Phonetically Amusing Demonyn For The Inhabitants Of Bowen Island

"A bunch of Boweners are coming on the last ferry."

Finding Deliciousness Next to a Sex Shop and Under a Confusing Awning

Though it might not be the easiest restaurant to find, the unassuming Chong Qing Xiao Mian on Kingsway is definitely worth looking for.

The Lowdown on Chez Christophe’s Sweet New Chocolate Bar Branding

Christophe Bonson explains the personal inspirations and thought processes behind his brand's new retro/modern look.

The Dishes

Searching for Burnaby’s Best Food and Drink With Chocolate Master Christophe Bonzon

7 Places

We asked the owner, head pastry chef and chocolatier at Chez Christophe how he likes to roll in Burnaby. 

The Dishes

Danielle Tatarin Does ‘The Dishes’

9 Places

Dani might be spending a lot more time in Baja than YVR these days, but she can still point us in the direction of deliciousness...

Get Stoked to Celebrate the Year of the Pig in Chinatown on February 10

Head to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Gardens to celebrate the New Year and pig out on a day packed with food, fun and traditional entertainment.

Catch the Final Days of ‘Room of Her Own’ at Chinatown’s Yactac Gallery

This weekend is your chance to check out Setareh Yasan’s solo show at Yactac's new studio space before it's over.

On Death Blows, Nachos and Coffee Collabos with Cody Allmin of Twin Sails Brewing

We met up with the brewery boss to get a sneak peek at what Twin Sails has brewing (and buzzing) for this year's Hopwired Fest.

‘Livia’ Nearing Launch on The Drive

The upcoming 40 seat restaurant has come a long way in a short while. Take a sneak peek inside before opening day.

‘Livia’ Opening Soon on Commercial Drive

Claire Livia and her partner, Jordan Pires, have taken over the old All Basha space to create a 40 seat bakery and restaurant.

Local Artist Perrin Grauer’s Work-In-Progress at Upcoming ‘Magnet’

His installation sees hundreds of triangles angled in line to climb up the western wall of the beer-focused restaurant's entrance.

Once Upon a Time, Street Photographers Worked Our Sidewalks Hard

In her latest essay, Christine Hagemoen reminds us of a disappeared facet of daily life in downtown Vancouver.

The View From Your Window #173

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

You Should Know About Pigeon Park

How commercial interests, social engineering politicians, pigeons and people shaped the Downtown Eastside's "living room".

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Its Demolished Buildings Were First Saved in Miniature

Our historical architecture isn't so valued that it can avoid the wrecking balls of development. But what if it could be saved in another way?

Vancouver's Most Racist Restaurant, Remembered

"When Vancouverites find out that White Lunch used to be a thing, I think they're more embarrassed than they are surprised..."

‘Flourist’ Opening Soon in East Van

GRAIN, the local artisan flour miller and chef favourite, has rebranded as 'Flourist' with brick and mortar plans for 2019.

We Want a Summer Subscription to Beautiful Flowers From Local Grower ‘Valley Buds’

Buying into this flower share is a brilliant way to pre-emptively ensure fresh, gorgeous, local blooms all summer long.

We Want One of Steven Brekelmans New Drawings

The local artist's new series of drawings is currently hanging on the walls of Chernoff Fine Art on East 2nd Avenue.

We Want to Customize Our Very Own Search and Rescue Denim Co. Apron

Regardless of your industry or hobby, the newly launched Custom Apron Builder by Search and Rescue Denim Co. is really f*cking fun!

Get Your Weave On at Workshops Led by Local Artist Amanda Wood

Round two of the Weaving 101 workshop runs weekly from February 6th to 20th at Granville Island's Silk Weaving Studio.

Dig These Oddball Houseboats Made of Airplanes, Tractors, Buses and Ambulances

Formerly homeless eccentric Englishman Hamish McKenzie likes to think of himself as a "boat renovator"...

Ubuntu Canteen Coming to The Fraserhood

The forward-thinking, kid-friendly 38 seater will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner at 4194 Fraser Street.

Shameful Tiki Crew to Get Spooky With New Spot

The Dark Manor Inn is a 60 seat haunted-mansion inspired restaurant and bar opening soon at 4298 Fraser Street.

