Strathcona’s Iconic Vernon Drive Grocery to Become ‘Rise Up Marketplace’

Food industry veterans Rags Rajesh Narine and Roger Collins have taken over the old store to create something new and soulful.

You Need to Try This ‘Chicken Parm’ Sandwich (Especially if You’re From Toronto)

Served from the new Burdy food truck, these 'chicken parm' sandwiches will make homesick Torontonians happy.

Strange Fellows Brewing and OH Studio’s ‘HARVST MARKT’ Happening Sept. 18/19

Celebrate the shift of seasons by heading to the East Van brewery when they host over a dozen local artisans and makers for their first ever two-day open air HARVST MARKT...plus a new wine release!

Inside East Van’s Imminent ‘Collective Goods’

The crew behind Say Mercy! and The Mackenzie Room are set to unveil their next project at 3532 Commercial Street.

You Need to Try One of the Most Interesting Cocktails on Commercial Drive

Bartender Felipe Torres of La Mezcaleria has created a line-up of drinks with one that stands out for its street food inspiration.

‘MUTATION’ Group Art Show Popping Up in East Van for Two Days Only

Treat your eyeballs to surreal art created by four local artists, by heading down to SPACE (552 Clark Dr.) Sept. 25/26.

Score Cool New Duds for Fall at the Beaton Linen Pop-Up This Long Weekend

Looking to spruce up your wardrobe for Fall? Get down to Strathcona's Picnics & Poetry now until September 5th.

Paul Wong’s New Book ‘Occupying Chinatown’ Launching this September

On September 11th, head to the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden for the artist's limited-edition hardcover book release.

Don’t Miss Triple Five Collective’s Queer/Non-Binary Artist Pop-Up This Weekend

Head down to 879 East Hastings from August 27-29th to check out art, accessories and more, curated by queer/non-binary business, Triple Five Collective.

Two Cool Local Artisan Markets Popping Up on Clark Drive This Weekend

The back-to-back markets kick off Saturday at August Studios, followed by a new iteration of Strange Fellows Brewing's 'Strange Sunday Pop-Ups' series, on Sunday afternoon.

The Pie Shoppe’s Hands-On Pie-Making Workshops Are Finally Back!

Participants are entitled to their own 10" pie creation, plus recipes, knowledge and tips, tipples and, possibly, a few new friends.

COOL THINGS WE WANT // This Coffee Mug Celebrating an East Van Institution

Long a fixture of the neighbourhood, the Mr. Mattress store at Clark & Venables is celebrated by fans at a nearby gallery.

COOL THINGS WE WANT // This Super Sweet Hives for Humanity Summer Picnic Basket

The spread includes all the standard fixings for creating your own lovely little cheese board loaded with local deliciousness.

On Creative Play and Always Improving With Barter Design Co-Founder, Kenneth Torrance

On the heels of the opening of Barter Design's Vancouver flagship retail location, in June, we caught up with the company's co-founder to discuss the new shop, the local creative community, and his brand new sense of focus, among other things...

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Miki Ellis Does ‘The Dishes’

In this edition, the co-owner of Dachi and Ugly Dumpling details her best day of eating and drinking around Vancouver...

‘Laowai’ Hideaway Now Open in Chinatown

Tucked away behind what is intended to look like a dumpling shop's refrigerated storage door is this new speakeasy-ish operation.

Remembering Master Chef Cafe, One of East Van’s Last Greasy Spoons

A cash-only spot to the end, the friendly Master Chef Cafe was in operation on East Hastings from 1953 until 2014.

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Picking Grapes With ‘The Pie Shoppe’ Sisters

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The two chefs and avid wine-lovers take us through a journey of their most memorable BC wines.

FROM THE COLLECTION // An Artistic Homage to Our Chinese and Indigenous Histories

Local artist Lam Wong talks about the historical inspirations behind his original multimedia art installation...

‘Pizza Boy Pizza’ Now Popping Up Every Weekend at East Van’s Ubuntu

Pizza toppings vary week-to-week (and possibly even day-to-day), depending on what's in season and especially inspiring.

You Need to Try This Beautiful Ukrainian Honey Cake in East Van

The uncomplicated, many layered Honey Cake (aka 'Medovic') is one of the more popular desserts in Slavic countries.

‘Oh Carolina’ Now Open in East Van

The new cafe and corner store from the crew at Gooseneck Hospitality softly launched over the weekend.

Remembering the Downtown Eastside’s Short-Lived Asian-American BBQ Restaurant

Opened by the award-winning Campagnolo crew in 2011, The Fat Dragon lasted just nine months at 566 Powell Street.

Five Years Ago This Week, Inside the Mess That Would Eventually Become ‘The Arbor’

It's been five years since they first broke ground on The Acorn's casual cousin. Take a look inside its messy beginnings.

TRACK & FOOD // Alex Black Dishes on the Imminent BLND TGER Dumpling Shop

In this episode, first time restaurateur Alex Black talks opening during Covid, the legacy of Mamie Taylor's, and living a good life.

Inside ‘Oh Carolina’, Opening Soon in East Van

The more I get to know about this place the more I'm jealous that it isn't located around the corner from my house.

We Want a Sixpack of Strathcona Beer Company’s New Colour-Coded Lager

Each can is outfitted with one of a dozen different coloured mascots, which makes it easy to keep track of yours.

New ‘Irish Heather Shebeen’ Taking Shape on East Georgia Street

Sean Heather's move from the heart of Gastown to the edge of Chinatown is looking good and getting closer to launch.