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Vancouver’s History of Independent Grocery Stores, Vol. 9

In her latest instalment, Christine Hagemoen details the progression of Kong’s Grocery in Strathcona.

Wind Down at ‘Den: A Place for Breathing and Rest’, This Friday Only

Local multidisciplinary artist Lorri Clark's new immersive sound experience at the Lobe this Friday, December 1st seems like it could be the perfect balm for a rough week

‘Krampusmarkt’ Returns to Strange Fellows Brewing Dec. 1st-3rd

Superflux Beer Company is Hiring a Lead & Managing Brewer

Head to Superflux for a One-Day-Only ‘Come Get Stuft’ Pasta Pop-Up, Oct. 26th

Terror is Brewing at “Dead Fellows”

Lager Fest Returns to Luppolo Brewing Company This Weekend!

The Lager Fest will feature a line-up of lagers, including both new and tried-and-true brews from Luppolo themselves, as well as a couple of special collabs and some friendly guest taps.

A New Season of Arts Programming is Setting Off at Gallery 881, Beginning Sept. 16th

This month there are plenty of ways to fill up your noggin and calendar with interesting and diverse cultural fixes, beginning with a visual and sonic "bang!"

Vancouver’s History of Independent Grocery Stores, Vol. 7

Christine details the story of the iconic Strathcona store at 704 Vernon Drive, through to its current incarnation as the "wonderfully positive community gathering space, store, and cafe", Rise Up Marketplace.

Summer Solstice Sesh Fruit & Sour Beer Fest Heading for East Van This Weekend

Spring officially switches gears into Summer tomorrow, June 21st - basically your call-to-action to make the most out of these elongated days which, not to be a bummer, begin to wane as of Thursday... One way to fulfill your 'duty' is by hitting Luppolo Brewing Company this Saturday, June 24th.

VV Tapas Lounge Adds New Happy Hour & Wine Features

Ahead of Summer ‘Superflux’ Unveils New Permanent Patio on Tuesday, May 9th

The Say Hey x Thank You Pizza Collab is Going Down in Strathcona This Saturday

For one-day-only on Saturday, April 29th, the generally cool humans from both spots are doing a special menu of sandwiches on pizza, or conversely, pizza on sandwiches...that's a lot to unpack!

Strathcona’s VV Tapas Lounge Debuts New Menu, Daily Happy Hour

Be a ‘Local Tourist’ at Kid Sister’s One-Day-Only Pop Up Market, Dec. 10

To celebrate Kid Sister Skin Care's first anniversary, owner Max Tamoto has rounded up a crew of like-minded small businesses for a one day shopping event at Strathcona's Picnic Studios (881 E Hastings).

Get Comfy at ‘Carb Night’, Popping up at Coho Commissary on Nov. 4th

The cool and rainy Fall days are finally here...Time to fill up on onigiri, wuntun, steam buns and other cozy dishes by The Dumpling King, Matthew Murtagh-Wu, and Konrad Noga.

Bar Gobo’s New Weekly “Joyride” Pop-Up Event Kicks Off November 6th

Beginning next month, Strathcona's "wine bar at the end of the world", Bar Gobo, has a bunch of good reasons for you to block Sundays off of your calendar for the foreseeable future.

Heads-Up: ‘Clay In Colour’ Group Exhibition Opens at Picnics Studio July 15 – 17

Ceramics artist Mimoko has handed over a collection of ceramic vases to six Vancouver artists who have been asked to add their own aesthetic imprint (in colour) to the vessels.

Who is Neil Hillbrandt?

Over a bowl of Phở, Chef Hillbrandt talks to Rhys Amber about life on the line and how he's managed to build such a strong food program out of what feels like a kitchenette.

The Garden Strathcona Seeking Multi-Faceted Individual to Fill Café Supervisor / Social Media Coordinator Role

Bar Gobo Looking to Add an Experienced Server to Their Wine Bar Team

From Hard-Hitting to Innovating: Rags Narine Names His ‘Definitive Records’

The DJ and co-owner of Rise Up Marketplace selects the three records that stand out in his music collection.

The Indian Pantry and Coho Coffee Announce New Collab: ‘Aikyam’: A Harmony Away from the Motherland

The second in a series of dinners, designed to introduce some of the lesser known regional flavours of India to the table, is happening on Monday, March 21st.

Tracing the Musical Milestones of Roger Collins

Co-owner of Strathcona's popular Rise Up Marketplace gives us the lowdown on the three most monumental records of his life, to date.

VV Tapas Lounge Announces New Lunch Service, Weekly Live Music

VVs Tapas Lounge Shares Special 5-Course Valentine’s Weekend Menu

Picking Grapes with Chase MacLeod

The Sommelier and Operations Manager at Strathcona wine bar, VV Tapas Lounge, fills us in on his BC wine story.

Dosanko Restaurant Looking to Expand Kitchen Team