This week we are bringing you a feature on Victoria Beer Week as well as a round-up of restaurants that are serving Christmas dinner across the city.
We are getting very excited about eating the big Christmas feast on Monday and we want to know what you are most looking forward to eating.
😍 5 spots to try right now
🌯 Boomtown: Chow down on burritos and shareable snacks at 950 Yates.
🥐 Tombo: Check out the farm-to-table restaurant’s pop-up at 1219 Government.
🍙 Sushi Mago: Delicious Japanese eats at 4071 Shelbourne.
🍸 Little Jumbo: Craft cocktails and classy dishes at 506 Fort.
Know a great place we should add here? Reply back and let us know!
These 10 Victoria restaurants are serving Christmas dinner
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Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, this is what we are beginning to dream about when we close our eyes at night.
Victoria Beer Week is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2024
Starting off as a collaborative vision shared between bar managers, beer reps, brewers, local stakeholders and chefs in 2014, Victoria Beer Week is returning from March 1-9 with an exciting lineup of events and unique craft beers.
Tickets are now on sale for the festival that will include brewery tours, exclusive taste tests, beer launches, and cask nights.
Saxe Point Pub will open in May: The newly announced neighbourhood pub for Esquimalt Town Square will serve dishes made with local seasonal ingredients and plans to be a community event hub.
Swans Pub turns graffiti into new logo: The downtown pub has embraced an image of a bird that was tagged on its front door.
Sheringham Distillery announces new whisky: The distillery known for its award-winning gin is releasing a rye-forward small batch whisky. Available for pre-sale, with orders expected to ship in February or March.
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Charlie Brown Christmas: Bassist Sean Drabitt, pianist Brent Jarvis, and drummer Joe Poole will perform the music of Vince Guaraldi at Hermann’s Jazz Club tonight at 9pm, and tomorrow at 5pm and 9pm.
Snow White The Panto: The classic fairytale will be performed by the Peninsula Players at Mary Winspear Centre tomorrow, Saturday, and Tuesday at 2pm.
Breakfast with Santa: Enjoy a brunch buffet, decorate cookies, and get a photo with Santa this Saturday at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, 10am. [Waitlist]
Groove Kitchen: Dance along to soul, funk, and Latin music this Saturday at Hermann’s Upstairs. Doors 7pm, show 8:30pm.
Maureen Washington's Annual Christmas Show: The jazz and blues singer will be joined by Karel Roessingh, Joey Smith, and Damian Graham this Saturday at Hermann’s Jazz Club. Doors 5:30pm, show 7pm.
The Sound of Music Sing-A-Long: Sing along to the classic Julie Andrews film at The Vic Theatre on Saturday and Tuesday, 3pm.
$8.75 Tibetan momos and $6.50 classic mojitos at The Mint during happy hour.
$5 house lager and $6 highballs at The Surly Mermaid during daily happy hour, 3-5pm.
$7 cucumber salad and $9 negronis at Baan Thai during happy hour, 2-5pm.
$7 caesars and $6 prime rib sliders at The Keg during daily happy hour, open-6pm and 9pm-close.
📸 Post of the week
These chocolate chip cookie dough scones from Sidney Scones are becoming a fan favourite. The shop is also offering a nine-pack for Christmas that features flavours such as gingerbread eggnog cheesecake, salted caramel apple crisp, pumpkin pie, and more.
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