Feb 27, 2019
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.
Feb 25, 2019
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.
Feb 13, 2019
Picking Grapes With Tiago de Souza Jensen of St. Lawrence
We asked a wine-savvy server at one of Vancouver's best restaurants to map out his affections for British Columbian wine.
Jan 21, 2019
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.
Dec 13, 2018
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.
Oct 19, 2018
Picking Grapes With BC Wine Lover, Kimberley Conroy
The fourth instalment of our new Q & A series, Picking Grapes, has a Mark Anthony sales rep detailing her love affair with BC grapes.
Sep 27, 2018
Botanist Sommelier Stephanie Mathis Shares a Treasure Map to Great Local Wines
The third instalment of our new Q & A series, Picking Grapes, has a seasoned wine pro detailing her love affair with BC grapes.
Sep 12, 2018
Mapping the Local Wine Love of Hawksworth Sommelier Jayton Paul
The second instalment of our new Q & A series, Picking Grapes, has a young wine pro detailing his love affair with BC grapes.
Aug 31, 2018
How an Award-Winning Lover of BC Wine Fell For Local Grapes
Celebrated sommelier Jason Yamasaki of Joey Restaurant Group is the first to answer our new Q & A series, Picking Grapes.
Aug 20, 2018
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.
Aug 1, 2018
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.
May 16, 2018
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.
Apr 18, 2018
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.
Feb 21, 2018
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.
Jan 31, 2018
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.
Jan 4, 2018
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.
Jan 2, 2018
Doing The Dishes with Patrick Drozd, Co-Owner of The Cobalt, The Boxcar and The American
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.
Oct 11, 2017
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.
Jun 14, 2017
L’Abattoir Somm Lisa Haley On Making Wine Lists, Lunatic Cats And More
May 25, 2017
The Mackenzie Room’s Mathew Bishop On Dumplings And Why Poke Must Die
May 15, 2017
‘St. Lawrence’ Chef Ashley Kurtz On Mangling Hands & Loving Old Diners
Mar 29, 2017
Torafuku Sous Chef Sandy Chen On Chasing Dreams & Clock-Out Beers