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.

The Dishes

Chef Warren Chow Does ‘The Dishes’

16 Places

We asked the chef from Chinatown's Juniper to take us on a tour of his favourite spots to dine and drink around Vancouver.

The Modern Chinese Restaurant That Suddenly Made Vancouver’s Food Scene Interesting

Wild Rice was a fixture on the edge of Chinatown, pairing Modern Chinese food with cocktails and wine from 2001 to 2014.

Five Years Ago This Week, This Popular Coffee Shop Was Just Taking Shape in Chinatown

For our #TBT feature this week we look back to the construction of Matchstick Coffee Roasters at 213 East Georgia St. in Chinatown.

Meet the Thrifty Duo Behind Chinatown’s New ‘Kool Thing Vintage’

Readers beware! This long read Q & A with a pair of vintage vets contains content that will inspire some mega thrift shopping!

We Want a Big Box of Delicious Happiness from Chinatown’s Pazzo Chow

Got some last minute shopping to do for a friend or loved one? If you really want to show them you care, give them food!

You Need to Try This Classic Song-Inspired Cocktail in Chinatown

Created by Kissa Tanto's Derek Boone, the Dark End Of The Street is a mix of Japanese whisky, plum wine, Cynar, bitters and lemon oil.

Restaurant Porn

This Modern Dim Sum Spot For Chinatown, Please

Our latest Restaurant Porn column has us covetous of Hong Kong's gorgeous John Anthony Cantonese Grill & Dim Sum.

You Need to Try the ‘Amadeus Cho’ Cocktail in Chinatown

Bao Bei Bar Manager Jason Browne plays on a classic Treacle to create a delicious drink that’s simultaneously bright and complex.

The Dishes

Alex ‘Rhek’ Usow Does The Dishes

15 Places

True to form, the local artist and designer went freestyle on The Dishes, taking us on an exceptionally filling city-wide crawl...

Spaces Still Available for ‘Hand Eye’ Pottery Classes in Chinatown

Guarantee yourself two whole months of hands-on learning/creating to get you through the grey days of Autumn.

A Look Inside Chinatown’s Almost Finished Mamie Taylor’s, Five Years Ago This Week

#TBT to the day when most of the restaurant's taxidermy - bears, ravens, pheasants, coyotes and more - was affixed to the walls.

Juke’s Cassandra Darmanovic on Creamed Corn Cocktails and Underwater Bars

Busier than ever (with a second location on the horizon), the young and talented Chinatown bartender pours us a deep dive Q & A.

The Dishes

Amber Bruce Does The Dishes

15 Places

We asked the award-winning Bar Manager at The Keefer Bar to guide us through a good day of eating and drinking in Vancouver.

What’s in Those Four Big Vessels Behind the Bar at Juke Fried Chicken?

Recently installed at the popular Chinatown restaurant are these big cut-glass vessels filled with pre-batched delights...

One of Vancouver's Most Sorely Missed Restaurants Was Accessed Via a Secret Door in Chinatown for Over 60 Years

"My parents used to tell stories about sneaking beers into the Green Door and feasting big on spot prawns and fresh crab..."

On Being Bound by the Land and Time Traveling With Artist/Activist Tsema Igharas

The interdisciplinary artist, activist and Tahltan First Nation member's works are visually compelling and politically pertinent. Take a look:

The Story of Bao Bei’s Beautiful Neon Sign

It's only nine years old, but the iconic signage above the multiple award-winning restaurant looks and feels like it's been there forever.

Upcoming Book to Document and Celebrate Vancouver’s ‘Aprons For Gloves’

Now in pre-sales, "Blood, Sweat & Beers" will document the six year history of the event and its participants through words and photos.

The Dishes

Max Borrowman Does The Dishes

12 Places

Juniper's talented bar manager takes us on a delicious trip around Vancouver for the best breakfasts, lunches, happy hours, dinners and more.

Vietnamese DD Mau Finally Open in Chinatown

The long awaited 54 seat restaurant is in its first week of operations at 145 East Pender Street. Get in now before everyone else does.

Looking to Smash Things? Hit This Piñata Pop-Up Shop in Chinatown on May 5/6

Two art school grads and lifelong friends are celebrating Cinco de Mayo by launching a pop-up featuring their awesome piñatas.

Aprons for Gloves Announces Restaurant Rumble Tryouts, April 14/15

Vancouver’s service industry professionals called on to enter the boxing ring for the July 26th Aprons For Gloves Restaurant Rumble.

‘Evening With Grace: Feminism and Business’ Popping Up in Chinatown on April 12

Speaking at the 10th edition are four women working at the cutting edge of the make-up, life/business coaching, and fitness industries.

The Noodling Backstory of Fat Mao’s Grinning Fat Cat Logo in Chinatown

We consulted with chef/restaurateur Angus An and designer Silky Chan to get the full (manga) story about the noodle joint's cartoonish branding.

Imagining this Steakhouse on Chinatown’s Edge

The old Wild Rice address has been home to three restaurants in three years, which makes imagining a fourth rather easy.