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When Cartography and Satire Collided to Explain Complex Geopolitical Situations

In this short documentary, Richard Tilney-Bassett explains a fascinating pop phenomenon at the end of the 19th century.

OP-ED // On Raising Prices, Moving Away From Tipping and Paying Staff More

Victoria restaurateur/baker Clif Leir shares some thoughts on operational changes coming to his Fol Epi and Agrius eateries.

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The Best BC Ciders to Enjoy This Summer

We've mapped out well over a dozen local cideries and detailed their most interesting sips and suggested pairings.

Vancouver Island Town Awaits First Brewery

Located in the heart of Ucluelet, the brewery is housed in a former church and perched on a hill overlooking the harbour.

A Sneak Peek Inside ‘Virtuous Pie’

The new, 2,300 sqft Victoria location of Virtuous Pie is on the verge of opening inside the Finlayson Building at 530 Pandora Avenue.

MIS EN PLACE PODCAST // Episode 5 — Hospitality, Covid-19 and ‘The Big Reset’

In episode 5, leading restaurant owner/chefs explore how the industry can evolve for the better in the wake of the pandemic.

Why Not Try and Fix the Broken Restaurant Industry Before Reopening it?

The fixes need to come from diners, not restaurants. They need to figure this out, if only because it's clear we never will.

Closed by Covid-19, One of the Best Restaurants in the World Will Reopen as a Burger Bar

Copenhagen's Noma is set to reopen this week with a surprising new concept: burgers and wine in the garden.

New Table Service Protocols for BC Restaurants

All local diners, workers and restaurateurs should familiarize themselves with the complete Worksafe BC document.

Could Japan’s ‘Flavour Concentration Booths’ Be a Thing When Restaurants Reopen?

The idea of restaurant 'ambience' is toast for now, so how do operators turn atmospheric negatives into appealing positives?

MIS EN PLACE PODCAST // Episode 4 — Tech Talk, Cooks Camp and More

In episode 4, we cross the intersection of tech and cooking with Forage chef Welbert Choi and Rational Canada's Tyler Schwarz.

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When Cartography and Satire Collided to Explain Complex Geopolitical Situations

In this short documentary, Richard Tilney-Bassett explains a fascinating pop phenomenon at the end of the 19th century.

SEE BC FIRST // We Can’t Wait to Spread Out on This Local Winery’s Lawn Again

We're looking forward to shooting the breeze among the fruit trees up at Joiefarm (with some wine and wood-fired pizza).

Chicago Potholes Filled With Colourful Mosaics Depicting Covid-19 Essentials

Dubbed "Holy Trinity", Jim Bachor's latest work sees three mosaics celebrating toilet paper, hand sanitizer and beer.

Architect of Swedish Response to Covid-19 Explains and Defends Unique Policy

Unherd interviewed the refreshingly blunt Professor Johan Giesecke about his country's controversial pandemic response.

Spend Your Canadian Emergency Response Benefit Like You Love Vancouver Island

The big box stores, chain restaurants and online giants don't need your money as much as the little guys do right now.

Wes Anderson’s Films Were Ahead of the Curve in Promoting Social Distancing

This short edit by Luis Azevedo shows how the movie director was promoting social distancing long before it was cool.

We’d Like to Self-Isolate in This Off-Grid Tiny House on the Other Side of the World

To be able to escape the city for the sake of social distancing is a dream worth having in these weird and dangerous times.

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