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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 […]

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 […]

Gold Medal Plates: Canadian Culinary Championships

Gold Medal Plates (GMP) is the ultimate celebration of Canadian Excellence in cuisine, wine, the arts and athletic achievement. Celebrated in eleven cities across Canada in 2014, GMP features the premier chefs in each city/province in a competition to crown a gold, silver and bronze medal culinary team, and subsequently nation-wide at the Canadian Culinary […]

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 […]

Seahorses Cafe on Brentwood Bay

Seahorses Cafe is located in Greater Victoria and is situated right on the water on Saanich Inlet’s picturesque Brentwood Bay. Open seven days per week for lunch and dinner, and brunch on the weekends, the restaurant offers a variety of tasty menu items – from sandwiches and burgers to fresh British Columbia fish, salads, and […]

Hyland’s Fish and Chips Sidney, BC

Hyland’s Fish and Chips has been a Sidney landmark for almost thirty years. Located on Resthaven Drive, this neighborhood restaurant serves homestyle food at good prices. Apart from fish ‘n chips and a variety of seafood options such as mussels, crab cakes and calamari, other menu choices include burgers, hot dogs wings and poutine.   […]

Yami Sushi Sidney, BC

Yami Sushi is a little family-run Japanese restaurant in picturesque Sidney-By-The-Sea and is located in the Sidney Professional Building on 4th Street. Yami Sushi prides itself in specializing in “light, simple and healthy food for health-conscious people”. Their menu consists of an assortment of maki sushi, nigiri sushi, sashimi, salads and soups that are prepared […]

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