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SIDE DISH: Chantal Ireland

Everything’s better after brunch

  • Dec 24, 2015

Side Dish: Chantal Ireland

Holiday eats and treats from local retailers

  • Nov 28, 2015

Breakfast with SANTA

Taking place in the fabulous Arbutus Ballroom at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe

  • Nov 26, 2015
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2015 Art of the Cocktail finishes with champignon champion

Brendan Brewster, bartender at Clive’s Classic Lounge, hailed as best bartender

  • Nov 3, 2015

LOUNGE LIZARD – Lucky Vancouver Island is overflowing with new distilleries

Gin, vodka and even whisky are now being produced on the Island

  • Oct 29, 2015

SIDE DISH: Comfort food & friends

I’ve eaten two fantastic Thanksgiving feasts, neither of which I was required to cook

  • Oct 29, 2015

Photo contest winners to be announced

Next Generation Amateur Photographer of the Year to be awarded Oct. 15

  • Oct 9, 2015

SIDE DISH: Fall into harvest season

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, order a free-range or hormone-free turkey

  • Sep 28, 2015

Art of the Cocktail returns, celebrating the best of the west

The Grand Tasting offers attendees the opportunity to enjoy cocktail carnival games

  • Sep 24, 2015

LOUNGE LIZARD – Pedigreed owners create great vibe at Northern Quarter

Art of the Cocktail is coming up Oct. 24 & 25 – the must do is the Grand Tasting

  • Sep 24, 2015

Celebrate cider

BC Ciderweek begins on Oct. 18

  • Sep 24, 2015

Vote now for the People’s Choice Photo Award

Support your favourite photo by casting a vote by Sept. 7 at abbynews.com.

  • Sep 4, 2015

Take a pie in your eye for mustard seed

All it takes is a challenge from a friend or co-worker and you have 24-hours to accept the challenge

  • Aug 27, 2015

LOUNGE LIZARD – Patio time at the Blue Crab

Patio on the side of the hotel protected from the wind, is a pleasant retreat

  • Aug 27, 2015

SIDE DISH: Finding your daily bread

For new-in-town students, there’s more to life than ramen

  • Aug 27, 2015

Abbotsford to host national character conference

Local event, which runs Oct. 23-24, will feature three renowned keynote speakers.

  • Aug 12, 2015

SIDE DISH: Memories beat recipes

Chantal Ireland takes a trip to the family cabin

  • Jul 30, 2015

LOUNGE LIZARD – The Guild doesn’t disappoint

The Bartender’s Choice seemingly would make up my mind for me

  • Jul 30, 2015

Brewmasters dinner at the english inn

Beverages and food have a merry meeting at this special event

  • Jul 30, 2015

Celebrate North Saanich Jubilee anniversary with Flavour Trail

This annual rural ramble offers a diverse choice of 16 venues to visit

  • Jul 30, 2015