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‘El Gato Gab Gab’ is Opening in Mount Pleasant This August

The Boxset Collective restaurant group has announced the latest venture to be moving into their 2650 Main Street space (formerly Novella Coffee Bar / Vignette) - and it's probably not what you're expecting...

New Concept from The Keefer Bar Team, June, is Coming to Cambie Village This Fall

It's time we cut through the noise and lay out what’s actually happening at 3305 Cambie Street...

Wood-Fire Inspired “Janevca” Aims to Open on Vancouver Island This Summer

Andrea Alridge (Osteria Savio Volpe, Cincin Ristorante) will head the kitchen as Executive Chef of Janevca, gearing up to open doors in Esquimalt this August.

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Dig Into Red Wagon’s New Summer Dinner Menu Now!

If it's been a while - or, at least, since before July 11th, 2024 - since you’re last visit, then there are more than a few reasons to hit the East Van restaurant before the summer wraps up.

Queers & Beers Daytime ‘Sunday Special’ is Happening This Weekend!

Inside and outside, Mount Pleasant's The Birdhouse will be bursting with friendly, laid-back vibes and upbeat activities for their first daytime event ever, this Sunday, July 28th.

Scout Book Club, Vol.14

Welcome to the Scout Book Club: a brief and regular rundown of what we're reading, what's staring at us from the bookshelf begging to be read next, and what we've already read and recommend.

You Should Know About Sarah Cassell and ‘Sarah’s Café’

Like any good research rabbit hole, it all started with a single photograph depicting the window sign for Sarah’s Cafe. Local history buff, Christine Hagemoen, set out to learn more. Here is what she found.

Much-Teased ‘Annabelle’s’ is Almost Ready to Open Doors in Chinatown

Long-time Vancouver bakery and restaurant industry vet, Annabelle Choi, is finally settling down to open her own (namesake) bakery and gelato shop in the old Pazzo Chow / Say Hello Sweets space.

Burdock & Co to Host One-Night-Only ‘See Ha La’ Pop-Up, July 23rd

Feeling a bit adventurous? The name of the event literally translates to "Just try it" in English - the sort of laid-back summer attitude we can totally get behind.

Transport Yourself to the Streets of Georgia at the ‘Georgian Night Dinner’, July 28th

From the food and wine, to the singing and toasting, this is shaping up to be a pretty special night!

Vancouver’s History of Independent Grocery Stores, Vol. 11

In her latest instalment, Christine Hagemoen briefly retails the 114-plus-year-long history of Ernie's Grocery, on Commercial Street.

Hit the ‘Burg and Burg’ Pop-Up Event Going Down This Weekend in Vancouver

“Burg and Burg” pop-up burger and wine bar will be serving up what they consider to be the “best Smashburger in the world.” this Saturday. With a claim that bold, you’ll definitely want to pay them a visit and judge it for yourself!

A Look Inside Good Thief, Opening in Mount Pleasant This Week

The brother and sister team of Vincent Nguyễn and Amelie Thuy Nguyễn are set to open their second, ‘rebellious younger sibling’ restaurant at 3336 Main Street on Thursday, July 11th.
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Maenam Announces a ‘Mid-Autumn Night’s Feast’ Chefs Collaboration Dinner

Banda Volpi Announces Madelaine Brown as New GM at Pepino’s Spaghetti House & Caffè La Tana

Cadeaux Bakery Launches Summer ‘Sundae Social’ Series, Every Saturday

‘Summer Like An Italian’ Returns for Third Year of Feasting and Fun, July 23rd

¿CóMO? Taperia’s New Spanish Smash Burger Available Beginning July 21st

Victoria Pimm is Elio Volpe’s New General Manager

Tickets Now on Sale for the 6th Annual Cider Harvest Festival!

Summer is in Full Bloom at Café Medina!

Are you looking for work? Check out the very latest job listings from Scout Members…

Fanny Bay Oysters is Seeking a New Executive Chef

La Quercia and La Bettolina On the Hunt for Experienced Bartenders and Servers

Kitsilano’s ‘AnnaLena’ Restaurant on the Hunt for a Head Bartender

St. Lawrence Restaurant is Growing Their FOH Team of Service Professionals