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Three Bills and a Brooke perform for residents at the Swallows Landing. (Images by Peter Reid).

COLUMN: Carefully conducted COVID concerts feature local talent

Allan Reid - Contributor We’ve all felt the urge to break free…

  • Oct 3, 2020
Dutch Bakery, Satisfying: the old-fashioned way

Dutch Bakery, Satisfying: the old-fashioned way

Allan Reid, Monday Mag restaurant reviewer, visits Dutch Bakery on Fort Street

July Horoscopes: Cancer gains strength and attraction, Leo expands on creativity

July Horoscopes: Cancer gains strength and attraction, Leo expands on creativity

Monday Astrologer offers her take on what’s coming ahead this summer

  • Jun 26, 2020
APRIL HOROSCOPES: Aries gains an edge, Taurus should expand horizons

APRIL HOROSCOPES: Aries gains an edge, Taurus should expand horizons

Georgia Nicols offers her take on what the coming month may have in store

APRIL HOROSCOPES: Aries gains an edge, Taurus should expand horizons
Pacific Lounge bartenders Cory Burden, left, and Patrick Woo at their post in the Hotel Grand Pacific’s Pacific Restaurant. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine

BEHIND BARS: Culinary arts meets cocktails

Hotel Grand Pacific bartenders enjoy creatively combining elements into a winning flavour

Pacific Lounge bartenders Cory Burden, left, and Patrick Woo at their post in the Hotel Grand Pacific’s Pacific Restaurant. Don Descoteau/Monday Magazine
WINE NOTES: From offshore stars to Okanagan class

WINE NOTES: From offshore stars to Okanagan class

Robert Moyes dishes on reds from Italy, Spain and Argentina, and a solid-value B.C. chardonnay

WINE NOTES: From offshore stars to Okanagan class
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Phillips Brewery is among the local craft brewers offering enhanced pickup service in the era of COVID-19. Courtesy Phillips Brewery

MATHIEU POIRIER: Local breweries pitch in with drive-up and delivery services

With taprooms closed and social contact limited, thirsty patrons have new ways to stock up

Phillips Brewery is among the local craft brewers offering enhanced pickup service in the era of COVID-19. Courtesy Phillips Brewery
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Sipping and savouring Sooke

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Sipping and savouring Sooke

From Sheringham Distillery to Shirley Delicious, the area has plenty to tempt your taste buds

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Sipping and savouring Sooke
Arnold Lim/Black Press Allan Reid, for Monday Magazine. B.C. August 5, 2016.

Restaurant Review: Lot 1 Pasta Bar – quality inside belies average exterior

Owners of Bin 4 Burger Lounge focus on Italian cuisine, create upscale atmosphere for Saanich eatery

Arnold Lim/Black Press Allan Reid, for Monday Magazine. B.C. August 5, 2016.
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Enjoy March Madness, Nanaimo style

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Enjoy March Madness, Nanaimo style

Festival Nanaimo and other events bring cultural elements together in the Harbour City

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Enjoy March Madness, Nanaimo style
MONIQUE SALEZ: Ballet BC’s Romeo + Juliet sure to feature stunning choreography

MONIQUE SALEZ: Ballet BC’s Romeo + Juliet sure to feature stunning choreography

But company missed an opportunity to feature diverse retelling of this classic tale

MONIQUE SALEZ: Ballet BC’s Romeo + Juliet sure to feature stunning choreography
Mathieu Poirier: Beer School a key element of Victoria Beer Week

Mathieu Poirier: Beer School a key element of Victoria Beer Week

Aficianados and novices alike can learn much about their favourite brews, March 6-14

Mathieu Poirier: Beer School a key element of Victoria Beer Week
Fairview Winery’s Goats Do Roam red blend: a clever play on Cotes du Rhone, the southern France region that inspired this wine’s style, or a shout out to the herd of goats that produce cheese for the winery? Maybe both, writes Robert Moyes. Photo fairview.co.za

WINE NOTES: This blended red won’t get your goat

Robert Moyes takes us from South Africa to Spain, Chile to the Okanagan for his latest wine musings

Fairview Winery’s Goats Do Roam red blend: a clever play on Cotes du Rhone, the southern France region that inspired this wine’s style, or a shout out to the herd of goats that produce cheese for the winery? Maybe both, writes Robert Moyes. Photo fairview.co.za
Adam Trainsmith (Ciaran Volke), who discovers that although android Jacie Triplethree (Una Rekic) can use language she never learned to read, teaches her the Bible in a hotel room. Comic Potential, Alan Ayckbourn’s wickedly funny satire on the rise of artificial intelligence runs until Feb. 22 at the Phoenix Theatre. Photo by Dean Kalyan

REVIEW: UVic drama department shows a flair for comedy

Student actors have fun with artificial intelligence in Alan Ayckbourn’s Comic Potential

Adam Trainsmith (Ciaran Volke), who discovers that although android Jacie Triplethree (Una Rekic) can use language she never learned to read, teaches her the Bible in a hotel room. Comic Potential, Alan Ayckbourn’s wickedly funny satire on the rise of artificial intelligence runs until Feb. 22 at the Phoenix Theatre. Photo by Dean Kalyan
ALLAN REID: Chicken bonanza, Korean style

ALLAN REID: Chicken bonanza, Korean style

Simple Victoria restaurant knows how to please if your go-tos are chicken and fries

ALLAN REID: Chicken bonanza, Korean style
Sheldon Elter, as Clem, and PJ Prudat as Mary, in a scene from The Ministry of Grace, by Tara Beagan, which runs March 1 at the Belfry Theatre. Photo by Angela Funk

REVIEW: A redemption story at the Belfry

Playwright-director Tara Beagan draws on grandmother’s personal journey in The Ministry of Grace

Sheldon Elter, as Clem, and PJ Prudat as Mary, in a scene from The Ministry of Grace, by Tara Beagan, which runs March 1 at the Belfry Theatre. Photo by Angela Funk
YOUR HOROSCOPE: Find out what the stars have in store for February

YOUR HOROSCOPE: Find out what the stars have in store for February

Monday astrologer offers her take on the coming month

YOUR HOROSCOPE: Find out what the stars have in store for February
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Enjoy Valentine’s Day fun with daring date nights

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Enjoy Valentine’s Day fun with daring date nights

From axe throwing to escape rooms to dance lessons, there’s many ways to have fun with a partner

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Enjoy Valentine’s Day fun with daring date nights
Mathieu Poirier: Excitement builds for Victoria Beer Week

Mathieu Poirier: Excitement builds for Victoria Beer Week

Tickets for March 6-14 celebration of all things crafty on sale now

Mathieu Poirier: Excitement builds for Victoria Beer Week
The classic California cab, Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, features luscious fruit flavours, writes Robert Moyes. joshcellars.com

PERFECTLY POTABLE: Bold reds that make you stand up and take notice

Monday wine columnist Robert Moyes weighs in on a trio of fine reds and a yummy late harvest white

The classic California cab, Josh Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, features luscious fruit flavours, writes Robert Moyes. joshcellars.com