Five Years Ago This Week, When Ramen Gojira First Debuted Its Huge Noodle Bowls

They invited me down to participate in the staff tasting on the day before launch. I was so excited that I skipped breakfast.

At a Glance

  • 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
  • Opportunity Knocks Are you looking for work? Check out the very latest job listings…

You Need to Try This Refreshing ‘Forager’s Gimlet’ Cocktail From Grapes & Soda

This gorgeous, bright green gimlet is full of fresh forest flavours, perfect for celebrating the advance of Spring.

This Dark and Sexy Restaurant With a ‘Nuevo Latino’ Theme Was Once a Gastown Hotspot

Cobre enjoyed a five-year run before shutting down in 2012 with the chef launching Cuchillo a few blocks east on Powell Street.

CRAFT BEER ATLAS // Hypha Project is Vancouver’s Latest Art- and Community-Driven Beer Venture

Not even COVID could stop three longtime drinking and brewing buddies from launching their dream project in July, 2020.

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...

You Need to Try This Hot Mexican Chocolate Cream-Filled Pastry on Commercial Drive

The thing is positively loaded with the stuff (really the volume of a cream puff), thus warming the palate without mercy.

On the Thing About Saving Chinatowns and Making Vaccines Mandatory for Restaurant Workers

In her latest read of the food and drink news, Talia finds glimmers of hope and Texans having a rough time.

‘Thank You Pizza’ Set for Launch at Gore & Union

On four nights a week, Devon Towler, Sean Cunningham and chef Lee Kellough will transform Hunnybee into a wood-fired pizzeria.

Inside Slim’s BBQ, Now (Softly) Open on Main St.

The new restaurant's soft launch is set for tonight (Thu, Jan. 28th) with the official opening scheduled for February 1st.

OPENING SOON // Inside the Imminent Vancouver House Location of Autostrada

The new restaurant is located just a stone's throw from Chef David Chang's (hopefully still) upcoming Momofuku outpost.

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