A no messing around guide to the coolest things to eat, drink and do in Vancouver and beyond. Community. Not clickbait.

Time to Loosen Up Vancouver: New Cocktail Bar ‘Meo’ is Here to Help

Set to launch later this month at 265 East Pender in Vancouver's Chinatown, Meo is a new cocktail bar that marries the allure of the 1970s with modern cocktails in a rich, dark, and invitingly soft ambiance.

A Look Inside Lucky Taco, Opening in River District This Month

Mark Saturday, February 24th, 2024, on your calendars as their official opening date.

Vancouver’s Best Fries: Nine Versions

Although the origin of French fries may be implied in their name (more likely, Belgian, though), the food has since been picked up and modified by almost every cuisine going. Here are our choices for some of the best versions in Vancouver.

hook me up with…

Scout Book Club, Vol. 9

We like consuming words on the page almost as much as we like consuming food on the plate. 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.

Four Super Tasty Spots to Catch a Canucks Game in East Van

It’s been over a decade since there’s been “can’t miss” hockey in Vancouver! As the playoffs approach, here’s a list of a few of my favourite spots with great food and full-volume sound to catch a game.

Merci Bakery is Now Open for Business

This popular Farmers Market staple is now ready to open doors at their new brick-and-mortar Commercial Drive location.

Expert Intel on Vancouver Area Dumplings

William Liu from Kam Wai Dim Sum shares his favourite dumplings and where to get them just in time for Year Of The Dragon celebrations.

Get Into the Free Economy Spirit at The Burrow’s Brunch & Bazaar, Feb. 9th

This isn't your average brunch or shopping event: besides nourishing your body affordably and replenishing your closet (for free!), this is also the opportunity to find new homes for your old, gently used threads, have fun, and connect with other like-minded folks in the community.

Hit The Magnet for Their ‘Island Darlings’ Tap Takeover, Feb. 10th

A change of scenery is nice, but sometimes the turnaround is just too short to justify the ferry trip. This weekend, we recommend forgoing the hassle of logistics in favour of a one-stop Vancouver Island brewery tour at The Magnet.

Eight Lunar New Year Events for Health, Prosperity and Fun

From our calendar to yours comes this carefully considered agenda of cool things we are doing, wishing we could do, or conspiring to do in Vancouver for Lunar New Year 2024.

Seven Exhibitions to Check Out This February

From tucked away galleries to museum institutions, here are seven exhibitions to visit this month, highlighting a range of emerging and established artists in cool spaces.

From Brooklyn Slices to Pop-Up Pies: Vancouver’s Best Pizza, Mapped

It's been a while since we explicitly professed our passion for the peeps holding down the pizza game in Vancouver. Introducing our updated, short roster of local slices and pies - listed in no hierarchical order - that check all of the boxes.

La Taqueria Takes New Location on West Hastings

The flagship Pinche Taco Shop (which opened doors in 2009) is getting ready to make the move three blocks west.
This bulletin board is used by members of the Scout Community to share their news. On a typical day it will include new menu offerings; details on special deals and events; new stock and sale notices; announcements of senior staff appointments; and much more.

VIFF Launches New, Guest-Curated Contemporary African Cinema Series

L’Abattoir Partners with Wines of BC to Present a Series of Regional Wine Dinners

Join Botanist Bar for a Special Vancouver Cocktail Week Collaboration

Steel & Oak Brewing Co. Hosts the 2nd S&O Beer Run in Queen’s Park on May 11th

Join PiDGiN for “Ko•me to Water” with Michihiro Kawano, Feb. 28th

Osteria Savio Volpe Announces Newly Appointed Head Chef, Jorge Sora

Announcing Capture’s 2024 Billboard Public Art Commission

From Italy With Love: Introducing Bar Corso’s 2024 Valentine’s Day Menu

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

New Palestinian-Israeli Concept, Bar Haifa, is Growing Their FOH & BOH Team

Como Taperia is Looking to Hire a General Manager

Bar Susu is Seeking an Assistant Manager

Several Key Positions Now Open on the Published on Main Team!