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On ‘Soil-Up’ Production and Starting a Fibre Revolution, with Dana Lee

Transparency and community - it's what we value in the food we buy and consume, so why not extend these same principles to the clothing we wear? Join us as we uncover the Dana Lee Brown designer's perspective on clothing could be a game-changer for your closet...

Score a Seat at the “Seeyousoon” X Endswell Farm Collab Dinner Series, June 10 + 11

Celebrate all that early June produce has to offer by making your way to the Bowen Island farm for a multi-course fresh-air dining experience focused on seasonality, fermentation, and sustainability.

We Want to Hide Out in This Nifty Bowen Island Airstream Trailer, Indefinitely

Vancouver-based photographer Ryan Voigt takes a trip a trip to Bowen Island to explore the new Wildernest Airstream trailer retreat.

It’s a Spot Prawn Bonanza at Fresh Ideas Start Here (FISH)!

Mon Paris Presents Heartfelt Mother’s Day Chocolates & Cakes

Mon Paris Pâtisserie is Donating Half of All Macaron Sales to Burnaby SPCA, March 20th

Much-Teased ‘Annabelle’s’ is Almost Ready to Open Doors in Chinatown

Long-time Vancouver bakery and restaurant industry vet, Annabelle Choi, is finally settling down to open her own (namesake) bakery and gelato shop in the old Pazzo Chow / Say Hello Sweets space.

Kitchen Table Expands to Chinatown: Take a Look Inside New Daytime Deli and Wine-Focused ‘Cantina Di Luigi’

Just a year after opening on E 12th Avenue, Mercato Di Luigi is expanding to Chinatown. The new flagship at 213 E Georgia St features a deli, in-house bakery, and 'Cantina Di Luigi,' a wine-focused restaurant offering evening dining inspired by Italian cantinas.

Enjoy Sips, Snacks and Slam Dunks at The Chickadee Room, June 6th

Experience The Drive Canteen X BETA5 Chocolates Ultimate “Hot Dog” Pop-Up, July 12

Downlow Burgers and Street Hawker Announce The DL Hawker Royale

Celebrate Italian Day on The Drive with Pepino’s Spaghetti House, June 9th

Coquitlam

Legends Haul Announces Special ‘Dinner With Friends’ This October

City of Coquitlam Announces New Mountainside Restaurant Lease Opportunity

The space is expected to be a hub for residents, business owners, workers, developers, and park and trail visitors alike.

Legends Haul Can Deliver All Your Easter Essentials Right to Your Door

Summer is in Full Bloom at Café Medina!

Get Nostalgic at Chambar’s ‘Dream Team Alumni Dinner’, July 17th

The 20th Anniversary Celebrations continue when Chambar welcomes back a line-up of some of their OG staff members on Wednesday, July 17th. This is one delicious reunion that you definitely don't want to miss!

Bacchus Presents an Exclusive Bordeaux Winemakers Dinner With Château Mouton Rothschild

Talking History, Culture, Community and Caribbean Food, with Chef Cullin David

We have a lot of respect, admiration, and questions for the people behind the 13+-year-old restaurant, so an interview was long overdue…

Get to Know: Overdose Prevention Society

The official mandate of the Overdose Prevention Society includes: "to be leaders in the harm reduction movement with a continual push for change and justice..."

Why is the City of Vancouver Stopping You from Enjoying One of Vancouver’s Best Patios?

Chupito's success story is unique: An empty lot in the DTES transformed into a thriving business that attracts locals and visitors alike with its great food and award-winning service. Plus, they make some of the best cocktails in the city. This place is on the map, and doing something cool. Too bad you can't go...

¿CóMO? Taperia’s New Spanish Smash Burger Available Beginning July 21st

Much-Teased ‘Annabelle’s’ is Almost Ready to Open Doors in Chinatown

Long-time Vancouver bakery and restaurant industry vet, Annabelle Choi, is finally settling down to open her own (namesake) bakery and gelato shop in the old Pazzo Chow / Say Hello Sweets space.

Burdock & Co to Host One-Night-Only ‘See Ha La’ Pop-Up, July 23rd

Feeling a bit adventurous? The name of the event literally translates to "Just try it" in English - the sort of laid-back summer attitude we can totally get behind.

The ‘False Creek Crab Fest’ Returns to Fishermen’s Wharf on July 27th!

Get ready for a Dungeness crab boil prepared by top chefs Vish Mayekar and Johnny Bridge. After a sold-out debut last year, we're encouraging everyone to get sorted with your tickets now!

