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.

The View From Your Window #213

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

Getting ‘Beastly’ With Local Artist Paige Bowman

Get up close with some of Paige's creatures by heading to the Slice of Life Gallery's Holiday Market, happening daily until December 15.

Take a Look Inside Field & Social As It Readies for Launch in Mt. Pleasant

The third location of salad concept Field & Social is primed for launch at 18 East 5th Avenue on the slope of Mt. Pleasant.

The Comfort Food Guide to Vancouver: Perfect Orbs of Meaty, Saucy Goodness at Savio Volpe

Made using the holy trinity of beef, pork and veal studded with pine nuts and currants, the impactful orbs are soaked in neckbone gravy.

‘Say Mercy!’ Opening Soon on Fraser Street

The team that gave us the critically-acclaimed Mackenzie Room is hard at work on a second restaurant, this time at 4298 Fraser Street.

The View From Your Window #212

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Five Reasons We’re Looking Forward to the Second Coming of Krampusmarkt

We can't wait for the 'Oddly Exquisite Kristmas Market' collaboration between OH Studios and Strange Fellows, December 6 - 8th!

You Need to Try the Little Bánh Khot Discs of Deliciousness at Kingsway’s Do Chay

The dish is all about little jicama and green onion rice cakes made with coconut milk and mung bean. They're like little gifts for your face...

Five Years Ago Today, a Local Coffee Roaster Was Getting Set to Launch in Mt. Pleasant

The new operation would include an 70 year-old coffee roaster, a bakery, a new cupping facility, and some pretty swell window seats.

The Comfort Food Guide to Vancouver: a Pizza to Kill the ‘Pineapple Argument’

The "Hawaiian" pie from Strathcona Beer Company is the first pizza to be included in Scout's Comfort Food Guide to Vancouver.

The View From Your Window #211

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Defeating Winter’s Monotony With a Chilled Out Visit to Sunja Link’s Body Shoppe

Feel uneasy getting fawned over in extravagant settings? Try this understated spa treatment room with a humble vibe...

Container Brewing Ready to Pour in East Van

The new two-storey brewery at 1216 Franklin Ave. is ready to go with 67 seats, a tight little food menu and whole lot of beer.

‘Published’ Nearing Completion on Main Street

The new restaurant from Twin Sails Brewing's Cody Allmin is nearly finished, with an opening date pegged for December 3rd.

Krampusmarkt to Bring ‘Oddly Exquisite’ Offerings to East Van, December 6-8

The season's most deviant holiday craft fair and celebration is making its second coming at Strange Fellows Brewing.

Sometimes Joy Is Just a Simple Plate of Pickled Vegetables (and a Daiquiri)

The key that turns the ignition of your palate doesn't have to be complicated. Case in point: these pickled vegetables.

Getting Playful with Visiting Artist and Colourful Rebel, Frances Hahn

Frances is one of 30 participants in the 2nd Annual Krampusmarkt, happening at Strange Fellows Brewing on December 7th and 8th.

Heads Up

An Eating & Drinking Guide to the 23rd Annual Eastside Culture Crawl

39 Places

We've mapped out some great place that will keep your energy up while exploring all the galleries and studios of East Van.

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 Chocolate Cafe Is Cream Puff Heaven

Adam Chandler and Jessica Rosinski are on track to open the expanded Beta5 operation off Main Street this Saturday.

The View From Your Window #209

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Vancouverites

On Drawing the Dark and Winding Path of Life with Local Artist Jamie Smith

Jamie's new "Collections" series of illustrations will be on display to the public during this year's Eastside Culture Crawl, November 14-17th.

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!

‘Old Bird’ Opening Soon on Main Street

The new Chinese street food restaurant and bar is launching in the recently closed Nomad address in Riley Park.

Nine Questions With Local Rainwear Designer, Stephanie Schneider

Glasnost is a line of ethical raincoats and accessories that might actually turn your rainy weather dread into something like glee.

New Brick and Mortar Location of ‘Itsumo’ Now Open in Mount Pleasant

From textiles and tea accessories to writing and cooking tools, everything that's available in this store has a higher purpose.

This Homegrown White Supremacist Organisation Once Terrorized Vancouver

"I thought the Asiatic Exclusion League was unrepeatable history until I started reading the comments below local real estate news stories..."