Restaurants

A dish from the restaurant iDen Quan Ju De Beijing Duck House is shown in this undated handout photo. Celebrated Beijing restaurant iDen & Quan Ju De is one of eight Vancouver restaurants to receive a coveted one-star rating from the Michelin Guide, which also feted 12 eateries with Bib Gourmands, reserved for establishments offering good food for good value. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ken Huang *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Michelin Guide lands in Vancouver with eight stars for eight eateries

No restaurants earned two stars from prestigious service, nor did any capture a rare three stars

 

People enjoy restaurant patios in Montreal as Quebec begins easing its COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, May 28, 2021. Restaurants and bars across Canada are hoping this holiday season, the third since COVID-19 began, could finally spell recovery for the debt-laden sector. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Restaurants hope for holiday boom, but looming recession causes concern

Elevated inflation, potential recession have some worried their new normal won’t pay the bills

 

Jenny and Michael Vu recently celebrated the grand opening of their new restaurant, Weekends Restaurant & Lounge, at 321 Alexander St. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm couple capture spirit of the weekend with new restaurant

Hanoi 36 owners Jenny and Michael Vu open Weekends Restaurant & Lounge

 

Jenny and Michael Vu recently celebrated the grand opening of their new restaurant, Weekends Restaurant & Lounge, at 321 Alexander St. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm couple capture spirit of the weekend with new restaurant

Hanoi 36 owners Jenny and Michael Vu open Weekends Restaurant & Lounge

Jenny and Michael Vu recently celebrated the grand opening of their new restaurant, Weekends Restaurant & Lounge, at 321 Alexander St. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Bourbon Street Bar and Grill is one of 11 Vernon restaurants taking part in the North Okanagan Community Life Society’s second annual Golden Burger Challenge throughout the month of October 2022. (Submitted photo)

Flippin’ awesome: North Okanagan society brings back burger challenge

The public will decide the winner out of 11 burgers at 11 restaurants throughout October

Bourbon Street Bar and Grill is one of 11 Vernon restaurants taking part in the North Okanagan Community Life Society’s second annual Golden Burger Challenge throughout the month of October 2022. (Submitted photo)
Patrons dine on a patio on King Street in Toronto, Tuesday, September 28, 2021. A new report says restaurants in Canada are ushering in higher prices, shorter menus, smaller portion sizes and reduced hours in a bid to survive inflation and labour shortages.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

Restaurants usher in higher prices, smaller portion sizes as costs rise, report says

Industry report says half the country’s eateries operating at a loss or just breaking even

Patrons dine on a patio on King Street in Toronto, Tuesday, September 28, 2021. A new report says restaurants in Canada are ushering in higher prices, shorter menus, smaller portion sizes and reduced hours in a bid to survive inflation and labour shortages.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
Members of the British Columbia General Employees’ Union picket outside a B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch facility, in Delta, B.C., on August 15, 2022. British Columbia’s largest public-sector union says it is standing down after more than two weeks of limited job action, following the resumption of contract talks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Restaurant and bar group hails lifting of job action by B.C. public-sector union

Industry grateful further distress was being averted for businesses already facing a labour shortage

Members of the British Columbia General Employees’ Union picket outside a B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch facility, in Delta, B.C., on August 15, 2022. British Columbia’s largest public-sector union says it is standing down after more than two weeks of limited job action, following the resumption of contract talks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Dining rooms are open again, but B.C. restaurants are still making 25 to 35 per cent of their revenue from delivery orders according to BC Restaurant and Food Services Association CEO Ian Tostenson. (Photo: Givex).

British Columbians still use delivery often months after restaurant dining rooms open

Better packaging maintains quality during delivery, but the plastics ban is on its way

Dining rooms are open again, but B.C. restaurants are still making 25 to 35 per cent of their revenue from delivery orders according to BC Restaurant and Food Services Association CEO Ian Tostenson. (Photo: Givex).
Big In Japan Bar (Photo/ Randall Brodeur)

B.C. given a ‘B’ letter grade for liquor policies in bars, restaurants: report

According to the latest edition of the ‘Raise The Bar” report, B.C. finds success in policy changes

Big In Japan Bar (Photo/ Randall Brodeur)
The BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Estate Winery in Lake Country is one of the top 100 most romantic restaurants in Canada in 2022, according to OpenTable. (50th Parallel/Facebook)

