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Dachi is Looking for New Kitchen Staff to Join Their Tight-Knit Crew

New Restaurant ‘Selene Aegean Bistro’ Slated to Open in Hastings-Sunrise

The fourth venture from the restaurant group behind Vancouver's popular Nammos Estiatorio, Loula's Taverna, and Ama Raw Bar, aims to open its latest concept this fall.

Tall Shadow Bakery is Seeking a Friendly Face to Work the Farmer’s Markets

Dachi Restaurant is Seeking a Passionate Person to Join Their BOH Team

Elephant Restaurant is Growing Their FOH Team

Enjoy a Special NYE Dinner at Dachi Restaurant

Fill Up on Dumplings Galore at It’s Okay Bar, Nov. 18th

This month the fun and food-filled times don’t stop at It’s Okay Bar! Another reason to swing by the Hastings Sunrise spot in the near future: the Dicky’s Dumps menu takeover this Saturday only.

Mark Your Calendar: Head to It’s Okay Bar for Wings, Wines and Good Times, Nov. 22

Experience five different Georgian wines hitting five different flavour profiles, plus as many different chicken wing flavours, and two live DJs - not bad for a Wednesday night!

Mucker Next Door is Now Hiring!

Tall Shadow Bakery’s New Pride Menu Available Now Until August 6th

Elephant Restaurant is Hiring for Their Front of House Team

A Look Inside New ‘Tall Shadow Bakery’, Opening Doors on Hastings Street This Week

The new bakery and cafe will see longtime Farmers Market favourite, Tall Shadow Breads, take the long-awaited leap into a brick-and-mortar situation.

Sip on Wines from the Spanish Seaside at Dachi’s Albamar Winemaker Dinner, May 25th

This is your chance to get super intimate with winemakers Marie and Elena, from Albamar, whilst luxuriating over a wine-paired five-course dinner prepared by Chef Ben and the rest of the Dachi crew. One seating only!

Imminent ‘Tall Shadow Bakery’ is Seeking a Hospitality Manager, Ahead of Opening Day

Elephant Restaurant Announces New General Manager, Scott Mitchell

Dachi Restaurant Kicks Off Spring with New Happy Hour Specials

‘Tall Shadow Bakery’ to Open in Hastings Sunrise Early Summer 2023

Co-owners Cass Helps and Dayle Kennedy have enlisted customers and friends, Miki Ellis and Stephen Whiteside, to open a brick-and-mortar location at 2474 East Hastings Street.

‘It’s Okay Bar’ Set to Bring Comfort and Assurance to Hastings Sunrise

Vancouver's inventory of independent neighbourhood joints fell by two with last week's announcements of the closure of Dock Lunch and Oh Carolina, so it's particularly nice timing for some positive restaurant-related news. Luckily for us, 'It's Okay Bar' is stepping up to the task.

On Finding the ‘Magical Place’ With Buddies & Business Partners, Miki Ellis & Stephen Whiteside

We catch up with co-owners of Dachi, Elephant, Hānai and Mucker to talk about business, service and making it less hard to open independent restaurants in Vancouver.

Brighten Up Wednesday with Some Dachi-Style Snack Bar Energy

Today is the day! Although Chef Ben Berwick is known to occasionally slip izakaya-style plates onto Dachi’s ever-changing menu, this will be one of the rare occasions that a full snack bar menu will be on offer.

Dachi Dinner Parties Return for Three Saturdays, This November

This year's third annual Dachi Dinners edition features three very unique, very different (but equally beloved by Dachi's Chef Ben Berwick) cuisines: Nikkei, Alsatian, and Japanese.

“It’s Okay” Bar Planned for Hastings-Sunrise

East Vancouver will see a new bar open doors before the end of the year – and it comes with a comforting name that, given the times, everyone can appreciate: “It’s Okay”. The new concept is slated to open doors by mid-November.

Tickets Now On Sale For The Pie Shoppe’s First Natural Wine Makers Tasting and Dinner

Mark March 4-5th on your calendar, for Part 1 of their planned ongoing series featuring natural wines, including two female wine makers (along with food by chef Kovic Prévost).

A Look Inside ‘Elephant’, Opening Soon on Powell Street.

A new project brought to us by Miki Ellis (Dachi), Stephen Whiteside (Dachi) and chef Justin Ell will offer a omakase-style menu, as well as à la carte dining for walk-ins beginning Friday, December 3, 2021.

Dachi Throws Dinner Parties All November

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.

We Want a Bottle of This Sparkling Collab From Bella Wines and East Van’s Dachi

This Dachi and Bella Wines collaboration is likely to be pretty popular, so if you're as enamoured as we are then you'd better act quickly!

Red Wagon on Hunt for Sous Chef