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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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.

New Cafe Opening Soon in Gastown’s Reimagined Ormidale Building

The third location of Mt. Pleasant hangout Kafka's is just getting started inside the newfangled construction at 151 West Hastings St.

This Gastown Wine Bar Was Named After a Stressed Out Animal Suffering a Nervous Breakdown

Opened in 2010 by the owners of nearby Salt Tasting Room, the Spanish-inspired 21 seat 'Judas Goat' lasted 3 years in Blood Alley

New ‘Existential Eating’ Series Launching August 11 in Gastown

Kicking off at The Birds & The Beets, the new project aims to provide a sustainable model of opportunities for small, independent projects.

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The Block’s Jennifer MacKay Does The Dishes

7 Places

The stylish Gastown boutique owner has a discerning palate to match her eye for cool, well-made clothes and accessories.

New Mental Health Resource for Service Industry Workers to Launch Next Week

Created by service industry veterans, Mind The Bar aims to be an invaluable resource for peers who might otherwise suffer in silence.

You Need To Try the Refreshing ‘Sunrise Ruby’ Cocktail at Gastown’s Tacofino

This bright, light, quenching sipper is a tequila-based riff on the French 75 -- an elegant, classic cocktail created in the 1920's.

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Doing the Dishes with Amy Renee York

7 Places

The Gastown boutique super-businesswoman flexes some serious foodie muscles to give us her ideal day of eating and drinking around Vancouver.

Grain ‘Flour Shop’ Popping Up in Gastown for Special Bake-Off and Bread Sale

Some of Vancouver's best chefs and bakers are gathering to fight it out with bread this Saturday, June 16th at DiBeppe.

You Need To Try The ‘Little Sparrow’ Cocktail at Gastown’s L’Abattoir

It's giving Shaun Layton’s legendary Avocado Gimlet a run for its money as the most ordered drink on the menu (and for good reason).

Gastown’s Tempranillo to Close. Last Service Is June 2nd

The tiny Spanish-inspired eatery was celebrating its one year anniversary this week, but sadly its first year will be its last.

Japanese-Inspired ‘Out & About’ Boutique Opens Tonight in Gastown

The new lifestyle shop is located in the old Salmagundi West space (the tip of the old flat-iron building) at 321 West Cordova St.

Wilson Rhodes of Tempranillo Dishes on Dream Kitchens and Shucking Beans

The New Breed series continues with an interview with a young cook who plates Spanish tapas with a side of conversation in Gastown.

Vancouver Needs More Tiny Establishments Like the New La Taqueria

Small, cool, intimate, bouncer-less venues for food and drink (where you don't need to shout to be heard) shouldn't be this rare.

You Have to Try This Delicious, Herb-Rolled Kampachi Loin at Gastown’s PiDGiN

Chef Wesley Young has been adding new dishes to the menu as the seasons shift. This beautifully balanced thing is among them.