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Getting Gritty in the Similkameen with Rajen Toor, of Ursa Major Winery

It's been nearly five years since we last had a proper conversation the winemaker - we thought it was about time we reconnected with some serious questions... to solicit his unapologetically opinionated, introspective, intelligent and unfiltered responses. He didn't disappoint.

Get to Know the Gastown Izakaya Giving Vancouver’s After-Hours Scene Exactly What it Wants

Oku Izakaya is quickly carving out its niche as the go-to spot for hospitality folks looking for a post-shift destination to chill and decompress.

Picking Grapes with Dylan Jones from Pizza Coming Soon

Today, we throw our wine-related questions at the Co-founder and Bar Manager of the hip Chinatown spot, whose playful approach to pretty much every aspect of the "Japanese Snack Bar with a confusing name" extends to behind the bar, including its rotating selection of natural wines. Hold on to yer horses, readers - things are about to get a little weird...

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Embrace Spring with a Walking Tour of Mount Pleasant’s Boulevard Gardens

Saba Farmand, a local landscape architect and the person behind Blvd Gardens of East Vancouver, is back with his popular series of Earth Day Boulevard Garden Walking Tours, April 13th, 14th and 19th.

From Gigante Beans to Grocery Stores: Talking All Things Food with Desiree Nielsen

The Vancouver-based nutritionist and author is launching her fourth book on April 23rd. We had the opportunity to preview the book and it inspired us to link up with the author to find out more about her ideas about food, wellness, and bringing the two together.

Turn Up for the Inaugural Tequila & Agave Festival, Vancouver!

Although the main Grand Tasting event is sold out, there are still several other opportunities to get in on the action. For your convenience, we've rounded up a list of the festival's satellite and industry-centred events - don't wait to grab your tickets!

Get Sorted with Tickets to BC Distilled Festival, Happening This Week

This year, the festival relocates to new digs at the Italian Cultural Centre, and features 30 of British Columbia's premier distilleries (as well as a selection of non-alcoholic options).

Outtakes From a Maenam-aLena Staff Meal

We love a good family-style staff meal. Last month, we caught wind of a variation on this theme: a staff meal exchange between neighbourbood restaurants, Maenam and AnnaLena.

How ‘To Do’ the 2024 Capture Photography Festival, Scout-Style

When making your plan for this year's month-long festival (until April 30th), be sure to factor our five suggested exhibitions into your itinerary.

A New Hub for Coffee Innovation is Set to Open in Vancouver Next Week

Although a new showroom setting up shop in Vancouver simply isn’t typically compelling enough to merit an ‘Opening Soon’ feature on Scout… after visiting the soon-to-open La Marzocco space in Vancouver, we’ve reevaluated our stance.

The Many Sides of Hector Laguna, Executive Chef at Botanist Restaurant

Among the numerous things that Chef Laguna gets stoked about: soccer, Harry Potter, hiking, his neighbourhood, family, and the successes of his kitchen family, as well as the new bounty of Spring ingredients, rolling into the Botanist restaurant kitchen daily...

Getting to Know Best-Friends-in-Business, Winnie Sun and Hassib Sarwari

Anyone who has ever been to Zarak knows that it is the ever-present and always smiling faces of Winnie and Hassib that make the Mount Pleasant restaurant what it is. In order to glean some insight into their strategies for success and what makes their collaboration work so well, we recently reached out to the pair with a slew questions.

The Curve on Maple Syrup with Culinary Director Dominic Fortin

In anticipation of 'The Magic of Maple: A Sugar Shack Dining Experience', April 10th to April 30th at Bearfoot Bistro in Whistler, we tapped into Culinary Director Dominic Fortin's Quebecois roots by asking him to walk us through a learning curve on how to use one of Eastern Canada's finest products.
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Bacchus Restaurant Launches New German-Inspired Brunch Service

This Month Join Odd Society Spirits for Live Music, and an Exclusive Distillery Tour

PiDGiN Announces ‘Ko•me to Water’ Vol. 4 Collaboration Dinner with Doi Sake Brewery

Strange Fellows Shares New Belgian-Style, Lambic-Like Spontaneous Fermentation Beer

Banda Volpi and Arbutus Distillery to Create Exclusive, One-of-a-Kind Amaro

Introducing ‘Dry Goods Beer’ Non-Alcoholic Beer Brand from Downlow Brands and Powell Brewery

Enjoy the Flavours of Provence at Home with Mamie Suzanne’s Fish Soup

Merridale’s Latest Seasonal Release is Here!

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

Bufala Edgemont in North Vancouver is Hiring a Kitchen Manager!

Bar Gobo is Seeking a New Head Chef

Published on Main is Hiring a General Manager

New Dining Concept from the Anh & Chi Team, ‘Good Thief’, is Hiring a Chef De Cuisine