Food and Drink

DoorDash released their mid-year trend report recently, which reveals some of the most-ordered foods over the past six months. (Photo contributed by DoorDash)

Burritos, miso soup and key lime pie among top 10 ordered foods in B.C.

DoorDash trend report shows popular eating habits of B.C. residents

  • Jul 29, 2020
DoorDash released their mid-year trend report recently, which reveals some of the most-ordered foods over the past six months. (Photo contributed by DoorDash)
Angela Claire, Alice Myers and Connie Alfred handing out eggs and other groceries at Port Hardy Secondary School. (Zoë Ducklow)

‘Egg-cellence’: Recipes shared as egg donations pour through the cracks in the North Island

Glut of eggs hits Port Hardy, here’s a roundup of recipes to help

Angela Claire, Alice Myers and Connie Alfred handing out eggs and other groceries at Port Hardy Secondary School. (Zoë Ducklow)
Mike Norbury didn’t know what to do with himself when the pandemic first hit. He started created video tutorials showing people how to create a cocktail a day and that helped “shape” his next project — Adopt a Bartender. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria bartender mixes new program to keep cocktail culture alive

Adopt a Bartender pairs local talent with local distilleries to create cocktail kits

Mike Norbury didn’t know what to do with himself when the pandemic first hit. He started created video tutorials showing people how to create a cocktail a day and that helped “shape” his next project — Adopt a Bartender. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Starbucks staff in Canada will wear masks once the company reopens the majority of its store in May. (Starbucks Canada)

Starbucks to open 65% of Canadian stores by end of week, asks customers to wear masks

Staff will be required to wear masks, have optional gloves

Starbucks staff in Canada will wear masks once the company reopens the majority of its store in May. (Starbucks Canada)
Phillips Brewery is among the local craft brewers offering enhanced pickup service in the era of COVID-19. Courtesy Phillips Brewery

MATHIEU POIRIER: Local breweries pitch in with drive-up and delivery services

With taprooms closed and social contact limited, thirsty patrons have new ways to stock up

Phillips Brewery is among the local craft brewers offering enhanced pickup service in the era of COVID-19. Courtesy Phillips Brewery
Austin Kurtis, 5, left, and his big sister Ella, 10, of Levack, Ont., helped create a 240-kilogram (530-pound) Nanaimo bar for a Guinness World Records attempt. (Photo submitted)

Fudge maker tries for world record with 500-pound Nanaimo bar

Chocolatier from Levack, Ont., and her children await word if Guinness will make record official

Austin Kurtis, 5, left, and his big sister Ella, 10, of Levack, Ont., helped create a 240-kilogram (530-pound) Nanaimo bar for a Guinness World Records attempt. (Photo submitted)
BEHIND BARS: Creating a cocktail culture in Oak Bay

BEHIND BARS: Creating a cocktail culture in Oak Bay

Vis-à-Vis head bartender Josh Boudreau brings a wealth of experience to this wine-centric eatery

BEHIND BARS: Creating a cocktail culture in Oak Bay
Bryan Maurer of Langley (right) won the Shelter Point Mixology contest with his entry, The sZen Way. (Black Press Media photo)

VIDEO: The winner of the Shelter Point Mixology contest is…

After more than 4,200 entries and 12,000 votes, the winner has been revealed

Bryan Maurer of Langley (right) won the Shelter Point Mixology contest with his entry, The sZen Way. (Black Press Media photo)
Eating healthy with Chef Todd Rozell

Eating healthy with Chef Todd Rozell

Menu at Balanced Meal Prep varies from week to week

  • Feb 7, 2020
Eating healthy with Chef Todd Rozell
Unique Vancouver Island restaurant offers ‘dine in the dark’ experience

Unique Vancouver Island restaurant offers ‘dine in the dark’ experience

Parksville’s Dark View shows customers what it’s like to be in a visually impaired person’s shoes

Unique Vancouver Island restaurant offers ‘dine in the dark’ experience
The 7 Sins with Steve Thorp

The 7 Sins with Steve Thorp

Entrepreneur runs Vancouver brewery, winery and restaurants and loves the BC outdoors

  • Jan 10, 2020
The 7 Sins with Steve Thorp
Drinking Chocolate

Drinking Chocolate

Luxury beverage perfect for sipping

  • Jan 6, 2020
Drinking Chocolate
Victoria Distillers have crafted the official cocktail for Pantone’s colour of the year. (Facebook/ Empress 1908 Gin)
Victoria Distillers have crafted the official cocktail for Pantone’s colour of the year. (Facebook/ Empress 1908 Gin)
Whistle Buoy Brewing in Market Square has been a popular addition to the downtown brewery district in Victoria. Photo by Mathieu Poirier

Mathieu Poirier: Looking back on the year in beer

New breweries, taprooms open; more on the way for Victoria, as are the Canadian Brewing Awards

Whistle Buoy Brewing in Market Square has been a popular addition to the downtown brewery district in Victoria. Photo by Mathieu Poirier