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Locals Restaurant in Courtenay - True To Its Name

May 28, 2018

  Tamsin Scholz The first thing you notice when you walk into Locals Restaurant in Courtenay, BC is its amazing interior. I’m blown away by this building! Everything from the beautiful wooden beams, stoney fireplace and large windows overlooking the garden all come together to create an eloqu...

May is Fiddlehead Season!

May 25, 2018

  April Showers Bring May Flowers & Fiddleheads! It’s that very short time of year again when fiddleheads are back in season in B.C. What are fiddleheads Fiddleheads, otherwise known as furled baby ferns, are in season for about a month due to the province's mild climate. And they’re wi...

Tickets going fast for BC Seafood Festival in the Comox Valley

May 23, 2018

  EVENT ALERT: we’re only a few weeks away from the 2018 BC Seafood Festival in the Comox Valley! With a huge range of events throughout the festival from June 8-17, culminating in the Signature Weekend on Saturday June 16 and Sunday June 17, there’s something for everyone. Several of our Bu...

Spot Prawn Season is here

May 20, 2018

    Spot prawn season is officially upon us. The 6-8 week season kicked off last week and was highlighted at the Spot Prawn Festival in Vancouver. Spot prawns are the largest of the seven commercial shrimp growing up to 23cm in length. They are red-brown with a white spotted tail and are pre...

Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL Comes to Nanaimo & Parksville

May 17, 2018

Last week, Tamsin Scholz, Buy BC's program coordinator, headed over to Vancouver Island to experience some of the fantastic local eats offered as part of the Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL program. Her island experience began at a BC chicken farm outside of Nanaimo where she joined local island chefs...

Mile One Eating House: New Owner, Same Commitment to Local Produce

May 14, 2018

  It's not often you get to write such a feel-good story such as this one. It combines all the things we love here about our Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL - community, supporting local producers and, of course, delicious food. Chef de Cuisine Erin Kerr began working at Mile One Eating House in Pemb...

Tickets are limited for the Spot Prawn Festival this weekend

May 08, 2018

Get in quick! There is only a limited amount of tickets left for this weekend’s Spot Prawn Festival in False Creek this weekend.The Chefs’ Table Society’s Spot Prawn Festival will be held at Fisherman’s Wharf at False Creek on Saturday, May 12th from 11.00am to 3.00pm.The festival has reinvented ...

Committed to Local at Tap & Barrel; Whether it be Food, Wine, Beer, Spirits - or Art

May 04, 2018

    Honest food, local beverage and art from around British Columbia; did you know that’s what you get when you dine at a Tap & Barrel? There are three locations in Vancouver and two TAPshack locations at Coal Harbour and Burrard Bridge. At every one of the restaurants, founder Daniel Fr...

Farm tour opportunity for local chefs through We Heart Local BC

May 01, 2018

  Buy BC: EAT DRINK LOCAL is excited to announce a chef's farm tour on Wednesday, May 16th, hosted by our partners We Heart Local BC. The We Heart Local BC tour is designed specifically to connect chefs and culinary students with some of the local BC farmers who are responsible for growing and ...

More than just a hotel restaurant – LURE Restaurant & Bar

April 26, 2018

  LURE Restaurant and Bar is not your typical hotel restaurant. For one, they’re not a stuffy, formal restaurant just catering to their hotel guests –breakfast buffets spring to mind. How could they be when they have DJs in the bar on the weekend? General Manger Randy Burla said this was a c...

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