Has Vancouver’s Cocktail Culture Peaked?

Jamie Mah interviews some of Vancouver's top bartenders to understand where our cocktail scene is and where it might be going next.

What’s the Story Behind the Branding of The Magnet?

Nigel Springthorpe and designer Alex Nelson fill us in on the many elements and people at the centre of this brand's undeniable force.

This Promising Vancouver Restaurant Closed Long Before it Should Have

Despite good reviews, a solid drinks program and a very interesting menu, The Abbey didn't last two years in the old Wild Rice address.

33 Acres’ Community Journal Spotlights One of Vancouver’s Coolest Shops

Good people celebrating good people is a good thing, as evidenced here in this 33 Acres video spotlight on Community Thrift & Vintage.

Tickets for Inform Interior’s ‘Japan Handmade’ Workshops Now Available

This year's event includes two days of incredibly intimate hands-on opportunities to gain first-hand knowledge from four Kyoto artisans.

The View From Your Window #188

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Remembering a Prolific Restaurateur’s Counter-Service Experiment in Chinatown

Sean Heather launched this small coffee and sandwich shop (cheffed by Lee Humphries) at 75 East Pender St. in May, 2010.

Understanding the Dynamic Partnership That Drives Two Prolific Restaurateurs

Josh Pape and James Iranzad of Bells and Whistles, Lucky Taco, Wildebeest and Bufala sit for an lengthy interview with Jamie Mah.

The View From Your Window #187

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On Minding the Bar and Finding Your Spirits Animal with Kristi-Leigh Akister

In this short Q&A, the local bartender and industry activist gets us up to speed on her wild, whirlwind year.

This Is Why Everyone Wants Table #5 at This Seafood Restaurant in Gastown

Overlooking Gassy Jack Square, the refined and good-looking Coquille is home to many a great table, but only one is best.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Its Restaurant Workers Had a Fully Licensed Member’s Clubhouse

If the annual fees were on a scale of accessibility so a dishwasher didn't have to pay as much as a server, this might work...

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes with Colin Ross of Tuc Craft Kitchen

7 Places

We asked the co-owner and Wine Director of the Gastown restaurant to map out his affections for British Columbian wine.

You Should Know That Gastown Was Home to Canada’s First Movie Theatre

In this edition of 'You Should Know', we remember the groundbreaking Edison Electric Theatre on W. Cordova Street.

Gastown

Shoel Davidson Does ‘The Dishes’

17 Places

We asked the co-owner of good times spots Gringo and Dixie's BBQ to take us on a tour to some of his favourite local spots.

Remembering One of the Most Beautiful, Romantic Restaurants Ever Built in Gastown

The romantic 40 seater was opened by first timers Alice Wu and Johan Friedrich on Valentine's Day in 2015. It lasted just three years.

The Vancouver Building That Was Once the Tallest in the British Empire

Despite popular belief, The Dominion's architect J.S. Helyer never fell to his death during the building’s opening party in 1910.

The View From Your Window #171

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Six Years Ago This Week, Inside the Construction of Gastown’s PiDGiN

For our Throwback Thursday feature this week we go back to the beginnings of one of Vancouver's best restaurants.

You Need to Try This ‘Gingerbread Flip’ Cocktail in Gastown

The addition of ginger liqueur makes it all the more festive, while some local dark lager adds whispers of chocolate and coffee.

The Sprawling Patio That Helped Spark Gastown’s Restaurant Renaissance

Closed in September of 2017, this neighbourhood icon enjoyed an 11 year run with its sprawling patio overlooking Maple Tree Square.

The Iconic Structure That Towers Over The Heart of Gastown

"If I could live anywhere I wanted in Vancouver, it would be in the Hotel Europe's second floor patio suite overlooking Gastown..."

The View From Your Window #168

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The Dishes

Adam Domet Does ‘The Dishes’

7 Places

We asked Pourhouse Bar Manager Adam Domet to take us on a tour of his favourite spots to dine and drink around Vancouver.

This 100+ Seat Establishment in Gastown Was Inspired by Vancouver’s Beer Heritage

Today we remember Sean Heather's Bitter Tasting Room, interring it for all eternity in Vancouver's Restaurant Graveyard.

This Seafood-Focused Wine Bar Lasted Six Years in Gastown

Today we remember Cork & Fin (and its freshly shucked oysters), interring it for all eternity in Vancouver's Restaurant Graveyard.

‘Propellor’ Designer Toby Barratt on Coffee Rituals and Making Collaboration Work

In this expansive interview we get to know a Vancouverite who's been helping to breathe fresh life into BC design.

The ‘Nouveau Dim Sum’ Concept in Gastown That Closed Before it Should Have

This interesting eatery on Powell St. (its name a portmanteau of "bamboo" and "buddha") now lies in Vancouver's Restaurant Graveyard.