A no messing around guide to the coolest things to eat, drink and do in Vancouver and beyond. Community. Not clickbait.

Snag Tickets to a Korean-Inspired Dinner in Chinatown This Weekend!

The string of innovative (and tasty) events making good use of the old Nancy Go Yaya space (265 E Pender) continues this weekend with a pop up dinner concept called Māat (Korean for “flavour”), brought to us by Vancouver Chef Kyle Lee (Elisa) and Director Jay Son (CinCin).

Māat will offer a seven course tasting menu featuring modern takes on some traditional Korean dishes, using local ingredients. As you can see from the menu below, this team isn’t messing around:

For drinks, Emily Vey (Bar Manager, The Diamond) has designed a complementary cocktail list that highlights Korean spirits brand, Hwayo (Jay’s aunt, Hyewon Son, is a widely respected branding specialist in Korea, and designed Hwayo’s branding). There will also be wine available by the bottle, as well as beer and soda.

Māat takes place this weekend, Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th (yes, it’s already September). There will be two seatings per night, 5pm and 8:30pm. At $185 each (food only; drinks and cocktail pairings extra) tickets are certainly a splurge, but hey – it’s the last long weekend of the summer! If you’ve got the cash, then this will be money well spent, and a memorable closure to the season.

Sold? Get your tickets here now.

  • DSC03728
  • DSC03750
  • DSC03905
  • DSC03796

Nancy Go Yaya
Neighbourhood: Chinatown
265 East Pender St.

Wellness in Whistler: A Weekend Dive into Nourish

The Nourish Wellness Festival is on in Whistler until Sunday, June 23rd. Here’s a quick rundown of some highlights happening over the remaining weeks of the festival, along with our personal suggestions of where and how to flesh out your visit with extra good eats and activities.

Join Cafe Medina for Their One-Night-Only ‘Summer Crush’ Beer Dinner, June 13th

Although still a week out from Summer's 'official' advent, we think that there's certainly no harm done getting an early start calibrating yourself to the season by reacquainting your palate and stomach with some of its best flavours and ingredients.

New VIFF Series Celebrates a Vancouver Architecture Legend on the Big Screen

Curious to learn more about the correlation between film and our city's most famous figure in architecture? Get your answers by attending as many of the Erickson on Film programs as you can finagle.

Head to East Van for Some Community-Minded DIY Fun and Discussion, June 9th

For one-evening only, the James Black Gallery is hosting Vancouver-based art/community collective, Anartchists, for a punk-as-f*uck zine-making workshop in support of Palestine. You should definitely go!