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OLO Serves Up Snack Menu For Late-Night Noshers

Peckish night owls now have a new option to tantalize their taste buds right in the heart of Victoria’s bustling Chinatown. OLO (formerly Ulla), a farm-to-table establishment with a focus on local, sustainably raised ingredients, is now serving up its fresh fare and savoury snacks after hours. Ideal for a post-shift hangout or an intimate, […]

Ulla Takes on New Life as OLO in Victoria

One of Victoria’s renowned and much-beloved dining establishments is undergoing renovations and a rebirth. Ulla restaurant, located in Victoria’s bustling Chinatown, has reopened its door refreshed and with the new OLO moniker. Opened in 2010 by chef Brad Holmes and partner Sahara Tamarin, ulla has collected numerous accolades and awards. Among them include gold in […]

Akemi Sushi Langford (Victoria, BC)

Situated in one of southern Vancouver Island’s Western Communities, Akemi Sushi is located in Langford’s Station Square on Goldstream Avenue. The restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes incorporating western and traditional Japanese cuisine. The owner, Frank, has been accommodating his customers’ food wishes since Akemi’s creation back in 2006. A move from the original […]

Saigon Night Vietnamese Restaurant Victoria, BC

We first reviewed Saigon Night Vietnamese Restaurant on this site around four years ago (you can see that post here). So we thought it was high time for another shout-out to one of our favourite and most frequented restaurants on Vancouver Island. We often order the same dishes (deep-fried tofu, vermicelli bowls, and coconut udon […]

Caffé Artigiano Serves Up Its First Toronto Location

Western Canada’s favourite home-brewed coffeehouse is now expanding to the country’s eastern provinces. Caffè Artigiano is serving up a new shop right in the pulsing heart of downtown Toronto. The new 1,400-square-foot location on Yonge St. is right centred in the city’s financial district in Toronto’s first CIBC building. The café hosts more than 16 […]

East Thirty-Six Launches Inventive New Menu

East Thirty-Six, the resto-bar that brought social dining refinement to the St. Lawrence Market/Financial District areas, is once again infusing sublimity into the storied downtown Toronto neighbourhoods with its brand new Lunch Menu. Replete with haute derivations of classic cuisine and nouveau technical acuity, Executive Chef Brent Maxwell is raising the stakes on the power […]

Mother’s Day Brunch & Dinner at Café Boulud Toronto

Café Boulud is giving you every opportunity to enjoy a special meal with mom on Sunday, May 11th. Celebrate your mother or that meaningful lady in your life with a festive three course brunch or dinner in the acclaimed Toronto restaurant. Choose when to take her out: Prix fixe brunch will be available from 10 […]

Participating Chefs At This Year’s Gold Medal Plates

This year’s Gold Medal Plates (GMP) dinner will feature seven new chefs and three returning chefs competing in the 2014 edition of the Olympic fundraising event, with 2013 silver medalist Darren Brown of the Fairmont Pacific Rim (Vancouver) and 2013 bronze medalist Terry Pichor of Sonora Resort (Sonora Island) back amongst the competitors. The evening […]

New Restaurant + Bar Enlivens Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market

The Wellington Street East strip is alive again thanks to the opening of East Thirty-Six, a restaurant + cocktail bar opened by the same team who brought prominence to Church Street with the charming, award-winning Boutique Bar. East Thirty-Six places a heavy focus on carefully-crafting their food and drink offerings. Renowned mixologist and co-owner Julien […]

Bella Montagna – Westin Bear Mountain Victoria, BC

While visiting Victoria during the holidays and being SPG members, we just had to try the dining options offered at the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa. So we stopped by the resort’s main restaurant, Bella Montagna, to indulge in some hearty breakfast dishes during on one frosty winter’s day. For our morning beverages […]

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