Mahony’s Tavern False Creek Now Hiring for Several Key Positions

On Bookish Pairings, Local Literary Leanings and “Growing Slow”, with Upstart & Crow

The Granville Island bookshop recently celebrated their three-year anniversary on August 26th. With that in mind, and in the 'back to school' spirit of 'hitting the books', we caught up with their Co-Founders and Creative Operations Director to reflect and chat (and get a bunch of book recommendations, of course)...

A Look Inside Slo Coffee, ‘Officially’ Opening Doors on Fraser Street Next Week

The café, inspired by the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, wants Vancouverites to slow the fuck down and just enjoy a good cup of coffee.

Fraserhood’s Savio Volpe Unleashes New Spring Dishes; Prepares Popular Patio for the Season

Osteria Savio Volpe is Looking for a New Manager to Join Their Team

Transport Yourself to the Streets of Georgia at the ‘Georgian Night Dinner’, July 28th

From the food and wine, to the singing and toasting, this is shaping up to be a pretty special night!

L’Abattoir Announces No. 1 Gaoler’s Mews Edition No. 23, Featuring Special Guest Chef Andrea Carlson

L’Abattoir Launches Second Installment of Sipping Around BC, a Series of Regional Winemaker Dinners

‘Plain Jane Ice Cream’ is Almost Ready to Satisfy Your “Not Too Sweet” Summer Cravings

Heads up, Hastings Sunrise: the folks behind Dachi and Mucker are bringing serious ice cream game to the neighbourhood when Plain Jane Ice Cream opens inside of the Mucker Next Door retail shop later this summer. Think, Organic Avalon ice cream, unique flavours, and outdoor seating.

Dachi is Looking for New Kitchen Staff to Join Their Tight-Knit Crew

New Restaurant ‘Selene Aegean Bistro’ Slated to Open in Hastings-Sunrise

The fourth venture from the restaurant group behind Vancouver's popular Nammos Estiatorio, Loula's Taverna, and Ama Raw Bar, aims to open its latest concept this fall.

Kitsilano’s ‘AnnaLena’ Restaurant on the Hunt for a Head Bartender

Pre-Orders for Mon Pitou’s Canada Day BBQ Dinner are Now Open

The Lazy Gourmet Announces New Spring Menus, Events and More

¿CóMO? Taperia’s New Spanish Smash Burger Available Beginning July 21st

Burdock & Co to Host One-Night-Only ‘See Ha La’ Pop-Up, July 23rd

Feeling a bit adventurous? The name of the event literally translates to "Just try it" in English - the sort of laid-back summer attitude we can totally get behind.

¿CóMO? Tapería Welcomes Virginie Semery as New General Manager

Mt. Pleasant

Main St. Brewing Marks Ten Years with Exclusive Beer Releases & Party, June 8th

A Look Inside ‘Casa Molina’, Now (Softly) Serving Up Spanish Food in Mount Pleasant

Casa Molina (2211 Manitoba St.) has successfully managed to mix the laid-back, at-home feeling with great service and a strong food and drink program.

Embrace Spring with a Walking Tour of Mount Pleasant’s Boulevard Gardens

Saba Farmand, a local landscape architect and the person behind Blvd Gardens of East Vancouver, is back with his popular series of Earth Day Boulevard Garden Walking Tours, April 13th, 14th and 19th.

Celebrate a Decade of Brewing in New West at SO10: Steel & Oak’s 10th Anniversary Party!

Steel & Oak Brewing Co. Hosts the 2nd S&O Beer Run in Queen’s Park on May 11th

Enjoy Seven Courses for a Good Cause at el Santo in New West, Nov. 19th

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.

Fjällräven Goes on a Crown Mountain Hiking Adventure

Bufala Edgemont in North Vancouver is Hiring a Kitchen Manager!

Jamjar Canteen Announces the Return of All-You-Can-Eat ‘Lebanese Feast Nights’

Rebel Rebel BBQ Returns to Shaketown Brewing on Sunday, August 6th

Port Moody

Haul Ass to Port Moody This Weekend for the One-Day-Only ‘OK Horn Plz’ Pop-Up, July 15th

This Saturday, Matthew Murtagh-Wu and Chef Tushar Tondvalkar commandeer the Frankie Street Food truck together to park it at Brave Brewing to whip up a one-day-only Indo-Chinese menu.

On Modern Day Palates, Old Baseball Cards and Acura Legends, with Sam Payne

With another New Year fast-approaching, we think it's awfully apropos to check in and reflect with the co-owner of Port Moody's newest and most nostalgic brewery, Rewind Beer Co.

