On Thomas Jefferson’s Slave Chef and the Slow Reopening of the World’s Restaurants

In her latest read of the food/drink headlines, Talia finds an uncertain immediate future for hospitality both at home and abroad.

On Getting Ready to Reopen Restaurants and the Long, Hard Road Ahead

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds contrasting reopening schemes and predictions.

On Farmers Destroying Food and Seeking Ways to Safely Reopen the Restaurant Industry

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds new patio options and farmers destroying food.

On the End of Foodora and the Race to Reopen a Broken Restaurant Industry

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia learns of impending shortages and finds some silver linings in the darkness.

On Cautious Optimism and Chain Restaurants Hogging the Government Cheese

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia wonders at government help and what's permanent in the new normal.

On Deleting Food Delivery Apps and Feeling for Restaurants Under Construction

In her latest read of the food and drink news, Talia finds out why flour is scarce and how to ensure her take-out is safe.

On Selling Off the Baller Bottles and the Many Kindnesses of Struggling Restaurants

In her latest read of the food and beverage headlines, Talia finds emotional signs and the value of collective empathy.

On Nailing Tim Horton’s to the Wall and the Restaurant Industry’s Many Pre-Existing Conditions

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia takes note of how the industry is responding to an unprecedented crisis.

On Being Kind to Grocery Clerks and Operating Restaurants in a Dangerous Time

In her latest read of the food and drink news, Talia looks at the wide-ranging impacts of Covid-19 on the hospitality trade.

On Restaurants Versus COVID-19 and How We Can Help Them Weather the Storm

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia stares into the abyss of COVID-19 and how it's effecting the hospitality trade.

On Better Ways to Waste Vodka and the Great Restaurant Panic of 2020

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds a focus on resilience and local restaurants getting squeezed.

On British Columbian Cooks Going Camping and the Fascinating Sex Lives of Trees

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia learns about insanely-priced Irish whiskey and the courage of seagulls.

On Mythical Sugar Highs and the Growing Acceptance of People Who Don’t Drink in Bars

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia takes in some cocktail history and all things crispy.

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.