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Slàinte! Local brewer-distiller offers wonderful award-winning refreshments

Slàinte! Local brewer-distiller offers wonderful award-winning refreshments

Taste the world’s best, right here on Vancouver Island

  • Jun 1, 2020
Slàinte! Local brewer-distiller offers wonderful award-winning refreshments
Corbin Bartley walks away with his curbside pick-up takeout order from Mr. Mikes in Williams Lake on Tuesday, May 19. Restaurants in B.C. will be permitted to offer dine-in as long as they implement COVID-19 precautions. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Pandemic-related restaurant closures take an emotional and financial toll

Many have been left with large debt, little savings and an uncertain future

Corbin Bartley walks away with his curbside pick-up takeout order from Mr. Mikes in Williams Lake on Tuesday, May 19. Restaurants in B.C. will be permitted to offer dine-in as long as they implement COVID-19 precautions. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Chameleon Cafe, located in Maple Ridge, B.C., has a permanent street-side patio. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)

COVID-19: Province streamlines patio applications for B.C. restaurants, wineries, pubs

The goal is to get more businesses operating with patio spaces sooner, amid government’s reopening plan

Chameleon Cafe, located in Maple Ridge, B.C., has a permanent street-side patio. (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
On March 16, 2020 the Tofitian closed its doors until further notice due to COVID-19. (Nora O’Malley/Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News)

COVID-19: B.C. restaurants can host dine-in guests again, but what will that look like?

As B.C.’s COVID-19 reopening plan enters Phase Two on Tuesday, restaurants have some challenges ahead

On March 16, 2020 the Tofitian closed its doors until further notice due to COVID-19. (Nora O’Malley/Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News)
The B.C. Restaurant and Food Association will be hosting a conference call with nearly 25 Greater Victoria small food businesses to explore ways to best re-open their doors to the public once the provincial health authority gives the green light. (Facebook/Indecent Risotto)

Victoria food truck owner sees 90 per cent decline in sales, looking for new ways to operate

Local food industry members to discuss best ways to safely re-open amid COVID-19

The B.C. Restaurant and Food Association will be hosting a conference call with nearly 25 Greater Victoria small food businesses to explore ways to best re-open their doors to the public once the provincial health authority gives the green light. (Facebook/Indecent Risotto)
This Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, photo shows a McDonald’s sign in Salt Lake City. McDonald’s Canada says it will start importing beef as Canada’s beef supply chain struggles amid COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer

McDonald’s Canada to start using imported beef amid Canadian supply concerns

It will continue to buy as much Canadian beef as possible and supplement the remainder with imports

This Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, photo shows a McDonald’s sign in Salt Lake City. McDonald’s Canada says it will start importing beef as Canada’s beef supply chain struggles amid COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer
A food delivery driver using a bike delivers food to a woman in Vancouver, on Sunday, April 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Local restaurants feel squeezed by delivery apps’ commission fees

Delivery platforms can take up to 30 per cent commission

A food delivery driver using a bike delivers food to a woman in Vancouver, on Sunday, April 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Adam Slight, left, and Janet Lourenco, handle a grocery order for a customer at Pauper’s Pub in Toronto on Saturday, April 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

Restaurants pivot to groceries, cater to community amid COVID-19 woes

The global pandemic has been a disaster for the restaurant industry, costing about 800,000 jobs in Canada

Adam Slight, left, and Janet Lourenco, handle a grocery order for a customer at Pauper’s Pub in Toronto on Saturday, April 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
Victoria brewery throws support behind still-operating restaurants

Victoria brewery throws support behind still-operating restaurants

Vancouver Island Brewing initiates #TakeOutTuesday to keep local eateries in the public eye

Victoria brewery throws support behind still-operating restaurants
Victoria Quarantunes is the name of the Spotify playlist that Canoe Brewpub has made in reaction to their live music nights and restaurant being shut down in response to COVID-19 fears. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria Quarantunes playlist encourages support for struggling artists

Victoria brewpub creates local playlist after restaurant closes in response to COVID-19

Victoria Quarantunes is the name of the Spotify playlist that Canoe Brewpub has made in reaction to their live music nights and restaurant being shut down in response to COVID-19 fears. (Black Press Media file photo)
Time to try Thai! Langford restaurant serves up flavourful family recipes

Time to try Thai! Langford restaurant serves up flavourful family recipes

Chef shares lessons learned in grandfather’s kitchen

  • Mar 9, 2020
Time to try Thai! Langford restaurant serves up flavourful family recipes