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Many of the companies we do business with have been shattered by the Covid-19 pandemic. Scout is doing its best keep up.

Vancouver Food Legend Nathan Fong Has Died

Nathan will be remembered as a wonderfully kind and compassionate human being, and BC is forever the lesser without him.

Watch Italy’s Mayors Furiously Admonish Their Own Citizens for Ignoring Calls to Stay Home

At the time of writing (March 30th, 2020), the death toll in Italy is over 10,000 -- now the highest in the world.

Grocery Store Clerk Gives Advice on How to Shop During a Global Pandemic

YouTuber and grocery store worker Rebecca Loops talks about how people should be behaving in grocery stores.

On the Unlikely Origins of Ketchup and Mustard

In this short explainer video, Mental Floss drills down on the history of both condiments and reveals their different origin stories.

The Comfort Food Guide to Vancouver: Pepino’s Signature ‘Spaghetti & Meatballs’

There are two big meatballs per order, and these are made with a combination of beef, pork and three cheeses (pecorino, grana, ricotta).

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If…Helicopters Kept Crowds Off Beaches During Pandemics

Police in Italy and Brazil are employing helicopters to clear beaches that have been closed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The View From Your Window #225

We love posting photos like this that reveal the views through the windows of our readers. We hope you'll consider sharing yours!

Why Are Self-Isolating Vancouverites Going Out on Their Balconies and Cheering Every Evening?

"I'd love to participate in the 7pm Cheer but I live in a rural basement suite in Surrey and my landlord would think I was insane..."

Can You Correctly Identify This Vancouver Restaurant?

Do you think you know Vancouver's restaurant scene well enough to identify this spot? Give us your best guesses in the comments...

Video Demonstration Visualizes How Regular Soap Completely Obliterates Coronavirus

As this explainer video from Vox details, it has to do with erasing the layer of fat that surrounds and protects the structure of the virus.

Everything You Need to Know About the Vancouver Food and Beverage Community Relief Fund

Here's a copy of the local effort's launch release with relevant links and details on how funds will be distributed:

Honour Bound

Just Stay the Fuck Away From Each Other

If we operate under the assumption that every person around us is infected, we'll get through this with fewer unnecessary deaths.

10 Places

THROWBACK THURSDAY // 10 Photos From the Way Vancouver Was and Will Be Again

Imagery from the Scout archives from back when we were all able to gather with friends and dine together without stress or worry.

How Germs Spread on Surfaces // For Those Who Aren’t Taking This Seriously Yet

This short demonstration/experiment by Mark Rober uses UV-reactive powder to show us why we should all be isolating right now.

How to Make a Model of the Moon at Home While Social Distancing

All you need is a plastic sphere, some candle wax, a sheet of sandpaper, some paint and a global pandemic that gives you the time.

UPDATED // Vancouver’s Aragon Properties Provides Shining Example of How to Suck in a Crisis

It might just be that greed is immune to everything, even shame. Don't let this example set the tone. We are so much better than this!

Distilleries are Starting to Make Hand Sanitizer for the Most Vulnerable in Their Communities

Hand sanitizer scarcity is stressing people out, and since stress weakens the immune system, it's a problem that needs solving fast.

What You Need to Know About the Vancouver Craft Beer Week Postponement

The 2020 edition of Vancouver Craft Beer Week - scheduled for June - was postponed yesterday afternoon with new dates pending.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If…It Followed New York’s Lead and Allowed Take-Out Alcohol

To support its breweries, distilleries, wineries and restaurants, the city should allow people to order booze with their take-out.

The View From Your Window #224

We love posting photos like this that reveal the views through the windows of our readers. We hope you'll consider sharing yours!

How Japan Recovered After the Devastating 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami

Nine years ago this week the island nation of Japan suffered the devastating T?hoku earthquake and tsunami.

A Letter from the Editor

I can only speak for myself and my family, but from today forward it’s take-out, delivery and home cooking only.

What the Latest OpenTable Restaurant Reservations Data Tells Us

The very latest restaurant performance informations shows the public is taking the concept of 'social distancing' to heart.

How Some Japanese Are Trying to Stay Social While ‘Social Distancing’

The practice is called On-nomi, or 'drinking on[line]'. "It's the touchless, pathogen-free gathering of the immediate future."

Can You Correctly Identify This Vancouver Restaurant?

Do you think you know Vancouver's restaurant scene well enough to identify this spot? Give us your best guesses in the comments...

Robson’s Timber Restaurant to Close on March 22nd After Five-Year Run

Over the the next ten days, the team at Timber hopes to welcome regulars in to have their favourite dishes one last time.

The Dishes

Jayton Paul Does ‘The Dishes’

11 Places

This week we speak with award-winning Hawksworth Sommelier, Jayton Paul, about his favourite places to eat and drink around town.