You Need to Try These XO Sauce-Tossed Egg Noodles on Commercial Drive

Each chewy string is an umami cheat code that tastes of oiled up prawn brains slow cooked in a pot made entirely of cured pork.

Inside the Imminent ‘Mogu Fried Chicken’

The 34 seat Japanese food truck turned brick and mortar restaurant will be ready for its first customers this week.

We Want Some of Livia Bakery’s Canned Cherries, Blackberries and Huckleberries

The popular Commercial Drive establishment is just about to release a sweet line-up of summer deliciousness...

You Need to Try the New ‘Lee’s Honey Dip Fried Chicken Sandwich’

The new sandwich is a collab between Granville Island's Lee's Doughnuts and Commercial Drive's Downlow Chicken Shack.

East Van’s Rio Theatre Is Evidently Having Fun Working on Its Reopening Plan

As the iconic East Broadway venue shares a much needed laugh as it prepares to reopen with socially distant protocols.

‘Lunch Lady’ (Almost) Ready on The Drive

The highly anticipated Vietnamese street food restaurant on Commercial Drive is 99% finished. Take a look inside...

The Comfort Food Guide to Vancouver: Cubano Sandwich at Havana

Joining our ever-growing list of Vancouver's greatest comfort foods is one of the best sandwiches available in East Van.

The View From Your Window #228

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

Thieves Smash Window, Burgle Organic ‘Eternal Abundance’ Grocery on Commercial Drive

This is so gutting. The folks at this store are some of the kindest, sweetest, most well-meaning people in the community.

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.