen Sign With Food Campaign

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #436: Save On Meats Replacing Stolen Sign With Food Campaign

A couple of weeks ago a group calling themselves the Anti-Gentrification Front stole Save On Meats’ sidewalk sign, posed with it by throwing up peace signs (absurdly, as above) and sent the picture to Mark Brand as if they were

DINER: Big Ramen Pop-Up “No. 1 Noodle House” Destined For Original Boneta Space

DINER: Big Ramen Pop-Up “No. 1 Noodle House” Destined For Original Boneta Space

by Andrew Morrison | Restaurateur Mark Brand (Save On Meats, Boneta, etc.) has joined forces with first timers Tyrell Shaw, Lindsay Lapierre, Matt MacDougall, and Alex Usow (his Sharks + Hammers, Sea Monstr Sushi partner) to open No. 1 Noodle

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,

CITY BRIEFS: Annual TED Conference To Leave Long Beach For Vancouver In 2014

CITY BRIEFS: Annual TED Conference To Leave Long Beach For Vancouver In 2014

TED is moving to Vancouver, perhaps permanently. Since its beginnings in 1984, the annual technology/design conference – best known for its fascinating “talks” and interviews – has been based in Long Beach, California. The news that it is upping sticks

DINER: Mark Brand’s “Portside” Pub To Be Unveiled In Gastown Tonight (SEE INSIDE)

DINER: Mark Brand’s “Portside” Pub To Be Unveiled In Gastown Tonight (SEE INSIDE)

by Andrew Morrison | Mark Brand’s much anticipated new Gastown pub, Portside, is set to open this evening at 7 Alexander Street. There will be a media preview starting at 7pm and then the doors open at 1opm. Rich Hope

DINER: Mark Brand Picks Up New Gastown Digs For 120 Seat Craft Beer Bar “Portside”

DINER: Mark Brand Picks Up New Gastown Digs For 120 Seat Craft Beer Bar “Portside”

by Andrew Morrison | Gastown restaurateur/entrepreneur Mark Brand (see also Save On Meats, The Diamond, Sharks + Hammers, Boneta, Catalog Gallery) has picked up the liquor primary space formerly known as Post Modern at 7 Alexander Street (next to Chill

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #417: New Sandwich Tokens Go On Sale Today At Save On Meats

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #417: New Sandwich Tokens Go On Sale Today At Save On Meats

Save On Meats’ new sandwich tokens go on sale today for $2.25 each. Hats off to the peeps at Odette Visual for making the superb super-short clip above. Nice work all around. EVERYTHING SEEN IN VANCOUVER

VANCOUVER DETAIL #277: Brass Elephants Wrapping Up The Foot Rail At “The Diamond”

VANCOUVER DETAIL #277: Brass Elephants Wrapping Up The Foot Rail At “The Diamond”

It gets pretty dark in The Diamond (6 Powell St. in Gastown) and there’s often drinking involved, so don’t blame yourself for missing these brass elephant youths wrapping their trunks around the bar’s foot rail. I’d never seen them until

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