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Sassy’s Family Restaurant – Brentwood Bay – Central Saanich, BC

Since the late 70s there has been a popular family restaurant operating at the junction of Keating X Road and West Saanich Road in Central Saanich. Serving comfort food to hungry residents of Brentwood Bay, you might remember this establishment when it was called The Porter House, then later transformed into a Smitty’s Family Restaurant. […]

Saanichton Town Restaurant – Central Saanich – Victoria, BC

Saanichton Town Restaurant is a family operated establishment in Central Saanich serving a selection of Chinese cuisine. You can find favorites like chow mein, fried rice and wonton soup along with Szechuan dishes on the menu. They are only open during the evening hours so we decided to order some take-out for dinner one weekday […]

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria Victoria, BC

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria is a fast casual style restaurant serving pizza Napoletana in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. It’s quick because you essentially find a table, peruse the menu, then place your order at the counter. With multiple locations in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, Famoso’s Vancouver Island location is conveniently situated in one of downtown […]

Victoria Marriott Welcomes Home Executive Chef David Roger

Vancouver Island’s Victoria Marriott Inner Harbour welcomes home Executive Chef David Roger after an assignment at the Riyadh Marriott in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. During his three week Middle Eastern experience, he launched the hotel’s new steakhouse, the Terrace Grill. The call went out across all Marriott Canada properties for a talented chef to […]

Kuma Noodle Japan – Ramen in Victoria, BC

The only dedicated ramen restaurant that we know of on Vancouver Island is Kuma Noodle Japan. Located on Cedar Hill Cross Road in Victoria’s Gordon Head neighborhood, Kuma is situated in the same strip mall as popular Brannigans Restaurant. It’s a small shop with only a few tables so placing a take-out order is often […]

Origin Gluten-Free Bakery Victoria, BC

Origin Bakery is Victoria, BC’s first dedicated gluten-free establishment, providing fresh quality products for those seeking nutritious alternatives to wheat-based diets. Origin Bakery’s number one priority is to address the needs of those with Celiac disease, although it does strive to provide baked goods that taste great for everyone. Their bakers use high quality, natural […]

Culinaire Victoria 2013 Highlights

We were kindly invited to cover the annual Culinarie food and beverage tasting experience last Thursday evening in downtown Victoria, BC. Taking place at the Crystal Gardens, the sold out event featured the region’s top restaurants and food purveyors showcasing their tastiest offerings. The “who’s who” of the city’s food & beverage scene were represented […]

WIN Tickets to SOLD OUT Culinaire Victoria!

Vancouver Island’s premier food tasting event, Culinaire Victoria, is happening next week! Culinaire offers food enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the freshest and most inspired innovations from the region’s local culinary scene. Guests will discover new restaurants and cooking methods, interact with chefs and restaurateurs, sample from a wide variety of amazing cuisine, and enjoy […]

Banh Mi in Victoria, BC at Caffe Teatro

Previously a run-of-the-mill cafe that fueled my former office at lunch, Caffe Teatro has changed ownership since those days. Aside from coffee, tea and inexpensive breakfasts they now offer a few Vietnamese food options including salad rolls, vermicelli bowls, and banh mi – or as they’re called here – “Saigon Subs”. They provide a number […]

Boston Pizza Westshore Langford (Victoria, BC)

Boston Pizza’s Langford location is situated on Veterans Memorial Parkway, right across the street from Culis Market. We’ve visited this Westshore Boston Pizza location a few times since staying up at Bear Mountain. The restaurant’s sandwiches and desserts, specifically the Philly Cheesesteak with fries or salad and Chocolate Explosion, have always been consistent. If you’ve […]

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