On Side Orders of Coronavirus and Never Working a Valentine’s Day Shift Again

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds award-winning local booze and firefighters saving giant bottles of wine.

On Accidentally Tipping Thousands and Bad People Making Counterfeit Wine

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia learns of wine fraudsters and the economics behind cheap buffets.

On Beautiful Fast Food Spots and the City of Vancouver Failing its Restaurants

In her latest read of the food and drink news, Talia finds comically heroic pop-up bars and feasts on Superbowl food ads.

On Restaurant Staffers Getting Healthy and Oscar-Winners Portraying Bad Boy Chefs

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia learns about spilled wine and Hong Kong restaurants at war.

On How to Close a Restaurant and Not Drink Beer Named After a Murderous Druglord

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds warm whisky cocktails and gets a lesson on whole hog BBQ.

On the Kind of Person Who Steals Menus and the Midlife Crisis of the Restaurant Review

In her latest read of the food and drink news, Talia gets curious about tater tots and finds a Michelin chef in full droop.

On Predicting 2020 Food Trends and the Weird World of New Year’s Eve Traditions

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds blue foods abounding and a battery of year-end lists.

On the Coming Holiday Drink Tsunami and the Trouble With Reindeer Orgies

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds sinking gingerbread cities and efforts to conserve genetic diversity.

Drinker

A Map to Vancouver’s 12 Cocktails of December

12 Places

Partial proceeds from each cocktail goes to charity, so this map leads to bars where you can drink for a good cause...

On Awkward Family Dinners and Iconic Restaurants That Disappear in the Night

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia learns of Michelin drama and new arrivals from Tokyo.

You Need to Try the Chef’s Catch Dinner at Coquille

The last dinner in the series featured an unforgettably delicious saffron and mussel risotto. The next feast focuses on Dungeness crab.

Drinker

Vancouver’s Best Cocktail Spots, Winter Edition

35 Places

We asked drinks expert Talia Kleinplatz to map out her favourite imbibing spots in Vancouver for the long dark that lies ahead.

On America’s Best New Restaurants and the Growing Need for More Noodles

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds poisoned blueberry fields and fast food phasing out plastic toys.

On the Joys of ‘Immigrant Food’ and Teasing David Chang’s Upcoming Memoir

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia learns of shipwrecked booze and why sandwiches should always be buttered.

On Forbidding All New Restaurants and Making a Big Mistake Behind the Bar

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds a record-breaking crab and McDonalds messing with your mind.

On the Art of the Spicy Interview and Open Season on Eating Roadkill

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia gets tempted by Salt Spring Island and awaits the new Bourdain documentary.

On Canada’s Best New Restaurants and the World’s Most Expensive Whisky

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds booze on the ferry and people wearing moldy fruit gemstones.

On Scotch Having a Tough Go and the West Coast Coming of David Chang

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds restaurants firing servers and the rediscovery of American brandy.

On All-Hamburger Diets and the Coming End of a West Coast Restaurant Institution

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia anticipates more Ugly Delicious and the taste of space beef...

On Labour-Inducing Burgers and Cancelling the Tofino Food & Wine Festival

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia learns of a new donut shop and a death in the restaurant family.

On New Tipping Models and Avocado Toast Being Eaten by the Shark It Jumped

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds Charles Dickens' liquor log and gets a chef's picks for Tofino.

On the Upcoming Anthony Bourdain Auction and the Sudden Death of Celebrity Chef Carl Ruiz

In her latest read of the food and drink news, Talia finds Cory Booker eating hot dogs and a restaurant that thinks its a library.

On Cemeteries With Liquor Licences and Keeping Up With a Ketchup Guardian

In her latest read of the food and drink news, Talia finds influential bars and the museum world's taste for ancient food.

On Animating Sushi Construction and Bringing a Gun to a Chicken Fight

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds Germans cracking beer codes and depictions of a bygone Golden Age.

On Pumpkin-Spiced Nightmares and Threats of Violence in the Restaurant Trade

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds reimagined Egg McMuffins and chicken sandwich debates.

On Fried Chicken Sandwiches Doing Battle and Restaurant Critics Harnessing Tech

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds a menu full of bugs and immigration hardliners messing with restaurants.

On Baby Kissers Stuffing Their Faces and the Persistent Nostalgia of Fast Food

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia Kleinplatz learns of brazen birds and ice cream museums.

On Seagulls Stealing Food and Restaurateurs Cheating Industry Veteran

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia learns of new Vancouver restaurants and Instagram accounts worth following.