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At David Hawksworth’s eponymous three-year-old restaurant, the chef makes dishes such as foie gras torchon and pan-roasted sablefish, so it may come as a surprise that pizza is...
This summer, we have a few more reasons to be thankful to be living in Vancouver. We’re on the other side of the world from Ukraine and Syria, where they still haven’t figured out...
Mary Forstbauer’s son was just six months old when he experienced a sensitivity to nonorganic food. Her 12 children were used to eating organic blueberries from the family’s...
On September 14, I attended the Scotiabank Passions gala in support of the Dr. Peter AIDS Foundation as a media guest. For its 11th year, the popular fundraising event featuring...
Nearly a year ago, Straight staffer and resident horror aficionado Steve Newton reported that “the world’s most reviled film director” Uwe Boll was trying to make a name for...
Dino Renaerts isn’t a cook who likes to hide in the kitchen. The Vancouver-raised chef regularly hosts dinner parties at the North Shore home he shares with his wife—sommelier...
Harmony Cheung grew up in Vancouver, and she remembers a time when there were only a handful of restaurants that offered bubble tea in the city. Now the co-owner of Soho Tea Room...
The Bachelor Canada is returning to TV screens for a second season starting September 18. Twenty-five women from across the country will compete to win the heart of 28-year-old...
The disco ball will stop spinning at a popular Gastown nightclub this fall. After 14 years, Shine Nightclub (364 Water Street) will close on September 27 to make way for a new...
Dîner en Blanc in Vancouver gets a lot of hate, and for the most part, it’s unwarranted. I attended my first Dîner en Blanc last night, and what I saw were thousands of people...

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