Oct 21, 2021
Shop booze-free bevs this Sober October at Vancouver's first zero-proof pop-up
Stacey McLachlan

Despite the parade of hard seltzers, craft beers, rosé ciders and boozy kombuchas that’s hitting the shelves at any given time these days, we’re actually living in a teetotaler’s paradise. Between artisanal the faux gins like Seedlip and hoppy non-alcoholic...

Oct 14, 2021
Stainless steel takeout containers might be the food packaging of the future
Alyssa Hirose

When the COVID-19 pandemic began in B.C., local restaurants saw an influx of takeout orders—and consumers saw an influx of takeout waste. Anastasia Kiku and Jason Hawkins, co-founders of Vancouver-based Reusables, watched as the garbage piled up. “The problem was really in our faces,”...

Sep 13, 2021
Vancouver magazine’s Restaurant Awards will look a little different this year (again)
By the Editors

To hold an event in-person or not to? That seems to be the question of our (of course unprecedented) times. Our friends at sister publication Vancouver magazine (quick q: are we the brother in that relationship, or are publications, like boats, always female?)...

Sep 8, 2021
How Vancouver’s St. Lawrence is innovating both on the menu and off
Nathan Caddell

It didn’t take long for St. Lawrence to make an impact. When the French-Canadian restaurant arrived in Vancouver’s Railtown in 2017, it immediately started gobbling up awards and accolades. Chef/owner J-C Poirier’s take on the cuisine of his Quebec childhood even won national...

Aug 31, 2021
It’s a Good Thing: How one Vancouver restaurateur is fighting back against the food delivery giants
Matt O'Grady

In the restaurant business, fortunes can turn on a dime—as Brandon Grossutti, owner of Gastown’s Asian-fusion eatery Pidgin, knows all too well. “I feel like we’re just getting started,” Grossutti told Scout Magazine in a February 25, 2020, profile. “I think...

Jul 13, 2021
Vancouver’s Coho Collective embarks on journey from local success story to the national stage
Nathan Caddell

It was just three years ago that Amrit Maharaj and Andrew Barnes leased an East Vancouver building with the hope of eventually quitting their day jobs. Maharaj was working for his family’s real estate business, and Barnes was a tech exec...

Jul 9, 2021
Two B.C. breweries earn recognition from Craft Beer Marketing Awards
By the Editors

Five Canadian companies accounted for all 10 of the country’s Craft Beer Marketing Awards (also called the Crushies ) this year. The second annual Crushies gave out branding awards to beers from five regions around the world. Of the 10 prizes...

Jul 2, 2021
How a Vancouver wine store owner is trying to change the game with a proprietary delivery system
Nathan Caddell

John Clerides may have trouble getting on his feet right now, but his company is up and running as well as it ever has. The longtime owner and operator of Marquis Wine Cellars in Vancouver’s West End recently had surgery on...

May 12, 2021
Asian ghost kitchen operator with B.C. connection cooks up a new business model
Nick Rockel

Jason Chen is calling from Taipei, but he’s kind enough not to rub it in. Unlike B.C. and most other places around the world, Chen’s native Taiwan has been virtually COVID-free since the pandemic took hold early last year. “We’ve been...

Apr 28, 2021
With Boldr, Aquilini Investment Group thinks it can crack the crowded vodka soda market
Nathan Caddell

Is there a B.C. industry more absolutely stacked to the wall with competition than the flavoured vodka soda market? Maybe, but there’s no denying that the hard-drink-with-low-calories game has more rivals lurking around every corner than a Batman comic. So why...

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