What is happening in Victoria's food scene this week?

Plus, local breweries win big awards, new Hawaiian restaurant, and gala dinner for wildfire relief

Good morning foodies!

This week we are bringing you a round up of the local breweries that took home prizes at the BC Beer Awards as well as a look into a new Hawaiian restaurant that is opening up downtown.

Speaking of beer, what sort of brews do you enjoy? I know that I can be easily convinced to order any form of dark beer, be it a stout or a porter. 

😍 5 spots to try right now

Ramen Arashi: Grab a delicious bowl of ramen, its tonkotsu is especially tasty, at 2950 Douglas. 

Yalla: Try out some Middle Eastern street eats at 1011 Blanshard St.  

The Hot & Cold Cafe: The Cook Street joint is the perfect spot to grab a sandwich on homemade focaccia. 

Bartholomew's Pub: Get cozy during this rainy weather with some classic pub food and happy hour gin and tonics at 777 Douglas St.  

Refuge Tap Room: Try out a flight of local and BC-wide beers at 832 Fort St.  

Know a great place we should add here? Reply back and let us know!


Greater Victoria breweries win big at BC Beer Awards

Photo: BC Beer Awards

South Island craft beers are continuing to showcase just how delicious and unique they are. This was proven at this year’s BC Beer Awards where nine Greater Victoria breweries took home wins, including some of the highest honours. 

This follows seven summertime wins at the Canadian Brewing Awards from local breweries, and 12 wins last year at the BC Beer Awards. 

Did your favourite brewery make the list? Check out this year's winners here! 


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Victoria is getting a brand new spot for Hawaiian food

Kahuna will serve up burgers, poke bowls, pies, and Mai Tai cocktails from its new location on Chatham. 

The restaurant is the brainchild of Ajay Oppelaar and Robert Stutzman, owners of the popular Hawaiian-themed Kahuna Burger and Aloha Bowls in Duncan. Victoria’s Kahuna will be a fusion of these two restaurants. 

Read more about Kahuna's opening here, and the team’s expansion plans.

🗞️ News

Rudi will open in December. The new Wind Cries Mary venture takes over the old Sherwood location. 

Marilena Cafe & Raw Bar named third best new restaurant nationwide by Air Canada enRoute. Check out Tasting Victoria’s profile on the restaurant here.

November holiday markets roundup: Starting this weekend, check out the best places to pick up sweets and treats in the Westshore to kick off the holiday season. [The Westshore

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🗓️ Events

Multi-course gala dinner for wildfire relief: Award-winning chefs Brian Tesolin and Geoff Molloy will collaborate for the dinner at Magnolia Hotel & Spa on Sunday.

Drag Brunch at Vicious Poodle, weekly on Saturday and Sunday. 

Black Hills Estate wine dinner:  An evening of BC wine and food at Westin Bear Mountain Resort & Spa on Wednesday.

 💸 Deals

$9.50 Heritage Burger at Bin 4 during its daily happy hour from 3-5pm. 

$12 Detroit style pizzas at Virtuous Pie Sun-Fri from 2-5pm and 9pm until close.

$6 sangria and $6 papas bravas at Tapa Bar daily from 3-5pm. 

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