The GOODS from CedarCreek Estate Winery
Vancouver, BC | CedarCreek Estate Winery is pleased to announce that Jim Cuddy, Michael Burgess, and the Sam Roberts Band will perform this summer at their spectacular Vineyard Pavilion. Jim Cuddy of Blue Rodeo fame returns to CedarCreek on Sunday, July 21st and Musical All-Star, Michael Burgess also returns to CedarCreek on Wednesday, July 31st. This year’s Sunset Concerts will also include Juno Award-winning Canadian rock singer-songwriter Sam Roberts Band who will take the stage at CedarCreek on Sunday, August 25th. Proceeds from the TELUS Sunset Concert Series, presented by 101.5 EZ ROCK, will benefit Kelowna’s Rotary Centre for the Arts. Read more
The GOODS from Much & Little
Vancouver, BC | Much & Little is looking for someone very special who can join our team as a part-time sales associate. This post is for a long-term position covering two to three shifts per week. Saturday availability is a must, plus one or two days during the week. The flexibility to fill other shifts occasionally (especially over the summer) is highly preferable. We’re an intimate shop with a huge emphasis on service, connecting with our customers and product knowledge – personality and attitude are key to this position. Requirements and further details after the jump… Read more
Thanks to an incredible response from the local service industry (and notably beyond), tickets to the May 19th fundraiser for Butter On The Endive chef Owen Lightly at Vancouver Urban Winery have now sold out. We’ve been told that no tickets will be issued at the door. Owen – a highly respected and well liked member of BC’s restaurant community – was recently diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. All the funds raised at the event will help him and his partner Naomi in their fight against the disease.
NB. If you weren’t able to purchase a ticket in time it is still possible to donate.
The GOODS from La Pentola
Vancouver, BC | On Sunday, May 26, La Pentola’s Famiglia Supper Series continues with a Frutti di Mare dinner hosted by chef Lucais Syme. Join us at 6pm to dine alla famiglia style at a communal table with your friends and neighbours. This month we feature local Ocean Wise seafoods like local spot prawns, Dungeness crab, oysters, halibut and salmon. Details after the jump… Read more
David Manheim is a waiter at the legendary Katz’s delicatessen on New York’s Lower East Side who’d sooner have his own talk show than deal with WASPs from Connecticut.
Money quote: “I think the slogan at Katz’s is ‘There Has to Be a Better Way’.”
The GOODS from JoieFarm
Vancouver, BC | We are proud to announce our outstanding showing at the prestigious 2013 Riverside International Wine Competition in Temecula California this past week. The 2012 JoieFarm Rosé was selected as the Sweepstakes Rosé Wine, the best rosé wine in show. The 2011 JoieFarm Gamay and 2011 JoieFarm PTG (both to be released in September, 2013) were both named Best in Class and awarded Gold Medals. The complete results of the competition are here, with ours listed after the jump… Read more
by Sean Orr | Just as the Canucks could neither beat the San Jose Sharks nor the referees, the NDP could neither beat the Liberals nor the media. Or, in another hockey analogy, “the NDP must have consulted the Toronto Maple Leafs on how to hold a lead.”
And, again like the Canucks, taking the moral high ground gets you nowhere: Why did the NDP lose? Just as long as you don’t blame the Green Party, because “the only vote split that mattered was the one between the 48% who showed up and the 52% who couldn’t be fucking bothered”.
Which is exactly what the milquetoasts at The Tyee do: In a Greenless World, Would the NDP Have Won? Wherein their entire argument is predicated on the baseless assumption that every vote cast for the Greens would have been cast for the NDP. A more insightful question might be, what if the NDP backed the STV?
So how did the pollsters get it so wrong? Was it a conspiracy to keep the left apathetic? “Where the hell was Nate Silver on that one?”
The paradox of politics in BC c/o Dan Udey:
We hate the Liberals for bringing the HST in, even though it’s good for us. So we’ll get rid of the HST and keep the Liberals.
— Dan Udey (@danudey) May 15, 2013
Looking at a map, it seems the coast vs the interior is our version of Red State vs Blue State.
Not my Gastown: Where Are the Olympic Street Cams When We Need Them?
And the silly fear-mongering continues. Mentioning the Boston Marathon bombings in the same breath as anti-gentrification protests, as much as I think they are misguided, is just cheap, sophomoric journalism.
Ah, but what do I know? I’m the Frances Fukuyama of Gastown gentrification. Because history has nothing to do with our current social conditions, right? Wow.
