The Dishes

Brian Grant Does ‘The Dishes’

14 Places

In the latest edition of The Dishes, Resurrection Spirits co-founder Brian Grant takes us around town to his favourite food/drink spots.

On Soaring Inspirations and Grounding Words of Advice With Artist Tara Lee Bennett

With her personal art practice, the co-founder of THRIVE Art Studio hones in on the beautiful and non-trivial minutiae of life...

The Commercial Drive Restaurateur Who Once Kept a Bottle of Wine as a Pet

Van Doren Chan is a veteran of Vancouver's hospitality scene and the FOH force behind the critically acclaimed Ugly Dumpling restaurant.

Deciphering Disembodied Hands and Symbolic Birds With Local Artist Meg Keetley

The local artist-slash-activist explains the themes and ideas inspiring her artwork in this short but in-depth interview.

Getting ‘Beastly’ With Local Artist Paige Bowman

Get up close with some of Paige's creatures by heading to the Slice of Life Gallery's Holiday Market, happening daily until December 15.

The Music That’s Always in the Ears of Local Designer and Drummer, Zoe Fuhr

This week we pick the musical brain of the drummer for local band Frankiie, who is also the talented designer behind Fuhr & Co.

How One Self-Care Ritual Blossomed Into a Unique Local Business for Reiko Katayama

Katayama's beautiful WA MOGA 29 floral creations will be available at the Got Craft? Holiday Market, December 7-8.

Vancouverites

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.

On Funny Fruit and Inspirational Bus Rides With Local Artist, Hiller Goodspeed

Through comical anecdotes, clever observations and personal moments of unfiltered introspection, Goodspeed's quirky illustrations draw us in.

Getting Playful with Visiting Artist and Colourful Rebel, Frances Hahn

Frances is one of 30 participants in the 2nd Annual Krampusmarkt, happening at Strange Fellows Brewing on December 7th and 8th.

On Being a Crafty Kid and Painting Positivity With Local Artist Courtney Presber

Courtney talks about tackling her own climate change anxiety and advocating for a liveable planet, one hand-painted t-shirt at a time.

Vancouverites

On Drawing the Dark and Winding Path of Life with Local Artist Jamie Smith

Jamie's new "Collections" series of illustrations will be on display to the public during this year's Eastside Culture Crawl, November 14-17th.

Nine Questions With Local Rainwear Designer, Stephanie Schneider

Glasnost is a line of ethical raincoats and accessories that might actually turn your rainy weather dread into something like glee.

The Curve

How to Get Hooked on Fermentation With Chef Brad Hendrickson

From mustard to miso, the man behind Biota Fermentation shares his fermentation addiction.

Getting Olfactory With Local Artist and Perfumer, Megan Hepburn

You can sniff out the creator of Cracher dans la soupe Parfum at three Vancouver craft fairs this November and December.

Outdoor Family Meal With Executive Chef Dan Mallahan of Seattle’s ‘Rider’

We recently joined Dan and his family for a crabbing adventure and feast on the beach at Birch Bay in Washington.

In Conversation With Karen McAthy, Chef and Founder of Blue Heron Creamery

Topics of conversation in this Big Inteview include tasting grass, tinkering with bacteria, and the politics of food.

The Dishes

Doing ‘The Dishes’ With Marcelo Ramirez

12 Places

The co-owner behind La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop takes us on a whirlwind tour of his favourite places to eat and drink.

Playing Botanical Matchmaker With Local Artist and Plant Enthusiast, Fiona Chan

The co-founder of Mobil Art School match-makes aroids with their counterparts and advises on how to maintain thriving plant relationships.

Chef Jesse McCleery on Forgetting All the Chaos and Cooking Wild

The chef and co-owner of the award-winning Pilgrimme reflects on meals of memory and what it's like to cook on Galiano Island.

Eight Questions With Local Artist Elizabeth Zvonar

We recently posed a short list of questions to the local creative in hopes of getting a glimpse into her artfully rearranged universe.

Sunja Link Details the Best Ways to Face the Winter Months Ahead (Literally)

The Main Street designer and businesswoman recommends her favourite local products to invest in this season.

The Local Creative ‘Lab’ Dedicated to Infusing Vancouver With Art-Making

This in-depth Q&A looks at how Chinatown's awesome little Mobil Art School is changing Vancouver for the better.

Local Art Collector Walks Us Through an Exhibition of Stolen Encounters

Kristin Lim goes for a walk with Bill Wu through his 'without a word' exhibition inside The Polygon Gallery -- on until November 3rd.

On Picking Rose Petals and Witnessing Resilience With the Inspiring Leigh Joseph

We caught up with the creator and founder of Skwalwen Botanicals to talk about her hands-on processes and inspirations.

Twelve Questions With Local Designer Shiloh Sukkau

In this brief interview with the Vancouver designer we cover topics from cob houses to creating her own design language.

You Need to Know About the Lyrical New Cookbook by Burdock & Co.’s Andrea Carlson

We recently chatted with the local chef/restaurateur about her new cookbook, which is due October 8th.

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes With Cody Dodds of Powell Street’s Mackenzie Room

8 Places

This week we put our Picking Grapes questions to the Wine Director at one of Vancouver's best restaurants.