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.

This Homegrown White Supremacist Organisation Once Terrorized Vancouver

"I thought the Asiatic Exclusion League was unrepeatable history until I started reading the comments below local real estate news stories..."

The Dishes

Doing ‘The Dishes’ With Marcelo Ramirez

12 Places

The co-owner behind La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop takes us on a whirlwind tour of his favourite places to eat and drink.

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.

TBT

One Year Later, Remembering the Humble Beginnings of a Commercial Drive Cafe

For this week’s edition of #TBT we look back at the very beginnings of the charming Caffe La Tana at 635 Commercial Drive.

New Documentary on the Magic of Mushrooms to Screen in East Van

This film looks beautiful, smart and informative. Stick around after the show for a discussion with the director, Louie Schwartzberg!

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.

What Every Vancouver Food Lover Should Be Doing For Brunch This Sunday

Alex Chen, David Hawksworth, Ned Bell and a dozen other local culinary greats want to cook for you this weekend.

We Tried to Make Nuba’s Awesome ‘Mjadra’ at Home (With Delicious Results)

In her latest attempt to cook Vancouver at home, Maciel tackles the delicious Lebanese mjadra dish from Nuba.

Over a Dozen Vancouver Chefs Band Together for New Event Series, KitchenAide

"We started with a broken industry. We’re still not perfect, but we know there’s a problem, and we want to fix it."

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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Krampusmarkt to Bring ‘Oddly Exquisite’ Offerings to East Van, December 6-8

The season's most deviant holiday craft fair and celebration is making its second coming at Strange Fellows Brewing.

Sometimes Joy Is Just a Simple Plate of Pickled Vegetables (and a Daiquiri)

The key that turns the ignition of your palate doesn't have to be complicated. Case in point: these pickled vegetables.

Getting Playful with Visiting Artist and Colourful Rebel, Frances Hahn

Frances is one of 30 participants in the 2nd Annual Krampusmarkt, happening at Strange Fellows Brewing on December 7th and 8th.

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.

Getting Olfactory With Local Artist and Perfumer, Megan Hepburn

You can sniff out the creator of Cracher dans la soupe Parfum at three Vancouver craft fairs this November and December.

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.

Remembering the Beautiful, Short-Lived Gastown Restaurant That Never Sold Flowers

Despite some positive reviews and a very good looking design by Craig Stanghetta, Blacktail Florist didn't last two years.

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!

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.

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.

Looking Back Five Years to the Beginnings of One of Kitsilano’s Best Restaurants

For this edition of #ThrowbackThursday we revisit the beginnings of Au Comptoir, the French bistro/cafe on West 4th Avenue

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.

The View From Your Window #209

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‘Old Bird’ Opening Soon on Main Street

The new Chinese street food restaurant and bar is launching in the recently closed Nomad address in Riley Park.

New Brick and Mortar Location of ‘Itsumo’ Now Open in Mount Pleasant

From textiles and tea accessories to writing and cooking tools, everything that's available in this store has a higher purpose.

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 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.

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.'

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.

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.

You Need To Try This

Is This Vancouver’s Most Underrated Restaurant?

Dosanko, the quietly excellent yoshuku-style restaurant on the edge of Japantown, is back open for dinner service.

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.

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.

The Dishes

Tableau’s Oli Bureau Does ‘The Dishes’

9 Places

The Champagne-loving General Manager at Tableau Bar Bistro takes us on a whirlwind tour of his favourite places to eat and drink.

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 #210

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The View From Your Window #207

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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.

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.