CRAFT BEER ATLAS // House of Funk Is North Van’s Place of Beer Worship

For over a year now this coffeehouse by day and brewery-plus-tasting room by night has proven magnetic to devoted sippers.

New ‘Super Natural’ Gaia Grocery Now Open in Tofino

Tofino's newest business is fully stocked with local, organic and sustainable food options for shopping in-store and online.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 39

6 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news for your at-home and socially-distanced pleasure, compiled by Thalia Stopa.

Questions Big, Small and Pressing with Local Designer and Musician, Isabelle Dunlop

In this Q&A, the local polymath fields our random rapid-fire questions while also addressing the impact of Covid-19.

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The Best BC Ciders to Enjoy This Summer

19 Places

We've mapped out well over a dozen local cideries and detailed their most interesting sips and suggested pairings.

Katharine Manson Shares Her Definitive Records

The founder of Manson Communications scoured her collective 3,000+ vinyl collection to pick her three favourite records...

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Finding Good Reads Big and Small, From Grand Tales of BC to Thick Culinary Mags

3 Places

Take advantage of at least some of your currently unspoken-for hours by tackling something good to read.

19 Ways to Treat Mom Right this Mother’s Day

Just because you may not be able to give your Mom a big hug and a kiss this year doesn't mean you can't show her some love!

Refresh Market’s Highly Anticipated Spring Edition Will Be Virtual on April 25th

The online event will include studio tours, workshops, tutorials and looks behind-the-scenes with their TBA line-up of vendors.

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Vancouver’s Take-Out Beer Options, Mapped

42 Places

Here's a guide for those on the hunt for delicious - and honestly much-needed - beer to help wash down their self-isolation.

The Definitive Records of ‘Local Beverage Slinger’ Devon Towler

This week we asked the Bar Manager at The Magnet to share the three records that anchor his musical tastes.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 38

10 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

New Cup Share Program Now in Action at Four Coffee Spots Around East Van

This smartly designed, easy-to-use local cup share program is already in operation at several cafes in Vancouver.

Getting Up Close and Personal With the Work of Local Artist, Cara Guri

The local artist details the mental and physical processes of creating her fantastically photorealistic yet surreal paintings.

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Toasting the Bees With Local Bartender and Activist, Max Curzon-Price

Max Curzon-Price has been challenging bartenders around the world to join his campaign for pollinator sustainability.

CRAFT BEER ATLAS // Sip the Latest Operation to Occupy a Storied Powell Street Incubator

Slow Hand beer story began with a namesake Pilsner, and these days includes a short roster of sessional (aka low-alcohol) styles.

On Overthinking and Getting Gritty with Zimt Chocolates Founder, Emma Smith

We recently caught up with the forward-thinking businesswoman to learn more about developing an ethical vegan candy business.

Treat Your Senses to Some Foraging Fun at the 4th Annual Truffle Festival

Prepare your senses, because it's almost time for the fourth annual Truffle Festival -- February 29th and March 1st.

Tracking the Colourful Learning Curve of Local Artist / Activist Sandeep Johal

At the upcoming PechaKucha Vol. 51 (March 12th at the Vancouver Playhouse), she'll be taking the stage to expound on her creative process.

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Beer Brief Vol. 37

10 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

Breaking Down the Art of Buying Art With Pennylane Shen

The worldly curator, educator and artist consultant gives us some tips on how to find art for every budget and taste.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 36

10 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

Getting to Know Shawn Dalton, the Talent Behind BC’s Own Marrow Vermouth

We recently had the opportunity to speak with the fellow behind Penticton's creative Marrow Vermouth brand.

Pie Shoppe’s Stephanie French to Host Winter Pie Making Workshops

This is your last chance of the season to bank some killer pie-making skills before the Pie Shoppe sisters kick off their sabbatical.

All That Colourful Art on the Walls at ‘The Magnet’ Is Not What It Seems…

Downtown's beer-forward restaurant is a trove of quirky details from bar to bathroom. Here's a cool thing to look out for...

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Beer Brief Vol. 35

11 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 34

12 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

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Vancouver’s Best Breads, Mapped

27 Places

We spent many days over the last month revisiting our favourite Vancouver bakeries and cafes to pick out worthy loaves...