AJ Auld and Taylor MacNeil at Browns Crafthouse

Behind Bars visits Vic West’s Browns Crafthouse

A focus on local beers, wines, products and people

  • Nov 30, 2022

 

Papa Moes restaurant - Allan Reid photo

Relishing the New York City flavours at Papa Moe’s

A connection with Folkway Records leads Allan Reid to restaurant

  • Nov 28, 2022

 

Fiamo Restaurant - Allan Reid photo

Don’t pass by Fiamo: it’s worth the stop!

Allan Reid’s Voracious restaurant column

  • Oct 26, 2022

 

Leopold's Tavern in Victoria

Leopold’s Tavern toasts success and second birthday with people power

An accessible, safe and intimate space

  • Sep 21, 2022
Leopold's Tavern in Victoria
Shawn Soole

Secrets to stocking your home bar

Tips from hospitality entrepreneur Shawn Soole

  • Aug 29, 2022
Shawn Soole
PiCNiC Too logo

Astroturf, all-day breakfast and Congee

Who doesn’t like a picnic on a sunny day? Although, I haven’t…

  • Jul 27, 2022
PiCNiC Too logo
Sandwich at Roast by Allan Reid

Where the roasts are exquisite

Roast at the Victoria Public Market

  • May 27, 2022
Sandwich at Roast by Allan Reid
Eva Schnitzelhaus by Allan Reid

Craving schnitzel?

Eva is the place to be.

  • Apr 30, 2022
Eva Schnitzelhaus by Allan Reid
L'Apero Wine and Cheese Bistro

Wine and cheese? Yes, please!

L’Apero Wine & Cheese Bistro

  • Apr 29, 2022
L'Apero Wine and Cheese Bistro
The Mint bartender Alex Snow

Behind Bars with bartender Alex Snow

Uncovering the mysteries of The Mint

  • Mar 14, 2022
The Mint bartender Alex Snow
Big Bad John's

Let go of your inner neat freak and revel in Big Bad John’s

Food columnist Allan Reid visits the legendary Victoria establishment

  • Feb 23, 2022
Big Bad John's
Parsonage Cafe

It’s all about community…and excellent taste

Food columnist Allan Reid visits the Parsonage Cafe

  • Jan 24, 2022
Parsonage Cafe
Don Denton/Boulevard
A variety of bowls of ramen. Bottom right, vegetable ramen, Top right,  chicken ramen and at left pork ramen.

Dine Around and Stay in Town

Popular culinary event highlights Greater Victoria restaurants and hotels

  • Jan 19, 2022
Don Denton/Boulevard
A variety of bowls of ramen. Bottom right, vegetable ramen, Top right,  chicken ramen and at left pork ramen.
Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria runs Jan. 20 to Feb. 6, 2022. Don Denton/Black Press photo

Savour world-class culinary delights during Dine Around, Stay in Town Victoria

The tastiest time for foodies to visit Greater Victoria returns later this…

Dine Around and Stay in Town Victoria runs Jan. 20 to Feb. 6, 2022. Don Denton/Black Press photo
Rest in a night club with game in billiards

Salad delivers at Yates Street Taphouse

Columnist Allan Reid checks out power bowl options

  • Dec 24, 2021
Rest in a night club with game in billiards
Q Bar

On the road to Paris at Q Bar

Bar manager Julian Dobko tells the stories behind his drinks

  • Dec 20, 2021
Q Bar
Pluto's Brun Dahlquist

Shake it up at Pluto’s

“Adult” milkshakes take things to a whole new level

  • Nov 24, 2021
Pluto's Brun Dahlquist
La Roux Patisserie

La Roux Patisserie

A perfect little bit of heaven

  • Nov 19, 2021
La Roux Patisserie
Tug eatery  _  Allan Reid food column

Food columnist Allan Reid tries food on the harbour

Food column by Allan Reid  It’s not tugs parked out front of…

  • Sep 27, 2021
Tug eatery  _  Allan Reid food column
Bartender Cam Paton at Vis-a-Vis

Behind Bars at Vis-à-Vis

Cam Paton talks cocktails and tending bar

  • Sep 24, 2021
Bartender Cam Paton at Vis-a-Vis