Craft Brewing Comes to Coquitlam

  Mariner Brewing opened its door just a few days ago, right across from Milestones restaurant and from the looks of it, it has certainly struck a chord with local beer lovers. I had the good fortune to be able to sit down with partners Lauren Ang (25) and Byron Vallis (26) early Sunday afternoon,…

Terroir-focused Top Drop Vancouver event returns

  Unique two-day festival brings together international wineries, craft breweries, cideries, gastronomy & more   On September 7 and 8, the annual Top Drop Vancouver event will return, with its continued focus on sustainably-farmed, handcrafted wines offering a distinct sense of place, without heavy-handed winemaking trickery to get in the way. While honest wines are the centrepiece of the festival, the restaurant…

Dine Around Thompson Okanagan 2016 final days

If you move quickly, you might still find some seating available at one of the many restaurants participating in this great initiative of the British Columbia Restaurant and Foodservices Association (BCRFA) and Wines of British Columbia. (And now BC Craft Brewers Guild.) Renamed and expanded to include menus paired with craft beer and spirits as well…

BREWSKI Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits Festival at Apex Mountain Resort

High speed quad at Apex Mountain Resort   Bid adieu to mid-winter blues and pack your winter gear because time’s a wasting to get in on the first annual BREWSKI Craft Beer, Cider and Spirits Festival at Apex Mountain Resort on February 22. I know I’ll be there! http://www.apexresort.com/activities-events/apexbrewski/ It is a new event added to the…

PARKSVILLE UNCORKED for a great weekend getaway!

Parksville Uncorked is one of the most popular wine tasting events on Vancouver Island. Did you know that Parksville is only about 30 minutes from Departure Bay ferry terminal? That makes Parksville on Vancouver Island the perfect destination for a weekend away.   If you are thinking about a weekend away then mark your calendar for February…

D is for dining…at CULINAIRE Victoria

The next dozen presenting restaurants of 2014 Culinaire Victoria start with “D” for Dining in Victoria. For those who missed out on this seasons’ hottest ticket here is a continuation of the list of great restaurants, bistros, pubs and caterers who will be presenting their gourmet and gourmand delights at CULINAIRE VICTORIA. All these fabulous…