Desiree Nielsen Does The Dishes

The registered dietitian, recipe developer, podcast host and cookbook author leads us on a day of indulgent plant-based eating and drinking around her East Van neighbourhood.

Ten Restaurateurs Weigh In on Rising Prices and What They Mean for Diners

As prices continue climbing, are we in danger of seeing some portion of the existing customer base - including those who actually work in restaurants - become unable to afford to dine out?

Baker’s Breakfast Joint is Serving Up Breakfast in Chinatown “All Night Long”, Jan. 27th

Baker's Breakfast Joint is usually only available for pre-order for delivery via their website, so this is a nice opportunity to enjoy their offerings (baos, steamed buns, egg tarts, cheesecake and more) in a more casual and interactive way.

Livia Dinners are Finally Happening, Four Nights of the Week

The rumours are true! If you're as amped about this news as we (and no doubt countless others) are, then showing up as early, hungry and patient as possible is highly recommended.

Mike DiPietro Does The Dishes

We work up an appetite joining local photographer and man-about-town on his typical Sunday route along the Drive, "taking photos and popping in and out of places to fuel up"...

Make Time for a Good Belly Laugh at ‘Seth Fest’, Jan. 23-26 at the Hollywood Theatre

Do the bare trees, soggy ground and early sunsets of January have you feeling bummed? Lighten things up at "Seth Fest".

Sophia Lin Does The Dishes

For this special Lunar New Year edition of 'The Dishes', we thought it would be fun to consult with Sophia Lin, owner of the Mt. Pleasant based 'modern Chinese bistro', to find which Vancouver restaurants (besides her own) she recommends for celebrating this auspicious occasion in proper gustatory style.

Oh Carolina Cafe & Grocer Says ‘Farewell’ to Fraserhood on January 15th

This Sunday will be the last day of business for the Fraserhood cafe and corner store. In the meantime, don't miss your chance to get in there to say goodbye.

A Dozen Industry Folks Talk Tackling Food Waste and Offer Their ‘Insider’ Tips

Recent research estimates that 20% (or 11 million tonnes) of all the food produced in Canada each year becomes (avoidable) waste - food that could have been eaten, but was instead sent to a landfill, incinerated or managed as organic waste.

Ten Places to Steam, Soak and Sauna In and Around Vancouver, Mapped

From luxurious hotel spas to community centres and gyms, plus a "feel good" pop-up situation and a historic institution - the city and surrounding area offer a range of detoxifying venues. Here's our list of ten local options to help get you passively sweating in 2023...

Picking Grapes with Kurtis Kolt

Clearly, the love for local wine is strong with Vancouver-based wine consultant, writer and co-founder of Top Drop Vancouver and Pleasant Pairings.

‘Wine School’ is Officially In Session in Chinatown, Feb. 1st, 2023

The new "open, inclusive, and culturally relevant" concept will be ready to roll at 265 East Pender Street the beginning of February.

We Want to Hide Out in This Nifty Bowen Island Airstream Trailer, Indefinitely

Vancouver-based photographer Ryan Voigt takes a trip a trip to Bowen Island to explore the new Wildernest Airstream trailer retreat.

On Modern Day Palates, Old Baseball Cards and Acura Legends, with Sam Payne

With another New Year fast-approaching, we think it's awfully apropos to check in and reflect with the co-owner of Port Moody's newest and most nostalgic brewery, Rewind Beer Co.

Alibi Room Readies for Changing of Hands at the End of December

Although the Alibi Room will continue to sling pints (under the management of Victoria, BC-based hospitality group, Four Top) the last day of service under their current ownership of extended family members - Nigel and Kerry Springthorpe, Raya Audet and Chef Greg Armstrong - will be Friday, December 23rd, 2022.

18 Thoughtful Gift Ideas: From Good Bottles to An Island Get-Away

Skip the Ferrero Rocher this year and seek out goodies that will show your thoughtfulness and keep money in your local economy...

Our Updated Guide to Vancouver’s Best Bookstores, Mapped

Once again, we've compiled our list of favourite local bookstores (and a few low key non-bookstore 'bookstores') to use as a guide for all your holiday gift-giving needs, and/or for filling your personal library shelves over the months ahead...

Let’s Talk Yelp and Google Reviews

Let's be honest: even if you can 'rise above' reacting, the mean comments still sting.

Be a ‘Local Tourist’ at Kid Sister’s One-Day-Only Pop Up Market, Dec. 10

To celebrate Kid Sister Skin Care's first anniversary, owner Max Tamoto has rounded up a crew of like-minded small businesses for a one day shopping event at Strathcona's Picnic Studios (881 E Hastings).

Picking Grapes with Liam “Li” Johnstone

In this edition, we get the local wine lowdown from the artist, wine-lover, and Bar Programmer/Manager at New West's Moodswing Bar.

Our Guide to This Month’s Holiday Markets, Fairs and Pop-Ups

We mapped out a holiday shopping list designed for those, like us, who would rather opt out of the mall madness in favour of a more convivial and community-minded atmosphere...

The Musical Tastes of Yu Su, In and Out of the Kitchen

On Wednesday, December 7th, Ubuntu Canteen will be hosting Yu Su for a sonically inspired collaborative dinner, featuring the personal sounds of her trip through mainland China.

Sebastian Cortez Does The Dishes

The owner of eponymous butcher shop, Sebastian & Co. Fine Meats, walks us through his ideal day of eating and drinking around the Greater Mainland.

Here’s What Happened at Last Night’s ‘Canada’s Great Kitchen Party Vancouver’

Check out Thursday night's regional qualifier results, along with our exclusive photo gallery from the event.

MILK CRATE INTERVIEW // Shifting to a Four-Day Work Week Model

Four days on, three days off. A new schedule is gaining traction, with several notable Vancouver restaurants now participating and many more toying with the idea. But is it all it's cracked up to be?

Scout Magazine’s 2022 Holiday Guide, Mapped

A quick rundown of which Scout Community Members are offering what this holiday season - from catering and take-out, to special dine-in menus and big buy-out options.

Seven Wine-Centric Events to Put On Your Agenda, Now to Dec. 1st

A quick rundown of recurring and special events happening around Vancouver this month, where good wine is basically guaranteed.

Picking Grapes with Rob Scope

The Magnet gets a lot of (well-deserved) praise for their awesome beer selection. However, their wine list - although more concise - definitely holds its large part owing to Scope.