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  • Name That Restaurant How well do you know Vancouver Island’s restaurant scene? Your guesses please…
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We Want to Sip Many Drinks from These Diamond-Shaped Glasses and Matching Carafe

These made-in-Amsterdam beauties are cut from mouth-blown crystal glass and can be stood either upright or on their sides.

Check Out the Trailer for ‘Roadrunner’, a New Film About Anthony Bourdain

The new film is "an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at how an anonymous chef became a world-renowned cultural icon."

This Modern Coffee Shop Has Most of Its Inside Outside and We’re Fine With That

This Shanghai hideaway appears to challenge the accepted function of the neighbourhood coffee shop as a relaxed hangout.

We Want a Set of These Titanium Chopstick Nunchucks

Chained together and partly collapsed for when stored or on the move, this tool is perfect from a camp cooking perspective.

Mesmerizing ‘Pizza Toast & Coffee’ Gives Meditative Glimpse Into Japan’s ‘Kissa’ Culture

Watch as proprietor Yamane-san quietly goes about crafting his signature pizza toast in his old cafe outside Tokyo.

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.

‘Tractor’ Opening Soon on Government Street

Vancouver's quick-service Tractor restaurant is setting up shop in the old Sam's Deli location at 805 Government Street.

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