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From her studio in Victoria, this ceramic artist Screates utilitarian designs illustrated with fantastical circular narratives.
This art-filled and espresso-fuelled cultural hub was a fixture opposite Market Square on Lower Johnson St. during the 1990s.
Thalia Stope goes in search of the story behind Market Square's West Coast-inspired taproom, Whistle Buoy Brewing.
"When I was at my poorest I survived on bottomless soup and focaccia bread at Pag's..."
'Cedar and Salt: Vancouver Island Recipes from Forest, Farm, Field and Sea' was several delicious years in the making...
In her latest read of the food and drink headlines, Talia learns of a new donut shop and a death in the restaurant family.
We thought this might be a joke at first but it's 100% real. The Glenlivet is giving its whiskies the Tide pod treatment...
The gambas al ajillo at Chorizo & Co. isn't as spicy as most other iterations of the traditional dish, allowing for some subtlety.
We recently chatted with Andrea as the details were coming together for the upcoming POTLUCK collaborative art show...
Remembered as an especially fun facet of 90s Victoria due to its 3am closing time. It disappeared soon after it sold in 1995.
"I used to buy weed on the 7th floor of View Towers until one night I found a pool of blood in the elevator..."
This brekkie-sando is a decadent treat with all the delicious equilibrium of a Romanian gymnast being sat upon by a very fat man.
French-inspired Saveur has a new appetizer dish that begins (but does not end) with knife-skilled strips of local Humboldt squid.
One of our favourite little coffee shops in Victoria will soon be getting a lot bigger as it gets ready to expand next door.
When Toptable launches its new restaurant in downtown Victoria this winter it will be something of a game-changer.
The Beachcomber Polynesian Restaurant was located in the old Canadian General Electric Building in the late 1960's.
"To avoid all the crowds during the Olympics I went across the border and camped in the Olympics..."
Virtuous Pie is announcing it is adding a fifth location to its growing fleet, this one will be the largest to date.
"I know more musicians, skateboarders, artists and cooks than newlyweds and nearly deads, but whatever..."
"I've probably seen The Dayglo Abortions more times in the last 30 years than I ever talked to my Dad..."
"Want a cheap international cruise to an extraordinary wilderness? Olympic National Park is just a quick Coho ride away..."
"You're goddam right The Tragically Hip should have written a song about the Cougars..."