Upgrade Cafe promotes reconnection to food in a sustainable way

Upgrade Cafe promotes reconnection to food in a sustainable way

Upgrade Cafe aims to repair the connection between their guests and the food they use to fuel their bodies. The carefully curated menu offers nutritious, well-balanced dishes using locally sourced ingredients. Many of the herbs, vegetables, and meat are harvested from Asprey Farms – located in Cobble Hill, just outside of Victoria. Asprey Farms is owned …

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Phillips Brewing Celebrates 20 Years

Lift a glass to Phillips Brewing for celebrating 20 years in business! What is a true recipe for success? For Matt Phillips, the answer is a great team, doing what you love, focusing on the quality of product, and creativity. These values are why Phillips Brewing is now in its 20th year of business serving Victoria locals and people across the country.

7 spots to get mocktails in Victoria

There is truly nothing like a cool drink on a hot summer day! If you’re looking to share a refreshing cocktail with friends and or family this summer, but want to forgo the alcohol then check out Tasting Victoria’s list of recommended restaurants and bars for the best ‘mocktails’ this season. Mocktails are the perfect way to enjoy your favourite cocktails, minus the liquor.

Sip & savour Salt Spring Island: Top 10 food and beverage experiences

Salt Spring Island is known for its laid back lifestyle and misfit bunch of artisans and off-the-griders. You can barely drive two kilometres without seeing a farmstand with local produce, fresh flowers, or baked goods, so it’s no surprise the Island, only a short ferry ride away, is also a foodie mecca. If you head out to Salt Spring and are looking for something to eat or drink, you can’t go wrong with any of the following 10 businesses.

Where to grab a cocktail in Victoria

Victoria has an impressive cocktail scene. The downtown core is home to many restaurants and bars that take the cocktail curation, creation, and presentation to the next level. As we make our way through the summer months and continue the beloved patio season, cocktails seem to taste better and better the warmer the weather gets. If you are looking for your next spot to try a handcrafted cocktail, we have you covered. Here’s our list of top places to grab a cocktail in Victoria:

Tour the cideries of southern Vancouver Island

The weather is nicer, venues are welcoming back guests, and we could all use an excuse to comfortably explore some beautiful orchard backdrops. Follow along with us as we guide you on a scenic and sip-worthy tour of southern Vancouver Island’s cideries. Grab your designated driver and get started on this scenic itinerary.