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Ladysmith’s Appetit – Food For Thought

Hole-in-the-wall eateries are always an adventure, and Ladysmith’s Appetit-Food For Thought is no exception. We first ate there several years ago when we enjoyed a quick, cheap ($4) and hearty dinner when we were in town for the annual Christmas … Continue reading

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A slower pace in the pretty seaside village of Cowichan Bay

If you are looking for a pleasant way to dawdle away a leisurely morning or afternoon, Cowichan Bay, located on the east coast of the Island, just may be the ticket. The funky little waterfront village is located smack in … Continue reading

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Port Alberni’s La Bruschetta

We weren’t quite sure what to make of Port Alberni’s La Bruschetta Bistro when we looked at the menu posted outside the entrance. ‘Welcome to Tradition’ it trumpeted, leaving us with the impression that we were heading in to an … Continue reading

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Cassidy Country Kitchen – diner food with a difference

It’s diner food, but it’s diner food with a difference. After a couple of years of incredibly hard times and bad luck, the Cassidy Country Kitchen has literally risen from the ashes to become a new landmark located just off … Continue reading

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Good food and good value at BoMé Café in Coombs

It took more than 15 years to get things rolling but finally, this past Spring, BoMé Cheese and Café opened its doors to the general public. When Horst Boehm and his wife Bibi Menge immigrated from Germany in 1999 and … Continue reading

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Cedar’s Mahle House a perennial favourite

  There is a reason that Cedar’s beautiful old Mahle House Restaurant is the ‘go to’ choice for so many on the Island.  In fact, there are many reasons. We ventured down to Cedar recently for a celebration dinner – … Continue reading

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Rustic country ambiance and honest food at Cowichan’s Alderlea Farm Cafe

We love the concept of farm-to-table food and all the fresh goodness it brings to dining out.  The Cowichan Valley is rife with delightful finds of this genre, including Alderlea Farm Café, perched in the bucolic Glenora area. Alderlea started … Continue reading

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The Farm Table at Duncan’s Providence Farm

For the past several years we have been trying to get to Duncan’s Providence Farm to partake of a meal at The Farm Table, a culinary partnership between the farm and Vancouver Island University.  We finally got there one recent … Continue reading

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Qualicum Beach’s Oh…So Yummy Cafe

There are a lot of surprises in Qualicum Beach’s Oh…So Yummy Café, not least among them the food and its presentation. Located in the charming village core, Oh…So Yummy faces on to the main shopping street, tucked in among boutique … Continue reading

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Comox’s Twisted Dishes Cafe

So here’s the question: how can you not be intrigued by a café that goes by the name of Twisted Dishes? It certainly piqued our interest, so we wandered in one teeming-rain afternoon for lunch. Located on a side street … Continue reading

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