Strange Fellows burst into the Vancouver craft beer scene over four years ago, and has since become an industry cornerstone. Their East Vancouver tasting room is spacious and friendly, offering long communal tables ready to seat all walks of life, ages, and party sizes.
By Wade Kinley On a late weekend visit to Le Marché St. George, we shared the long table with two women who gazed about the cozy interior as they cupped their lattes in both hands. “Imagine if you lived in this neighbourhood,” one of the women said. “And this was your spot.” Indeed, it is the way this café-cum-general store makes you feel. Like that bistro you stumbled into on your first morning in Paris, or that bodega on your last night in New York. Like you are out in the world and at home all at once. Tucked into the bottom of a two-story mismatched-shingled building at 4393 St. George St, the café has captured the hearts of its Kensington neighbourhood, in part by fostering a feeling it’s been here as long as its hundred-year-old building, not just a near decade. Dark green paint that’s chipping on corners and weathered…
By Matt Law It’s no secret that great food is made even better by a great experience. Taste, like scent or sound, is tied to memory. At Grouse Mountain great food and great experience come hand-in-hand, and although it’s warming up in the city, up on the mountain it’s still snowy white. Whether you’re seeking a mountain-top outdoor adventure, a fun-filled day with the family, or a romantic dinner in a five-star restaurant with one hell of a view, Grouse Mountain provides. After taking the Skyride to the Peak of Vancouver it’s a choose-your-own-adventure wonderland. You can begin with some of the mountain’s activities like snowshoeing, outdoor ice skating, or take a snowcat-powered sleigh ride. If you came for the food and only the food head straight for Altitudes Bistro or The Observatory restaurant. Altitudes Bistro offers traditional pub fare like chicken wings, a BC organic beef burger, or their…
Fast-paced, crowded, aromatic. Since its re-opening in January, New Westminster’s Longtail Kitchen recalls the jam-packed streets of Bangkok.
The Thai-centric restaurant set upon the Fraser River, recently merged with its neighbour, Freebird Chicken Shack–a Hainanese style eatery serving up Asian-inspired rotisserie chicken, bahn mis and more.
Leading the pack of microbreweries pushing the beer boundaries here is Dageraad Brewing, which creates Belgian-style beers in Burnaby, BC. The award winning artisan brewery is known for its small batch creations, especially the enigmatic Entropy Series. To learn more, we spoke to owner and brewer Ben Coli.
Langley has long held an important place in BC’s storied history, and now it’s burgeoning culinary scene is adding an exciting new chapter. Here are four of the happiest hours in Langley that show off its unique mix of modern moves and small-town charm.
For wine lovers and culinary fans across the Pacific Northwest: BC Uncorked returns on Saturday, April 6 for an evening of tantalizing tastings and perfect pairings.