The GOODS from The Acorn
Vancouver, BC | Join Acorn chef Brian Skinner on May 27th as he cooks at Edible Canada as part of the 2013 Guest Chef Market Dinner series. Guests will be treated to a multi-course seasonal dinner paired with wines chosen by the in-house sommelier while they sit at the private dining room at Edible Canada at the Market. Chef Skinner will be sharing his philosophy on vegetables and showing how to treat them with the love they deserve. Highlights include cheese making, innovative raw hors d’oeuvres, classic vegetarian cuisine, and even a how-to on a signature Acorn favourite. Details after the jump… Read more
by Lisa Giroday, Sandra Lopuch and Sam Philips | Rhubarb season generally runs from mid-spring through summer. In our region, its prime time is May. Not only is it delicious with its acidic tang, rhubarb is also great for ornamental purposes with its massive, glorious leaves. It’s perfect in a potager-type garden, front yard garden or in a street boulevard. Technically a vegetable but widely regarded as a fruit, rhubarb (or botanically speaking, Rheum rhabarbarum) is a species of plant in the family Polygonaceae; it’s related to sorrel, another perennial edible treasure. If you’re contemplating growing some, it has few pests to speak of, and it’s super low maintenance. Rhubarb will thrive in the sun, and can grow in a container, provided it is big enough. Learn more and score a baked rhubarb compote recipe after the jump… Read more
The GOODS from Miradoro
Oliver, BC | Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek Winery is hiring cooks for the upcoming season. Miradoro is an award-winning, world class winery restaurant that is one of the culinary gems of the South Okanagan. We offer a professional, dynamic work environment with plenty of opportunity to learn and expand your experience. Our kitchen focuses on using the best ingredients of the Okanagan and utilizing the best of modern and traditional techniques. We are hiring all levels of experience.
Candidates should have some kitchen experience, and have food safe level one. Culinary school is an asset. A good grasp of current culinary techniques is also an asset. You should posses a strong work ethic. Most importantly, you should be driven to succeed and be passionate about food. This is a seasonal position that could become year round. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Read more
(via) Dig this Tea Calendar from German tea company Hälssen & Lyon. It contains a unique wafer (makes 1 cup) for every day of the year. Sadly, it’s not yet on the market, and as of yet there is no price (ballpark or otherwise) that is being projected. Regardless…we want it.
More tasty Chinatown Night Market news:
The much anticipated, revamped Vancouver Chinatown Night Market is ready to launch its 2013 season officially on June 1st.* After 17 years at the helm, the VCMA have welcomed a new group of volunteers to the project in order to “help give the Night Market a fresh look and feel,” says Henry Tom, VP of the VCMA and Chair of the Night Market Committee. After a long winter of hard work, the new team is eager to introduce its revitalized summer schedule revealing some of the best outdoor entertainment and shopping in the city as well as a weekly on-site food truck gathering organized by the Vancouver Street Food Society and will include favourites like Vij’s Railway, Roaming Dragon, Le Tigre, Tacofino, and Mogu. Read more
by Michelle Sproule | The main objective of this website is to scout out and promote the things that make Vancouver such a sweet place to be. We do this with an emphasis on the city’s independent spirit to foster a sense of connectedness within and between our communities, and to introduce our readers to the people who grow and cook our food, play the raddest tunes in our better venues, create our most interesting art, and design everything from what we wear to the spaces we inhabit. The Scout List is our carefully considered, first rate agenda of super awesome things that we’re either doing, wishing that we could do, or conspiring to do this week. From our calendar to yours…
CINEMA SALON | Every month, Vancity Theatre’s Cinema Salon producer Melanie Friesen asks a prominent Vancouverite to present their favourite film and speak to its greatness. This month, Dr. Ron Burnett, President and Vice-Chancellor of Emily Carr University of Art + Design presents director Jean Renoir’s La Règle du Jeu (The Rules of the Game). Often named as one of the greatest films in the history of cinema, The Rules of the Game is a film about class, politics and romance set on the eve of World War II. Stay after the screening for a drink and movie related conversation.
Tues, May 14 | 7:30pm | Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour) | $13 | DETAILS
ART | The Positive Negative Gallery is gearing up for a polaroid photography show. “Beautiful Decay” launches this Thursday night and showcases the work of 30 artists from around the world (Germany, Sweden, England, Italy, Czech Republic, Australia, Brazil as well as the USA and Canada). As the gallery explains, this is a show that “sharpens its gaze on disorder and desolation, where memories are forgotten and left behind, and the laws of entropy take hold: the cracks and blood and decay of modern life. Everything grows older, yet is beautiful in its release.” If you can’t make it down on opening night, don’t worry. This show runs until June 1.
Thurs, May 16 | 7pm | Positive Negative Gallery (436 Columbia St) | Free | DETAILS
MORE ART | Don’t be sad that the Emily Carr Grad Show comes to an end this week. Cram as much in as you can before the show comes down on Sunday and then move on to some of the lovely off-shoot exhibitions like the photography show You Came Here By Chance at 221a Gallery. A group exhibition featuring a band of talented 2013 photography graduates from Emily Carr, You Came Here By Chance explores the idea of space in relation to environment and is intended to move the viewer to consider their relationships with the spaces they occupy. I caught quick glimpse of some of these works at The ECUAD Grad Show, and know that making the trip down to Chinatown for the opening reception will be worthwhile. Participating artists include Shannon McCubbin, Andy Jenkins, Avalon Mott, Jeff Downer, Caelan Warnock, Adria Leduc, Olivia Lowe, Sewari Campillo, Caroline Halley and David Peters.
