The Dishes

Where the Unstoppable Keighty Gallagher Likes to Eat and Drink in Vancouver

7 Places

The owner of Union Street's Tight Club Athletics takes us on a whirlwind tour of her favourite places to eat and drink.

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes With Cody Dodds of Powell Street’s Mackenzie Room

8 Places

This week we put our Picking Grapes questions to the Wine Director at one of Vancouver's best restaurants.

How Tom Selleck’s Glorious Chest Hair Figured in the Branding of This Popular Local Beer

The 'Branding Vancouver' series continues with a look at The Parkside Brewery's award-winning Dreamboat Hazy IPA.

Has Vancouver’s Cocktail Culture Peaked?

Jamie Mah interviews some of Vancouver's top bartenders to understand where our cocktail scene is and where it might be going next.

The Award-Winning Vancouver Bartender Who Once Dreamed of Being an Astronaut

In this New Breed interview, Jamie Mah asks a rapid fire series of questions to Botanist bar manager Jeff Savage.

The GM of Pepino’s Spaghetti House Dishes on Hospitality, Broken Bones and More

Scout recently met with the industry veteran to pick his brain about his life in restaurants and how he got to where he is now.

The Dishes

Mike Shum Does ‘The Dishes’

8 Places

We asked a bartender at the Fairmont Pacific Rim's Lobby Lounge to take us to some of his favourite spots across Vancouver.

The Definitive Records of Local Barman and Podcaster Mickey McLeod

As plainly evidenced by his always fascinating Beats on Repeat podcast, the Fairmont Airport bartender is a huge music lover...

The GM at One of Canada’s Best Restaurants Dishes on Ambition, Mentors and More

Scout recently met with the dancer at heart to pick her brain on the trajectory of her career and all things hospitality.

Understanding the Dynamic Partnership That Drives Two Prolific Restaurateurs

Josh Pape and James Iranzad of Bells and Whistles, Lucky Taco, Wildebeest and Bufala sit for an lengthy interview with Jamie Mah.

To Stay Red in Tooth and Claw or Adapt to the New Realities of Meat?

Jamie Mah tucks into the allure of plant- and cell-based "meats" and imagines a future of replicated pork chops.

The Making of an Indispensable GM, From Aussie Rules to Running Vancouver’s Top Restaurants

In this edition of The New Breed, we chat with the busy GM of Bao Bei and Kissa Tanto about how he came to live among us.

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes With Tiago de Souza Jensen of St. Lawrence

7 Places

We asked a wine-savvy server at one of Vancouver's best restaurants to map out his affections for British Columbian wine.

The Definitive Records of Tristan Young, GM at The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

The GM of The Oakwood has excellent taste in music, so we asked him for three tunes that define where he's at.

Talking Dreams, Lessons and Weird Ingredients With Botanist Barman Max Curzon-Price

Our 'New Breed' hospitality interview series continues with a young and dedicated bartender imported from the United Kingdom.

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes With BC Wine Lover, Kimberley Conroy

8 Places

The fourth instalment of our new Q & A series, Picking Grapes, has a Mark Anthony sales rep detailing her love affair with BC grapes.

Picking Grapes

Botanist Sommelier Stephanie Mathis Shares a Treasure Map to Great Local Wines

8 Places

The third instalment of our new Q & A series, Picking Grapes, has a seasoned wine pro detailing her love affair with BC grapes.

Picking Grapes

Mapping the Local Wine Love of Hawksworth Sommelier Jayton Paul

8 Places

The second instalment of our new Q & A series, Picking Grapes, has a young wine pro detailing his love affair with BC grapes.

Picking Grapes

How an Award-Winning Lover of BC Wine Fell For Local Grapes

9 Places

Celebrated sommelier Jason Yamasaki of Joey Restaurant Group is the first to answer our new Q & A series, Picking Grapes.

Local Wine Pro Dishes on Mentorship, Exams, Millennials Shaping the Market and More

Veteran wine instructor Mark Shipway gives us a piece of his mind in this lengthy, wide-ranging interview.

Juke’s Cassandra Darmanovic on Creamed Corn Cocktails and Underwater Bars

Busier than ever (with a second location on the horizon), the young and talented Chinatown bartender pours us a deep dive Q & A.

The Story of Bao Bei’s Beautiful Neon Sign

It's only nine years old, but the iconic signage above the multiple award-winning restaurant looks and feels like it's been there forever.

Wilson Rhodes of Tempranillo Dishes on Dream Kitchens and Shucking Beans

The New Breed series continues with an interview with a young cook who plates Spanish tapas with a side of conversation in Gastown.

In Pursuit of Holy Grails with Vij’s Award-Winning Sommelier, Sean Nelson

Local boy Sean Nelson just won the title of BC’s Best Sommelier for 2018. Now he sets his sights on an even bigger prize.

The Story of How the 33 Acres Brewing Co. Brand Came to Be

Their branding is among the most recognizable of BC's new wave of microbreweries. In this piece by Jamie Mah, its creator tells its story.

You Need To Try This Pork Chop with Apple, Bacon & Shrooms at Mamie Taylor’s

Chef Jeff Koop makes a delicious double cut pork chop at the Chinatown restaurant, serving it next to a brace of stuffing cubes.

The Dishes

Doing The Dishes with Patrick Drozd, Co-Owner of The Cobalt, The Boxcar and The American

7 Places

To help us kick this new column off we asked bar owner Patrick Drozd to walk us through the most ideally delicious of his days.

Lobby Lounge Barman Sean McGuigan on Fine Rum and Heavenly Scented Distilleries

There’s no other way to put it but this: Sean McGuigan loves to tend bar. Get to know the Lobby Lounge fixture in this Q & A.