Rewind Beer // Opening Soon in Port Moody.

Finishing touches are underway at Port Moody's newest brewery, Rewind Beer Co. (2809 Murray Street), brought to us by the team behind Parkside Brewery.

Live Music and More, on the Calendar This June at Odd Society Spirits

St. Lawrence Restaurant is Growing Their FOH Team of Service Professionals

The Tequila and Agave Festival Cocktail Competition Happens on Monday – You Should Come!

Expect a line-up of some of Vancouver’s most talented bartenders challenged them to capture the spirit of Guadalajara, Mexico in a glass – be it highball, rocks, or coupe.

Ian Tan Gallery Presents Exclusive Artwork Celebrating Vancouver Canucks’ Success in NHL Playoffs

From Road Trip Wisdom to Laugh-Love-Language, with Bailey Hayward and Mathew Bishop

The couple opened Gary’s on Twelfth in the Fall of 2023. We know very well that it takes something special to be able to be partners in both life and business; so, naturally we wanted to get to the bottom of what makes this duo such a winning combination, and learn more about them.

Get to Know Michael Soltis, Ian Tan Gallery’s April Feature Artist

Plan Ahead for the Women’s Moto Summit in Squamish This Fall (No Motorcycle Required)

The Summit will be sprawling across three acres of the idyllic Cheekye Ranch, September 1st to 3rd (the three days and two nights leading up to Labour Day). Early bird tickets are still available...but only until July!

Tacofino’s Newest Burrito Bar to Open Late Summer in Squamish on the Sea to Sky Highway

Hit the Road to Squamish This Saturday for Neighbourhood Craft’s First Fall Event

A new event highlighting local artists, makers and growers is kicking off this weekend (Saturday, October 15th, from 11am to 5pm) in downtown Squamish.

A Cornerstone of Strathcona Community Life is Reopening Under New Ownership

More than a shopping destination, the new Union Market will be a venue for slowing down and connecting.

Hit Container Brewing for One-Night-Only Table Service with PiDGiN

Everyone can use a dose of affordable, approachable fun right about now... Enter Chef Wes Young and the PiDGiN kitchen crew, who are carting their mobile commissary kitchen over to Container Brewing for a good-time party-time on March 26th...

Vancouver’s History of Independent Grocery Stores, Vol. 9

In her latest instalment, Christine Hagemoen details the progression of Kong’s Grocery in Strathcona.

Vancouver

Vancouver Would Be Cooler if It Followed Florence’s Black Death Tradition of Wine Windows

Florentines had a cool architectural trick to keep socially distant while shopping for wine during times of plague...

The Tip Out, Vol. 1

Everything you need to know about eating and drinking in Vancouver right now.

Enjoy the Best of BC with a Special Seven-Course Menu from CinCin Ristorante + Bar

Papi’s Seafood & Oyster Bar Shares New Cocktail Menu

Set a Sweet New Precedent with a Dessert Tasting Menu by Chef Kenta Takahasi

If, like us, you’re someone who prefers to go against the grain by making new traditions, versus breaking old ‘bad’ habits, then consider snagging a ticket to one of the Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar Pastry Chef's upcoming events, kicking off next week.

Victoria Pimm is Elio Volpe’s New General Manager

The ‘False Creek Crab Fest’ Returns to Fishermen’s Wharf on July 27th!

Get ready for a Dungeness crab boil prepared by top chefs Vish Mayekar and Johnny Bridge. After a sold-out debut last year, we're encouraging everyone to get sorted with your tickets now!

Kitsilano’s ‘AnnaLena’ Restaurant on the Hunt for a Head Bartender

‘Aburi Market’ Premium Japanese Grocery Concept is Throwing a One-Year Anniversary Festival

Celebrate Sakura Season with Ancora Waterfront Dining & Patio Ambleside

Ancora Ambleside’s Rosé Mondays Return, New Tequila Thursdays Announced

Yaletown

New VIFF Series Celebrates a Vancouver Architecture Legend on the Big Screen

Curious to learn more about the correlation between film and our city's most famous figure in architecture? Get your answers by attending as many of the Erickson on Film programs as you can finagle.

Enjoy a New Summer-Inspired Patio Menu from Blue Water Cafe, Beginning June 6th

The 2024 Vancouver Short Film Festival is Kicking Off May 31st!

The 2024 edition is keeping it concise, with three days of short and sweet big-screen entertainment (plus another week of small-screen virtual screening time).