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

Plus, New Year's events, no more coffee lids, and oyster shortage

Good morning foodies!

This week we are bringing you a summary of the new regulations for single-use plastics as well as a round up of restaurants that are hosting New Year’s Eve events across the city.

It is hard to believe that 2023 is almost over but we are getting excited about the final festivities of the year!

😍 5 spots to try right now

🥟 Bao: Enjoy delicious Taiwanese steam buns at 626 Fisgard. 

🥗 Tapa Bar: Share Spanish-inspired small plates at 620 Trounce Alley.  

🍺 Moon Under Water: Craft beer, shaft flights, and bites at 350 Bay.  

🥘 The Mint: Himalayan-inspired dishes and mint-based cocktails at 1414 Douglas.  

🍝 Il Covo Trattoria: Chow down on authentic Italian dishes at 106 Superior.  

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


Celebrate New Year’s Eve at these Victoria restaurants

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The end of the year is fast approaching and it is almost time to clink our glasses together and welcome in the new year. 2023 has been a year of great food, and what better way to celebrate than by enjoying even more delicious eats and beverages!

From late night snacks to champagne galore, we have compiled a list of restaurants hosting New Year's Eve dinners and evening festivities. 

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Say goodbye to single-use plastics

If you enjoy ordering takeout, you might’ve noticed that food service workers are no longer including cutlery with your food order.

As of Wednesday, Dec. 20, BC has introduced new province-wide regulations that prohibit food service workers from offering single-use and plastic-based items such as utensils, napkins and coffee lids to customers, unless specifically requested at the counter. 

🗞️ News

Rudi is now open. The new Wind Cries Mary venture takes over the old Sherwood location. 

Local oyster shortage: Changing climates and high labour and production costs are factors contributing to the shellfish scarcity. [Vancouver Sun]

Tickets on sale for Victoria Beer Week: The craft beer festival’s 10th annual celebration is happening from March 1-9. Full event list will be released in January. Get your tickets here!

Family escaping crisis situation receives anonymous gift. A bag of basmati rice accompanied the surprise envelope with cash, which was inscribed with the words “we surround you with love.” [Victoria Buzz]

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🗓️ Events

 The Gift of Nutcracker: The classic ballet will be performed at the Royal Theatre. Today at 7:30pm, tomorrow and Saturday at 2pm.

Dance Dance Resolution: Astrocolor will headline Capital Ballroom’s New Year's Eve festivities. Sunday, 8pm.

Speakeasy Soirée: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a 1920s theme at Victoria International Marina. Sunday, 7pm-1:30am.

Three Room NYE: Ring in the new year with house music and techno at Hermann’s Upstairs. Sunday, 8pm-3am.

New Year's Day Celebration: Giuseppe Pietraroia and the Victoria Symphony will put on a concert at the Royal Theatre on Monday, 2:30pm.

Dracula: Watch a performance of the classic horror story at the Phoenix Theatre at UVic. Wednesday, 7pm.

 💸 Deals

  • $5 sliders and $5.50 high balls at J.R. Slims during happy hour.  

  • $10 caesars and $6 shafts at 10 Acres Bistro during daily happy hour from 3:30-5pm and 10-11pm.

  • $9.75 steak tacos and $9.75 spicy margaritas at MeeT on Blanshard during happy hour from Monday to Friday, 3-5pm and from 9pm-close from Sunday to Thursday. 

  • $16 burgers and $12 martinis at 1550's Pub Style Restaurant on Mondays.     

🧑‍💻 Jobs

📸 Post of the week

Looking for some aburi, sashimi, nigiri, izakaya and lunch sets? Check out Fudo Japanese Restaurant inside Broadmead Shopping Centre.

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