May 16 – May 21 | 221a Artist Run Centre (221 E Georgia) | Free and inspiring | DETAILS
GIG | American indie rock band Yo La Tengo is in town. On the scene since the mid eighties and still blowing away critics and fans, these talented musicians are touring in support of their latest release “Fade”. They’ll be playing a few sets, one electric an one acoustic, at The Commodore on Saturday night.
Sat, May 18 | Doors 8pm | The Commodore Ballroom ( 868 Granville St) | $25 | DETAILS
CHOCOLATE | The newly opened East Van Roasters offers tastings of house-roasted coffee, drinking chocolate and flights of single origin chocolates. Slip into the beautiful Carrall Street shop (wooden tables and benches, original tile floors, brick walls and overhead windows) to sip and taste your fill while watching staffers winnow cacao beans and roast coffee.
East Van Roasters | 319 Carrall St. (next to Nelson The Seagull, across from Pidgin).
NATURE | Mosses and lichens are everywhere – part of the west coast landscape that we take for granted. Why are they so prevalent here? What are they all about? What do they do for us? Hook up with botanist Terry Taylor this Sunday to get the full story on what those fuzzy mosses and soft lichens can tell us about things like air quality, the history of a forest, and more. Any Sunday afternoon activity that can leave you better informed about your city and environment is a good one in our books! To pre-register, email email@example.com.
Sun, May 19 | 1:30-3:30 | Stanley Park Nature House on Lost Lagoon | $10 | DETAILS
VINYL | Hustle over to the Cambrian Hall (just off of Main at 17th) on Saturday and Sunday to pick through box upon box of records at the Main Street Vinyl Record Fair! Talk old school stereo equipment, wear your old concert t-shirts, and marvel at the fact that there are still people out there who collect cassette tapes.
Sat, May 18 + Sun, May, 19 | 11am-4pm | Cambrian Hall (215 E 17th) | $2 at the door | DETAILS
FOOD FIGHT | Some of this city’s best chefs and bartenders will congregate at Vancouver Urban Winery this Sunday night to participate in Food Fight, a fundraising smörgasbord that will raise money for highly respected and much loved local chef, Owen Lightly. Owen is fighting cancer right now and he could use a little help by way of positive energy and relief from worrying about how his bills are going to be paid. All participating parties have donated time, energy and product to the evening, as have a seriously impressive collection of suppliers and artisan producers. Although tickets are now sold-out, more will likely be released at the door. Tickets for Food Fight are only $60, with the bar operating by donation, so be sure to bring cash. 100% of the ticket sales and proceeds of this fundraiser will go directly to Owen. If you can’t make it, you can donate by clicking next to the ticket sales box.
Sun, May 19 | 7pm | Vancouver Urban Winery (55 Dunlevy Ave) | $60 DETAILS
UPDATE: FOOD FIGHT IS NOW SOLD OUT. The venue is at capacity and no additional tickets can be sold.
SCRUB UP | Learn how to make your own soap at The Homesteaders Emporium this week. There’s something very satisfying about making a product from scratch using your own hands. Get into it! Instructors will teach you how to blend oils and mix lye to produce handmade moisturizing, chemical-free bars of soap. (this Sunday’s class will focus on making vegan soap but the process and technique that you pick up can be easily applied to tallow soaps as well).
Sun, May 19 | 11am – 1pm | Homesteader’s Emporium (649 East Hastings St)
PLAN AHEAD | There is always something great going on that I’d like to write about but can’t because it has sold out. In an effort to get ahead of the game on this, The Scout List will occasionally include details of an event to plan ahead for. Case in point: Buying and Shooting Vintage Cameras with Trade School Vancouver. TSV is a barter-for-knowledge learning community wherein Vancouverites can sign up to take classes and pay their teachers in goods or services rather than cash. There are a few great sounding events on the horizon that you should look in to now, before they fill up. Buying and Shooting Vintage/Film Cameras goes down next Thursday, instructor Stephanie Fayewill lead a class focused (pun intended) on how to go analog. The self-confessed camera-obsessed Faye will talk about where to find quality equipment, how to tell good from bad, and what to do with your old school camera once you’ve got it.
Thursday, May 23 | The Hive (128 West Hastings St.) | Barter | Get on it
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Michelle Sproule grew up in Kitsilano and attended University in Australia and the University of Victoria before receiving her graduate degree in Library Sciences from The University of Toronto. She lives in beautiful Strathcona and enjoys wandering aimlessly through the city’s shops and streets with her best friend – a beat up, sticky, grimy, and uncooperative camera.