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The $100 Wine Challenge with Lisa Haley

The $100 Wine Challenge with Lisa Haley

The L'Abattoir restaurant director (and VanMag's 2017 sommelier of the year) shares her top wine picks.

Young Guns: Meet the New Generation of Vancouver Sommeliers

Young Guns: Meet the New Generation of Vancouver Sommeliers

The servers, managers and wine nerds who'll be uncorking your vino in the coming years have knowledge to spare but little time for pretention.

The Ultimate Guide to Eating in Downtown Vancouver

The Ultimate Guide to Eating in Downtown Vancouver

We've mapped out our 17 fave spots to eat (and drink!) in the downtown core.

Is No.1 Gaoler’s Mews Going to Transform Dining in Vancouver?

Is No.1 Gaoler’s Mews Going to Transform Dining in Vancouver?

Tickets for the L'Abattoir dream team's new monthly dining event go on sale June 1—act fast if you're interested.

Are Commercial Rents Crushing a New Generation of Restaurant Innovation?

Are Commercial Rents Crushing a New Generation of Restaurant Innovation?

The economics of your local restaurant depend on skyrocketing commercial rents—and the bottom line doesn't look good.

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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.

The 5 best happy hours in Vancouver

The 5 best happy hours in Vancouver

With happy hours available throughout the city, after-work drinks have never been so tempting

Introducing Crowbar, the Fraserhood’s new cocktail destination

Introducing Crowbar, the Fraserhood’s new cocktail destination

With their new cocktail-forward venture Crowbar, L'Abattoir alumni Jeremy Pigeon and William Johnson have taken a cool and confident leap into the Vancouver bar scene

Three of the most Vancouver cocktails ever

Three of the most Vancouver cocktails ever

Because there's no better way to experience your city than to, umm, drink it

3 Places to Try Absinthe in Vancouver

3 Places to Try Absinthe in Vancouver

Despite the fact that it was never actually illegal in Canada, absinthe still has an aura of naughtiness about it.

Layton Leaves L’Abbatoir

Layton Leaves L’Abbatoir

The Bartender of the Year alum is hitting the open road.