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The Pie Shoppe is Turning Out ‘Thai Style BBQ’ This Sunday, July 9th Only

A “little birdy” recently told us about a rad-sounding Thai Style BBQ pop-up happening at The Pie Shoppe this Sunday, July 9th…

Details are slim, but there are enough to convince us to show up at the Powell Street restaurant nice and early so that we don’t miss out: Beginning at 2pm, Oliver Hill (previously Kin Kao) will be cooking up a special menu of marinated-and-charcoal-grilled pork skewers, grilled rice, and papaya salad, available on a first-come, first serve basis, until sold out. The Pie Shoppe kitchen is familiar territory for Hill, who did a stint with the French sisters before switching it up to put in several years in the BOH at Kin Kao Song. We pegged the young cook as a “Come Upper” roughly a year ago, back in September 2022, so you could say that we’re somewhat invested in his cooking – but mostly, we’re just super stoked to taste what Hill is inspired to whip up when left to his own devices at the helm of a well-equipped kitchen.

Good weather plus good food made by cool and passionate people equals the perfect, chill Sunday afternoon in our books. We count on seeing you there!


Neighbourhood: East Vancouver
1875 Powell St.
604-338-6646

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!