Strathcona’s Iconic Vernon Drive Grocery to Become ‘Rise Up Marketplace’

Food industry veterans Rags Rajesh Narine and Roger Collins have taken over the old store to create something new and soulful.

You Need to Try This ‘Chicken Parm’ Sandwich (Especially if You’re From Toronto)

Served from the new Burdy food truck, these 'chicken parm' sandwiches will make homesick Torontonians happy.

Score Cool New Duds for Fall at the Beaton Linen Pop-Up This Long Weekend

Looking to spruce up your wardrobe for Fall? Get down to Strathcona's Picnics & Poetry now until September 5th.

Don’t Miss Triple Five Collective’s Queer/Non-Binary Artist Pop-Up This Weekend

Head down to 879 East Hastings from August 27-29th to check out art, accessories and more, curated by queer/non-binary business, Triple Five Collective.

We Want a Sixpack of Strathcona Beer Company’s New Colour-Coded Lager

Each can is outfitted with one of a dozen different coloured mascots, which makes it easy to keep track of yours.

Udon Noodle Takeout Pop-Up ‘Little Pilot’ Launching This Week on the Edge of Chinatown

The charming little restaurant on East Pender St. is retooling for the shutdown by crafting specialty soups to go.

Heads Up

Using Sunshine to Make Art With Cyanotype

Local artist Shizuka Yoshimura details how she took advantage of pandemic isolation to experiment with an old printing method.

BIPOC Foods Vancouver to Return With Holiday Edition Pop-Up

In addition to a stellar roster of food and beverage vendors, the pop-up includes two new categories: art and self-care.

The View From Your Window #238

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The View From Your Window #237

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

You Need to Try This Deliciously Balanced Mortadella Hot Dog on the Edge of Strathcona

Savour its ragout of corn that's zapped with a lemon-zested mayo and a blizzard of grated parmesan cheese.

How to Pickle the Last of the Summer Peaches and Beans Like a Pro

We get the lowdown from VV Tapas Lounge chefs Zach Poole and Patrick Fogarty on how to pickle some summer gems.

Bar Gobo Softly Opens Tonight

It looks like Bar Gobo is a 'go' to softly open tonight (Wednesday, August 19) in the old Tuck Shoppe address at 237 Union Street.

Sneak Peek Inside Strathcona’s New Superflux Beer Company (Launching This Weekend)

The highly anticipated new brewery is set to open its retail frontage and tease its hotdog menu with takeout orders.

‘Bar Gobo’ Opening Soon on Union Street

What was once to be Harvest Noodles is now on track to be Bar Gobo, a new wine and snack bar helmed by Peter Van de Reep.

This Isn't the First Time This Part of Vancouver Has Seen a Large Homeless Encampment...

"90 years before Strathcona Park became a homeless tent city, it was home to a squatter camp known as Hobo Jungle."

How Prohibitive Zoning Laws Made Our Neighbourhoods Less Interesting

Small restaurants, cafes and shops deep within our residential neighbourhoods would be great. Too bad they're illegal.

The Writers’ Exchange Seeking Tables, Chairs, Fridge for Two New Spaces

The local kids literacy program has been able to secure new spaces, but they need some help in furnishing them...

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had Some Garage Bars In Its Neighbourhood Laneways

The idea of the "Garage Bar" as a place to have an unlicensed sip with your friends and neighbours just feels right...

THROWBACK THURSDAY // Pink Wall Ice Cream Hangs at La Casa Gelato

These two girls were living in a completely different world three Springs ago, and I bet they're missing it right about now.

A Letter from the Editor

I can only speak for myself and my family, but from today forward it’s take-out, delivery and home cooking only.

CRAFT BEER ATLAS // Another Swell Addition to ‘Yeast Van’

Designed by Simcic + Uhrich Architects, the two-level, 67 seat brewery and tasting facility quickly found a customer base for its 12 taps

The Comfort Food Guide to Vancouver: Tonkatsu With Curry Rice at Dosanko

It has all the 'comforting' elements from crunchiness to gooeyness, plus enough umaminess to ignite a palate well-rinsed in cold beer.

‘Harvest Noodles’ Opening Soon on Union Street

Chef Andrea Carlson is moving the noodle soup component of Harvest to a new, 25-seat space two doors down from the original.

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes With Rachelle Goudreau of Strathcona’s VV Tapas Lounge

9 Places

This week we put our Picking Grapes questions to the Sommelier / Manager at a popular East Hastings wine bar.

The View From Your Window #218

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The View From Your Window #217

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The Comfort Food Guide to Vancouver: Harvest’s Aromatic Curry Noodle Special

While everything about this dish is comforting, it's really the aroma that seals it. Stick your face over this beautiful thing and breathe.