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New Restaurant ‘Selene Aegean Bistro’ Slated to Open in Hastings-Sunrise

The fourth venture from the restaurant group behind Vancouver's popular Nammos Estiatorio, Loula's Taverna, and Ama Raw Bar, aims to open its latest concept this fall.

The Tequila and Agave Festival Cocktail Competition Happens on Monday – You Should Come!

Expect a line-up of some of Vancouver’s most talented bartenders challenged them to capture the spirit of Guadalajara, Mexico in a glass – be it highball, rocks, or coupe.

A Cornerstone of Strathcona Community Life is Reopening Under New Ownership

More than a shopping destination, the new Union Market will be a venue for slowing down and connecting.

18 Vancouver Restaurants Named Among the 100 Best in Canada

Explore the Full 2024 List of Canada’s Best Restaurants and Bars, Including Top New Eateries and 50 Best Bars, Plus a Map of 29 Award-Winning Establishments in British Columbia.

Via Tevere’s New Main Street Location Opens May 15th!

The long-time Victoria Drive neighbourhood (and city-wide) favourite is set to migrate its antipasti and Neapolitan-style pizza game westward to a second location on Main Street next week.

BC Seafood Festival Hits Mount Washington June 21st to 23rd

This year’s BC Seafood Festival is not just a series of events; it's a full tribute to the Comox Valley, the powerhouse of British Columbia’s shellfish industry. Plan a whole weekend around it—there’s camping, fresh seafood, stunning views, and great people.

Lila, A New ‘Modern Indian’ Restaurant from the Founders of Acorn and Vij’s is Coming to Main Street

The light and airiness of the space's former inhabitant (The Arbor) has taken a 180-degree turn with a rich colour palette featuring greens and greys, and plenty of dark wood, to embody its new identity as Lila.

The Narrow Re-Opens After Forced Closure, with 10 Years Less ‘Skank’

Don't worry: I'm happy to report that it's still The Narrow you know and love.

Starting May 1st, Tune Into “Not Your Butter Chicken” – Not Your Typical Food Docuseries!

The four-part docuseries, hosted by local food and wine pro, Shiva Reddy, explores the Indo-Canadian experience through the lens of food and family.

Good News for Victoria: “Emmaline’s” is Coming to Quadra Village

The new Victoria-based concept from Elizabeth Bryan (the powerhouse behind former, sorely missed Mount Pleasant spot, Dock Lunch), with partners Fabio Caboclo and Daniel Peres is expected to be pulling in locals and Vancouverites to the space by early summer by using table service charm in a counter service world.

Where Does One of Victoria’s Cooler Restaurant Crews Eat When in Vancouver?

What's so great about when a kitchen crew from another city comes to town, is that they leave their hometown bias behind, bringing new perspectives and honest impressions only.

What to See at the 2024 Capture Photography Festival

In order to make the most of the festival over the week/weekend ahead, here are our top five picks to add to your itinerary.

From Road Trip Wisdom to Laugh-Love-Language, with Bailey Hayward and Mathew Bishop

The couple opened Gary’s on Twelfth in the Fall of 2023. We know very well that it takes something special to be able to be partners in both life and business; so, naturally we wanted to get to the bottom of what makes this duo such a winning combination, and learn more about them.

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.

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.

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 Arbor on Main Street is Closing Doors This April

Co-owners Scott Lewis, Shira Blustein and Paul McCloskey announced today that the popular casual vegetarian restaurant, which has been a fixture in Mount Pleasant for almost eight years, will be holding their final service on April 7th.

Osteria Elio Volpe Officially Opens In Cambie Street Village

The time has finally come: Osteria Elio Volpe will open at 540 West 17th Avenue this Thursday, March 14th - take a look at what you can expect...

New Chinatown Bar, Meo, Set to Officially Open March 13th

The highly anticipated retro-inspired cocktail bar brought to us by the team behind Bao Bei and Kissa Tanto (Tannis Ling, Joël Watanabe and Alain Chow) is on track to open doors next week.

Good Thief is Coming to Main Street

Scout has toured Good Thief, a new concept by Amélie and Vincent Nguyễn, the sibling duo behind the celebrated Anh and Chi. Although we're sworn to secrecy on the finer points, we can confirm that the "thrilling extension of their vision" will be very, very cool.

Slo Coffee Aiming to Bring a New Pace to the Fraserhood by Summertime

By late spring or early summer, Fraser Street is expected to welcome the new café inspired by the Japanese idea of wabi-sabi and the universal desire to just slow the fuck down.

Iconic Vancouver Pizzeria Reopens as ‘Don’t Argue Slice Shop’ on Commercial Drive

The date for the local legend's official rebirth inside Caffé Soccavo at 1321 Commercial Drive to be announced soon. In the meantime, take a look at what is to come....

Bufala’s Newest Italian-Inspired Pizzeria Set to Open in River District, March 1st

Located at 3489 Sawmill Crescent in Southeast Vancouver, the latest offspring of Gooseneck Hospitality - a fresh take on the age-old neighbourhood trattoria - is ready to bring the community molto bene Neapolitan-style pizza, expertly twirled plates of homemade pasta and good wine in no time.

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

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

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.