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Openings & Closings

Time Estate Winery Unveiled by BC Wine Pioneer Harry McWatters

by Tim Pawsey 06.24.2013

I never thought I’d use Harry McWatters’ name in the same sentence as Jim Croce’s.  But there I was, walking home from the official launch of the BC pioneer’s new winery, Time Estate Winery, quietly humming to myself Time in a Bottle! Harry and I have shared more than a few meals over the years. And […]

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Bestie – People Let Me Tell ‘Bout My Best Friend

by Canucklehead 06.17.2013

When I was a kid, I LOVED the show, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father. Not only was I intrigued with the idea that your father could be your friend, but that there was such a thing as a ‘Best’ friend. Asian families tend to be quite clannish and closed to the outside world, so my […]

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The Roof at Black+Blue: Emad Yacoub Unwraps Another Stunner

by Tim Pawsey 04.15.2013

I’m never really surprised but I am often amazed by what Emad Yacoub gets up to. He’s the dynamo behind Vancouver’s ever-expanding Glowbal Group. Come April 25th, Yacoub will take things at Black & Blue Steakhouse to the next level—literally—when he officially opens  The Roof at Black+Blue. Even getting a streetside patio permit in Vancouver can be challenging. But talk to anyone […]

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Au Petit Chavignol Has Closed its Doors

by Editor 04.03.2013

Critically acclaimed Au Petit Chavignol has closed its doors after just a few years. The spin-off venture from the good folks at Les Amis du Fromage, did a lot of things right, but struggled to keep busy in a fringe neighborhood between Gastown and Hastings Sunrise The East Village. Official statement from the website: We would like […]

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5 Reasons Why, Even in the Rain, this Cactus will Soon be Flourishing

by Tim Pawsey 03.21.2013

The other day I found myself outside the new Cactus Club Coal Harbour—across from Vancouver’s Convention Centre West. The newest cactus landmark opened yesterday, March 20th, at 5 pm. To celebrate the opening and Cactus Club’s 25th Anniversary, the Olympic Cauldron was lit. Circumstances prevented me from being able to tour the inside of the […]

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Mid-Island Food News for March

by Hans Peter Meyer 02.28.2013

First the #DineAroundCV update: Through to March 17 you’ll find great 3-course value and flavours at various price points ($17 – $27 – $37 for 3-course menus) at 21 venues in the Comox Valley region. I was part of a preview team in February and am happy to note that local food is being featured […]

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Long Table: Craft Distilling (Finally) Comes to Vancouver

by Tim Pawsey 02.25.2013

Today marks a truly auspicious occasion in the sometimes murky history of Vancouver’s liquor trade. Long Table Distillery officially opens its doors—marking the launch of the city’s first distillery in several decades. The path to pulling the wraps off the converted warehouse hasn’t been easy. “And nobody said it would be,” says owner and distiller Charles Tremewen, who with his wife Rita […]

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12 Newbies in 2012 That Made Vancouver’s Dining Scene Even Better

by Tim Pawsey 12.26.2012

One of the hazards of writing “Best of” / “Year End” lists is that you’re guaranteed to miss one (or more)—even more likely if you’ve been waging a kleenex demolition derby against the lurgy sweeping through Vancouver these days. That said, here’s a greatly expanded version of our best dining newcomers column that ran in the Courier, along with a couple of extra inclusions […]

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Monk’s Closes and New Mahony & Sons to Open at Stamps Landing

by Tim Pawsey 12.02.2012

Vancouver landmark Monk McQueens has been taken over by Mahony & Sons, who will turn the long running restaurant and oyster bar on False Creek’s south shore into their third location. No doubt, judging by the success of Convention Centre West, it will be an impressive undertaking. Here’s the release: Nov. 30, 2012, Vancouver BC:  The […]

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Mid-Island Food News for October 2012

by Hans Peter Meyer 09.29.2012

As the harvest season winds down and Thanksgiving feasts are being planned, it’s still picnic on my mind. We just got in from a late September moment at Goose Spit in Comox: salad furnished from the garden and Grassi Point Market [4066 Island Highway South, Royston 250-338-7546], mains from Yummies and Gyros [279 Puntledge Road, […]

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Q4 Ristorante Now Open

by Editor 06.15.2012

Official press release: June 15, 2012 Q4 Ristorante by Quattro is now open on Broadway, and kicks off 
a delicious new chapter (Vancouver, BC) June 15, 2012 — Over the past 18 years, Q4 Ristorante by Quattro has earned its standing as Vancouver’s original new Italian restaurant.  Now, the restaurant has begun a delicious new […]

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Mid-Island Food News: May 2012

by Hans Peter Meyer 05.03.2012

This column is about all kinds of food stuff that happens in the geographic (and gastronomic) heart of Vancouver Island: the greater Comox Valley – Campbell River region. It’s a rich region. If you’ve got news, be part of the conversation. Share this information. Join the discussion on Facebook or Twitter. Courtenay Chef/owner Chris Zmeis […]

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