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#2101 nagel

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 10:11 AM

That's three times the price of a quality Angus striploin. For meat that is running around free.

Free range always costs more.



#2102 Rob Randall

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 12:59 PM

Not Victoria but we went to the new Tap & Barrel restaurant on the waterfront in North Vancouver and it's the biggest restaurant I've seen in a while. Imagine two entire Canoe Brewpubs placed side by side and you get a pretty good idea. It seats well over 700 people. And on the weekends they fill it. I couldn't believe the size of the place. I was told it's the biggest restaurant in western Canada.

 

In local news, Grocery Plus on Quadra at View, in between View Towers and the Chelsea Apartments, purveyors of groceries, carpet cleaners and dubious Chinese Food is closed and the building is for sale.


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#2103 todd

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 06:44 PM

Finally got some Oak Bay Venison.. well Venison from Oak Bay anyhow.

 

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Going to cook it up for tomorrow night's dinner. 

 

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Not as good as Terrazzo's, but still delicious!

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#2104 HB

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 08:15 PM

Looks like deer tongues



#2105 todd

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Posted 30 September 2015 - 08:45 PM

Looks like deer tongues

 

Well if they were, they were more than delicious!



#2106 sdwright.vic

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 05:19 AM

So anyone hear of any new restaurants opening?
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#2107 Matt R.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 06:44 PM

Fol Epi will be opening on Yates street soon enough.

 

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#2108 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 06:53 PM

The pace there looks like it'll be January at best.
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#2109 Matt R.

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 08:05 PM

That's pretty soon.  Clif and crew will be busy enough with stolen and panettone soon anyways.  ;)

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#2110 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:39 AM

Old British Fish and Chips has closed on Broad Street.
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#2111 Rob Randall

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 10:45 AM

^Wow, they were one of the longest continually-operating under the same name restaurants in Downtown. Can you think of an older one?


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#2112 RoadRunner

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:44 AM

Any guess as to how long Old British was around for?

Don Mee claims to have opened over 80 years ago.  Dutch Bakery in 1955.



#2113 Rob Randall

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Posted 02 October 2015 - 11:53 AM

The awning claims to have been serving fish and chips since 1930 but there appears to have been several name and location changes in the meantime:

 

TC, 1995:

 

Old Vic Fish and Chips has opened at 1316 Broad St. downtown, site of fish and chips restaurants for decades. Dick Wass and his wife, son and daughter-in-law have moved from Edmonton to bring fish and chips back to that block. The restaurant was recently a store, and before that was Old Victoria, and Old British fish and chips even earlier

 


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#2114 Klapecki

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 05:33 PM

So anyone hear of any new restaurants opening?


Off the top of my head can't think of too many. Some things to watch for are: Brew pub in the Hudson possibly if we go by the request recently, both Jawl developments will have integrated food service communities like the Atrium, and the Janion will likely have something as well, perhaps a coffee place for the masses that will commute over the bridge. All a while away but still interesting. I also drove by a sign for the "Carey Road Bistro". Is this new? Can't find anything on it.

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#2115 Mr_E_Squirrel

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 06:44 PM

http://williescafebakery.com/ Sign said 1887 but looks like it closed in 1976 re-opened in 1999


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:14 PM

6 Mile Pub is the  oldest by a long shot nothing even comes close Not only oldest in Victoria but oldest in BC



#2117 cfbnp200e

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Posted 04 October 2015 - 06:56 AM

New Greek in Cook St. Village - is this the relocated (and renamed) Eugene's from Fort/Foul Bay?

Pretty busy inside this past Thursday evening.

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#2118 Mike K.

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 10:50 AM

Garrick's Head bas been around for a long time.

I'd put my money on the oldest restaurant being in the legislature (public can dine there) followed by Bengal Lounge in the Empress.

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#2119 nagel

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 10:53 AM

I'm pretty sure the oldest is 6 mile pub.

 

If it really opened in 1855, that puts it quite a bit ahead of possible opening dates at the BC Leg (1890's) and the Empress (1908).  Numbers from Wikipedia.


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#2120 Danma

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Posted 05 October 2015 - 11:02 AM

Yeah, 6 mile pub has a pretty strong claim.

 

As for Old Vic Fish and Chips – it feels like most fish and chips places need to have some sort of cachet to survive these days, considering the price of fish these days. RFBF does well as do others, but this didn't exactly stand out to me.



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