Five Years Ago This Week on the Day Before the Launch of Los Cuervos

For our Throwback Thursday entry this week we look back at the start of Los Cuervos, the irreverent cantina at 603 Kingsway.

Gastown

Shoel Davidson Does ‘The Dishes’

17 Places

We asked the co-owner of good times spots Gringo and Dixie's BBQ to take us on a tour to some of his favourite local spots.

Remembering One of the Most Beautiful, Romantic Restaurants Ever Built in Gastown

The romantic 40 seater was opened by first timers Alice Wu and Johan Friedrich on Valentine's Day in 2015. It lasted just three years.

The Vancouver Building That Was Once the Tallest in the British Empire

Despite popular belief, The Dominion's architect J.S. Helyer never fell to his death during the building’s opening party in 1910.

‘Drink Beer, Hail Satan’ — Guy Fieri on East Hastings

Food celeb Guy Fieri was in town shooting in Hastings-Sunrise today, parking his '68 Camaro out front of two neighbourhood joints.

Opening Soon

Dachi Ready on East Hastings

The new PNW-inspired restaurant officially opens in the old Campagnolo Roma space on Wednesday, December 19.

On Insider Shopping and How Tea Solves Everything With the Boss at Eastside Flea

We caught up with Alberta Randall during the silly season to talk about - among a great many other things - her journey so far...

The View From Your Window #176

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

The Definitive Records of Tristan Young, GM at The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

The GM of The Oakwood has excellent taste in music, so we asked him for three tunes that define where he's at.

New ‘Hundy’ an Early Christmas Present to Kitsilano Burger Lovers

The new burger restaurant within a restaurant at 2042 West 4th Avenue is set to launch on Saturday, December 22nd.

‘Published’ Opening Soon at Main & 20th

The 100+ restaurant and bar is about to start construction at 3593 Main Street. It is expected to launch in early summer, 2019.

When a Veteran Four Seasons Chef Opened a Comfort Food Joint on Main Street

In this week's edition of Restaurant Graveyard, we remember and inter Chef Wayne Martin's casual experiment, Crave on Main.

Five Years Ago This Week, Main Street Landed This Awesome Seafood Spot

For this week's Throwback Thursday feature, we travel back to when Rob Clark and Mike McDermid opened The Fish Counter.

This Is Alan. He’s Currently Ranked #1 as the Worst Customer in the Lower Mainland

What kind of person pours an iced capp on the counter while physically and verbally abusing staff and customers? Alan, that's who.

Once a Local Prison, Now a Preschool and Pub

The remnants of the old BC Pen in New Westminster have come a long way in their storied history and you should know about it.

Safe & Sound Music Fest Going Down in New West August 24/25

The 2018 line-up has expanded to include over two dozen performances — plus, the usual spectacular Fraser River view and outdoor setting — spread over two days.

We Want a Copy of Kaja Silverman’s ‘The Three-Personed Picture’

This is the second in a three-volume series, the first of which inspired the Capture Photography Festival's feature exhibit, 'The Blue Hour.'

Holiday Spirit Need Uplifting? Head Up Grouse Mountain for “Peak of Christmas”

The Mountain has been transformed into a "Winter Wonderland" with something to appeal to every variety of festive sensibility.

 Coastal Dweller Holiday Pop-Up Goes Down in Deep Cove this Weekend

The pop-up shop will see more than 15 women-owned brands ranging from self-care and clothing to ceramics and textiles.

Old School ‘Douce Diner’ Opening Soon

Chef Dawn Doucette is launching the comfort food throwback at 1490 Pemberton Ave. in North Vancouver later this winter.

Nicli Antica Pizzeria Opens New Location

Vancouver's first VPN-certified pizzeria has expanded out of Gastown, launching their new 60 seater in North Vancouver.

Nemesis Coffee Opening New Location at Polygon Gallery in 2019

Construction should kick off at some point before Christmas. Opening day is being set for Winter/Spring 2019.

Port Moody

The Craftswoman Behind ‘Henderson Dry Goods’ and ‘Someone Somewhere’

The latest edition of our 'Vancouverites' series is a Q&A with local designer Alex Henderson, who you'll find at TOQUE this weekend.

