Food and Drink

The Nanaimo bar is now on liquor store shelves in the form of a new cream liqueur from Canadian whisky producer Forty Creek. (Photo submitted)

Canadian whisky company captures Nanaimo bar in a bottle

Forty Creek Nanaimo Bar Cream liqueur has driven ‘renewed interest’ in the brand

 

A new mobile Irish pub is now available in Greater Victoria for special events. (Provided by the Wild Rover)

Mobile Irish pub brings good times to Victoria during pandemic

Be your own bartender with travelling Irish pub

 

Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.

Discover British Columbia this fall … via the Explore BC IPA!

Destination BC brews up partnership with BC Ale Trail and 6 BC breweries for the Explore BC IPA

 

Burritos top the B.C. palate according to a trend report from DoorDash. (Pixabay)

Burritos, miso soup and key lime pie among top 10 ordered foods in B.C.

DoorDash trend report shows popular eating habits of B.C. residents

  • Jul 29, 2020
Burritos top the B.C. palate according to a trend report from DoorDash. (Pixabay)
Ultimate Happy Hour lists daily food specials, along with daily and late night happy hour spots across Victoria. (Pixabay photo)

Victoria resident creates website to map out more than 100 local happy hour spots

Inspired by a trip to the U.S., Jordan Caron’s idea began to take shape in 2014

Ultimate Happy Hour lists daily food specials, along with daily and late night happy hour spots across Victoria. (Pixabay photo)
Mike Norbury didn’t know what to do with himself when the pandemic first hit. He started created video tutorials showing people how to create a cocktail a day and that helped “shape” his next project — Adopt a Bartender. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Victoria bartender mixes new program to keep cocktail culture alive

Adopt a Bartender pairs local talent with local distilleries to create cocktail kits

Mike Norbury didn’t know what to do with himself when the pandemic first hit. He started created video tutorials showing people how to create a cocktail a day and that helped “shape” his next project — Adopt a Bartender. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
Starbucks staff in Canada will wear masks once the company reopens the majority of its store in May. (Starbucks Canada)

Starbucks to open 65% of Canadian stores by end of week, asks customers to wear masks

Staff will be required to wear masks, have optional gloves

Starbucks staff in Canada will wear masks once the company reopens the majority of its store in May. (Starbucks Canada)
Saanich is one step closer to allowing food trucks to operate in municipal parks in the summer. (GreaterVanFoodTruckFest/Facebook)

Saanich moves forward with food truck pilot program for this summer

Council will consider postponing to 2021 amid COVID-19 outbreak

Saanich is one step closer to allowing food trucks to operate in municipal parks in the summer. (GreaterVanFoodTruckFest/Facebook)
Austin Kurtis, 5, left, and his big sister Ella, 10, of Levack, Ont., helped create a 240-kilogram (530-pound) Nanaimo bar for a Guinness World Records attempt. (Photo submitted)

Fudge maker tries for world record with 500-pound Nanaimo bar

Chocolatier from Levack, Ont., and her children await word if Guinness will make record official

Austin Kurtis, 5, left, and his big sister Ella, 10, of Levack, Ont., helped create a 240-kilogram (530-pound) Nanaimo bar for a Guinness World Records attempt. (Photo submitted)
March (or drive) into the Harbour City this month!

March (or drive) into the Harbour City this month!

From Festival Nanaimo’s 40-plus events to waterfront sights and sounds, mid-Island city has it all

  • Mar 2, 2020
March (or drive) into the Harbour City this month!
Bill Collins, chairperson of Cascadia Seaweed, enjoys a piece of sugar kelp. The company recently won at the Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Sidney company tastes sweet success with sugar kelp

Cascadia Seaweed is experiencing rapid growth after launching six months ago

Bill Collins, chairperson of Cascadia Seaweed, enjoys a piece of sugar kelp. The company recently won at the Vancouver Island Business Excellence Awards (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
Bryan Maurer of Langley (right) won the Shelter Point Mixology contest with his entry, The sZen Way. (Black Press Media photo)

VIDEO: The winner of the Shelter Point Mixology contest is…

After more than 4,200 entries and 12,000 votes, the winner has been revealed

Bryan Maurer of Langley (right) won the Shelter Point Mixology contest with his entry, The sZen Way. (Black Press Media photo)
Eating healthy with Chef Todd Rozell

Eating healthy with Chef Todd Rozell

Menu at Balanced Meal Prep varies from week to week

  • Feb 7, 2020
Eating healthy with Chef Todd Rozell
The 7 Sins with Steve Thorp

The 7 Sins with Steve Thorp

Entrepreneur runs Vancouver brewery, winery and restaurants and loves the BC outdoors

  • Jan 10, 2020
The 7 Sins with Steve Thorp
Drinking Chocolate

Drinking Chocolate

Luxury beverage perfect for sipping

  • Jan 6, 2020
Drinking Chocolate
Victoria Distillers have crafted the official cocktail for Pantone’s colour of the year. (Facebook/ Empress 1908 Gin)

Victoria Distillers crafts official cocktail for the Pantone Colour of the Year

Classic Blue is the official colour of the year for 2020

Victoria Distillers have crafted the official cocktail for Pantone’s colour of the year. (Facebook/ Empress 1908 Gin)