The week's top dish from Eater Vancouver, Curbed's restaurant, bar, and nightlife blog. This week we update Vancouver's heatmap, adding five new super-hot locations, plus exciting news from the Rogers Arena and more.
DOWNTOWN— Big stadium news from Rogers Arena where ace bartender Jay Jones has taken up the reins as the Canucks' new director of All Things Drinkable: what does this mean? Well, for a start, Negronis and live hockey, 14 different wines by the glass and - we're promised - craft beer. Plus a hot new chef from Toronto who's bringing in an in-house butchery programme. Hockey just got EVEN BETTER. [EVAN]
#TEAMTINA— Sad news from one of the city's most beloved chefs and mentors, Tina Fineza, who has been diagnosed with aggressive stage three bilateral breast cancer. A fundraising site has been set up to help over the next year as Tina takes leave from her company Service Excellence to focus on recovery. [EVAN]
ALL OVER THE CITY—It's time to update the Vancouver heatmap and this month it's all about old favourites becoming new again as both Chambar and Cafe Medina move into fresh digs. Plus the city has gone nuts for Bella Gelateria's new Yaletown outpost and its booze-soaked 'gelatinis'. [EVAN]
DOWNTOWN—Ramen recommendations of a 'fast, convenient and very satisfying' spot from Wildebeest chef Wes Young this week in Dining Confidential. [EVAN]