The View From Your Window #3

We love posting photos like this that reveal the views through the windows of our readers. We hope you'll consider sharing yours!

The Never-Ending Stories of Local Artist Sarah Leckie’s Awesome Ceramics

From her studio in Victoria, this ceramic artist Screates utilitarian designs illustrated with fantastical circular narratives.

Remembering Java, a Smoke-Filled Coffee House for Creative Misfits

This art-filled and espresso-fuelled cultural hub was a fixture opposite Market Square on Lower Johnson St. during the 1990s.

From Spearfishing to Pint-Slinging, Understanding the ‘Whistle Buoy Brewing’ Brand

Thalia Stope goes in search of the story behind Market Square's West Coast-inspired taproom, Whistle Buoy Brewing.

The Colloquial Abbreviation of an Iconic Victoria Restaurant

"When I was at my poorest I survived on bottomless soup and focaccia bread at Pag's..."

We Want a Copy of This New Vancouver Island Cookbook

'Cedar and Salt: Vancouver Island Recipes from Forest, Farm, Field and Sea' was several delicious years in the making...

On Labour-Inducing Burgers and Cancelling the Tofino Food & Wine Festival

In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia learns of a new donut shop and a death in the restaurant family.

195 Year-Old Whisky Distillery Finds Door to Hell and Opens It

We thought this might be a joke at first but it's 100% real. The Glenlivet is giving its whiskies the Tide pod treatment...

Find This Spanish Classic on Fort Street and Put It in Your Face

The gambas al ajillo at Chorizo & Co. isn't as spicy as most other iterations of the traditional dish, allowing for some subtlety.

On Community and Creative Collaboration with Local Artist Andrea Soos

We recently chatted with Andrea as the details were coming together for the upcoming POTLUCK collaborative art show...

Remembering Overtime — Home of Free Coffee Refills and Late Night Dinner Rushes

Remembered as an especially fun facet of 90s Victoria due to its 3am closing time. It disappeared soon after it sold in 1995.

Victoria's Most Notorious Property for Half a Century

"I used to buy weed on the 7th floor of View Towers until one night I found a pool of blood in the elevator..."

Victoria’s Best Breakfast Sandwich Is a Subtly Spiced Work of Art

This brekkie-sando is a decadent treat with all the delicious equilibrium of a Romanian gymnast being sat upon by a very fat man.

You Need to Try Chef Rob Cassels’ New Squid Dish at Saveur

French-inspired Saveur has a new appetizer dish that begins (but does not end) with knife-skilled strips of local Humboldt squid.

Hey Happy Coffee to Get Even Happier

One of our favourite little coffee shops in Victoria will soon be getting a lot bigger as it gets ready to expand next door.

The View From Your Window #1

We love posting photos like this that reveal the views through the windows of our readers. We hope you'll consider sharing yours!

This Isn’t the Most Highly Anticipated Restaurant in Victoria for Nothing

When Toptable launches its new restaurant in downtown Victoria this winter it will be something of a game-changer.

We Wish This Cool Tiki Restaurant Was Still on Broughton Street

The Beachcomber Polynesian Restaurant was located in the old Canadian General Electric Building in the late 1960's.

In BC, This Term Stirs Both Nationalist Enthusiasms and Yearnings For Alpine Tranquility

"To avoid all the crowds during the Olympics I went across the border and camped in the Olympics..."

Virtuous Pie to Open New Location on Pandora Ave.

Virtuous Pie is announcing it is adding a fifth location to its growing fleet, this one will be the largest to date.

The Cliché That Still Paints Victoria as a Stifling Place to Live

"I know more musicians, skateboarders, artists and cooks than newlyweds and nearly deads, but whatever..."

The Victoria Punk Band That Has Endured For Over 40 Years

"I've probably seen The Dayglo Abortions more times in the last 30 years than I ever talked to my Dad..."

This Ship Unloads American Tourists Up to Four Times a Day

"Want a cheap international cruise to an extraordinary wilderness? Olympic National Park is just a quick Coho ride away..."

Yes, the Stanley Cup Was Once Won by a Victoria Hockey Team

"You're goddam right The Tragically Hip should have written a song about the Cougars..."