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LGBTQ2S lounge, Friends of Dorothy, opened in Victoria on Dec. 18. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

LGBTQ2S lounge Friends of Dorothy opens in Victoria

Cocktail lounge aims to create comfortable space for LGBTQ2S people and allies

 

Matt and Jenn Heyne are chef and owners at the Cow Cafe West Coast Grill in Cowichan Bay. Photographs by Lia Crowe

West Coast Inspiration At Cow Cafe

Chef and owners Matt and Jenn Heyne in Cowichan Bay

  • Dec 21, 2020

 

Chef Ken Nakano has taken over as the new executive chef at the Inn at Laurel Point. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Culinary powerhouse taking over at Inn at Laurel Point

Chef Ken Nakano draws inspiration from childhood, Asian cuisine and local producers

 

Anita and Randy Madhar, owners of the recently reopened Kuku’s Restaurant in Saanich, are pleased to welcome customers back for home-cooked Indian meals and desserts. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich Indian restaurant reopens more than a year after SUV driver crashed through the building

Kuku’s Restaurant happy to see customers again, enjoys modern touches of renovation

Anita and Randy Madhar, owners of the recently reopened Kuku’s Restaurant in Saanich, are pleased to welcome customers back for home-cooked Indian meals and desserts. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
The property at 113 and 161 Island Highway is currently being dismantled as the developer attempts to salvage ‘usable’ lumber for their development application to the City of Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Development application delayed for high-profile Parksville property

Council refers application to staff for further improvements

The property at 113 and 161 Island Highway is currently being dismantled as the developer attempts to salvage ‘usable’ lumber for their development application to the City of Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Cole Byers and Jasmine Grant are taking a leap of faith and opening The Rack Westcoast Bistro in Langford, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

Langford residents making “all-in move” opening restaurant amid COVID-19 pandemic

Although The Rack Westcoast Bistro isn’t officially open yet, it’s serving anyone who wanders in

Cole Byers and Jasmine Grant are taking a leap of faith and opening The Rack Westcoast Bistro in Langford, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)
The iconic and well-loved live music venue Logan’s is permanently closing its doors due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Google Maps)

Victoria pub Logan’s permanently closing its doors

Live music venue unable to weather COVID-19 storm

The iconic and well-loved live music venue Logan’s is permanently closing its doors due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Google Maps)
Online reservation service, First Table, allows Victoria diners to have dinner at half-price if they’re willing to be flexible about when they go. (Black Press Media file photo)

New reservation service allows Victoria residents to dine out at half price

First Table gives Victoria diners 50 per cent off when they book tables during off-peak hours

Online reservation service, First Table, allows Victoria diners to have dinner at half-price if they’re willing to be flexible about when they go. (Black Press Media file photo)
Two Saanich businesswomen are taking over what was previously Dig This gardening store in Broadmead Village Shopping Centre, and turning it into a hub for local food and community. (Google Maps)

New restaurant, grocery hybrid brings local food and community to Saanich

Niche Grocerant is partnering with restaurants and producers to bring local food to the suburbs

Two Saanich businesswomen are taking over what was previously Dig This gardening store in Broadmead Village Shopping Centre, and turning it into a hub for local food and community. (Google Maps)
Metchosin’s Glenrosa Farm Restaurant will be serving their last brunch on Sunday, Sept. 13 – closing once again after re-opening in July after the lockdown. (Facebook/Glenrosa Farm Restaurant)
Metchosin’s Glenrosa Farm Restaurant will be serving their last brunch on Sunday, Sept. 13 – closing once again after re-opening in July after the lockdown. (Facebook/Glenrosa Farm Restaurant)
An employee at the downtown Victoria Milestones has tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo via Google Maps)

Employee at downtown Victoria Milestones tests positive for COVID-19

Restaurant sanitized, several staff members quarantined as precaution, company president says

An employee at the downtown Victoria Milestones has tested positive for COVID-19. (Photo via Google Maps)
Tahlia Ludlow says its been heartening to see the outpouring of community support for the Red Cedar Café. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Victoria non-profit café on track to serve 10,000 meals this month

Red Cedar Café community meal program fueled by volunteers

Tahlia Ludlow says its been heartening to see the outpouring of community support for the Red Cedar Café. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
A man walks past a McDonald’s restaurant with boarded up windows that has been closed due to the coronavirus, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Plan in the works for safe re-opening of B.C. restaurants amid COVID-19: BCRFA

Group of restaurateurs from around B.C. to show preliminary plan to health officials

A man walks past a McDonald’s restaurant with boarded up windows that has been closed due to the coronavirus, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A new gin-themed eatery is proposed for 1820 Government Street. (Google Maps)

New, 30-plus demographic eatery proposed for downtown Victoria

January Gin Joint and Eatery is hoping to open in the spring

A new gin-themed eatery is proposed for 1820 Government Street. (Google Maps)
Dec. 12, 2019 – Brun Dahlquist, owner of Pluto’s Restaurant, was happy to learn he’d get a one-year lease extension after he was told the restaurant would be demolished to make way for condominiums. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria restaurant gets one-year extension after facing renoviction

Pluto’s Restaurant set to stay at its Cook Street location until March 2021

Dec. 12, 2019 – Brun Dahlquist, owner of Pluto’s Restaurant, was happy to learn he’d get a one-year lease extension after he was told the restaurant would be demolished to make way for condominiums. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Pluvio owners chef Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey pose outside their Best New Restaurant located on Peninsula Road in Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Canada’s fourth-best new restaurant found on the Pacific Rim

Ucluelet’s Pluvio Restaurant + Rooms earns a spot on Canada’s Top 10 Best New Restaurants

Pluvio owners chef Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey pose outside their Best New Restaurant located on Peninsula Road in Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Chorizo & Co., an eatery with a Spanish flair

Chorizo & Co., an eatery with a Spanish flair

Genuine Iberian restaurant and cocktail bar

  • Oct 11, 2019
Chorizo & Co., an eatery with a Spanish flair
Joel Exposito is the new owner of Fresko Fine Foods on Yates Street. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Cuban immigrant captures his dream of restaurant ownership in Victoria

Joel Exposito bought his own restaurant 14 years after moving to Canada

Joel Exposito is the new owner of Fresko Fine Foods on Yates Street. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Pluto’s restaurant has been in place at 1150 Cook St. for 30 years, but will soon be moving out. (Facebook/ Pluto’s )

Longtime downtown Victoria restaurant gets renovicted

Pluto’s Restaurant has until April 2020 to move out to make way for a development

Pluto’s restaurant has been in place at 1150 Cook St. for 30 years, but will soon be moving out. (Facebook/ Pluto’s )
Inspired Chef with Darren Watson

Inspired Chef with Darren Watson

Fine cuisine from the Qualicum Beach Inn’s Cview Restaurant and Lounge

  • Mar 13, 2019
Inspired Chef with Darren Watson