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Get Hands-On at Got Craft’s Super Intimate ‘Beginner Hand Lettering Workshop’, Nov. 18th

While we're always stoked to skip the mall to check out and chat up the line-up of talented local makers, this year we're even more excited about the opportunity to tap into our own creative wells, by signing up for this super special workshop, led by local sign painting legend, John Lenning.

Snag a Stool at the Bar for La Taqueria Brentwood’s 1st Anniversary, Nov. 14th

The Pinche Taco Shop's newest location is celebrating their one-year milestone (to the day!) with an evening of good food and drinks served up at their 30-seat bar - and with a little help from a couple of their closest industry friends...

Chef Peter Ho Sets the Record Straight on His Yakitori Plans

Recently, an article about Chef Ho and his Sumibiyaki Arashi concept was published (elsewhere) without any attempt to contact or verify facts with Ho. Consequentially, it wasn't an accurate depiction of Ho's vision. Here are the actual details (and a little context)...

Prepare Your Stomachs for ‘The Movember Meatball Throwdown’, Nov. 18

For one afternoon only, six Vancouver chefs put their best meatball sandwiches forward, paired with as many local craft breweries, to earn honours and support a great cause.

Salt Tasting Room Opens Doors on Pender Street

After six months of repairs, remodelling and redesigning, the updated space at 227 East Pender Street in Chinatown is now prepared to welcome guests.

Sensory Cinema is Back

This month, Sensory Cinema is teaming up with the pastry chef and owner of Cadeaux Bakery, for an evening of food inspired by Wes Anderson’s 2014 film, The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Head to Dachi for a Sneak Preview of ‘Bar Soda Lite’, Nov. 7th

As they gear up to establish a permanent location for their new project, Tadia Rae and Chef Billy Nguyen will be teasing their new concept for one-night-only on Tuesday, November 7th.

Treat Yourself to Noah’s Cafe Snack Party 3.0 on Nov. 13th

The West End neighbourhood spot for Japanese tapas and cocktails can help you start the week off right with the third edition of their 'Snack Party' series, featuring Kiko Nakata, Martin Moral, and Cliff Chi.

Shout Out to the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame

Earlier this week, the BC Restaurant Hall of Fame celebrated its latest inductees at a fancy soirée at the Italian Cultural Centre.

Spooky Things to Get Up To, From Now Until November 3rd

We've compiled a list of apropos things to do, ranging from genuinely frightening to fun-scary and family-friendly activities, plus several terror-ifically delicious options to satisfy the spectrum of scare levels.

Two Award-Winning Chefs, One Japanese Whisky, Some Jazz and a Night at Kissa Tanto

On Sunday, November 5th, Chef Marc-Olivier Frappier, of the recently crowned “Best Restaurant in Canada,” Mon Lapin, collaborates with Chef Joël Watanabe of Kissa Tanto for a 7-course supper at the Vancouver restaurant.

Recap: ‘Canada’s Great Kitchen Party’

Nine Vancouver chefs brought their teams to BC Place Stadium to plate dishes showcasing local ingredients, working alongside a winery to pair their dish with a local wine. The results were as follows...

CANCELLED: For Good Food and Good Connections, Join the ‘Joy Of Feeding’ Event on Nov. 2nd

Not only is this event an opportunity to expand your palate in a positive and beautiful communal environment (reason enough to attend!), proceeds from the event go to a noble cause...

For a Rural Autumn Feast, Get Your Tickets to the Driftwood Spirits ‘Sunday Dinner on the Farm’, Nov. 12th

The second chapter of the 'Land & Sea' dinner and cocktail series takes place at Ensemble Farm in Richmond, with Chef Mark Singson and Mixologist Kevin O’Neill.

Talented Chefs Partner Up with Culinary Students for the Return of “Yes Shef”, Nov. 6th

This isn't just about food, folks - it's great food, award-winning talent, the finest of BC’s wine and beer, live music, and a throng of cool-as-heck women. How refreshing!

Catch It While You Can! The Splash Preview Exhibition Features 96 Artists!

The annual Splash Preview Exhibition at The Pendulum Gallery in downtown Vancouver is like a cross-section of Canada’s art scene.

Now Open: Mah Milk Bar

Mah stands for “Maggie and Harry”: Maggie Campbell and Harry Swinburn, owners of Mah Milk Bar. What's a 'Milk Bar'?

Beloved French Bistro, Au Comptoir, Finally Opens A Second Location.

Exciting news for Kitsilano's Au Comptoir fans: tthe beloved French brestaurantnow has a baby sister! Au Petit Comptoir quietly opened its doors at Vancouver House last week

Local Artist David Wilson’s Comeback Solo Exhibition Opens at VisualSpace This Thursday!

From October 12th through the 28th, you can lay your peepers on Wilson's new exhibition, The Ground Beneath My Feet.

Hit Modus for Killer Coffee and a Special Pastry Pop Up This Weekend

Gather your tote bags... the talented baker once responsible for the baking program at the dearly missed Ubuntu Canteen returns for a pop-up event at Modus Coffee this weekend.

W Projects Announces Second Exhibition, DREAM MACHINE, Opening Sept. 30th

As the month of September comes to a close, Russna Kaur's new solo show, DREAM MACHINE (try walking on a path of splinters with no shoes), is opening at the Gastown gallery, in the Del Mar Inn's ground level space at 555 Hamilton Street.

A Sneak Peek Inside the Deliciousness of Gary’s, Opening This Week on Twelfth Avenue

The French-inspired wine bar is set to open in the old Fiore space (1485 West 12th Avenue) this Wednesday, September 27th.

14 Films to See at the 42nd Vancouver International Film Festival, Sept. 28-Oct.8

As usual, we set ourself the (enormous!) challenge of selecting our shortlist of films from the 140+ included in this year's program to feature in our (by no means complete) "must watch" list.

Lager Fest Returns to Luppolo Brewing Company This Weekend!

The Lager Fest will feature a line-up of lagers, including both new and tried-and-true brews from Luppolo themselves, as well as a couple of special collabs and some friendly guest taps.

Join Burdock & Co’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration, Sept. 23rd

We love celebrating the restaurants and chefs who share a mutual respect for our local farmers and producers, the ingredients they grow and the products (like wine) that they lovingly create. Chef/Owner Andrea Carlson and her crew at Burdock & Co, have been doing this - and doing it well - for ten years.

A New Season of Arts Programming is Setting Off at Gallery 881, Beginning Sept. 16th

This month there are plenty of ways to fill up your noggin and calendar with interesting and diverse cultural fixes, beginning with a visual and sonic "bang!"

New Documentary Uses Personal Story to Cover the Rich History of the Cowichan Sweater

The iconic Cowichan Sweater is recognized and coveted around the world, but the deeper history of where these distinctive sweaters come from and the people who knit them is not as widely known. Filmmaker Mary Galloway is about to change that with her new film, The Cowichan Sweater: Our Knitted Legacy.

Feast Your Senses on ‘The Pot-Au-Feu’, Screening at the 2023 Vancouver International Film Festival

Tickets for VIFF's 42nd edition (Sept. 28-Oct. 8) go on sale today (September 7th) at Noon, sharp! One film screening that’s non-negotiable on our schedule: Tran Anh Hùng's award-winning new film, The Pot-au-Feu.