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Get Schooled on International Cocktail Culture at Laowai

After an intense year of hands-on cocktail-related 'research', the team at this Chinatown speakeasy is primed to share their love of global cocktail culture with Vancouver via a bunch of boozy events (on their own stomping ground) as part of Vancouver Cocktail Week.

We Can’t Get Enough of Nata’s Food-Inspired Candles

London-based makers of food-shaped candles, Nata, are dropping their new collection this week, on February 27th (tomorrow!) and they're even more decadent than ever...

Get Into the Free Economy Spirit at The Burrow’s Brunch & Bazaar, Feb. 9th

This isn't your average brunch or shopping event: besides nourishing your body affordably and replenishing your closet (for free!), this is also the opportunity to find new homes for your old, gently used threads, have fun, and connect with other like-minded folks in the community.

Hit The Magnet for Their ‘Island Darlings’ Tap Takeover, Feb. 10th

A change of scenery is nice, but sometimes the turnaround is just too short to justify the ferry trip. This weekend, we recommend forgoing the hassle of logistics in favour of a one-stop Vancouver Island brewery tour at The Magnet.

Beer Brief, Vol. 70

It's back (and brief-er)! A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

Surrender to a Snow Day with This Big Bowl of Goodness

Hungry for in-doors activities to keep you amused during the coldest days of the winter season? This Tonkotsu Ramen 'little puzzle thing' seems like an apropos place to start.

Four Current Calls for Submission to Put on Your Radar Right Now

Whether this time of year provides you with ideal conditions for focusing on creating, or you’re feeling dull and in need of some extra motivation/inspiration, consult our short list of local calls for submission currently open.

Secure Your Tickets for the Burdock & Co X Angela Hartnett Collab Dinner Now!

Act fast and there's a chance you can still snag one of the few spots remaining for the 8pm seating at the Sunday, February 4th event...

An Inside Look at Three-Michelin-Star ‘Les Troisgros’

Attention local food-lovers and pleasure-seekers: if your movie-watching appetite is especially large, we recommend putting aside a chunk of time for one of VIFF's five scheduled showings of Menus-Plaisirs Les Troisgros this month - it's a veritable filmic feast!

We Want to Curl Up in Bed with This Cookbook (and a Good Meal, Obviously)

Dining well while comfortably tucked under the covers is all we want to do during the week-long post-holiday stretch, (at least) up until after the New Years dust has settled...Lo and behold: The Eating in Bed Cookbook.

It’s Time to Apply for the Chefs’ Table Society’s New Restaurant Culture Shift Program!

The program aimed at enacting new and creative ways of bolstering small-scale BC restaurants is funded-up and ready to launch - and they're currently looking for their first wave of participants.

Sink Your Teeth into KAPOW! Burger, Beginning This Friday

As of Friday, December 1st, Mount Pleasant's brewery district is getting an injection of flavour when the new smashburger concept parks itself at Electric Bicycle Brewing (20 East 4th Avenue).

Wind Down at ‘Den: A Place for Breathing and Rest’, This Friday Only

Local multidisciplinary artist Lorri Clark's new immersive sound experience at the Lobe this Friday, December 1st seems like it could be the perfect balm for a rough week

Fill Up on Dumplings Galore at It’s Okay Bar, Nov. 18th

This month the fun and food-filled times don’t stop at It’s Okay Bar! Another reason to swing by the Hastings Sunrise spot in the near future: the Dicky’s Dumps menu takeover this Saturday only.

Mark Your Calendar: Head to It’s Okay Bar for Wings, Wines and Good Times, Nov. 22

Experience five different Georgian wines hitting five different flavour profiles, plus as many different chicken wing flavours, and two live DJs - not bad for a Wednesday night!

Get Hands-On at Got Craft’s Super Intimate ‘Beginner Hand Lettering Workshop’, Nov. 18th

While we're always stoked to skip the mall to check out and chat up the line-up of talented local makers, this year we're even more excited about the opportunity to tap into our own creative wells, by signing up for this super special workshop, led by local sign painting legend, John Lenning.

Prepare Your Stomachs for ‘The Movember Meatball Throwdown’, Nov. 18

For one afternoon only, six Vancouver chefs put their best meatball sandwiches forward, paired with as many local craft breweries, to earn honours and support a great cause.

Treat Yourself to Noah’s Cafe Snack Party 3.0 on Nov. 13th

The West End neighbourhood spot for Japanese tapas and cocktails can help you start the week off right with the third edition of their 'Snack Party' series, featuring Kiko Nakata, Martin Moral, and Cliff Chi.

Talking History, Culture, Community and Caribbean Food, with Chef Cullin David

We have a lot of respect, admiration, and questions for the people behind the 13+-year-old restaurant, so an interview was long overdue…

For a Rural Autumn Feast, Get Your Tickets to the Driftwood Spirits ‘Sunday Dinner on the Farm’, Nov. 12th

The second chapter of the 'Land & Sea' dinner and cocktail series takes place at Ensemble Farm in Richmond, with Chef Mark Singson and Mixologist Kevin O’Neill.

How to ‘Do’ Montreal This Fall & Winter

Whichever Montreal personality you encounter, we’ve got you covered in the eating, drinking and entertainment departments - always good and reliable things in the city!

Local Artist David Wilson’s Comeback Solo Exhibition Opens at VisualSpace This Thursday!

From October 12th through the 28th, you can lay your peepers on Wilson's new exhibition, The Ground Beneath My Feet.

From Anthotypes to Biodiversity and Extremophiles: 10 Questions with Local Artist, Mary Rusak

An in-depth Q&A with the Vancouver-based mixed media artist drawing inspiration from the natural sciences to examine the relationships between humans and non-humans.

W Projects Announces Second Exhibition, DREAM MACHINE, Opening Sept. 30th

As the month of September comes to a close, Russna Kaur's new solo show, DREAM MACHINE (try walking on a path of splinters with no shoes), is opening at the Gastown gallery, in the Del Mar Inn's ground level space at 555 Hamilton Street.

14 Films to See at the 42nd Vancouver International Film Festival, Sept. 28-Oct.8

As usual, we set ourself the (enormous!) challenge of selecting our shortlist of films from the 140+ included in this year's program to feature in our (by no means complete) "must watch" list.

Lager Fest Returns to Luppolo Brewing Company This Weekend!

The Lager Fest will feature a line-up of lagers, including both new and tried-and-true brews from Luppolo themselves, as well as a couple of special collabs and some friendly guest taps.

On Orbs, Blobs, Communities and Movements with Artist, Yunhan ‘Han’ Wang

Han's exhibition of new ceramic sculptures is on display in the Slice of Life Gallery from Sept. 21-26...check it out!

Join Burdock & Co’s 10-Year Anniversary Celebration, Sept. 23rd

We love celebrating the restaurants and chefs who share a mutual respect for our local farmers and producers, the ingredients they grow and the products (like wine) that they lovingly create. Chef/Owner Andrea Carlson and her crew at Burdock & Co, have been doing this - and doing it well - for ten years.