Patio season at Mesa Familiar

Spring has officially sprung and for the foodie scene, this means patio season is upon us!

›› Lauren Gaultier

Some may say that living in such a ­temperate climate, we are almost always able to enjoy outdoor dining here in beautiful Victoria, but hey, longer sunny days can only make things better right?!

If you have walked through […]

By |March 31st, 2021|Community Eats|0 Comments

Feast for Chinese New Year

›› Lauren Gaultier

On February 12, 2021, we will say goodbye to the year of the Rat and welcome the year of the Ox for Chinese New Year. This important holiday is a time to gather with family and feast. Although you may not be able to physically gather with your family this year, you can […]

By |February 3rd, 2021|Community Eats|0 Comments

Stage Wine Bar: A COVID-19 date night

›› Lauren Gaultier

If you are anything like me, this pandemic has put a real damper on your culinary experiences. Dining out has become equally as rare as it is intimidating. In an uncertain fall where BC’s cases are ­continuing to rise and new lockdown measures were looming, I decided to take advantage of Grandma’s offer […]

By |December 1st, 2020|Community Eats|0 Comments

CoCo’s Provisions coming soon

An interview with owner Autumn Maxwell

›› Lauren Gaultier

Tell us a bit about the inception of CoCo’s Provisions?
I was obsessed with the original Gene Wilder, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate ­Factory movie as a kid: floor to ceiling objects of desire, a rolling ladder, and the Candy Man. CoCo is a playful, ­comforting, ruggedly glamourous, non-gender-specific […]

By |October 1st, 2020|Community Eats|0 Comments

Nothin’ says summer like barbecue!

›› Lauren Gaultier

As many Fernwood restaurants ­temporarily closed down during the COVID-19 ­pandemic, one restaurant persevered and looked for opportunities to go beyond in serving our region. Rather than shut their doors, Jones-Bar-B-Que was quick to re-group and communicate their dedication to safety, pivot to include a delivery model, and they didn’t stop there. Early […]

By |August 4th, 2020|Community Eats|0 Comments

Support Fernwood eateries

Go ahead; get take out tonight

›› Lauren Gaultier

I think we can all agree that these past ­couple months have been both ­challenging and insightful. We all have a new ­appreciation for hugging friends, the importance of washing our hands, and supporting local.

We are witnessing our favourite local businesses struggling to navigate these murky waters, trying […]

By |June 2nd, 2020|Community Eats, Village Vibe|0 Comments

Three bakeries of Fernwood

›› Lauren Gaultier

We all know Fernwood is a hub for cool cafes—we have no less than five. Did you know that we are also the home to some incredible bakeries?
Origin Bakery, on Pandora Avenue, was opened by co-founders and long-time friends Marion Scott & Tara Black in Fernwood in 2010. This entirely gluten-free bakery puts […]

By |February 3rd, 2020|Community Eats, Village Vibe|0 Comments