Five Cool Things We Want From Gastown’s 51 Powell’ Shop

51 Powell contains an eclectic collection of handmade and vintage items that are beautiful, useful, and often surprising...

TRACK & FOOD PODCAST // Making Sense of Weird Times With Leticia Castro of The Diamond

In our 50th episode, we get down to brass tacks with one of the most respected and hard-working hospitality professionals in Vancouver.

IT’S ON US // Win a $50 Gift Certificate to Vancouver’s Legendary Alibi Room

We know $50 won’t always cover dinner for two but it’s enough to get you started and, frankly, it's all we can afford.

The View From Your Window #230

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

New Burger Joint Coming to Gastown

BRGR BRGR aims to kick-off as a delivery/takeout operation out of 108 West Hastings St. this Friday, May 8th.

TRACK & FOOD PODCAST // Local Restaurateur Dishes on Covid-19, Food Delivery Apps, More

In this episode we speak to PiDGiN owner Brandon Grossutti about creating the FROMTO app during a pandemic and much more.

Five Years Ago Today, Inside What Would Become a Popular Gastown Hangout

55 Powell St. was an address folks in the neighbourhood knew previously as Mark Brand and Alex Usow's casual Sea Monstr Sushi.

Gastown Restaurateur Sings Song of Survival

We all know Sean Heather can pull a good pint and cut a tasty cheese board, but did you also know he could sing?

10 Years Ago Today, Inside the Construction Site of One of Vancouver’s Best Restaurants

I remember walking through the old address brought up strong memories of the previous tenant, the original Irish Heather gastropub.

This Is Why Everyone Wants Table #38 at This Italian Restaurant in Gastown

From banquette bench and high top to bar perch and floating booth, there really are no bad seats at good looking Di Beppe.

3 Places

Toasting the Bees With Local Bartender and Activist, Max Curzon-Price

Max Curzon-Price has been challenging bartenders around the world to join his campaign for pollinator sustainability.

Catching Up With Restaurateur Brandon Grossutti After Seven Years of PiDGiN

His French-Asian restaurant's 2013 arrival in Gastown was no soft landing but seven years later it's a different story.

Throwback 10 Years Ago to When a Popular Gastown Restaurant Space Was First a Pop-Up Gallery

Before Boneta, Shirakawa and MeeT got cooking here, this space was first a 'satellite' pop-up during the Winter Olympics.

Requiem for a Short-Lived, Spanish-Themed Wine Bar in Gastown

Though wine bars are rare in Vancouver, Tempranillo was not as successful as it could/should have been, closing a year after opening. 

Take a Look Inside Gastown’s New Kafka’s Coffee

The new, bright and colourful cafe in the Ormidale Building at 151 West Hastings Street is truly something to behold.

The Dishes

Christina Cottell Does ‘The Dishes’

15 Places

In the latest edition of The Dishes, the restaurateur who gave us Dixies and Gringo takes us around town to her favourite spots.

Five Years Ago Today, Inside the Mess That Would Become One of Gastown’s Busiest Restaurants

For this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday we look back exactly five years to the construction of the Cordova St. location of Tacofino.

You Need to Try the Chef’s Catch Dinner at Coquille

The last dinner in the series featured an unforgettably delicious saffron and mussel risotto. The next feast focuses on Dungeness crab.

11 Years Ago, This Gastown Diner Started Taking Shape in a Crazy World of Uncertainty

Obama was newly elected, nuclear powers were flexing, the economy was collapsing, and all we could think of was corned beef hash...

The Deliciously Comforting 18th Century Traveller’s Snack We Need Right Now

Developed in the early 18th century as a traveller's snack, the humble Scotch Egg is a deliciousness delivery system in a league of its own.

Remembering the Beautiful, Short-Lived Gastown Restaurant That Never Sold Flowers

Despite some positive reviews and a very good looking design by Craig Stanghetta, Blacktail Florist didn't last two years.

The Comfort Food Guide to Vancouver: Gastown’s Simple ‘Gambas al Ajillo’

The shrimp are flash-seared in spiced olive oil with garlic, sherry, plenty of paprika and a parsley/lemon finish. Uncomplicated by impactful!

TBT

Nine Years Ago This Week, When Meat & Bread Was Still Dust and Drawings

We look back to Gastown in 2010 and the first location of Meat & Bread when it was midway through construction.

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.