Restaurant Guide
Restaurant of the Year 2017: Dynasty Seafood

Restaurant of the Year 2017: Dynasty Seafood

The food from chef Sam Leung's kitchen sets the standard for Chinese cuisine in North America.

Chef of the Year 2017: Joël Watanabe

Chef of the Year 2017: Joël Watanabe

Joël Watanabe modernizes traditional Chinese dishes by grounding them in classic French techniques and local ingredients.

Best New Restaurant 2017: Savio Volpe

Best New Restaurant 2017: Savio Volpe

In the short time it's been open, Savio Volpe has woven itself inextricably into the fabric of our food scene.

Premier Crew 2017

Premier Crew 2017

Chefs get accolades, owners (hopefully) get profits, but it's the front-of-house team who makes sure that the diner experience is just so. And so here, they get some of our love.

Bartender of the Year 2017: Sabrine Dhaliwal

Bartender of the Year 2017: Sabrine Dhaliwal

Our Bartender of the Year brings an elegant sense of balance to her libations.

Sommelier of the Year 2017: Lisa Haley

Sommelier of the Year 2017: Lisa Haley

Lisa Haley brings a passion for natural and authentic wines, a scholarly bent and some Montreal savoir faire to Vancouver's wine scene.

It’s High Time to Get Yourself a Signature Drink

It’s High Time to Get Yourself a Signature Drink

Forget ads, forget celebrity endorsements. Head to BC Distilled this weekend to sip whisky, gin and absinthe until one of our local spirits picks you.

Irish Whiskey Has Exploded—and This is the Bottle That Caused It

Ladies and gentleman—the legendary Redbreast.

Editors’ Picks: What We’re Drinking in Not-So-Dry February

Editors’ Picks: What We’re Drinking in Not-So-Dry February

What the VanMag team has been sipping this month (you know, now that we're actually allowed).

13 Wines To Make a Beeline for at Vancouver International Wine Festival

13 Wines To Make a Beeline for at Vancouver International Wine Festival

The tasting floor is no place for the weak of heart. You can amble around and (literally) drink it all in or you can act like a pro and zero in on some rarities that...

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Q&A: Is Vancouver On Its Way to Becoming a Global Tech Hub?

Q&A: Is Vancouver On Its Way to Becoming a Global Tech Hub?

Gerri Sinclair hopes to get homegrown tech start-ups to go global.

Meet the Vancouver-Raised Woman Who is the ‘Oprah of Afghanistan’

Meet the Vancouver-Raised Woman Who is the ‘Oprah of Afghanistan’

Mozhdah Jamalzadah is a regular person here and a superstar in Afghanistan where she's a powerful voice for women. A new documentary tells her story.

Opinion: It’s Time for 4/20 to Grow Up and Pay Up

Opinion: It’s Time for 4/20 to Grow Up and Pay Up

With legalized marijuana just around the corner, the annual event needs to play by the rules.

Neighbourhoods: Get even more local

Travel Diary: How to Spend One Perfect Day in Seattle

Travel Diary: How to Spend One Perfect Day in Seattle

Pizza, karaoke and cocktails fuel a whirlwind trip in Seattle.

Inside the Envy-Inducing Home of a Stylist-Turned-Chef

Inside the Envy-Inducing Home of a Stylist-Turned-Chef

One stylish Vancouverite designs a peaceful-meets-playful corner of the city.

6 Eco-Friendly Beauty Brands To Celebrate Earth Day

6 Eco-Friendly Beauty Brands To Celebrate Earth Day

We're all conscious about ingredients in the food you eat, why not the ones in our beauty and skincare products?

Photos: Peek Inside This Elegant Family Home

Photos: Peek Inside This Elegant Family Home

How designer Victoria Mckenney created an sophisticated, timeless design for a family of four.