Hospitality

Jan 19, 2023
Closure of Vancouver's Oh Carolina Café & Grocer 'not a doomsday situation,' says owner
Nathan Caddell

When a restaurant closes, it’s often a sad occasion. Rising costs of both food and rent, difficulties retaining staff and the prevalence of mobile apps are all factors that make it hard for eateries to survive these days. So when Gooseneck...

Jan 16, 2023
Hidden Gem: The Narrow Lounge's lack of a sign signals a good time
Rushmila Rahman

When you give your bar a name like “The Narrow” you know what kind of a place you want it to be. Which is why, despite its reputation for chaos and insanity, founder David Duprey has been able to maintain...

Nov 17, 2022
6 Vancouver catering companies to feed your office holiday party
Aastha Sethi

Vancouver catering companies are offering their services to ease the holiday hustle (especially for high-pressure holiday parties). We hand-picked companies offering holiday catering, from Insta-worthy charcuterie boards to complete turkey dinners. Now that’s one worry off your plate. Photo: Savoury City...

Nov 14, 2022
Hidden Gem: Vancouver's Ongba Vietnamese Eatery is bound to delight (pho sure)
Rushmila Rahman

Hai Nguyen never had a full apple growing up—it was always split between her family members, so everyone got a slice each. “It's a refugee story,” she says of her move from Vietnam to Canada 39 years ago. According to...

Oct 27, 2022
The 5 biggest takeaways from Michelin Guide's Vancouver choices
Nathan Caddell

It’s a bit hard to overstate what the Michelin Guide’s first trip to Vancouver means for the restaurant industry. As a manager at a well-regarded Vancouver eatery told me this week, “It’s going to change everything.” That manager speculated that...

Oct 24, 2022
Vancouver beer crowned Grand Champion at 2022 Canada Beer Cup Awards
By the Editors

Who makes the best beer in Canada? According to the Canada Beer Cup Awards, it’s East Vancouver’s Callister Brewing. The relatively small operation posted a huge win this weekend as its Wee Laird Wee Heavy Scottish Ale was dubbed the Grand...

Oct 20, 2022
Vancouver qualifier for the Canadian Culinary Championships promises to be a scrumptious skirmish
Nathan Caddell

Canada’s Great Kitchen Party is back for the first time since 2019. The event, a national competition for the country’s top chefs that sees them pitted against each other by region before competing for the national title, has been a...

Sep 6, 2022
MRG Group is taking a shot at livening up Vancouver's nightlife with Par-Tee Putt Golf
Nathan Caddell

Generally speaking, we aren’t in the category of people who relish in calling Vancouver “No Fun City,” but it’s hard to disagree with the fact that the town has a disappointing dearth of watering holes in which patrons can actively...

Aug 26, 2022
Former professional hockey player John Negrin takes his first shot at entrepreneurship with The Batch
Nathan Caddell

Long before John Negrin became an entrepreneur in the hospitality business, he got a very important food safety lesson from none other than Jarome Iginla. Negrin was a 19-year-old rookie defenceman for the Flames and was sitting on the plane chatting...

Aug 24, 2022
Pacific Trader: The Keg is feasting on the Summer of Revenge
Michael McCullough

You’d think a chain of restaurants premised on the consumption of red meat wouldn’t have the brightest future. But consumers intermittently house-bound for the past two years are flooding back onto barstools and patios to get together again with friends and family.

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