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Food & Drink

Mmmmm, chocolate

Jan 27, 2023 / 4:00 pm

Photo: Contributed Barrita Durward of Cottons Chocolate Vernon master chocolatier Barrita Durward of Cotton's Chocolates will once agin be teaching the fine art of making chocolate. The Carnival of Chocolate has four events happening Feb. 5 and 12 and is best for children aged s

Silence on booze advice

Jan 27, 2023 / 6:44 am

Photo: The Canadian Press Politicians in charge of provincial and territorial liquor laws aren't hurrying to adopt or promote newly updated guidelines that advise a steep drop in Canadian drinking habits. Across Canada, the responsible ministers declined interview requests from The

For tellers of tall tales

Jan 26, 2023 / 5:00 pm

Photo: Contributed In honour of Scottish poet Robbie Burns, Vernon's Okanagan Spirits Craft Distillery has launched a new single-cask release of triple-wood whisky with a frontier nod to Valley history. The Captain Shorts whisky is named after the "high admiral of Okanagan Lak

Big plans for new owners

Jan 26, 2023 / 4:00 pm

Photo: Facebook EATology has changed hands, but it's staying in the family, sort of. The popular downtown Vernon restaurant says two employees have purchased the business. But don't worry, all of the favourites will remain on the menu. Merry Goddard and Sarah Cripps say t

Sir Winston's for sale

Jan 26, 2023 / 10:09 am

Photo: realtor.ca A popular Vernon watering hole is for sale. Sir Winston's Pub has been listed for sale at what might be considered the bargain price of $99,000 – especially since the business just completed a $100,000 renovation. The pub, located on Highway 97 between Po

Filling more than bellies

Jan 26, 2023 / 8:50 am

Tracey Prediger Two days a month, All Saints Anglican Church is transformed into a food distribution hub. The Good Food Box is a bulk buying community program Donna Antonishak helped bring to Vernon 23 years ago. "As a nutritionist, I wanted to help people eat healthily, and when t

Dry January sales up

Jan 23, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Three weeks into Dry January and both bars and restaurants around the Okanagan are busy making non-alcoholic drinks for their customers. Riley Strother, the head bartender at Kelowna's Kettle River Brewing, says his craft beer establishment has quickly gone from

2020 Winemaker’s CUT

Jan 22, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Wine: Q&A, 2020 (red blend) Winery: Winemaker’s CUT, Oliver Why drink it? This wine is a blend in two ways. First, a blend of the three collaborators behind it: actor-director Jason Priestly, broadcaster Terry David Mulligan, and winema

Food holidays? Why not?

Jan 21, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Did you celebrate World Pizza Day (Jan.17) or National Popcorn Day (Jan. 19)? We eat traditional foods on holidays like Christmas, Hannukah, Ramadan, etc., but how about days that are special because of the food associated with them? There is a fellow in the U.S.

Winter sips at Predator

Jan 15, 2023 / 7:00 pm

Photo: Pexels The Okanagan Winter Wine Festival is ready to launch its inaugural winter programming, and everyone is invited. The festival takes place Jan. 22, 27 and 28 with the opening night for the festival to be held at the Penticton Trade and Convention Centre. However, wine lo

Uppercase Cabernet Franc

Jan 15, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Wine: Cabernet Franc, 2020 Winery: Uppercase, Oliver Why drink it? Of the Cabernets, Franc deserves more attention than it generally receives, and it’s an excellent varietal for the Okanagan. Find this one at the District Wine

Sipping on whisky

Jan 14, 2023 / 6:00 pm

Photo: Whisky Global Whisky lovers rejoice! Vancouver's long-running premium whisky festival Whisky Global is coming to Kelowna in February. After seeing so many Okanagan residents make their way to the coast for the annual tasting event, 10 years later, Whisky Global has decide

Food for a better mood

Jan 14, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Here we are, in the dead of winter. Many of us are trying to get back up to speed and maybe recover from the indulgences of the holiday season. New Year’s resolutions of dieting and gym attendance are a popular pastime. January is now also known as “Ve

Dine Around this winter

Jan 11, 2023 / 4:31 pm

People looking for an affordable night out this month are in luck with the return of BC’s Dine Around program, which sees select restaurants offer their best three course meals for an even better price. “All the restaurants can offer anywhere from $25 to $75 three course meals,&qu

Don't miss this foodie fest

Jan 10, 2023 / 12:01 pm

Photo: Jade Stone Dine Out Vancouver Festival is a foodie's paradise. Need a little inspiration for your next weekend getaway? The Coast is calling, and you should answer. Experience an unforgettable culinary experience at Canada’s largest celebration of food and drink, the D

Don't miss this foodie fest

Jan 10, 2023 / 12:01 pm

Photo: Jade Stone Dine Out Vancouver Festival is a foodie's paradise. Need a little inspiration for your next weekend getaway? The Coast is calling, and you should answer. Experience an unforgettable culinary experience at Canada’s largest celebration of food and drink, the D

Opening a winery in B.C.

Jan 9, 2023 / 2:10 pm

Photo: Sweet Heirloom Photography photo Robin and Mike Nierychlo followed their winemaking dreams to the Cowichan Valley and Emandare Vineyard Down a Cawston, B.C. side road, a small home overlooks a well-tended vineyard. Welcome to diminutive Horseshoe Found, where a sign asks visitor

Lavender Sage Cream Ale

Jan 8, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed Brew: Lavender Sage Cream Ale Brewery: Libra -- drinklibra.ca Why drink it? If you’re into Dry January or have set an intention for 2023 that involves health or wellness, Libra (a division of Charlottetown’s Upstreet Brewing) n

Beating the winter blahs

Jan 7, 2023 / 4:00 am

Photo: Contributed That got your attention, didn't it? But this is a family column, so I'm not going to get all kinky. I just wanted to talk about those bleak grey winter skies that seem to go on endlessly this time of year. Or rather, I wanted to talk about how to avoid focusing

Enjoy carnival bevvies

Jan 5, 2023 / 8:18 pm

Photo: Pixabay Tickets are still available for one of the Vernon Winter Carnival's most popular and longest-running events. Sip & Savour is a showcase of domestic beer, craft beer and ciders from BC and across Canada. It takes place Feb. 3 at The Prestige Vernon Lodge. &l
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