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RESTAURANT REVIEW: Learn how to make your hotpot experience enjoyable

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

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

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

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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: 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

MATHIEU POIRIER: Options for pairing beers with holiday fare

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WINE NOTES: Discovering valuable Spanish gems

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

  • Oct 15, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

ALLAN REID: Paul’s undergoes a culinary face lift

The team behind Fol Epi/Agrius revamping dated motel restaurant in its seventh decade

  • Sep 15, 2019

TESS VAN STRAATEN: It’s tea time in Cowichan!

Monday’s intrepid columnist makes a unique escape just north of Victoria

  • Aug 25, 2019