Okanagan eateries make top 100 list of most romantic Canadian restaurants

If you haven’t booked a Valentine’s Day reservation yet, here are a few good options

The BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Estate Winery in Lake Country is one of the top 100 most romantic restaurants in Canada in 2022, according to OpenTable. (50th Parallel/Facebook)
Food delivery company drivers wait to pick up food at a Cactus Club Cafe restaurant in a very quiet downtown Vancouver, on Sunday, April 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Founders of Earls, Joey Restaurants acquire ownership of Cactus Club Cafe

The Fuller family were early investors in the Cactus Club chain

Food delivery company drivers wait to pick up food at a Cactus Club Cafe restaurant in a very quiet downtown Vancouver, on Sunday, April 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Late 2021 saw the number of restaurant reservations and take-out orders in B.C. soar like there’d never been a pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

British Columbians were back to restaurants in pre-pandemic numbers in late 2021

Survey finds Labour Day weekend busier than 2019, giving operators optimism for 2022

Late 2021 saw the number of restaurant reservations and take-out orders in B.C. soar like there’d never been a pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Deep-Fried Pierogies, Bagel Forestiere, Duck-fat fried tortilla chips, Gnocchi Breakfast Carbonara, and Korean Bulgogi are new additions to the brunch menu at OEB (@oeb_breakfast)

New brunch spot coming to Kelowna

The restaurant will open Jan.17 at 1590 Ellis Street in the Berard District in downtown Kelowna

Deep-Fried Pierogies, Bagel Forestiere, Duck-fat fried tortilla chips, Gnocchi Breakfast Carbonara, and Korean Bulgogi are new additions to the brunch menu at OEB (@oeb_breakfast)
A food delivery person wears a protective face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as they do a pick up in Yaletown in Vancouver, Thursday, December 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. extends 15% cap on restaurant delivery fees for another year

Dining inside restaurants has gone down during the pandemic, while delivery services have surged

A food delivery person wears a protective face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as they do a pick up in Yaletown in Vancouver, Thursday, December 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
After nearly 25 years in operation, Armstrong’s Brown Derby Restaurant is closing forever as of Dec. 31 as the owners retire. (Jenna Churchill Photo)

North Okanagan’s Brown Derby Cafe hanging up hat

Popular breakfast/lunch eatery set to close as owners Neil Todd and Carolyn Russell ready to retire

After nearly 25 years in operation, Armstrong’s Brown Derby Restaurant is closing forever as of Dec. 31 as the owners retire. (Jenna Churchill Photo)
Home Block at Cedar Creek Estate Winery is one of the Kelowna restaurants that made the top100 list (opentable.ca)

3 Kelowna restaurants in Top 100 Canada list

OpenTable’s list of the Top 100 Restaurants for 2021 is determined based on online reviews

Home Block at Cedar Creek Estate Winery is one of the Kelowna restaurants that made the top100 list (opentable.ca)
A picture of the gift basket that was given to staff and owners of Bon Ga. (Photo: Glenmore (Kelowna) Community Facebook group)

Gift basket donated to Kelowna Korean restaurant targeted with racist graffiti

Bon Ga was vandalized with racist graffiti on Saturday morning, Oct. 30

A picture of the gift basket that was given to staff and owners of Bon Ga. (Photo: Glenmore (Kelowna) Community Facebook group)
Construction is underway on two new drive-thru restaurants in Vernon: Triple O’s and Popeyes on 27th Street. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Popeyes confirmed amid Vernon building boom

New restaurant one of two drive-thrus under construction. Record number of building applications processed.

Construction is underway on two new drive-thru restaurants in Vernon: Triple O’s and Popeyes on 27th Street. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
A notice posted on the door to Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope. The owner of the restaurant remains defiant, saying she won’t check for vaccine passports. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Owner of Hope’s Rolly’s Restaurant remains defiant after having business licence suspended

She said she’s done everything required by health officials up to now, but vax passports go too far

A notice posted on the door to Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope. The owner of the restaurant remains defiant, saying she won’t check for vaccine passports. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Colour Tongues hits the stage at Fernando’s Pub in Kelowna in 2020. (Contributed)

Iconic Kelowna pub, Fernando’s, shuts its doors after 10 years

Fernando’s Pub will be closing at the end of the month

Colour Tongues hits the stage at Fernando’s Pub in Kelowna in 2020. (Contributed)