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VORACIOUS: Local vegan restaurant a nice surprise for omnivores

VORACIOUS: Local vegan restaurant a nice surprise for omnivores

Be Love’s Mac & Cheese is a culinary creation, writes Monday reviewer Allan Reid

  • Jan 16, 2019
VORACIOUS: Local vegan restaurant a nice surprise for omnivores
PREVIEWS: Cinematic Gifts For 2019

PREVIEWS: Cinematic Gifts For 2019

Monday film buff Robert Moyes looks ahead to the coming year in big-screen movies

  • Jan 1, 2019
PREVIEWS: Cinematic Gifts For 2019
Estevan Escape: Rediscovering a special spot

Estevan Escape: Rediscovering a special spot

Plenty of reasons to visit in winter, writes Monday columnist Tess van Straaten

  • Dec 26, 2018
Estevan Escape: Rediscovering a special spot
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Australian and Argentinian wines inspire

PERFECTLY POTABLE: Australian and Argentinian wines inspire

Wine notes by Monday columnist Robert Moyes offer this month’s choice varietals

  • Dec 21, 2018
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Australian and Argentinian wines inspire
Taprooms trending for Victoria area craft brewers

Taprooms trending for Victoria area craft brewers

Monday beer columnist Matt Poirier looks back and ahead at breweries making a difference

  • Dec 18, 2018
Taprooms trending for Victoria area craft brewers
REVIEW: Ethiopian cuisine offers an escape from the everyday

REVIEW: Ethiopian cuisine offers an escape from the everyday

Allan Reid appreciates the food, ambience at Blue Nile buffet-style restaurant in Esquimalt

  • Dec 10, 2018
REVIEW: Ethiopian cuisine offers an escape from the everyday
Behind Bars: Steppin’ out at Veneto

Behind Bars: Steppin’ out at Veneto

Brant Porter orchestrates the cocktail menu at popular Victoria beverage stop

Behind Bars: Steppin’ out at Veneto
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Great wine values available this Christmas season

PERFECTLY POTABLE: Great wine values available this Christmas season

Wine columnist Robert Moyes offers up some solid choices for the holidays

  • Nov 26, 2018
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Great wine values available this Christmas season
A holiday season scene in downtown Ganges on Saltspring Island. Photo by Bob Rogers/Saltspring Photography Club

Tess van Straaten: Getting away to the Gulf Islands

Escaping the hustle and bustle of the holidays is within reach for you

  • Nov 24, 2018
A holiday season scene in downtown Ganges on Saltspring Island. Photo by Bob Rogers/Saltspring Photography Club
ON BEER: Craft brewers offering seasonal dark delights

ON BEER: Craft brewers offering seasonal dark delights

Mathieu Poirier talks about the latest winter beers from local brewhouses

  • Nov 22, 2018
ON BEER: Craft brewers offering seasonal dark delights
FOOD REVIEW: Broad Street bar no dog when it comes to its food

FOOD REVIEW: Broad Street bar no dog when it comes to its food

Allan Reid comments on the array of gourmet hot dogs up for grabs at Saint Franks

  • Nov 19, 2018
FOOD REVIEW: Broad Street bar no dog when it comes to its food
Behind Bars: Tales of the Cocktail unveiled

Behind Bars: Tales of the Cocktail unveiled

New Monday bartender/cocktail feature kicks off with Zambri’s staffer

Behind Bars: Tales of the Cocktail unveiled
ON FOOD: Tiny dinette offering full cheesy goodness

ON FOOD: Tiny dinette offering full cheesy goodness

Ruth and Dean impress Monday reviewer Allan Reid with their culinary creativity

  • Nov 2, 2018
ON FOOD: Tiny dinette offering full cheesy goodness
Tess van Straaten: Falling in Love with Cowichan

Tess van Straaten: Falling in Love with Cowichan

Monday columnist gets wined and dined in the Valley

  • Oct 31, 2018
Tess van Straaten: Falling in Love with Cowichan
WINE NOTES: Fall is the time to check out the full-bodied reds

WINE NOTES: Fall is the time to check out the full-bodied reds

Monday wine aficianado Robert Moyes ventures from Italy to Calfornia for this month’s selection

  • Oct 27, 2018
WINE NOTES: Fall is the time to check out the full-bodied reds
Robert Redford stars in The Old Man and the Gun, based on the true story of bank robber Forrest Tucker and the Over the Hill Gang. The film is widely expected to be the longtime screen icon’s last in front of the camera. Fox Searchlight Pictures

ON FILM: Redford going out in style with Over the Hill bank heist film

Monday reviewer Robert Moyes takes us through the latest big screen offerings

  • Oct 26, 2018
Robert Redford stars in The Old Man and the Gun, based on the true story of bank robber Forrest Tucker and the Over the Hill Gang. The film is widely expected to be the longtime screen icon’s last in front of the camera. Fox Searchlight Pictures
KATHY KAY: Film as art on display this month

KATHY KAY: Film as art on display this month

From Frankenstein to Maria Callas, these independent offerings show people from the inside out

  • Oct 25, 2018
KATHY KAY: Film as art on display this month
FILM REVIEW: Michael Moore apolitical in targeting those who failed the working class

FILM REVIEW: Michael Moore apolitical in targeting those who failed the working class

Fahrenheit 11/9 examines the discontent in U.S. seized upon by Trump, writes Robert Moyes

  • Sep 25, 2018
FILM REVIEW: Michael Moore apolitical in targeting those who failed the working class
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Getting funky on four wheels

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Getting funky on four wheels

Monday’s intrepid adventure columnist gets her roller dance groove on

  • Sep 25, 2018
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Getting funky on four wheels
MATTER OF BEER: Getting Fresh in the Fall

MATTER OF BEER: Getting Fresh in the Fall

Monday columnist Mathieu Poirier looks at fresh-hopped beers that mark harvest season

  • Sep 23, 2018
MATTER OF BEER: Getting Fresh in the Fall