Any City Would Be Lucky to Have Port Moody’s Three Block Stretch of Beer Heaven

Finding a place in the Atlas today is "Brewer's Row", the famously hop-happy three block stretch of Port Moody's Murray Street.

The Dishes

Doing ‘The Dishes’ in Port Moody with The Parkside Brewery’s Co-Executive Super President

10 Places

Who better to take us around to the most delicious spots in and around Brewers Row than Sam Payne of The Parkside Brewery?

The View From Your Window #172

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

A Look Back at the Start of Ask For Luigi, Which Turns Five This Week

The room was littered with cardboard, unfilled menus, fresh bus pans and other bits of service detritus, but it looked very promising...

‘Harken’ Opening Soon on Powell Street

The Japanese-inspired 16 seat cafe and roastery will pair chef Kris Barnholden with Aubade Coffee maestro Eldric Stuart.

Five Years Ago This Week, Inside an Almost Finished ‘Farmer’s Apprentice’

Scenes from Chef David Gunawan's multiple award-winning South Granville restaurant in the final stage of its 2013 construction.

The Dishes

Vij’s Rangoli Bar Manager Andrew Schneider Does ‘The Dishes’

8 Places

The cocktail pro shows us exactily where he prefers to breakfast, lunch, dinner, sip late night and take advantage of Happy Hour.

The Dishes

A Gastronomic Crawl Around Vancouver With Everybody’s Favourite Bartender

9 Places

For this edition of The Dishes, the talented bartender was generous enough to show us where he breakfasts, lunches, dines and drinks.

Beloved Fergie’s Cafe Set to Rise Again

The stunning new iteration of the popular riverside spot is currently under construction and should be ready by May.

What the Backcountry Brewing Crew Listen to Keep the Good Times Going

The Squamish team were positively amped to share their top three tunes for blasting in the brewery before, during and after hours.

We’re Heading to Squamish Next Month So We Can Hibernate in These Beauties

The independent, Canadian and female-owned "Flax Sleep" linens company is really making us want to slip back into bed.

We Want This Parisian Live/Work Situation Here in Vancouver

We'd happily take this three bedroom house / workshop near the Rue des Martyrs if we could set it up here in Strathcona...

Massive Consignment Warehouse Sale Going Down in Strathcona This Week

On November 2 and 3, the beautiful Werklab space will be transformed into an epic clothing shopping experience.

The Stretch of Road That Helps Feed Vancouver Every Day

"I wonder what will happen when the viaducts come down and Produce Row sees its traffic increased by a billion percent..."

Serenading Newborns and Scoring Horror with the Duo Behind HUMANS

Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq speak in advance of their February 15th gig at Celebrities, in support of their latest LP, "Going Late".

On Building a Better Creative Community With the Duo Behind THRIVE

Dig this wide-ranging, long form interview with local artists and community activists Jamie Smith and Tara Galuska.

How One of Vancouver’s Great Neighbourhood Coffee Spots Began

These photos show the West End's Greenhorn Espresso Bar as it neared its launch exactly five years ago this week.

Prepare Your Senses for Next Weekend’s Third Annual Truffle Festival

Sniff out some tickets to the 2019 Truffle Festival's main event at UBC (Saturday) and the secret location Truffle Foray (Sunday).

Sneaky Burger Joint ‘Hundy’ Opening Soon in Kits

Jeffrey Parr and Mike Robbins are about to open their newest project, which is hidden in plain sight INSIDE their last project.

Five Years Ago This Week, Rain Or Shine Opened in Kitsilano

For Throwback Thursday we go back to when we poked our heads inside a brand new ice cream outfit in Kitsilano.

New Location of Ancora Now Open

The always interesting Peruvian-Japanese restaurant on False Creek has expanded to a waterfront address in West Vancouver.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Its Mountains Had More Deciduous Trees…

A pair of thrill-seeking skiers turn Autumn in the Cantal forest of Southern France into their downhill playground.

A Cool Way to Snoop Some of the West Coast’s Most Iconic Modern and Mid-Century Homes

This is a rare opportunity to gain guided access to some of the most stylish mid-century and contemporary residences on the West Coast.