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For the past few years, Chinatown has been bustling with entrepreneurs and small business owners, who take pride in opening up something to call their very own. Zachary Zimmerman and Graham Marceau (who also co-owns Corduroy Pie Company) shares this dream as co-owners of Say Hey Cafe. Say Hey Cafe brings forward the flavours of New York Hoagie style sandwiches to Vancouver. This spot is cozy and simplistic with a small curated menu. But don’t be deceived by the small menu, as each hoagie is packed with fresh ingredients, bursting with

The clubhouse sandwich: the original super sandwich. Since its creation in 1894, the club has gone from a simple but brilliant “whole meal” sandwich to the towering triple-decker stacks we commonly see today. The original recipe called for chicken or turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato and a generous amount of mayo. I mean, how could you go wrong with this setup? My love of the clubhouse began at the White Spot in Kerrisdale where I grew up. The turkey club has always been a prominent feature on the menu, but did you know that they

One of the first things that comes to mind when thinking Vietnamese fare is a good ol’ banh mi. Fresh baguette, cold cuts, pickled carrot and daikon, cilantro, pâté , a little maggi sauce, cucumber and maybe some jalapeno for heat. It’s silly how tasty they can be, and many places still sell them for under $5.00. For years, I defaulted to Ba Le as my go-to place, but that might’ve spoken more to my laziness/unwillingness to find any other places for comparison. But in the interest of venturing away from the tried and

Gogan Shottha is a David amongst many Goliaths. Opening an independent grocery store in a market overloaded by major chain stores is no easy task. So how is it that The August Market has already won a Golden Plate Award from The Georgia Straight, despite being open for less than a year? The hallmarks of the increasingly popular Main Street grocery store are authenticity, value, and community – qualities that have locals coming back time and time again. And while having fresh, competitively-priced produce is of course a staple of