by Robyn Yager | Tonight, from 7pm to 9pm, Gastown boutique Nouvelle Nouvelle (209 Abbott) will host a Spring Pop-up Wine Bar featuring new wines from Road 13 and ice cream sandwiches by Earnest Ice Cream. Sip, chomp, and check out new dresses from Dolce Vita, tees by Mt. Pleasant Athletic Club, Cheap Monday sunnies, and beautiful butter leather bags. Oh, plus 15% off.
We checked out the brand new Gastown pop-up shop from The Found and The Freed at 207 Abbott St. the other day. So many awesome things to dig! Hours are Monday to Friday, 11am to 7pm, and from 11am to 5pm on the weekends. The pop-up wraps on May 10th. Pay them a visit and tell them we said hi!
We just got word from the found/vintage/antique-curating girls at The Found and The Freed that they will be opening a pop-up this Friday night in the former Chrome Yellow digs at 207 Abbott St. in Gastown. Opening night starts at 7pm, but regular hours will be Monday to Friday 11am to 7pm and from 11am to 5pm on the weekends. The pop-up wraps on May 10th. The shots below (from a previous F&F pop-up) will give you some ballpark idea as the aesthetic in the offing…
From March 6th to the 8th, Railtown’s Two Chefs and a Table (305 Alexander) will open as the “2 Chefs Chicken Shack”. The pop-up will see a Southern-style Fried Chicken joint serving nothing but fried chicken and Southern-style sides. From the inbox:
The menu will match up the chicken with classic Southern sides like coleslaw, mac & cheese, beans and potato wedges, all done Two Chefs’ style. And since eating fried chicken is a thirsty business, Two Chefs Chicken Shack will also be serving up bourbon cocktails and a special craft beer list to quench the thirst–or cool the heat for those who choose to test themselves against the Hot Chicken.
True to Southern tradition, all the chicken will be skillet fried and served up three ways: whole, half or Chicken and Waffles. The birds will be exclusively sourced from Maple Hills Farm who raise some of best medication and antibiotic-free around just down the road in Abbotsford, BC.
“We’ve been scheming on a Fried Chicken Shack pop-up restaurant for a while,” said Karl Gregg. “When the idea finally came to us to just do it as a pop-up in our original Railtown Bistro, we decided to jump at it. We love Southern Food and are looking forward going all Southern.”
[drools, half wishes the change was permanent]
The GOODS from Revolver Coffee
Vancouver, BC | We’ve built a Christmas pop-up dedicated to “Coffee At Home” next door to our space, and we did it all out of cardboard! Each product is displayed out of the box and a staff member will always be on hand to answer any questions or help you find exactly what works best for your own specific needs and wants. In addition to the coffee paraphernalia, we’ll be stocked with coffee’s best friend forever: books! Sons & Lovers has put together another collection of used book bundles, which will be available as well. Hours will (generally) be from 12-5:30 every day. Visits can also be made by appointment. Read more
Le Marché St George turns two years old this weekend. The cool-as-hell corner store and the good folks behind it are celebrating by sharing treats, offering 20% off of all their stock and launching a winter pop-up shop. Head around back to check out all the gorgeous Mexican textiles and ceramics by Janaki Larsen, photographs by Klee Larsen, shoes and leather goods from Hunter Mayer of Apartment 5 and jewellery by House of Hudson. The 20% off sale is this Saturday only, but the pop-up continues through December.
Saturday, November 24 | 9am-6pm | Le Marché St. George (4393 Saint George St.) | Details
Twin Peaks was something of a divisive show. Either people thought it sucked hard or it was the greatest thing on television during its brief and often bewildering run in 1990-1991. We thought it tripped the light fantastic, so we’re glad to announce the Black Lodge Diner pop-up at 434 Columbia St (aka the Chinatown Experiment). The pop-up was inspired by the surreal show, particularly its memorable fetishization of coffee and pie. It’s being organised by Ken Tsui and Genevieve Mateyko – two big TP fans – with support from Scout (Ken put on the delicious Hawker Street pop-up at Main’s Gene Cafe back in March, and Genevieve is the L’Abattoir staffer who is launching the Sunday Morning Ice Cream subscription program this winter. Two awesome people, for sure).
The Black Lodge Diner goes down on Sunday, September 23rd. The cost is $12, and those in attendance will be served a slice of fresh cherry pie, a damn fine cup of Panoramic Coffee’s special Twin Peaks blend, and a big scoop of Sunday Morning‘s brown butter pecan ice cream. There will only be 60 slices of pie, so make sure you show up on time as space is limited and on a first come, first served basis. Vancouver is filled with Audreys, Bobs , and Log Ladies, so top marks if you show up in costume. We’ll see you there.
The girls at local vintage clothing company Hey Jude are getting busy with a summer pop-up in Chinatown this weekend. These girls really know what they are doing. They’ve run gigs at the Chosen Ones market at The Waldorf and The Gypsy Market at the Biltmore before; their selection is good, their prices are fair and their sense of style is bang on. I’m not telling you this out of kindness or because I have an overwhelming urge to share fashion tips. I’m telling you this because my editor is forcing me to. This is exactly the kind of information I’d rather to keep to myself and then write about well after I’ve had a chance to sift through and purchase a lion’s share. But there you have it. Juicy fashion tip of the week: score curated vintage clothing, accessories and antiques at 221 East Georgia this Saturday and Sunday. See you there.
Dig books? Of course you do, and the folks at Sons & Lovers Books are doing a pop-up sale at Revolver Coffee on Cambie next Sunday, May 20th from 1pm to 4pm (cash only). They’ll be decorating the coffee shop with a curated selection of 200+ titles, all of them used classics dripping with character and charisma. Expect plenty of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Salinger, Wilde, Lawrence, Austen, Bronte, Eliot, Plath, Steinbeck and such. George and Robyn have great taste. See you there!