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Where to Drink a Margarita in Honour of Cinco De Mayo, This Weekend

This Sunday, May 5th, is Cinco de Mayo. Planning to jump on the bandwagon? We've pulled together a quick reference map of some of the best margarita options to pair with your Cinco De Mayo festivities...

Five Local Chefs to Participate in This Summer’s Shady Hazel Farm Supper Club

It will be summer before you know it! And that means it's time to begin planning your travel adventures STAT.

An Updated Easy-to-Use Guide to Vancouver’s Best DIY Resources

Feeling hit by symptoms of Spring Fever? Looking for productive ways to channel all your pent up energy? Have no fear! We've update our list of recommended resources for getting equipped with the practical tools, knowledge and inspiration for your next, new project(s)...

Picking Grapes with Lisa Cook

The GM at Bufala River District walks us through her very first BC wine crush, the perfect pour for spring, and a wine myth she’s itching to bust.

The Curve on Amaro with Local Bartender, Andrew Kong

Andrew Kong serves up a lesson on Amaro, exploring the history and herbal intricacies of this well-loved Italian digestif.

Picking Grapes with Dylan Jones from Pizza Coming Soon

Today, we throw our wine-related questions at the Co-founder and Bar Manager of the hip Chinatown spot, whose playful approach to pretty much every aspect of the "Japanese Snack Bar with a confusing name" extends to behind the bar, including its rotating selection of natural wines. Hold on to yer horses, readers - things are about to get a little weird...

The Many Sides of Hector Laguna, Executive Chef at Botanist Restaurant

Among the numerous things that Chef Laguna gets stoked about: soccer, Harry Potter, hiking, his neighbourhood, family, and the successes of his kitchen family, as well as the new bounty of Spring ingredients, rolling into the Botanist restaurant kitchen daily...

The Curve on Maple Syrup with Culinary Director Dominic Fortin

In anticipation of 'The Magic of Maple: A Sugar Shack Dining Experience', April 10th to April 30th at Bearfoot Bistro in Whistler, we tapped into Culinary Director Dominic Fortin's Quebecois roots by asking him to walk us through a learning curve on how to use one of Eastern Canada's finest products.

Scout Book Club, Vol. 10

We like consuming words on the page almost as much as we like consuming food on the plate. Welcome to the Scout Book Club: a brief and regular rundown of what we're reading, what's staring at us from the bookshelf begging to be read next, and what we've already read and recommend.

Five Winemakers Weigh In on Wines to Pair with Spring

We hook you up with BC vintages that articulate the vibrant and hopeful spirit of this much-anticipated shift in seasons, by going straight to the source for for personal recommendations from a handful of local winemakers.

From Collaboration to Climate Change with Winemaker Severine Pinte

Scout catches up with the oenologist, viticulturist, and decorated Executive Winemaker at the Le Vieux Pin and LaStella wineries to ask a few questions about the complexities of the wine industry...

A Graduated Guide to Geeking Out on Japanese Anime

In order to add an extra layer of context before Beyond Ghibli hits the VIFF Centre big screen this month, we consulted with two of the Centre's team members who are particularly well-versed in this vast animated universe.

Wine Seller, Incense Maker and Tea Drinker, Rasoul Salehi, Does ‘The Dishes’

Rasoul's palate and sense of smell are finely tuned, translating to a next level appreciation of food and wine, making him a great resource to draw on for a list of fantastic places to dine in Vancouver - going above and beyond by answering a few questions that we didn't even ask!

19 Years of Serving Big-Ass Burritos in Mt Pleasant: Get Down with Budgie’s at The Lido TONIGHT!

Before you dance the night away in a crowd of nice, fun-loving people, get to know your hostess and Budgie's founder, Macey Budgell, in this quick-and-dirty interview.

Scout Book Club, Vol. 9

We like consuming words on the page almost as much as we like consuming food on the plate. Welcome to the Scout Book Club: a brief and regular rundown of what we're reading, what's staring at us from the bookshelf begging to be read next, and what we've already read and recommend.

Vancouver’s Best Fries: Nine Versions

Although the origin of French fries may be implied in their name (more likely, Belgian, though), the food has since been picked up and modified by almost every cuisine going. Here are our choices for some of the best versions in Vancouver.

The Tricky Business of Finding Vancouver Restaurants Open on Monday

It's the beginning of the week. You want to meet friends for a meal (or just don't want to cook), but so many restaurants are closed that figuring out where to go only leads to frustration, compromise, or a sad frozen pizza... No more! This updated guide is here to help.

From Brooklyn Slices to Pop-Up Pies: Vancouver’s Best Pizza, Mapped

It's been a while since we explicitly professed our passion for the peeps holding down the pizza game in Vancouver. Introducing our updated, short roster of local slices and pies - listed in no hierarchical order - that check all of the boxes.

Scout Book Club, Vol. 8

We like consuming words on the page almost as much as we like consuming food on the plate. Welcome to the Scout Book Club: a brief and regular rundown of what we're reading, what's staring at us from the bookshelf begging to be read next, and what we've already read and recommend.

Scout Book Club, Vol. 7

We like consuming words on the page almost as much as we like consuming food on the plate. Welcome to the Scout Book Club: a brief and regular rundown of what we're reading, what's staring at us from the bookshelf begging to be read next, and what we've already read and recommend.

From Ancient Methods to Autumnal Rarities: Miki Ellis Schools us on Sake

The rice wine pro and co-owner of Dachi Restaurant takes us on a quick tour of sake - from beginner through to extra credit.

Scout’s Holiday Wine Guide

In the interest of highlighting the best of the BC region - and hearing from the people who know it best! - we've appealed directly to Scout Community wineries and winemakers themselves for their recommendations...

Eleven Crafty Events to Hit This Holiday Season, Updated

For those, like us, who prefer to minimize the madness and lean toward a more convivial, laid-back and community-minded shopping experience, we've updated our list of holiday markets, fairs and pop-ups on our radar, happening around Vancouver through Saturday, Dec. 23rd.

‘The Flamingo Room’ Opens Doors on Commercial Drive

The new Miami-inspired bar and soon-to-be "go-to" spot for live entertainment is easily one of the more unique and exciting bars in the local pipeline right now.

Ten Crafty Events to Hit This Holiday Season

For those, like us, who prefer to minimize the madness and lean toward a more convivial, laid-back and community-minded shopping experience, we've compiled a list of the holiday markets, fairs and pop-ups on our radar, happening around Vancouver during the festive weeks ahead...

From Take-Out Turkey Dinners to ‘The Sweet Stuff’

Already have a venue but need the food? No problem. Here is a list of fully prepared feasts, unique add-ons, and catering options that will set you up for a low key holiday.

Scout Book Club, Vol. 6

Welcome to the Scout Book Club: a brief and regular rundown of what we're reading, what's staring at us from the bookshelf begging to be read next, and what we've already read and recommend.

Picking Grapes with Jayton Paul

We put our Picking Grapes questions to the Wine Director for Boxset Collective (Published on Main, Bar Susu, Novella, Twin Sails).