DINER: New Vancouver Magazine Story On The Evolution Of Local Restaurant Service

DINER: New Vancouver Magazine Story On The Evolution Of Local Restaurant Service

The new issue of Vancouver Magazine is about to hit news stands and within its back pages is a feature I wrote called “The Tipping Point”. In it, I talk about the new difficulties facing fine dining restaurants and how

PHOTOS: Fear And Loathing From Inside The Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

PHOTOS: Fear And Loathing From Inside The Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards

That was interesting, and I don’t mean the lady pictured above walking around in a cocktail dress made out of meat. The somethingth annual Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards went down deep in the colon of the Wall Center yesterday, and

Gastown’s “L’Abattoir” Seeking Self-Motivated Chef De Partie…

Gastown’s “L’Abattoir” Seeking Self-Motivated Chef De Partie…

Job Posting from Scout supporter L’Abattoir Vancouver, BC | L’Abattoir is seeking a motivated Chef de Partie/Line Cook. The successful candidate will be a self motivated, driven individual who committed to ongoing learning and personal growth as a cook. Minimum

Gastown’s “L’Abattoir” To Plate Prix Fixe This New Year’s Eve…

Gastown’s “L’Abattoir” To Plate Prix Fixe This New Year’s Eve…

News from Scout supporter L’Abattoir Vancouver, BC | Diners looking to satiate themselves in gourmet style this New Year’s Eve need not look further than Gastown’s hottest new restaurant, L’Abattoir. Chef Lee Cooper and his team will be ringing in

Give The Gift Of Creativity With Pica’s Food Writing Course

Give The Gift Of Creativity With Pica’s Food Writing Course

Have a creative person high up on your Christmas list who is tricky to shop for? Registrations for the Food Writing In The Modern Media Landscape course at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts are still being accepted online here,

Scout Jobs: A Winter Of Warmth Hosting The Door At L’Abattoir

Scout Jobs: A Winter Of Warmth Hosting The Door At L’Abattoir

Job Posting from Scout supporter L’Abattoir Vancouver, BC | Gastown’s L’Abattoir restaurant is seeking a part-time host/hostess for 1-3 shifts a week, daytime and evenings. Experience required. Email resume to info@labattoir.ca or hand deliver Tues-Saturday between 4pm and 5pm. Learn

Gastown’s Popular “L’Abattoir” Taking Its First Reservations…

Gastown’s Popular “L’Abattoir” Taking Its First Reservations…

News from Scout supporter L’Abattoir Vancouver, BC | Gastown hotspot L’Abattoir will begin taking dinner reservations just in time for the busy holiday season. Fans of Chef Lee Cooper’s innovative West Coast fare will now be able to secure tables

The Next “Food Writing In The Modern Media Landscape” Class

The Next “Food Writing In The Modern Media Landscape” Class

The Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts is once again permitting me to pollute the brains of would-be wordsmiths through a course entitled Food Writing In The Modern Media Landscape. Local food writer, editor and restaurant critic Andrew Morrison (Scout, The

On A Gastown Dining Safari In The November Issue Of Van Mag

On A Gastown Dining Safari In The November Issue Of Van Mag

My new Vancouver magazine feature has landed on news stands and online. It’s covers the explosion of Gastown’s restaurant scene: Gastown isn’t without hourly reminders that it’s part of the Downtown Eastside. It is still full of alleys littered with

Saying Goodbye To The Kitchen Pass At Gastown’s “L’Abattoir”

Saying Goodbye To The Kitchen Pass At Gastown’s “L’Abattoir”

by Andrew Morrison | Tonight’s my last shift working the pass at Gastown’s L’Abattoir. A big thank you to all the staff for tolerating my presence in their midst, and to owners Nin Ari, Paul Grunberg, and Lee Cooper for

Sign Up For PICA’s New Food Writing Class (Starts Monday)

Sign Up For PICA’s New Food Writing Class (Starts Monday)

There are only a few spots left for the Food Writing In The Modern Media Landscape course that starts this Monday night at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts next to Granville Island. I’m stoked for it. We’ll be exploring

Ah, So This Is What It Feels Like To Be Scared Of Alexandra Gill

Ah, So This Is What It Feels Like To Be Scared Of Alexandra Gill

I was on the Urban Rush television show again today and hosts Michael Eckford and Fiona Forbes were ribbing me about working two nights a week as an expediter at Gastown’s L’Abattoir (if you didn’t already know, I’m there researching

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