Chef Jesse McCleery on Forgetting All the Chaos and Cooking Wild

The chef and co-owner of the award-winning Pilgrimme reflects on meals of memory and what it's like to cook on Galiano Island.

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  • THE SCOUT 25 An up-to-date list of Vancouver’s best restaurants, selected by industry pros and ranked by readers.
  • Opening Soon An archive of Vancouver’s most important restaurants under construction
  • You Need To Try This A running account of all the Vancouver dishes and drinks you need to try…
  • Never Heard Of It The hole-in-the-wall restaurants of Vancouver that don’t get the attention they deserve
  • The New Breed Short interviews with the new generation of Vancouver’s restaurant scene.
  • Name That Restaurant How well do you know Vancouver’s restaurant scene? Your guesses please…
  • Stacked A new column deconstructing Vancouver’s most delicious hand-helds
  • Drinker Stories detailing the best of British Columbia’s craft beers, ciders, spirits and wines.
  • The Dishes We ask Vancouverites to map out their ideal day and night of eating and drinking on the town.
  • How To Cook Vancouver In this column we learn how to make Vancouver’s best restaurant dishes in our own homes.
  • Intelligence Briefs A weekly compendium of food and drink-related news stories.
  • Bartifacts Tracing the origins of the many odd artifacts often found hidden among the bottles on local bar shelves.
  • Restaurant Porn A daydream archive pairing gorgeous foreign restaurants with Vancouver addresses
  • Best Seat in the House Not all restaurant tables are created equal. Here we illustrate as much, one seat at a time.
  • Community News News, updates, events and more from members of the Scout Community
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Celebrated Portland Chef in Town to Collaborate on a Special Multi-Course Feast

This sounds one of those meals that will be forever seared into the memories of those lucky enough to have forked their way through it.

On Scotch Having a Tough Go and the West Coast Coming of David Chang

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds restaurants firing servers and the rediscovery of American brandy.

The Dishes

Doing ‘The Dishes’ With Brad Bodnarchuk

10 Places

The engaging fellow behind the Half a Dozen Hospitality podcast takes us on a whirlwind tour of his favourite places to eat and drink.

How To Cook Vancouver

We Tried to Make Tavola’s Amazing Rib Steak With Salsa Verde at Home

In the latest edition of How to Cook Vancouver, Maciel does her very best to recreate one of the West End's best main courses.

On All-Hamburger Diets and the Coming End of a West Coast Restaurant Institution

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia anticipates more Ugly Delicious and the taste of space beef...

Can You Correctly Identify This Vancouver Restaurant?

Do you think you know Vancouver's restaurant scene well enough to identify this spot? Give us your best guesses in the comments...

New Cream Puff Cafe Opening Soon

Award-winning Beta5 Chocolates is growing their sweet operation to include a 16 seat cafe on Industrial Avenue.

A Sneak Peek Inside ‘Open Outcry’

Sean Heather's highly anticipated, 88-seat restaurant and bar opens later this week in the heart of the Financial District.

New Donut Shop & Cafe Opening Soon in Chinatown

Janice Lee's Mello Donut Shop is opening soon in the heart of Chinatown at 223 East Pender Street.

Inside Vancouver’s Newest Wine Bar

VV Tapas Lounge has been open for a week in the new Strathcona Village condo complex at 957 East Hastings Street.

This bulletin board is used by members of the Scout Community to share their news. On a typical day it will include new menu offerings; details on special deals and events; new stock and sale notices; announcements of senior staff appointments; and much more.

Ancora Announces Fifth Annual Caviar Festival, November 1-30

All-Natural Halloween Treats Ready at East Van Roasters

Bosa Foods Primed for Grand Opening

After several months of quiet renovations, the Kootenay St. store is finally ready for its big reveal on Saturday, October 19th.