Michelle Sproule grew up in Kitsilano and studied in Australia and at the University of Victoria before receiving her graduate degree in Library Sciences from the University of Toronto. She lives in beautiful Strathcona and enjoys wandering through the city’s streets and alleyways with her two very best friends, a beat up camera and a 50mm lens. Her popular Scout List – a curated compendium of Vancouver’s most interesting happenings - is published every Wednesday afternoon.
Getting to Know the Okanagan, with Aman Dosanj of The Paisley Notebook
Through her work with good food and community connections, we knew that Dosanj would be a great guide to uncovering some of the best things to eat, drink and do in the Okanagan. With travel season starting, we reached out with an appeal to hook us up with an itinerary.
Four Food + Foraging Related Publications to Get Your Hands On This Spring
BC is bountiful with wild ingredients. How to find them requires a bit of guidance and skill; how to honour and make the most of them is another thing altogether...The authors of the titles included here have worked hard to cultivate, master and share their respective knowledge between two hard covers.
Chancho Tortilleria Now Open At 2096 Commercial Drive
The restaurant's design follows the casual and colourful, Mexican-inspired aesthetic of its former Davie Street location, but with a slightly bolder and, dare I say, 'elevated' atmosphere. Don't worry, though: Chancho remains 'Chancho' - and with 20-30 more seats, there is simply more of it to enjoy!
Kitsilano’s ‘Their There’ Dims the Lights and Turns Up the Volume This Weekend
There's a new evening hustle at 2042 West 4th Avenue. Starting immediately, Their There is offering extended hours and an evening “house party vibe” complete with low-key disco, dimmed lights, a late-night snacks menu, and good drinks.
Gooseneck Hospitality Lays Down Roots in the River District
Ten years from now (probably less), River District's waterfront walkways, parks, school and community centre will turn this Vancouver neighbourhood into an even more sought-after place to live (and visit) than it is today. Gooseneck Hospitality just signed two 20-year leases indicating they are also willing to make that bet.
Get Your ‘Purchase’ Finger Ready: ‘Sourced’ Dinner Tickets Go On Sale This Week!
From May to September, The Paisley Notebook founder, Aman Dosanj, hosts a series of intimate, down-to-earth, and thought-provoking pop-up dinners that are not just designed to feed people good food, but also to bring communities together. The first pop-up of 2023 is happening on May 4th.
In the interest of getting as many herb and vegetable enthusiasts on the right track to food-producing crops this spring and summer, we’ve rounded up a few of our favourite seed sources for inspiration.
Late-60s Counterculture Inspired ‘The Painted Ship’ Opens Softly in Kits March 2nd
Michael Brennan, Christian Chaumont, Justin Cameron and Dan Uhrich took possession of the space near the corner of Broadway and Macdonald in the Fall of 2022. A few months and a serious amount of scrubbing, sanding, painting and re-wiring later, the restaurant, bar and venue is ready to open doors...
New Italian Market and Cafe Settles into the Corner of 12th Avenue and Carolina
Focused on community, storytelling and comforting food, Mercato di Luigi is a welcoming old-school-inspired Italian deli and neighbourhood grocer complete with sliced meats, cheese, bread, friendly gossip, and discussion of ‘Calcio’ (soccer) scores.
Ten Reasons to Take Vignette’s New Tasting Menu for a Spin
I slipped into a staff tasting at the new Mount Pleasant spot a few days prior to the official launch of their evening menu last week. What follows is a photo-forward recounting of the details of that meal...
Ten years in the restaurant industry is no small achievement, even when dealing with an ideal set of circumstances....Take a look at photos from a night of celebrating a decade of good food and good people at PiDGiN.
New Bar, Restaurant and Music Venue Heading for Broadway, Early Spring 2023
Michael Brennan of Strathcona's neighbourhood bar, The Heatley, takes some East Side charm to the West Side of Vancouver by teaming up with Christian Chaumont, Justin Cameron and Dan Uhrich to open a new full-service bar, restaurant and music venue on West Broadway.
‘It’s Okay Bar’ Set to Bring Comfort and Assurance to Hastings Sunrise
Vancouver's inventory of independent neighbourhood joints fell by two with last week's announcements of the closure of Dock Lunch and Oh Carolina, so it's particularly nice timing for some positive restaurant-related news. Luckily for us, 'It's Okay Bar' is stepping up to the task.