What's for Lunch?

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 08:00
Lunch is prime time for dining al fresco, and Gastown’s lunch circuit is booming with options whether it’s drinks by the patio or enjoying tasty take-out in the sun.

Gastown Pub Culture

Tuesday, 14 July 2015 08:00
Nothing says summer like hoisting a cold brewski in good company. Around the neighbourhood, there's plenty of great watering holes, each with its own unique character and approach to pub culture. Pull up a chair and enjoy some friendly hospitality…

Beat the Heat with Iced Caffeine

Tuesday, 09 June 2015 10:27
Forget what the calendar says, summer has arrived and with it, more cold caffeine bevvies than you can shake a stick at – if you were awake enough to shake one.

Coffee Talk with Jodi Balfour from Nelson the Seagull

Tuesday, 02 June 2015 10:00
Meet Jodi Balfour, who, alongside siblings Jonathan and Lee Snelgar, is one third of the energetic and talented trio behind Nelson the Seagull.

New Gastown Eatery Tempts Locals to ‘Bao Down’

Thursday, 07 May 2015 10:00
Vancouver is chock-full of Asian offerings, but despite the surge, it’s hard to find bao steamed buns and hawker-style eats. That’s where Bao Down comes in. The eatery opened to a welcoming reception and is already serving up a new…

Sink Your Teeth Into Gastown's Meatiest Restaurants

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:00
Gastown is home to a variety of meat-loving restaurants showcasing culinary creations made with the cream of the crop, from local free-range chicken to Japanese Wagyu beef. For those times when you want to savour some delicious meat, these restaurants…

Gastown's Best Restaurants for Social Dining Pt 2

Friday, 17 April 2015 10:00
Nothing brings people together like good food. And, when it comes to socializing, Gastown’s restaurant scene offers great places to meet new people. Come down for a nosh (or a pint) and get the conversation flowing.

An Interview with George Giannakos of Revolver Coffee

Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:00
After opening its doors almost four years ago, Revolver has become one of the most popular joints in town for a cup of slow brew. We sat down with co-owner George Giannakos to discuss Revolver's unique concept and the burgeoning…

Gastown's Best Restaurants for Social Dining Pt. 1

Wednesday, 01 April 2015 10:00
Nothing brings people together like good food. And, when it comes to socializing, Gastown’s restaurant scene offers great places to meet new people. Come down for a nosh (or a pint) and get the conversation flowing.

Mosquito Redefines 'Love at First Bite'

Friday, 20 March 2015 08:00
A passion for pastry is behind one of Gastown’s newest restaurants. And at Mosquito, guests are encouraged to eat dessert first. 

Bettering the Community Through Whisky

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 08:00
They say a good drink with a good friend is time and money well spent and the Whisky Wisemen Society is certainly taking that to the next level. What started as a conversation between two friends quickly developed into a…

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Friday, 13 March 2015 09:00
St. Patrick’s Day is a long-standing tradition that gathers people from all walks of life to hoist a pint in honour of the Saint Patron. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate, The Irish Heather, Six Acres and Blarney Stone…

Gastown Wins Best Neighbourhood for Dining

Thursday, 12 March 2015 09:00
The results are in! Georgia Straight readers submitted their favourites to give a comprehensive snapshot of what makes the Lower Mainland scene so vibrant in the 18th Annual Golden Plates Awards. Thank you for voting Gastown as the best neighbourhood for dining…

11 Weekend Brunch Spots

Friday, 06 March 2015 09:00
It's no secret there are stellar brunch spots within our neighbourhood blocks. Since the choices are plentiful, we highlighted some great mainstays to visit on your next outing.

Salida 7 Serves up Spanish Style with Local Flair

Friday, 27 February 2015 09:00
If you’re craving a taste of Spain, new restaurant, Salida 7, celebrates tradition with a twist. Since opening in October, they have shifted from authentic dishes to inspired tapas for a style that’s all their own.

A Guide to Coffee & Breakfast in Gastown

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 09:00
How you start the day is very important – and that’s when a great breakfast comes into play. Whether it’s a pre-work nosh, or leisurely meal, you can look forward to some signature offerings at one of Gastown’s independent establishments.

A Culinary Love Affair

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 10:00
Walking along Cambie Street, you may have noticed a whimsical mural painted onto Gastown heritage that tells a story of a culinary love affair between The Baker & The Chef.

Homemade Organic Soft Serve ​Now Available​ in Gastown

Thursday, 05 February 2015 09:00
Brothers, Dan & Ken Kim are the young duo behind Soft Peaks – a new organic soft serve ice cream shop on Alexander Street. After a successful soft opening period, they will reopen their doors today with full operations.

Tacos, Tapas & the Flavours of Spain

Wednesday, 04 February 2015 10:00
Since Tacofino has moved in, South American-inspired fare seems to be the talk of the town. There's a fair amount of local eateries featuring Latin American flavours and Spanish recipes – so, here's a few to consider for your next…

Where to Set the Mood on Valentine’s Day

Thursday, 29 January 2015 13:25
Impress your date with fine culinary, or revel with friends over a glass of bubbly. Everyone has a unique way of celebrating Valentine’s Day – and luckily, there are plenty of options available in the neighbourhood. Here’s a list of establishments…

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