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From BC Whiskey to Zalto Stemware: Vessel Liquor Gives Their June Recommendations

Get Festive with Vessel Liquor’s Mexican-Inspired May Picks

Good News for Victoria: “Emmaline’s” is Coming to Quadra Village

The new Victoria-based concept from Elizabeth Bryan (the powerhouse behind former, sorely missed Mount Pleasant spot, Dock Lunch), with partners Fabio Caboclo and Daniel Peres is expected to be pulling in locals and Vancouverites to the space by early summer by using table service charm in a counter service world.

Where Does One of Victoria’s Cooler Restaurant Crews Eat When in Vancouver?

What's so great about when a kitchen crew from another city comes to town, is that they leave their hometown bias behind, bringing new perspectives and honest impressions only.

Victoria’s ‘Marilena’ Restaurant is Seeking a Sushi Chef

Get Into the Spring Spirit with These Earth-Friendly Picks from Vessel Liquor

Seven Shortcuts to Having a Tasty Time in Victoria

Heading to the Island? Here are seven solid suggestions to factor into your getaway.

This March, Segue Into Spring with These Four Bottles from Vessel Liquor

Check Out Vessel Liquor’s Top Picks for February

From Zero-Proof to Quadruple Sec, Vessel Liquor Makes Their January Recommendations

‘Rudi’ Opens Doors in Victoria

To get a better sense of what the new sister restaurant to Wind Cries Mary is all about, we reached out to owner Jesse Dame with some questions ahead of their opening earlier this month...

Vessel Liquor Recommends These Four Festive Bottles for December

From Spiced Rum to Swag: Check Out Vessel Liquor’s Picks for November

Vessel Liquor Suggests These Four Bottles for Drinking This October

Victoria’s Inn at Laurel Point Now Hiring For Multiple Positions

Vessel Liquor Recommends These Four Bottles for September

BC’s First Carbon-Neutral Hotel, Inn at Laurel Point, Earns Biosphere Certification

Shuck Taylor’s Oyster Bar in Victoria is Seeking a Chef/Kitchen Manager

Further Afield in Victoria (with Detours through Sooke) with Anna Wojtala

We're no strangers to the Victoria scene, by any means - but, all things considered (including an impressive resume in Vancouver kitchens), the Island-born now-GM at Stage in Victoria, seemed like the perfect person to turn to for a locals' perspective with a refined palate...

Four Finds from Vessel to Put On Your Shopping List This August

Jess Taylor of “Wandering Mollusk” Prepares to Open a Brick-and-Mortar

For a city so intimately tied to the sea, Victoria has surprisingly few seafood-dedicated restaurants to grab dinner or meet with pals for some really good oysters and a pint of beer. That's something that Jess Taylor felt has been missing - and the time has finally come for him to do something about it.

Hall of Fame Award-Winner Chef Leads BC Hotel’s Culinary Team

The Newest, Coolest and Best Food & Drink in Victoria Right Now

Planning a trip to Victoria over the summer? We’ve compiled a short list of essential eating and drinking around the city to sate your various appetites…

Toptable Group’s First Victoria Restaurant, ‘Marilena’, Opens on June 28th

Plan a Trip to Vancouver Island for Victoria’s First Ever All Natural Wine Festival

On March 24th, the Barnyard Natural Wine Festival is setting a new precedent in the BC wine scene. We're telling you well in advance so that you can make your arrangements ASAP and don't miss out participating in this super cool event...

Talking Thai Food, Kitchen Wounds and MSG, with Tarn Tayanuth

We sat down with the owner of Dumpling Drop armed with a list of rapid-fire questions aimed at finding out more about her - in and out of the kitchen - and the business' fun new nighttime concept...

Where to Fill Up with Victoria’s Best Food & Drink Right Now

Planning a trip to Victoria this fall? We've compiled a short list of essential eating and drinking around the city to sate your appetite during the cooler months ahead...

Artist Elise McLauchlan On Music, Mistake Making, And The Inner Workings of Wood.

Not only does the artist carve wood bowls, vases, plates and candleholders with stunningly simple lines, she also offers woodcarving courses for those interested in developing their own skill.