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…

A Sneak Peek Inside the New Bufala

The new 160 seat Italian restaurant from Gooseneck Hospitality is on track to open in Edgemont Village later this month.

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...

The Comfort Food Guide to Vancouver: Gastown’s Simple ‘Gambas al Ajillo’

The shrimp are flash-seared in spiced olive oil with garlic, sherry, plenty of paprika and a parsley/lemon finish. Uncomplicated by impactful!

On the Art of the Spicy Interview and Open Season on Eating Roadkill

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia gets tempted by Salt Spring Island and awaits the new Bourdain documentary.

Take a Sneak Peek Inside Pallet Coffee’s Beautiful New Roastery in Railtown

After several months in the making the new facility is on track to officially open to the public this Monday, November 4th.

Outdoor Family Meal With Executive Chef Dan Mallahan of Seattle’s ‘Rider’

We recently joined Dan and his family for a crabbing adventure and feast on the beach at Birch Bay in Washington.

Huge Commissary Kitchen Coming to East Van

Coho Commissary is launching their third kitchen collective, this time on East Georgia St. just east of Clark Drive.

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.

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.

Burdock & Co Introduces Bar Gobo Pop-Up