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ALLAN REID: Chinatown’s Fan Tan Café delights

ALLAN REID: Chinatown’s Fan Tan Café delights

People watching on sidewalk among the joys of dining at longtime dining spot

  • Sep 11, 2018
ALLAN REID: Chinatown’s Fan Tan Café delights
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Wines from the Okanagan, Spain and Italy delight

PERFECTLY POTABLE: Wines from the Okanagan, Spain and Italy delight

Monday wine columnist Robert Moyes serves up a variety of choices this month

  • Sep 10, 2018
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Wines from the Okanagan, Spain and Italy delight
MATHIEU POIRIER: Swan’s contributes to Beer Fest brews

MATHIEU POIRIER: Swan’s contributes to Beer Fest brews

Monday beer columnist visits the downtown brew pub to find out about their special dunkelwiezen

  • Sep 3, 2018
MATHIEU POIRIER: Swan’s contributes to Beer Fest brews
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Go spelunking on Vancouver Island

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Go spelunking on Vancouver Island

Horne Lake Caves make for a rockin’ adventure under the surface

  • Aug 30, 2018
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Go spelunking on Vancouver Island
ON FILM: The Trouble With Triplets

ON FILM: The Trouble With Triplets

Robert Moyes had great fun with Three Identical Strangers, closing Aug. 4 at UVic’s Cinecenta

  • Aug 3, 2018
ON FILM: The Trouble With Triplets
JANIS LACOUVEE: Indigenous storytellers abound

JANIS LACOUVEE: Indigenous storytellers abound

Monday arts columnist writes that traditional voices are being heard more often around Victoria

  • Jul 31, 2018
JANIS LACOUVEE: Indigenous storytellers abound
ALLAN REID: Café cozy spot for bike break

ALLAN REID: Café cozy spot for bike break

The Fairfield Branch Café may just hit the right note for that quick break

  • Jul 30, 2018
ALLAN REID: Café cozy spot for bike break
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Hester Creek Character white blend a nice summer selection

PERFECTLY POTABLE: Hester Creek Character white blend a nice summer selection

Monday wine expert Robert Moyes offers options for trying something new

  • Jul 24, 2018
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Hester Creek Character white blend a nice summer selection
WHAT’S ON TAP: Howl Brewing joins the pack of local craft beer operations

WHAT’S ON TAP: Howl Brewing joins the pack of local craft beer operations

Monday beer columnist Matt Poirier checks out a new microbrewer in North Saanich

  • Jul 17, 2018
WHAT’S ON TAP: Howl Brewing joins the pack of local craft beer operations
Chris Pratt’s character Owen Grady comes face to face with a tiny dinosaur in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. IMDB

ON FILM: Planet of the Dinos returns

Reviewer Robert Moyes offers his take on Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

  • Jul 10, 2018
Chris Pratt’s character Owen Grady comes face to face with a tiny dinosaur in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. IMDB
Phillips Brewery’s tasting room has hit the spot for many craft beer aficianados. Photo by Mathieu Poirier

MATHIEU POIRIER: Poured from the source

Monday’s resident beer columnist checks out the new tasting room at Phillips Brewery

  • Jul 5, 2018
Phillips Brewery’s tasting room has hit the spot for many craft beer aficianados. Photo by Mathieu Poirier
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Unsworth and Wente products a joy on the palate

PERFECTLY POTABLE: Unsworth and Wente products a joy on the palate

Monday columnist Robert Moyes shares his latest discoveries in the realm of wine

  • Jul 4, 2018
PERFECTLY POTABLE: Unsworth and Wente products a joy on the palate
ALLAN REID: Put on your Greek hat at Ithaka restaurant

ALLAN REID: Put on your Greek hat at Ithaka restaurant

Monday’s intrepid food columnist checks out this Victoria icon

  • Jul 4, 2018
ALLAN REID: Put on your Greek hat at Ithaka restaurant
Director Gaylene Preston, left, and former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark at the movie premiere for the documentary My Year With Helen. Photo contributed

VIC THEATRE: Interesting characters feature in June screenings

Kathy Kay’s picks for the month offer dramatically different approaches to filmmaking

  • Jun 15, 2018
Director Gaylene Preston, left, and former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark at the movie premiere for the documentary My Year With Helen. Photo contributed
4 Mile Brewing’s East Coast IPA presents a colour that is perhaps a good indication of its cranked up citrus flavours. Photo courtesy 4 Mile Brewing

POIRIER ON BEER: Two sides of the same hop

Matthieu Poirier checks out a few options for hoppy beers on offer locally

  • Jun 5, 2018
4 Mile Brewing’s East Coast IPA presents a colour that is perhaps a good indication of its cranked up citrus flavours. Photo courtesy 4 Mile Brewing
PERFECTLY POTABLE: New crop of VQA wines provides interesting choices

PERFECTLY POTABLE: New crop of VQA wines provides interesting choices

Robert Moyes gives the rundown on some of the season’s tastiest wines

  • Jun 5, 2018
PERFECTLY POTABLE: New crop of VQA wines provides interesting choices
Story Theatre’s Off the Shelf is part of Kaleidoscope’s Family Theatre Festival. Photo contributed

ART SMARTS: Kaleidoscope Theatre serving young audiences

Janis La Couvee looks at the children’s theatre scene around Victoria

  • May 28, 2018
Story Theatre’s Off the Shelf is part of Kaleidoscope’s Family Theatre Festival. Photo contributed
MOYES ON FILM: Book Club is Fifty Shades of Funny

MOYES ON FILM: Book Club is Fifty Shades of Funny

Star-studded cast squeeze every ounce of fun from an otherwise average screenplay

  • May 28, 2018
MOYES ON FILM: Book Club is Fifty Shades of Funny
ALLAN REID: Unearthing the region’s latest low-key restaurant gem

ALLAN REID: Unearthing the region’s latest low-key restaurant gem

Le Petit Dakar in Esquimalt offers up homemade Senegalese comfort food

  • May 27, 2018
ALLAN REID: Unearthing the region’s latest low-key restaurant gem
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Catching the Westcoast Wave

TESS VAN STRAATEN: Catching the Westcoast Wave

Our intrepid Monday columnist tackles the surf at Tofino

  • May 8, 2018
TESS VAN STRAATEN: Catching the Westcoast Wave