Thalia moved from Winnipeg to Vancouver as a vegan, wannabe art student, and a beer and wine naif. Over a decade later, she is now an omnivorous, beer- and vini-vorous food and culture writer. She is in her most natural state perched at a local bar or brewery, with a pen or book in one hand and a pint in the other.
Got a serious 'thing' for hoppy beer? Good news for you: the Gastown restaurant (from the crew behind Brassneck Brewery) has declared Sunday, June 3rd as a day of hop devotion, with the return of 'Hoppapalooza'.
On ‘Soil-Up’ Production and Starting a Fibre Revolution, with Dana Lee
Transparency and community - it's what we value in the food we buy and consume, so why not extend these same principles to the clothing we wear? Join us as we uncover the Dana Lee Brown designer's perspective on clothing could be a game-changer for your closet...
Sip on Wines from the Spanish Seaside at Dachi’s Albamar Winemaker Dinner, May 25th
This is your chance to get super intimate with winemakers Marie and Elena, from Albamar, whilst luxuriating over a wine-paired five-course dinner prepared by Chef Ben and the rest of the Dachi crew. One seating only!
Grounds for Coffee is Celebrating 30 Years This Week, May 10th
To honour three decades in the caffeine-and-cinnamon-bun biz, both the OG Kits cafe/bakery and the East Van location will be putting out their much-loved buns double-time, offering a Buy One Get One (BOGO) promo for one day only.
Nine(ish) Films Screening at the 22nd Annual DOXA Festival We Want to See
The 2023 edition is set to take over three of Vancouver's foremost independent theatre screens beginning this Thursday (May 4th) through to Sunday the 14th - amounting to a total of 64 local and international films! Here's a brief list of the flicks we most want to indulge our senses and brains on during this year's fest.
New Maenam X Brassneck Beer Pairing is Available NOW
...but only until April 30th! The limited time option to pair Maenam's multi-course Chef's Menu with a curated selection of six Brassneck beers - including their new 'Khanoon O’Clock’ Jackfruit IPA collab - seems like one Van Brewers Fest event not to be missed.
On Temperamental Tufting and Working Smaller, with Sarah Savoy of ‘Softside Workshop’
Savoy will be showing her pieces at Bespoke Market in Squamish, from April 28th through 30th. Until then, get to know a little more about the textural and colourful world of Savoy's creation by delving into our new interview with her.
Lock in Your 2023 Farmhouse Fest Tickets the Moment They Drop, April 21st
Days spent eating and drinking outdoors under the sunshine are in the not so distant future. Take a moment to think warm and sunny thoughts, and prepare to make the most of the season ahead by hooking yourself up with tickets to the celebration of saisons.
Brand-Spanking-New ‘Vancouver Brewers Fest’ Happening Citywide, April 21-30
Although good beer is obviously the focus, the local-brewery-run event aims to be much more than a ten-day-long marathon of craft-beer-drinking. As the VBF website puts it, it's a "celebration of the breweries, the people and the communities that have developed hand in hand."
Do Something Good for Yourself & the Planet by Up-Cycling Your Old Denim
Before you dump your old jeans into your neighbourhood donation bin, you should know that there are other, more creatively satisfying options available...Case in point: THIS Gallery and Nimvar's sewing workshop on Thursday, April 6th.
Gather at Massy Arts Society This Sunday, for ‘Around the Table: Literary Readings Celebrating Asian Voices’
Chinatown community hub, Massy Arts Society, is hosting an "afternoon of literary readings and visual art" featuring BC-based talents of different Asian heritages, and centred on a theme that we find especially appealing...
Upstart & Crow is Throwing a “Buzzworthy” Book Launch and Cocktail Party, April 27th
The little bookshop is throwing an event combining a few of our favourite things: books, cocktails, and rad, creative women. Having a bit of forethought to block the date off of your calendar is probably a good idea...
Prepare Yourself for Picnic Season with an OH Studio Project Hanami Bento Workshop
Get yourself sorted out with your own specially designed and glazed ceramic bento box to be used at OH Studio's next group picnic featuring a food menu by Chau Veggie. All of the extra picnic mileage you get out of your bento is totally up to you!
Plan a Trip to Vancouver Island for Victoria’s First Ever All Natural Wine Festival
On March 24th, the Barnyard Natural Wine Festival is setting a new precedent in the BC wine scene. We're telling you well in advance so that you can make your arrangements ASAP and don't miss out participating in this super cool event...
There’s One Week Left to Apply for the 2023 Les Dames d’Escoffier Scholarships
Luckily, there's plenty of rain in the forecast between now and the cut-off date - great for cutting down on distractions, if not much else! Find a chunk of time over the next week to get your application sorted and sent ASAP.
Join Ça Marche and Friends for a Four-Night Moules and Steak Pop-Up, Feb. 9-Mar. 2
Ça Marche is switching up their dinner service - swapping Breton(ish) style crêpes for French bistro fare - and they're kicking it off with a series of one-night-only dinners inspired by a couple of classics.
Add Some ‘Wild’ New Cooking Skills to Your Repertoire This Winter and Spring
Curious about cooking with wild BC ingredients but not sure where to start? Good news: beginning this February, EatWild has a solution for Vancouverites that doesn't even involve getting out of the city...