Nick Nutting Does ‘The Dishes’

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Nick Nutting Does ‘The Dishes’

The Dishes is a repeating column that asks Islanders to walk us through a map of their ideal day and night on the town. We’re talking breakfast, lunch, happy hour, dinner and late night cocktails. Tax and tip included.

For this edition of The Dishes, we tag along with Nick Nutting, co-owner/chef at Tofino’s award-winning Wolf in the Fog, for a whirlwind crawl of his favourite food and drink spots in and around the small seaside town. Buckle up and bring your appetite!

Wolf In The Fog 150 Fourth St., Tofino MAP

Good morning! What’s for breakfast/brunch?

Reuben pastry from Summit. Buttery pastry with sauerkraut, meat and mustard. Deadly.

Summit Bread Co. 681 Industrial Way, Units C & D MAP

Where should we meet for coffee/tea?

Tofino Coffee Co. — The best freshly roasted beans, expertly prepared. So much love.

Tofino Coffee Roasting Company (Café ) 112-605 Gibson St. MAP

Now we’re hungry again. What’s for lunch?

Sea Monster Noodle Br for a Dan Dan bowl with a side of kimchi and a can of beer. Or broiled oysters at SOBO with a margarita.

Sea Monster Noodle Bar 421 Main St. MAP
SoBo 311 Neill St., Tofino MAP

What if we still have an appetite and a thirst around Happy Hour?

Long Beach Lodge for cocktails with a view. The Hatch for great pizza and snacks, plus a pint of draft. Nice to have a few suds after a good day fishing right on the dock.

Long Beach Lodge Resort 1441 Pacific Rim Hwy. MAP
The Hatch Waterfront Pub 634 Campbell St. MAP

What’s for dinner?

Lil Ronnie’s BBQ for brisket and mac ‘n’ cheese. Perhaps a margarita as well. Great vibes. Near the beach. Close to home. Great stop on an evening dog walk. Bunch of good ‘ol boys running the show. Chicken karaage at Kuma with some nice sake.

Lil' Ronnie's Backyard BBQ 1101 Pacific Rim Hwy MAP
Kuma Tofino 120-101 Fourth St., Tofino MAP

What’s for dessert?

Key lime pie at SOBO. Mic drop. Pistachio or lavender honey ice cream at Chocolate Tofino for runner up.

Chocolate Tofino 180A Pacific Rim Hwy MAP

Where are you taking us for late night cocktails?

The Maq for a Negroni or a shot of Jameson and a Lucky. When it’s last call in Tofino, The Maq has stood the test of time. The current team is amazing.

The Maq 120 First St. MAP
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