Five Years Ago This Week, Inside the Second Coming of Chambar

For this week's edition of Throwback Thursday we return to the early days of the Belgian-Moroccan restaurant's major move on Beatty St.

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…

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...

Kitsilano’s Cacao Has Officially Closed. Here’s Why…

The 'progressive latin' restaurant has officially shuttered after nearly three years at 1898 West 1st Avenue in the heart of Kits.

Curious About the Delicious World of Filipino Fried Chicken? Here’s a Great Place to Start…

Fernando Medrano continues the "Never Heard Of It" series with a dive into the deliciousness of Win Win Chick-N in Steveston Village.

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.

Inside ‘Published’ on Main Street

A recent visit to the upcoming West Coast contemporary restaurant revealed that construction is starting to accelerate.

You Need to Try Else Wines’ ‘A Muscat on Skins’

The delightfully precocious (if elusive) wine from the new experimental natural winery holds its own among more mature pairings.

Opening Soon

A Look Inside Japantown’s Harken Coffee

The upcoming, Japanese-inspired coffee house and shojin ryori-style restaurant is coming together at 338 Powell Street.

Zocalo Modern Cantina Now Open in the Fraserhood’s Old Crowbar Space

Beyond the food concept and ownership, not much has changed inside the good-looking 30 seater at 646 Kingsway.

New Restaurant ‘Beehive Kitchen & Bar’ to Launch in Kitsilano This Summer

The new spot will land at some point this summer in the space recently vacated by the Oakwood Canadian Bistro.

‘Wind Cries Mary’ Opening Soon in Victoria’s Historic Bastion Square

Jesse Dame has taken over the storied Camille's Restaurant address and aims to have his new restaurant open by mid-July.

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Fable Kitchen Gives a Supplier Shout Out to Windset Farms