On Economists Saying It’s All Good and Clearing the Homeless From Oppenheimer Park

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr learns of China Creek's anniversary and what it's like in topsy-turvy land.

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What the Authorities Do With All the Smuggled Contraband Food They Find at JFK Airport

"Why did that nosy dog in New York steal the truffle sausages from my suitcase? What, pray, will become of their deliciousness?"

Scout List

The Scout List, Vol. 529

12 Places

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do in Vancouver from July 17 to July 23, 2019.

The View From Your Window #195

We love posting photos like this that reveal the views through the windows of our readers. We hope you'll consider sharing yours!

On Millionaires Amazed by Poverty and Making Every Debate on Rentals Toxic

In his latest read of the news headlines, Sean Orr recommends the Dutch Reach and learns of landlords needing house slaves.

Further Afield Trips

Tripping Further Afield in Squamish With Naomi Horii

13 Places

The Restaurant Manager of the beloved, soon-to-reopen Fergie's Cafe leads the way for day of eating, drinking and exploring.

You Need to Sniff Artist Megan Hepburn’s New Exhibition on Main Street

Her latest show is a collection of ‘olfactory objects’ and a painting created during recent residencies in Bulgaria and Vermont.

The Old Clock at Granville & Hastings Has a Short Name and a Long Story

"Long ago when Vancouver revolved around the intersection of Georgia and Granville, the Birks Clock was like its spindle."

What It's Called When a Developer's Greed Helps Erase a Neighbourhood's Character

"Since it was re-zoned, the lower Main Street section of Mount Pleasant has seen a lot of Condo Creep coming up from Olympic Village..."

The Beloved Giant Grizzly Who Just Up and Disappeared One Day

"Until I saw the documentary I thought Big Country had either died in anonymity or had moved to a country that didn't know basketball..."

Do You Know the Nickname of This Storied, High-Trafficked Stretch of the Downtown Eastside?

"My bike was stolen last night and everyone I know is telling me to look for it on the Zero Block..."

The Dishes

Doing ‘The Dishes’ With Shahnee Zaver

26 Places

The General Manager of Caffe La Tana takes us on a whirlwind tour of her favourite places to eat and drink around Vancouver.

The Dishes

Steve Ewing Does ‘The Dishes’

7 Places

We asked the creator of one of our favourite breakfast joints to map out some of his favourite eating and drinking spots around town.

The GM of Pepino’s Spaghetti House Dishes on Hospitality, Broken Bones and More

Scout recently met with the industry veteran to pick his brain about his life in restaurants and how he got to where he is now.

Further Afield Trips

Tripping Further Afield in Tofino with The Pointe’s Chef, Carmen Ingham

13 Places

For this Tofinitan edition of FAT, we asked Carmen to give us the scoop on where he likes to eat, drink and hang out around town…

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