On Minding the Bar and Finding Your Spirits Animal with Kristi-Leigh Akister

In this short Q&A, the local bartender and industry activist gets us up to speed on her wild, whirlwind year.

Windfall’s Nathaly Nairn on Crafting the BC Cider Renaissance, One Pairing at a Time

Her "unapologetically urban cidery" is one of over 30 participating in the now sold out 3rd annual BC Cider Festival.

These Are the Records That Define the Musical Tastes of One of Vancouver’s Top Chefs

The Mackenzie Room's kitchen maestro is concise yet poetic when describing the vastly different records that impacted his life.

Gettin’ Groovy and Going Natural with Tyler Thrussell of Neon Eon Wine

Get hip to the groovy new Summerland brand that's naturally got the local wine community, including Gastown's Juice Bar, feeling all tingly.

The Parkside Brewery’s Sam Payne Takes Us on a Musical Joyride

We head to Port Moody's Brewer's Row to pick Sam Payne's brain about the records that have shaped his taste in music.

On Growing Up Skateboarding and Taking Badass Portraits With Alana Paterson

We chat with the photographer as she prepares for her upcoming exhibition at the Polygon Gallery, which runs April 13th to May 12th.

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Doing ‘The Dishes’ With Joe Chaput & Allison Spurrell of Les Amis du Fromage

12 Places

We tag along with Joe and Allison for a whirlwind crawl of their favourite food and drink spots across Vancouver.

On Thinking Small and Going Wild with an Ethical Hunter, Forager and Cook

In this short interview we discuss land-to-table eating with Jody Peck, the remarkable woman behind Wild Northern Way.

On Foraging for Beers and Keeping Cool with the Family Behind Mayne Island Brewing Co.

Big things are brewing with this family-run nano operation, including a collaboration dinner with Acorn Restaurant on April 10th.

On Prairie Values & Following Your Gut With the Craftswoman Behind Old Fashioned Standards

Cassandra Bailey recently put in some overtime to have an in-depth conversation with us about herself and her brand.

The Making of an Indispensable GM, From Aussie Rules to Running Vancouver’s Top Restaurants

In this edition of The New Breed, we chat with the busy GM of Bao Bei and Kissa Tanto about how he came to live among us.

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Danielle Tatarin Does ‘The Dishes’

9 Places

Dani might be spending a lot more time in Baja than YVR these days, but she can still point us in the direction of deliciousness...

Gastown

Shoel Davidson Does ‘The Dishes’

17 Places

We asked the co-owner of good times spots Gringo and Dixie's BBQ to take us on a tour to some of his favourite local spots.

On Death Blows, Nachos and Coffee Collabos with Cody Allmin of Twin Sails Brewing

We met up with the brewery boss to get a sneak peek at what Twin Sails has brewing (and buzzing) for this year's Hopwired Fest.

Serenading Newborns and Scoring Horror with the Duo Behind HUMANS

Robbie Slade and Peter Ricq speak in advance of their February 15th gig at Celebrities, in support of their latest LP, "Going Late".

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Chef Edie Steensma Does ‘The Dishes’

9 Places

We pry the cook from the kitchen at the new location of Autostrada and tag along for a delicious day of good food and drink.

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Chef Jonathan Chovancek Does ‘The Dishes’

16 Places

We asked the chef from Tableau Bar Bistro and Homer Street Cafe to take us on a tour of his favourite local eating and drinking spots.

On Building a Better Creative Community With the Duo Behind THRIVE

Dig this wide-ranging, long form interview with local artists and community activists Jamie Smith and Tara Galuska.

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Chef Warren Chow Does ‘The Dishes’

16 Places

We asked the chef from Chinatown's Juniper to take us on a tour of his favourite spots to dine and drink around Vancouver.

Talking Dreams, Lessons and Weird Ingredients With Botanist Barman Max Curzon-Price

Our 'New Breed' hospitality interview series continues with a young and dedicated bartender imported from the United Kingdom.

Meet the Thrifty Duo Behind Chinatown’s New ‘Kool Thing Vintage’

Readers beware! This long read Q & A with a pair of vintage vets contains content that will inspire some mega thrift shopping!

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Rhys Amber Does ‘The Dishes’

8 Places

We asked local chef Rhys Amber to take us on a tour of his favourite spots to dine and drink around Vancouver.

Talking Roadside Whisky and Wild Elegance with Goodbeast’s Jesse Bromm

Track the designer down at the Maritime Labour Centre on December 8/9 for the annual Got Craft? Holiday Edition market.

On the Future of Sustainable Fashion with Vancouverite Sam Lau of Hecho & Co.

In this long-form Q&A, we get to know a local creative whose sustainable and ethically-sourced textiles go to the fibre of her being.

On Fashion Flukes and Weirdo Fringe Sports With Emily Heffring

This long form Q & A will introduce you to the talented young woman behind the East Van accessory company, Your Bag of Holding.

Getting to Know the Talented Artist Behind the ‘Strange Fellows’ Brand

In this long read interview with local artist Christine Moulson, we talk process, inspiration, family, branding, beer and more.

Local Architect Susan Scott on Building Balsa Spitfires and a Better Vancouver

This wide-ranging interview with one half of local firm Scott & Scott covers design both big and small, and life at large in Vancouver.

‘Propellor’ Designer Toby Barratt on Coffee Rituals and Making Collaboration Work

In this expansive interview we get to know a Vancouverite who's been helping to breathe fresh life into BC design.