8 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for the Picky Food Lovers on Your Christmas List

From wine to chocolate, these gift ideas provide not only instant and delicious gratification, but also tasty reasons to come together.

‘North Point Brewing’ Set for Launch in North Van

The new microbrewery is a pretty and simple little thing, the look and feel of which is evidently meant to evoke 'cabin feels'.

We Want to Drink at This Art Deco Gin Library That Contains Over a Thousand Bottles

This Art Deco-inspired lobby bar can be found in Singapore on the ground floor of the iconic, 24-storey Parkview Square building.

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A Map to Vancouver’s 12 Cocktails of December

12 Places

Partial proceeds from each cocktail goes to charity, so this map leads to bars where you can drink for a good cause...

How ‘Big Green Egg’ Kamado Grills Get Made

This short video details how a popular iteration of a 3,000 year old Japanese cooking urn is being made in the 21st century.

Can You Correctly Identify This Vancouver Restaurant?

Do you think you know Vancouver's restaurant scene well enough to identify this spot? Give us your best guesses in the comments...

The Comfort Food Guide to Vancouver: Umami Bomb Bowls of Rainy Day Ramen

"The thin noodles still have some bite to them and the fukuoka-style tonkotsu base broth is an umami bomb that never stops going off."

One Hundred Years Ago, This Was Vancouver’s Most Elegant Cocktail Bar

"In the dying wet hours, there was no way to get close to the bar. The supply of beer ran out, and the bartenders served only straight drinks..."

On Awkward Family Dinners and Iconic Restaurants That Disappear in the Night

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia learns of Michelin drama and new arrivals from Tokyo.

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Beer Brief, Vol. 33

14 Places

A bulleted briefing of beer news and imminent events, mapped for your crawling pleasure by Thalia Stopa.

You Need to Try the Little Bánh Khot Discs of Deliciousness at Kingsway’s Do Chay

The dish is all about little jicama and green onion rice cakes made with coconut milk and mung bean. They're like little gifts for your face...

Five Years Ago Today, a Local Coffee Roaster Was Getting Set to Launch in Mt. Pleasant

The new operation would include an 70 year-old coffee roaster, a bakery, a new cupping facility, and some pretty swell window seats.

Can You Correctly Identify This Vancouver Restaurant?

Do you think you know Vancouver's restaurant scene well enough to identify this spot? Give us your best guesses in the comments...

The Comfort Food Guide to Vancouver: a Pizza to Kill the ‘Pineapple Argument’

The "Hawaiian" pie from Strathcona Beer Company is the first pizza to be included in Scout's Comfort Food Guide to Vancouver.

You Need to Try the Chef’s Catch Dinner at Coquille

The last dinner in the series featured an unforgettably delicious saffron and mussel risotto. The next feast focuses on Dungeness crab.

Military Training Film Explains How American Soldiers Should Behave in a British Pub

American soldiers were shown this short film as they waited in England for the Allied invasion of Europe to kick off in 1944.

23 Super Sure Things to Get the Local Wine Lover on Your Christmas List…

Skip the long haul trip to wine country; it's pretty sleepy this time of year and most of the Wine Club wines are exclusive to members anyways.

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Vancouver’s Best Cocktail Spots, Winter Edition

35 Places

We asked drinks expert Talia Kleinplatz to map out her favourite imbibing spots in Vancouver for the long dark that lies ahead.

On America’s Best New Restaurants and the Growing Need for More Noodles

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia finds poisoned blueberry fields and fast food phasing out plastic toys.

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Meeru Dhalwala on Family, Business and Staying Inspired for 25 Years at Vij’s

Michelle Sproule sits down with the co-owner of Vij's as the restaurant celebrates 25 years of delicious creativity.

Can You Correctly Identify This Vancouver Restaurant?

Do you think you know Vancouver's restaurant scene well enough to identify this spot? Give us your best guesses in the comments...

11 Years Ago, This Gastown Diner Started Taking Shape in a Crazy World of Uncertainty

Obama was newly elected, nuclear powers were flexing, the economy was collapsing, and all we could think of was corned beef hash...

Container Brewing Ready to Pour in East Van

The new two-storey brewery at 1216 Franklin Ave. is ready to go with 67 seats, a tight little food menu and whole lot of beer.

Get Cozy Inside the New ‘Bufala’

The second location of Bufala is now open in North Vancouver's Edgemont Village (3280 Edgemont Blvd).

The Deliciously Comforting 18th Century Traveller’s Snack We Need Right Now

Developed in the early 18th century as a traveller's snack, the humble Scotch Egg is a deliciousness delivery system in a league of its own.

‘Published’ Nearing Completion on Main Street

The new restaurant from Twin Sails Brewing's Cody Allmin is nearly finished, with an opening date pegged for December 3rd.

Sometimes Joy Is Just a Simple Plate of Pickled Vegetables (and a Daiquiri)

The key that turns the ignition of your palate doesn't have to be complicated. Case in point: these pickled vegetables.

What Every Vancouver Food Lover Should Be Doing For Brunch This Sunday

Alex Chen, David Hawksworth, Ned Bell and a dozen other local culinary greats want to cook for you this weekend.