June 20, 2016

GRUB | What's Up? Hot Dog! x Hastings-Sunrise

What's Up? Hot Dog! | East Hastings, Vancouver

Hastings-Sunrise—Owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Matt and Jenna Hagarty, musicians with roots in the local punk rock scene, the amusingly named What's Up? Hot Dog!—inspired by comedian Scott "Saucerman" Aukerman's catchphrase and his equally silly and irreverent podcast turned television talk show, Comedy Bang! Bang!—is fixing to become a gourmet hot dog beacon of the East Hastings neighbourhood.

June 16, 2016

CINEMA | Pixar and 'Finding Dory' Double Down

Disney Pixar | Finding Dory

Disney and Pixar have taken the dubious idea of continuing the relatively self-contained story in Finding Nemo and turned it on its head thirteen years later with the entirely endearing, but misleadingly titled, Finding Dory. Comedian Ellen DeGeneres returns to voice the short term memory loss inflicted blue fish Dory on her search to find her parents and reunite her family.

June 13, 2016

BEERFEST | Vancouver Brewery Tours

Vancouver Brewery Tours | Brassneck Brewery, Mount Pleasant

East Van—They drive while you imbibe. That's what Vancouver Brewery Tours aims to offer as an easy primer into Vancouver’s bustling craft beer industry for a night out. (Architect turned Steamworks then Brassneck brewmaster Conrad Gmoser, above.)

June 9, 2016

CINEMA | All That She Wants – 'Maggie's Plan' of Errors

Greta Gerwig Ethan Hawke Rebecca Miller | Maggie's Plan

Maggie's Plan is a very charming New York comedy about over educated (and very white) adults navigating their own complex feelings about marriage, parenthood, and divorce. Written and directed by Rebecca Miller from a story by Karen Rinaldi, the film stars indie darling Greta Gerwig as an independent woman planning for single motherhood when she meets a very married professor and novelist in Ethan Hawke.

June 6, 2016

GATHER | Pool Deck x Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver

Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver | Downtown Vancouver, BC

Financial District—(May 31, 2016) Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver kicked off their summer festivities with an outdoor patio party to showcase their fourth-floor pool deck.

June 2, 2016

CINEMA | 'Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping' is for Real

"Ever since I was born, I was dope."
Andy Samberg Judd Apatow | The Lonely Island | Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Former Saturday Night Live trio, comedians Andy SambergAkiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone better known as The Lonely Island, take their antics to the big screen mocking Hollywood fame and the music industry in the faux documentary, Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. Produced by Judd Apatow, written by/starring all three, and co-directed by Schaffer and Taccone, the film is a blisteringly hilarious mockery of everything to do with celebrity life and tabloid culture.

May 30, 2016

TREAT | Tangram Creamery x Arbutus x Kitsilano

Tangram Creamery | Arburus Street, Kitsilano, Vancouver

KitsilanoTangram Creamery is Vancouver's latest gourmet small-batch, house made ice creamery located on Arbutus Street on the westside of Vancouver.