The Comfort Food Guide to Vancouver: Pepino’s Signature ‘Spaghetti & Meatballs’

There are two big meatballs per order, and these are made with a combination of beef, pork and three cheeses (pecorino, grana, ricotta).

How To Cook Vancouver

We Tried to Recreate Pepino’s Sublimely Delicious ‘Chicken Piccata’ at Home…

The latest in this cooking series focuses on a classic Italian-American staple that is done to perfection on Commercial Drive.

The Comfort Food Guide to Vancouver: Nashville Hot Chicken Sando at Downlow

The heat typically comes from cayenne, but its Scoville levels can be upped to an insane, face-melting degree.

Bourdain’s Beloved ‘Lunch Lady’ Opening New Vietnamese Eatery in Vancouver

The Tran family is turning their Five Elements Cafe into a new Vietnamese restaurant with some help from a famous friend...

This Popular Commercial Drive Restaurant Opened Exactly Five Years Ago Today

For this week's edition of #ThrowbackThursday we go back exactly five years to the launch of popular Thai restaurant, Kin Kao.

How To Cook Vancouver

We Tried to Recreate Havana’s Delicious ‘Cubano’ Sandwich at Home

The latest in this cooking series focuses on a humble but mighty sandwich that comes from Commercial Drive by way of Florida.

Oca Pastificio Ready to Launch on Commercial Drive

Oca - which translates as "goose" in Italian - is the first restaurant from La Quercia veterans Greg Dilabio and Antoine Dumont.

The Commercial Drive Restaurateur Who Once Kept a Bottle of Wine as a Pet

Van Doren Chan is a veteran of Vancouver's hospitality scene and the FOH force behind the critically acclaimed Ugly Dumpling restaurant.

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.

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.

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.

‘Livia’ Opening Soon on Commercial Drive

Claire Livia and her partner, Jordan Pires, have taken over the old All Basha space to create a 40 seat bakery and restaurant.

You Need To Try These Delicious Little Cappuccino Companions at La Tana

These simple doughnut rounds sweetened with a little vanilla cream and a light dusting of delight are perfect with espresso.

La Tana Opens on Commercial Drive

The new Italian caffe and alimentari from the owners of Savio Volpe and Pepino's (next door) launched this morning.

Once-a-Week Burger Pop-Up Sells Out Fast on Commercial Drive

The Downlow Chicken Shack's new burger pop-up kicked off yesterday with delicious results. Take a bite...

Take a Look Inside Commercial Drive’s New Pan-Asian Street Food Spot

On the heels of several friends and family services, Ugly Dumpling is now officially open at 1590 Commercial Drive.

Fun, Irreverent Southern BBQ Longtable Dinner Goes Down This Sunday

This event marks Merchant's Workshop's final affiliated dinner, on the heels of their impending closure on Thursday, August 16th.

New Asian Street Food Spot ‘Ugly Dumpling’ Coming Soon to Commercial Drive

The new project will pair front-of-house veteran Van Doren Chan with chef Darren Gee in the Merchant's Workshop space.

Remembering the East Van Cafe That Was Magic for Little Kids and Their Parents

Kids were encouraged to run guiltlessly, joyously amok at this memorable (if often outrageously loud) counter-service cafe off The Drive.

Superbaba and Dl Chicken Shack Pairing Up for Hot Chicken Pita Night

Chefs Dallah El and Doug Steven are dishing out the special collab with orange blossom sweet tea and sumac fries on July 28.

Merchant’s Workshop Has Been Sold, Will Go Out with Several Bangs

One of the best neighbourhood restaurants in Vancouver is set to shut its doors after several years of memorable service on The Drive.

Inside Pepino’s Spaghetti House as Launch Nears

The successor to a Commercial Dr. legend is on the verge of opening. We snuck in for staff training and took these photos...

Breaking Down Vancouver’s Best Cubano Sandwich

The best, most authentic Cubano sandwich in Vancouver is worth investigating, ingredient by ingredient, to see how it's done.