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. 

Freebird Chicken Shack Opening Soon in Chinatown

Chef Angus An's much-loved but recently closed Freebird Chicken Shack in New West is set to rise again at 188 East Pender St.

Ca Phe Vietnamese Coffee House Pop-Up Launching Soon on East Pender St.

Two childhood friends from the neighbourhood have teamed up for a Vietnamese coffee pop-up in Chinatown House.

The Making of an Indispensable GM, From Aussie Rules to Running Vancouver’s Top Restaurants

In this edition of The New Breed, we chat with the busy GM of Bao Bei and Kissa Tanto about how he came to live among us.

Commercial Drive’s Jamjar to Expand Operations With Location Move This Spring

The popular Lebanese restaurant plans to make the move next door to the old Relish Burgers corner address on May 1st.

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.

This Art Deco Railway-Themed Ice Cream Shop Would Suit Vancouver’s Oldest Stations

Either within a few steps of the Pacific Central Station or inside the voluminous 1914 Waterfront Station would be appropriate...

The View From Your Window #183

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

Elisa to Host ‘Dandelion Initiative’ Safer Bar & Spaces Training Session on April 16

The Dandelion Initiative works to create safer spaces and build policies that empower and support survivors.

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..."

These Are the Records That Define the Musical Tastes of One of Vancouver’s Top Chefs

The Mackenzie Room's kitchen maestro is concise yet poetic when describing the vastly different records that impacted his life.

We Tried To Make The Acorn’s Celebrated Deep-Fried Halloumi Dish at Home

Maciel Pereda's "How To Cook Vancouver" series continues with a Main Street dish so good it's almost dangerous.

Five Years Ago This Week, the Launch of Belgard Kitchen Was Imminent in Railtown

I was able to tour the final stages of the restaurant's construction a couple of weeks before its launch in April 2014.

The Tuck Shoppe Opening New Location on Granville Island This Summer

The Union Street staple (home of the ridiculously delicious French Onion Beef Dip sandwich) is expanding into the Net Loft.

This Is Now a Permanent Facet of Vancouver's Public Art Collection

"I was all for taking the viaducts down until I realized we'd lose the Hot Wheels optical illusion of the Trans Am Totem..."

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!

We Tried to Make Savio Volpe’s Awesome Kale Salad at Home (with Delicious Results)

Maciel Pereda's "How To Cook Vancouver" series continues with something so delicious it probably shouldn't good for you (but it is)...

We Found a Deliciously Weird Gourmet Facsimile of the McRib in East Vancouver

Chef Brodie Nutbrown is serving up something special at Bells and Whistles. We just hope it's not here for "a limited time".

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.

This Is Why Everyone Wants Table #5 at This Seafood Restaurant in Gastown

Overlooking Gassy Jack Square, the refined and good-looking Coquille is home to many a great table, but only one is best.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Its Restaurant Workers Had a Fully Licensed Member’s Clubhouse

If the annual fees were on a scale of accessibility so a dishwasher didn't have to pay as much as a server, this might work...

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes with Colin Ross of Tuc Craft Kitchen

7 Places

We asked the co-owner and Wine Director of the Gastown restaurant to map out his affections for British Columbian wine.

‘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...

This Plant-Heavy Ho Chi Minh City Home for a Sunny Stretch of Kits, Please

Designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects, the stunning "Stepping Park House" in Vietnam took the concept of the house garden inside.

Inside ‘The Pie Hole’ — Opening Soon in Kits

The popular pie-focused destination is opening their third location at 1864 West 4th Avenue this April. Take a look inside!

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!

This Mt. Pleasant Restaurant Honours Its Veteran Staff Members in a Really Cool Way

Wallflower Diner recognizes and celebrates its long-serving crew members by affixing their names to the long edge of the wooden bar.

You Need to Try the Chicharito Cocktail at Mt. Pleasant’s Como Taperia

Named for soccer star Javier Hernández Balcázar's sobriquet (which translates as "Little Pea"), the drink is as striking as its namesake.

Show to Feature the Anonymous Artists That Regularly STICK It to Vancouver

The first annual STICK art show is scheduled to take place March 14 - 28 at the Red Gate Arts Society.

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.

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.

On Growing Up Skateboarding and Taking Badass Portraits With Alana Paterson

We chat with the photographer as she prepares for her upcoming exhibition at the Polygon Gallery, which runs April 13th to May 12th.

Hachiro Ramen Bar Opening Soon

The long-delayed 40 seat restaurant is back on track and set to launch at 140-16th Street West in North Vancouver by the end of April.

Vegetarian ‘Larry’s Market’ Opening Soon

Veteran big box grocery store worker Ryan Dennis is getting into the game with his own all-vegetarian grocery this summer.

Port Moody

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.

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.

You Need To Try This Sakura Onigiri in Japantown

This fleeting treat is loaded with chunks of lobster, pickled beets, pickled cherry blossoms and flecks of shisho that cling to the rice.

Whenever Pasta Appears on the Menu at The Mackenzie Room, Pounce On It

You can't really see them in all their plump glory hiding under a blanket of spring greens and petals, but they're truly beautiful things.

The Spanish Restaurant Where Japan Meets Brasil

Spanish design firm Masquespacio created this beautifully colourful and tropical Japanese-meets-Brasilian sushi spot in Valencia.

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.

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..."

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.

Registration for OH Studio’s Hanami Bento Picnic Workshop Now Open

In this special edition of the popular two-part workshop, participants will get to enjoy feasting amidst blooming sakura.

The Strathcona Neighbourhood Institution That Turns 100 This Summer

“I need to make a stop at Benny’s on my way so I can get some olive oil and a grilled prosciutto sandwich...”

Container Brewing Opening Soon in Strathcona

The new 4,400 sqft brewery is expected to launch this summer at 1216 Franklin Ave. with a 67 seat tasting lounge.

This Island in Coal Harbour Was Once a Battlefield Where Hundreds Fell

"Once I heard the stories, it was easy to make peace with the fact that I would never set foot on Deadman's Island..."

Remembering the West End Pub That Gave Vancouver British Sunday Suppers in Miniature

The Fat Badger was well known for its friendly pints, scotch eggs, fish and chips, rarebits and miniature Yorkshire puddings.

Nigerian Street Food Spot ‘Arike’ Opening Soon

Some old culinary school pals are teaming up for something new and interesting near the foot of Davie Street.

Inside a Ghostly Lumiere and DB Bistro, Still Empty 380 Days After Final Dinner Service

Seven years ago this week in April, 2012 I took a look inside two interconnected restaurants that once captivated Vancouver diners.

The View From Your Window #177

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

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).

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.