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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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Cowichan’s Unsworth Restaurant relaxes

The vibe has changed, but the ambiance at Cowichan’s Unsworth Restaurant remains very much the same since new operators Christie Pope and Steve Elskens took over a couple of years ago. Situated amidst the verdant beauty of  the Unsworth Vineyards, … Continue reading

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‘Perfect storm’ makes for a memorable evening at Nanaimo’s Bistro at Westwood Lake

              Maybe it was the snow and the silent, white beauty outdoors.  Maybe it was the warm lighting and soft jazz that greeted us as we came through the door.  Maybe it was the fact that we had the … Continue reading

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Downtown Nanaimo has another winner in ‘new-old’ Gabriel’s Gourmet Cafe

            There are many factors that make you feel really good about eating at Gabriel’s Gourmet Café in downtown Nanaimo, not least of which is the food itself.             The young team at Gabriel’s has recently ‘moved house’ from a … Continue reading

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Mill Bay’s waterfront Bridgemans Bistro another delightful Cowichan surprise

  Every time I get to thinking that there can’t possibly be any more wonderful ‘stuff’ about the Cowichan Valley than all the marvelous discoveries we have already experienced, another great find surfaces. This time it was a new-ish restaurant … Continue reading

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Casual but classy vibe at Qualicum Beach’s Bistro 694

There’s a lot of money in the town of Qualicum Beach, and there are a lot of people with a lot of leisure time to enjoy, but there isn’t much in the way of classy restaurants that offer fine dining … Continue reading

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A perfect fit for Courtenay’s Locals Restaurant – beautiful food in a spectacular location

  Wow! Finally, Locals Restaurant in Courtenay has a location befitting its beautiful food and service.  We recently enjoyed a wonderful dinner at the new place, the city’s beloved Old House, a heritage home constructed on the banks of the … Continue reading

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Cumberland’s Mar’s on Main is all about doing it right

“How do you spell rhubarb?” Well, I have to admit that’s the most unusual greeting I have ever had upon entering a restaurant, but this place is, after all, located in the funky, offbeat community of Cumberland, where the local … Continue reading

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