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A man walks past a McDonald’s restaurant with boarded up windows that has been closed due to the coronavirus, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Plan in the works for safe re-opening of B.C. restaurants amid COVID-19: BCRFA

Group of restaurateurs from around B.C. to show preliminary plan to health officials

A man walks past a McDonald’s restaurant with boarded up windows that has been closed due to the coronavirus, in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A fire broke out in Brewskys Taphouse around 11 p.m. on April 10 causing minimal damage to the backroom. (Brentwood Bay Brewskys Taphouse/Facebook)

Friday night fire at Brewskys Taphouse caused by cleaning rags left on a dryer

Bar to re-open for take-out, delivery Wednesday evening

A fire broke out in Brewskys Taphouse around 11 p.m. on April 10 causing minimal damage to the backroom. (Brentwood Bay Brewskys Taphouse/Facebook)
A new gin-themed eatery is proposed for 1820 Government Street. (Google Maps)

New, 30-plus demographic eatery proposed for downtown Victoria

January Gin Joint and Eatery is hoping to open in the spring

A new gin-themed eatery is proposed for 1820 Government Street. (Google Maps)
Dec. 12, 2019 – Brun Dahlquist, owner of Pluto’s Restaurant, was happy to learn he’d get a one-year lease extension after he was told the restaurant would be demolished to make way for condominiums. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria restaurant gets one-year extension after facing renoviction

Pluto’s Restaurant set to stay at its Cook Street location until March 2021

Dec. 12, 2019 – Brun Dahlquist, owner of Pluto’s Restaurant, was happy to learn he’d get a one-year lease extension after he was told the restaurant would be demolished to make way for condominiums. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Chorizo & Co., an eatery with a Spanish flair

Chorizo & Co., an eatery with a Spanish flair

Genuine Iberian restaurant and cocktail bar

  • Oct 11, 2019
Chorizo & Co., an eatery with a Spanish flair
Victoria restauranteur Tom Ferris passed away at the end of August. A celebration of life is scheduled for Oct. 3 (Facebook/ Ferris’ Upstairs Seafood & Oyster Bar)

Celebration of life scheduled for Victoria restauranteur

Thomas John Ferris passed away on Aug. 30 after a short battle with cancer

Victoria restauranteur Tom Ferris passed away at the end of August. A celebration of life is scheduled for Oct. 3 (Facebook/ Ferris’ Upstairs Seafood & Oyster Bar)
Joel Exposito is the new owner of Fresko Fine Foods on Yates Street. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Cuban immigrant captures his dream of restaurant ownership in Victoria

Joel Exposito bought his own restaurant 14 years after moving to Canada

Joel Exposito is the new owner of Fresko Fine Foods on Yates Street. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Owner Larry Gorrill makes a burrito at Taco Shell. (Nick Murray/News Staff)

Sidney welcomes spicy new arrival

Mexican restaurant Taco Shell opened this week on Beacon Avenue

Owner Larry Gorrill makes a burrito at Taco Shell. (Nick Murray/News Staff)
Pluto’s restaurant has been in place at 1150 Cook St. for 30 years, but will soon be moving out. (Facebook/ Pluto’s )

Longtime downtown Victoria restaurant gets renovicted

Pluto’s Restaurant has until April 2020 to move out to make way for a development

Pluto’s restaurant has been in place at 1150 Cook St. for 30 years, but will soon be moving out. (Facebook/ Pluto’s )
Inspired Chef with Darren Watson

Inspired Chef with Darren Watson

Fine cuisine from the Qualicum Beach Inn’s Cview Restaurant and Lounge

  • Mar 13, 2019
Inspired Chef with Darren Watson
New Courtney Room Restaurant Meshes Menu and Design For a Casually Elegant Parisian Experience

New Courtney Room Restaurant Meshes Menu and Design For a Casually Elegant Parisian Experience

Locally sourced ingredients take on a French Bistro vibe on the lower level and fine Parisian dining upstairs

  • Feb 25, 2019
New Courtney Room Restaurant Meshes Menu and Design For a Casually Elegant Parisian Experience
Five Burgers To Sink Your Teeth Into On The Peninsula

Five Burgers To Sink Your Teeth Into On The Peninsula

A search for the best burger

  • Feb 15, 2019
Five Burgers To Sink Your Teeth Into On The Peninsula
Prahlad Singh (left) is the chef and owner of the new Spice Valley restaurant at 910 Esquimalt Rd. Singh has been a chef at hotels and restuaruants around the world and in Victoria. Spice Valley cuisine is based on a nothern India style. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

New family restaurant adds spice to Esquimalt

‘Dream’ restaurant wows locals with north Indian flavours

Prahlad Singh (left) is the chef and owner of the new Spice Valley restaurant at 910 Esquimalt Rd. Singh has been a chef at hotels and restuaruants around the world and in Victoria. Spice Valley cuisine is based on a nothern India style. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Whisky Warm-up

Whisky Warm-up

A whisky inspired cocktail is one way to warm up your winter

  • Jan 23, 2019
Whisky Warm-up
Plant-based pizza restaurant, Virtuous Pie, is coming to downtown Victoria (Facebook/Virtuous Pie)

Popular plant-based pizzeria coming to Victoria

Virtuous Pie is expanding from Toronto and Vancouver to Victoria

Plant-based pizza restaurant, Virtuous Pie, is coming to downtown Victoria (Facebook/Virtuous Pie)
Floyd’s Diner at Yates and Quadra streets will be shutting down on Jan. 1 (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria breakfast icon is shutting its doors

Floyd’s Diner is closing its Quadra and Yates streets location

Floyd’s Diner at Yates and Quadra streets will be shutting down on Jan. 1 (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Marina Zarrillo, making wine at Play Estate Winery and Bistro

Marina Zarrillo, making wine at Play Estate Winery and Bistro

Growing grapes and creating wine in the Okanagan Valley

  • Sep 24, 2018
Marina Zarrillo, making wine at Play Estate Winery and Bistro
French cuisine at Kelowna’s Bouchons Bistro

French cuisine at Kelowna’s Bouchons Bistro

Parisian owners add vegetarian dishes to the menu

  • Sep 21, 2018
French cuisine at Kelowna’s Bouchons Bistro
At Home with Hamish Crawford

At Home with Hamish Crawford

Creator of bakery, restaurant and winery is also an avid antique car collector

  • Sep 17, 2018
At Home with Hamish Crawford
Inspired Chef with Rob Cassels

Inspired Chef with Rob Cassels

Saveur chef is best known for his vegetarian dishes

  • Sep 13, 2018
Inspired Chef with Rob Cassels