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New Concept from The Keefer Bar Team, June, is Coming to Cambie Village This Fall

It's time we cut through the noise and lay out what’s actually happening at 3305 Cambie Street...

Much-Teased ‘Annabelle’s’ is Almost Ready to Open Doors in Chinatown

Long-time Vancouver bakery and restaurant industry vet, Annabelle Choi, is finally settling down to open her own (namesake) bakery and gelato shop in the old Pazzo Chow / Say Hello Sweets space.

Hit the ‘Burg and Burg’ Pop-Up Event Going Down This Weekend in Vancouver

“Burg and Burg” pop-up burger and wine bar will be serving up what they consider to be the “best Smashburger in the world.” this Saturday. With a claim that bold, you’ll definitely want to pay them a visit and judge it for yourself!

A Look Inside Good Thief, Opening in Mount Pleasant This Week

The brother and sister team of Vincent Nguyễn and Amelie Thuy Nguyễn are set to open their second, ‘rebellious younger sibling’ restaurant at 3336 Main Street on Thursday, July 11th.

‘Plain Jane Ice Cream’ is Almost Ready to Satisfy Your “Not Too Sweet” Summer Cravings

Heads up, Hastings Sunrise: the folks behind Dachi and Mucker are bringing serious ice cream game to the neighbourhood when Plain Jane Ice Cream opens inside of the Mucker Next Door retail shop later this summer. Think, Organic Avalon ice cream, unique flavours, and outdoor seating.

The ‘False Creek Crab Fest’ Returns to Fishermen’s Wharf on July 27th!

Get ready for a Dungeness crab boil prepared by top chefs Vish Mayekar and Johnny Bridge. After a sold-out debut last year, we're encouraging everyone to get sorted with your tickets now!

Four Winds Beach House & Brewery is Opening Soon in Tsawwassen

Warm, simple, and natural materials combined with big windows maintain a sense of connection to the nearby farmland, and ocean, making the West-Coast-contemporary-meets-traditional-European beer hall feel both artful and naturally integrated with its surroundings.

A Look Inside Slo Coffee, ‘Officially’ Opening Doors on Fraser Street Next Week

The café, inspired by the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, wants Vancouverites to slow the fuck down and just enjoy a good cup of coffee.

Jay Drysdale and Wendy Rose of Bella Wines Announce the Sale of Their Iconic Winery

When Jay Drysdale of Bella Wines called to let us know that he and his partner Wendy were selling, we selfishly wanted to know it was going into capable hands—someone who would respect and carry on the incredible work that they had poured into for well over a decade. Here is what we uncovered...

Wellness in Whistler: A Weekend Dive into Nourish

The Nourish Wellness Festival is on in Whistler until Sunday, June 23rd. Here’s a quick rundown of some highlights happening over the remaining weeks of the festival, along with our personal suggestions of where and how to flesh out your visit with extra good eats and activities.

On Simplicity, Adaptability and Animal Interactions, with Annie “Lemonni” Chen

For her upcoming show at Slice of Life Gallery, Wild Tales (June 6-9th) Chen will be showing a series of new paintings inviting viewers to “Delve into a world where creatures and landscape converge in a symphony of colours & emotions.”

On Fermentation, Home Cooking and Bringing the Flavours of Korea to Tofino

In this new interview, owners of Jeju restaurant, Sungeun “Sung” Kim and Yunyoung “Dylan” Kim, share their journey from bustling metropolis to small coastal district; and discuss navigating a new culture, and integrating local ingredients into their traditional Korean dishes.

Get Properly Prepped for the Tequila & Agave Festival with Experts Eli Diamond and Alex Staniloff

Before this weekend's Tequila and Agave Festival at the Italian Cultural Centre, we check in with two tequila experts to find out what we should consider when tasting our way through the festival booths and bottles.

A Look Inside ‘Lila’, Now Open on Main Street

With its innovative menu, sustainable practices, and unique ambiance, Lila brings Vancouver a fresh hit of modern Indian cuisine and a playful garden party room, perfect for a summer debut.

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.