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Fresh As Can Be: The White Whale Public House

July 27, 2018

Tamsin Scholz Did you know that you can kayak directly to the White Whale Public House in Courtenay, BC? Yes that’s right. Right up to the dock below their sunny patio and next to their new party barge. It’s not a bad way to get yourself something yummy to snack on, especially in this great s...

Community is The Word – At Home With Comox Valley’s Atlas Café

July 20, 2018

Tamsin Scholz Sandra Viney has fantastic taste in cocktails. In fact, if you stop by Atlas Café in downtown Courtenay you can actually order ‘The Viney’ – it’s a delicious mix of Casadores Reposado, St Germain elderflower liqueur, fresh lime, simple syrup and fresh cucumber. The cocktail is n...

BC’s Very Own Organic Ocean

July 13, 2018

Tamsin Scholz When Dane Chauvel, co-owner of Organic Ocean Seafood, asks if we would like to join him and his crew for a morning on the water, I jump at the chance. How often do you get the chance to see a commercial fishing operation in action? And so, on a Tuesday morning, Steve Johansen p...

Chaser’s Fresh Juice expands operation with move to East Vancouver

July 10, 2018

Tamsin Scholz When Al and Jill Forster retired from the restaurant business, it was their long-time friendship with Chaser’s Fresh Juice founder Richard Chase that encouraged them to open their own location in Vancouver. Since moving to their current East Vancouver location from their beginni...

My Food-tastic Day in Prince Rupert Part 2: Fukasaku of Prince Rupert

July 05, 2018

Tamsin Scholz I arrive for dinner at Fukasaku of Prince Rupert, the last stop on my trip, at 6.00pm. Daisuke Fukasaku, chef and owner of the restaurant, has an a la carte special waiting me this evening – I’ve ordered the Omakase, the Chef’s Choice Meal. It’s a whole four courses! Just for me...

My Food-tastic Day in Prince Rupert Part 1: Cowbay Café and Opa Sushi

June 27, 2018

Tamsin Scholz I lucked out with weather when I arrived in Prince Rupert last week (the day before it had poured). The sun was peeking out behind the clouds as I walked to the Cow Bay Marina, past the impressive coastal longhouse which is home to the Museum of Northern British Columbia. I wasn...

A Special Edition: The ARC Restaurant & Bee Apiary at the Fairmont Waterfront

June 20, 2018

Tamsin Scholz I’ll give you the low-down on the ARC Restaurant located in the stunning Fairmont Waterfront. But first: honey bees, charitable partnerships, a rooftop garden and great food are on the menu for today’s article. First up on the menu, The Fairmont Waterfront’s Bee Apiary The Fair...

Don’t Miss Out On This Patio Dining Experience at The Vancouver Fish Company This Summer

June 08, 2018

Tamsin Scholz Patio season is finally here, and a few weeks ago I stopped by to chat with the team at The Vancouver Fish Company Restaurant and Bar on Granville Island. They had experienced a very busy past weekend with sunny weather and various events on the island which drew plenty of peopl...

Juniper Kitchen + Bar: Where Local Drinks Meet Local Foods

June 06, 2018

  Tamsin Scholz A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of finishing my day off by stopping at Juniper Kitchen + Bar on Keefer Street in Vancouver’s Chinatown neighbourhood. It’s clearly a popular after work venue as the restaurant filled up very quickly after my friend and I had arrived. Juniper...

40 Knots Winery: A Google Coincidence and Here They Are

June 04, 2018

Tamsin Scholz “My husband was literally googling something about an aeroplane that had stalled at 40 Knots and this winery came up for sale; he showed it to me and I thought he was crazy,” Brenda Hetman-Craig explains. “We came [to check out the property] on February 28th of that year; it was...

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