A Look Inside the Brand New ‘Copper Spirit Distillery’ on Bowen Island

The new distillery just opened and is already attracting an appreciative crowds in the heart of Snug Cove.

La Mezcaleria Chef Mariana Gabilondo to Prepare Special Long Table Feast on Bowen Island

Bowen Island's beautiful Home Farm will host the culinary team from the popular Vancouver restaurant on July 20th.

The View From Your Window #202

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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 Local Creative ‘Lab’ Dedicated to Infusing Vancouver With Art-Making

This in-depth Q&A looks at how Chinatown's awesome little Mobil Art School is changing Vancouver for the better.

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.

New Zealand Wine Documentary “A Seat at the Table” Set to Screen During VIFF

The new flick by David Nash and Simon Mark-Brown looks inspiring and relatable to anyone working in BC's wine trade.

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.

We Tried to Make La Mezcaleria’s Awesome ‘Chilaquiles’ at Home

In the latest edition of How to Cook Vancouver, Maciel gives us a road map to recreating a Mexican breakfast classic.

The GM of Pepino’s Spaghetti House Dishes on Hospitality, Broken Bones and More

Scout recently met with the industry veteran to pick his brain about his life in restaurants and how he got to where he is now.

The View From Your Window #205

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Chambar to Host Special Feast in Support of One of Its Veteran Servers

Chambar server Portia Pascuzzo is self-publishing a new book with the support of the restaurant and the hospitality community.

Deconstructing the Most Delicious Thing to Eat in Vancouver for Under $5

These decadent sliders at Gotham Steakhouse don't need to be this good for $4.50 but we're not complaining...

Dixie’s Authentic Texas BBQ Closing Doors to Focus on Delivery, Commissary Operations

The restaurant, located at 337 E. Hastings St. on the Downtown Eastside, will serve its last seated guests on July 21st.

Do You Know the Nickname of This Storied, High-Trafficked Stretch of the Downtown Eastside?

"My bike was stolen last night and everyone I know is telling me to look for it on the Zero Block..."

The View From Your Window #185

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We Want to See the Creepy, Comedic Play ‘Kuroko’ When it Premieres Next Month

We're feeling mighty inspired to see Tetsuro Shigematsu's new play in East Van (November 6-17th).

Sunja Link Details the Best Ways to Face the Winter Months Ahead (Literally)

The Main Street designer and businesswoman recommends her favourite local products to invest in this season.

New Cream Puff Cafe Opening Soon

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

Get Ready for the First Ever ‘Uncorked: A Celebration of the Science of Wine’

On November 14th, Science World will transform into a veritable wine universe for this one-night-only inaugural event.

One of Vancouver’s Coolest Food Events Went Down Last Night (and We Took a Bunch of Photos)

Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts played delicious host to "From Farms to Forks" last night and it was all kinds of good times.

One of the Most Delicious Food Events of the Year Is on the Horizon — Got Tickets?

PICA is once again hosting the annual fundraiser that puts fork-armed foodies right in front of some of BC's best chefs.

How To Cook Vancouver

We Tried to Make Les Faux Bourgeois’ Delicious Salade Niçoise at Home

In the latest edition of How to Cook Vancouver, Maciel does her very best to recreate a standout starter from the Fraserhood.

On Baking Without Ego and Smoking Flour With Ubuntu Canteen’s Myra Maston

In this short Q&A, we track the talented baker's career from East Coast dishpit wrangler to Fraserhood bread honcho.

The Dishes

Doing ‘The Dishes’ With Samantha Fawcett

11 Places

The co-owner / manager of Egg & Co. takes us on a whirlwind tour of her favourite places to eat and drink around Vancouver.

TBT

Nine Years Ago This Week, When Meat & Bread Was Still Dust and Drawings

We look back to Gastown in 2010 and the first location of Meat & Bread when it was midway through construction.

Has Vancouver’s Cocktail Culture Peaked?

Jamie Mah interviews some of Vancouver's top bartenders to understand where our cocktail scene is and where it might be going next.

What’s the Story Behind the Branding of The Magnet?

Nigel Springthorpe and designer Alex Nelson fill us in on the many elements and people at the centre of this brand's undeniable force.

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes With Stephen Whiteside of Dachi

8 Places

We put our Picking Grapes questions to Stephen Whiteside, sommelier and co-owner of East Vancouver's Dachi.

‘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.

The View From Your Window #201

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New Tacofino Taking Shape in Kitsilano

Here's a sneak peek inside the sixth location of Tacofino as it nears completion at 1909 West 4th Avenue.

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.

You Need to Know About the Lyrical New Cookbook by Burdock & Co.’s Andrea Carlson

We recently chatted with the local chef/restaurateur about her new cookbook, which is due October 8th.

