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A robot helps out at Driftwood Restaurant, where it transports takeout orders from the kitchen to the front doors. (Photo submitted)

Robot a valued staff member at Nanaimo restaurant

‘Bella’ delivers food from the kitchen to the front doors at Driftwood Restaurant

 

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Kamloops woman cites Nazi salutes, sexual groping in human rights complaint

Woman alleges she was the subject of harassment while working at McDonald’s in Kamloops

  • Aug 9, 2021

 

Restaurant patrons enjoy the weather on a patio in Vancouver, B.C., on April 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Labour shortages, closed borders major obstacles to B.C. restaurant, tourism restarts

Industry expert says it won’t start to recover until international travellers can visit

 

Restaurant owners Oura and Kymon Giakoumakis visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)

PODCAST: COVID-19 pandemic hits Island’s food service industry hard

Pair of Vancouver Island restaurant owners share thoughts and advice

Restaurant owners Oura and Kymon Giakoumakis visit the PQB News/VI Free Daily studio. (Peter McCully photo)
Chef Katrina Archibald stands with a chalk wall behind her at the 10 Acres at the Pier restaurant in Sidney.  Don Denton photo

Chat with Chef Katrina Archibald

10 Acres Executive Sous Chef talks ingredients, food, and menus

  • Mar 17, 2021
Chef Katrina Archibald stands with a chalk wall behind her at the 10 Acres at the Pier restaurant in Sidney.  Don Denton photo
Temporary changes to allow for wholesale pricing for the hospitality industry were implemented June 2020 and set to expire March 31.	(Pixabay photo)

Pubs, restaurants to pay wholesale prices on liquor permanently in COVID-recovery

Pre-pandemic, restaurateurs and tourism operators paid full retail price on most liquor purchases

Temporary changes to allow for wholesale pricing for the hospitality industry were implemented June 2020 and set to expire March 31.	(Pixabay photo)
The Rod & Gun bar and grill, located at 163 Alberni Highway in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville’s iconic Rod & Gun bar and grill open again following damage from fire

Owner says ‘support has been unbelievable and I just can’t thank the community enough’

The Rod & Gun bar and grill, located at 163 Alberni Highway in Parksville. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Matt and Jenn Heyne are chef and owners at the Cow Cafe West Coast Grill in Cowichan Bay. Photographs by Lia Crowe

West Coast Inspiration At Cow Cafe

Chef and owners Matt and Jenn Heyne in Cowichan Bay

  • Dec 21, 2020
Matt and Jenn Heyne are chef and owners at the Cow Cafe West Coast Grill in Cowichan Bay. Photographs by Lia Crowe
A man walks past a McDonald’s restaurant with boarded up windows that has been closed due to the coronavirus, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Plan in the works for safe re-opening of B.C. restaurants amid COVID-19: BCRFA

Group of restaurateurs from around B.C. to show preliminary plan to health officials

A man walks past a McDonald’s restaurant with boarded up windows that has been closed due to the coronavirus, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Pluvio owners chef Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey pose outside their Best New Restaurant located on Peninsula Road in Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Ucluelet’s Pluvio Restaurant + Rooms earns a spot on Canada’s Top 10 Best New Restaurants

“We want to be a reason for people to turn left at the junction instead of right.”

Pluvio owners chef Warren Barr and Lily Verney-Downey pose outside their Best New Restaurant located on Peninsula Road in Ucluelet. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Chorizo & Co., an eatery with a Spanish flair

Chorizo & Co., an eatery with a Spanish flair

Genuine Iberian restaurant and cocktail bar

  • Oct 11, 2019
Chorizo & Co., an eatery with a Spanish flair
Richard Norwood opened the sophisticated Norwoods Restaurant in Ucluelet ten years ago. He recently sold his restaurant and is retiring at the end of March. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Esteemed chef Richard Norwood retires at 55

Norwoods was a breath of fresh air for the small fishing village of Ucluelet when it opened in 2009.

Richard Norwood opened the sophisticated Norwoods Restaurant in Ucluelet ten years ago. He recently sold his restaurant and is retiring at the end of March. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Inspired Chef with Darren Watson

Inspired Chef with Darren Watson

Fine cuisine from the Qualicum Beach Inn’s Cview Restaurant and Lounge

  • Mar 13, 2019
Inspired Chef with Darren Watson
Pitmasters James Marinoff, left, and Ronnie Lee show off their special wood fire smoker called ‘Johnny Cash’. Lil’ Ronnie’s Beachside BBQ at Mackenzie Beach Resort is now serving patrons for dinner. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Lil’ Ronnie opens new Texas-style barbeque joint in Tofino

“I think this is going to be something the West Coast has never seen before.”

Pitmasters James Marinoff, left, and Ronnie Lee show off their special wood fire smoker called ‘Johnny Cash’. Lil’ Ronnie’s Beachside BBQ at Mackenzie Beach Resort is now serving patrons for dinner. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
New Courtney Room Restaurant Meshes Menu and Design For a Casually Elegant Parisian Experience

New Courtney Room Restaurant Meshes Menu and Design For a Casually Elegant Parisian Experience

Locally sourced ingredients take on a French Bistro vibe on the lower level and fine Parisian dining upstairs

  • Feb 25, 2019
New Courtney Room Restaurant Meshes Menu and Design For a Casually Elegant Parisian Experience
Five Burgers To Sink Your Teeth Into On The Peninsula

Five Burgers To Sink Your Teeth Into On The Peninsula

A search for the best burger

  • Feb 15, 2019
Five Burgers To Sink Your Teeth Into On The Peninsula
Owner of Ucluelet’s The Blue Room Dustin Riley is hosting an inaugural Culinary Club meeting on Feb. 4 at his restaurant. Anyone from the hospitality industry is invited to attend. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)

Ucluelet Culinary Club in the works

“We are more powerful together as a group than singly trying to get a slice of the pie.”

Owner of Ucluelet’s The Blue Room Dustin Riley is hosting an inaugural Culinary Club meeting on Feb. 4 at his restaurant. Anyone from the hospitality industry is invited to attend. (Nora O’Malley / Westerly News)
Whisky Warm-up

Whisky Warm-up

A whisky inspired cocktail is one way to warm up your winter

  • Jan 23, 2019
Whisky Warm-up
Marina Zarrillo, making wine at Play Estate Winery and Bistro

Marina Zarrillo, making wine at Play Estate Winery and Bistro

Growing grapes and creating wine in the Okanagan Valley

  • Sep 24, 2018
Marina Zarrillo, making wine at Play Estate Winery and Bistro
French cuisine at Kelowna’s Bouchons Bistro

French cuisine at Kelowna’s Bouchons Bistro

Parisian owners add vegetarian dishes to the menu

  • Sep 21, 2018
French cuisine at Kelowna’s Bouchons Bistro