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ALLAN REID: Like fresh food? Find it in Cook Street Village

ALLAN REID: Like fresh food? Find it in Cook Street Village

Hawaiian-inspired Poke Fresh offers right raw food combination for Monday reviewer’s liking

ALLAN REID: Like fresh food? Find it in Cook Street Village
Horoscopes 2020: What do the stars have in store for you?

Horoscopes 2020: What do the stars have in store for you?

Georgia Nicols offers her take on the gifts, surprises and challenges the new year will bring

Horoscopes 2020: What do the stars have in store for you?
RESTAURANT REVIEW: Learn how to make your hotpot experience enjoyable

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Learn how to make your hotpot experience enjoyable

Allan Reid unearths another Asian cuisine gem in Estevan Village, Mr. Hotpot

RESTAURANT REVIEW: Learn how to make your hotpot experience enjoyable
Black Sage offers upscale wine experiences for those with slightly more discriminating tastes. Twitter

WINE NOTES: Sumac Ridge offshoot a favourite discovery for 2019

Black Sage’s 2016 Cabernet Franc offers good value, plenty of flavour for medium bodied red: Moyes

Black Sage offers upscale wine experiences for those with slightly more discriminating tastes. Twitter
Mathieu Poirier: Looking back on the year in beer

Mathieu Poirier: Looking back on the year in beer

New breweries, taprooms open; more on the way for Victoria, as are the Canadian Brewing Awards

Mathieu Poirier: Looking back on the year in beer
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Changing things up puts spice into winter

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Changing things up puts spice into winter

Try something different like visiting a new restaurant, or even skating in Oak Bay

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Changing things up puts spice into winter
Enjoying smores on the patio at the Fairmont Empress Hotel is one of the treats of the Victoria holiday season. Rhymes With Orange Photography

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Find Christmas cheer in the heart of Victoria

From the iconic Fairmont Empress to decorated Old Town, seasonal activities abound in the harbour

  • Nov 30, 2019
Enjoying smores on the patio at the Fairmont Empress Hotel is one of the treats of the Victoria holiday season. Rhymes With Orange Photography
MATHIEU POIRIER: Options for pairing beers with holiday fare

MATHIEU POIRIER: Options for pairing beers with holiday fare

From saisons to bocks, many local craft beer choices pair well with seasonal meals

MATHIEU POIRIER: Options for pairing beers with holiday fare
DECEMBER HOROSCOPE: time to recharge, Sagittarius; set goals, Capricorn

DECEMBER HOROSCOPE: time to recharge, Sagittarius; set goals, Capricorn

Georgia Nicols gives you her take on the stars for the month ahead

  • Nov 22, 2019
DECEMBER HOROSCOPE: time to recharge, Sagittarius; set goals, Capricorn
ALLAN REID: A good time for Thai in Estevan Village

ALLAN REID: A good time for Thai in Estevan Village

Plenty of pride on display, from food to hospitality, at Norah Thai Kitchen

  • Nov 11, 2019
ALLAN REID: A good time for Thai in Estevan Village
Fan Tan Alley offers an intriguing collection of shops, sights, sounds and smells. Photo courtesy Destination Greater Victoria

TESS VAN STRAATEN:Chinatown Confidential: Colour, culture and tasty treats

Tess van Straaten Monday Magazine columnist Nestled in a corner of downtown…

  • Nov 2, 2019
Fan Tan Alley offers an intriguing collection of shops, sights, sounds and smells. Photo courtesy Destination Greater Victoria
FILM REVIEW: Black and Blue honest portrayal of cop’s struggle to do the right thing

FILM REVIEW: Black and Blue honest portrayal of cop’s struggle to do the right thing

This is no art film, but you’ll see a great performance from Naomie Harris, writes Robert Moyes

  • Oct 28, 2019
FILM REVIEW: Black and Blue honest portrayal of cop’s struggle to do the right thing
MATHIEU POIRIER: Liven up November with the Christmas Craft Beer Show

MATHIEU POIRIER: Liven up November with the Christmas Craft Beer Show

Congratulations also in order to Victoria area breweries that brought home BC Beer Awards

  • Oct 26, 2019
MATHIEU POIRIER: Liven up November with the Christmas Craft Beer Show
YOUR HOROSCOPE: Scorpio hits the road, Sagittarius looks inward

YOUR HOROSCOPE: Scorpio hits the road, Sagittarius looks inward

Georgia Nicols brings her take on what the stars say for you in November

  • Oct 25, 2019
YOUR HOROSCOPE: Scorpio hits the road, Sagittarius looks inward
WINE NOTES: Discovering valuable Spanish gems

WINE NOTES: Discovering valuable Spanish gems

Check out the Spain section of your local wine store, recommends Monday expert Robert Moyes

  • Oct 15, 2019
WINE NOTES: Discovering valuable Spanish gems
Restaurant Review: Authentic Mexican molé hits the spot

Restaurant Review: Authentic Mexican molé hits the spot

Restaurante la Tortilla Mexicana’s hearty, spicy sauce works well over enchiladas, writes Allan Reid

  • Oct 13, 2019
Restaurant Review: Authentic Mexican molé hits the spot
FILM REVIEW: Downton Abbey series an endless banquet; film version is a sumptuous brunch

FILM REVIEW: Downton Abbey series an endless banquet; film version is a sumptuous brunch

Royal visit with the Crawleys, Mr. Carson, Mrs. Patmore and others proves amusing: Robert Moyes

  • Oct 1, 2019
FILM REVIEW: Downton Abbey series an endless banquet; film version is a sumptuous brunch
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Tess takes an autumn art adventure

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Tess takes an autumn art adventure

Salt Spring National Art Prize attracts top-notch artists from across the country

  • Sep 27, 2019
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Tess takes an autumn art adventure
MATHIEU POIRIER: Winterbrau a feast for dark beer lovers

MATHIEU POIRIER: Winterbrau a feast for dark beer lovers

Canoe’s popular annual celebration of winter brews expanding to two days, Nov. 9-10

  • Sep 19, 2019
MATHIEU POIRIER: Winterbrau a feast for dark beer lovers
Hester Creek’s 2018 Chardonnay is a winner that you can order direct from the Okanagan winery, writes Robert Moyes. hestercreek.com

WINE NOTES: Hester Creek uncorks a delicious surprise

Summer whites may be waning, but this 2018 Chardonnay is worth ordering, writes Robert Moyes

  • Sep 17, 2019
Hester Creek’s 2018 Chardonnay is a winner that you can order direct from the Okanagan winery, writes Robert Moyes. hestercreek.com