Via Tevere Crew Opening Plant-Based Pizzeria on Main Street This Winter

The as-yet-unnamed restaurant will serve about a dozen plant-based, wood-fired pies after a three month renovation.

Downlow Burgers Ready on Main Street

The highly anticipated burger concept (previously a Mondays-only pop-up at Downlow Chicken Shack) is finally good to go.

Plant-Based Amaranthus Restaurant Opening Soon in New Westminster’s River Market

The team behind New West's award-winning, upscale Mexican restaurant El Santo could launch the new eatery within weeks.

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.

A Look Inside ‘Farina a Legna’ — Coming Soon to North Van

The owners of Ask For Luigi and Pizzeria Farina are joining forces with the family behind Revolver Coffee for this new restaurant.

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.

Local Art Collector Walks Us Through an Exhibition of Stolen Encounters

Kristin Lim goes for a walk with Bill Wu through his 'without a word' exhibition inside The Polygon Gallery -- on until November 3rd.

First Look Inside Farina a Legna

The new restaurant from the crew behind Pourhouse, Ask For Luigi, Di Beppe and Pizzeria Farina opens tonight.xz

It’s About Time You Saw Artist Christian Marclay’s ‘The Clock’ at The Polygon Gallery

The finale screening of the acclaimed 24-hour film is set for September 22nd at The Polygon Gallery.

Port Moody

How Tom Selleck’s Glorious Chest Hair Figured in the Branding of This Popular Local Beer

The 'Branding Vancouver' series continues with a look at The Parkside Brewery's award-winning Dreamboat Hazy IPA.

The Story Behind ‘The Bakery Brewing’ — Now Open in Port Moody

Manager Nick Andersen and brewer Sho Ogawa fill us in on what's brewing at Port Moody's new brewery on the block...

The Parkside Brewery’s Sam Payne Takes Us on a Musical Joyride

We head to Port Moody's Brewer's Row to pick Sam Payne's brain about the records that have shaped his taste in music.

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes With Cody Dodds of Powell Street’s Mackenzie Room

8 Places

This week we put our Picking Grapes questions to the Wine Director at one of Vancouver's best restaurants.

Basement ‘Boogie Van’ Ready to Rock in Railtown

Take a look inside Chef Stu Irving's new 50 seat hideaway in Railtown and watch out for the levitating skeleton king...

Long Before St. Lawrence Came Along, There Was a Little Butcher Shop…

Long before 269 Powell St. was home to its current tenant, it was Big Lou's, which closed under strained circumstances.

The View From Your Window #204

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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.

On Picking Rose Petals and Witnessing Resilience With the Inspiring Leigh Joseph

We caught up with the creator and founder of Skwalwen Botanicals to talk about her hands-on processes and inspirations.

Further Afield Trips

Tripping Further Afield in Squamish With Naomi Horii

13 Places

The Restaurant Manager of the beloved, soon-to-reopen Fergie's Cafe leads the way for day of eating, drinking and exploring.

The Geological Sword of Damocles That Looms Over the Sea-to-Sky

"When I'm camping near Squamish and I feel the distant rumble of a train, I worry for a moment that it might be The Barrier collapsing..."

The Dishes

Where the Unstoppable Keighty Gallagher Likes to Eat and Drink in Vancouver

7 Places

The owner of Union Street's Tight Club Athletics takes us on a whirlwind tour of her favourite places to eat and drink.

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.

That Time We Matched Fred Herzog’s Iconic Photo Locations to the Present Day…

Local photographer Fred Herzog passed away earlier this week. Five years ago, he inspired my son and I to go on a hunt.

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.

How To Cook Vancouver

We Tried to Make España’s Delicious Patatas Bravas at Home

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

The View From Your Window #196

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Kerrisdale Restaurant Shutters After 14 Years of Deliciousness and Skulduggery

Senova started out as a critically-acclaimed Iberian eatery but after an ownership change would slowly devolve into irrelevancy.

Heads Up

Awesome Beaches, Peaceful Forests, Cool Art, Good Eats and Strange Puppets, All in One Place

13 Places

Kristin Lim maps out a lowdown of several cool things happening this month out in the UBC wilds...

The View From Your Window #194

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The Persistent Nickname of West Vancouver's Doomed Architectural Landmark

"The Pink Palace looks like Mussolini and Barbie had a baby made of cake and concrete."

Upcoming ‘Hives For Humanity’ Garden Party Will Be the Bees Knees

Meet bees and beekeepers while enjoying honey from their joint labours at this special, one-day-only fundraising event.

New Location of Ancora Now Open

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