Elevated pub food, casual Middle Eastern fare and more hot rooms now open in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.
1325 Blanshard Street, Victoria
Why we’re excited Purportedly a fresh and faithful take on Middle Eastern food with that Tacofino touch. Arch motifs, neon signage and bold colours are going to make for a cool room, too.
777 Douglas Street, VictoriaWho Rock star B.C. bartender Shawn Soole (Clive’s, Little Jumbo)
Why we’re excited It channels a 1950s L.A. lounge and will immediately rise to the forefront of the capital’s must-visit watering holes.
3296 Fraser Street, VancouverWho James Iranzad and Josh Pape (Bufala, Wildebeest, Lucky Taco)
Why we’re excited Just up the street from Fraserhood central, get ready for a sports bar with seriously elevated food (and a wraparound patio).
340 17 Avenue SW, CalgaryWho Cody Willis (Native Tongues Taqueria, Two Penny)
Why we’re excited Oft-under-represented Bengali cuisine takes centre stage, with a cosmopolitan room from artist Maya Gohill (her very first interior design project).
5. Die Pie
11215 Jasper Avenue NW, Edmonton
Why we’re excited Edmonton’s first plant-based pizzeria is serving up Neapolitan-style pies and sold-separately artisanal vegan cheeses like truffle brie and raw gorgonzola.