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#4541 Matt R.

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:22 AM

As a guy who makes his living selling burgers, I have to say that Chucks just nails the concept! I’m sure they are killing it downtown.

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#4542 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 08:29 AM

As a guy who makes his living selling burgers, I have to say that Chucks just nails the concept! I’m sure they are killing it downtown.

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#4543 sdwright.vic

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 09:45 AM

As a guy who makes his living selling burgers, I have to say that Chucks just nails the concept! I’m sure they are killing it downtown.

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Thursday they were full and rotating tables quite effectively.

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#4544 m3m

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 03:40 PM

Walked by the future location of Whistle Buoy Brewing Co. in Market Square yesterday.  Looks like they're in the process of installing a lot of the brewing equipment and will have a nice patio spilling onto the lower level of Market Square.  The whole area seemed pretty lively, and I have no doubt this will be a big draw.  Exactly what market square needs. 

 

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#4545 Nparker

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Posted 18 May 2019 - 05:36 PM

I am not a beer drinker but even I agree Market Square could use something like this.



#4546 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 02:33 PM

at #94 the courtney room is the only victoria place on the top 100 list.

 

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 08:08 AM

Was on the mainland this last weekend. Some sort of Chicken invasion happening with Mary Browns, Popeyes and Church's Chicken opening up all over the place
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#4548 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 08:14 AM

popeyes is a Tim Hortons brand.

#4549 Nparker

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 08:53 AM

I hope Church's decides to expand its congregation on this side of the water.



#4550 JanionGuy

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 03:20 PM

Walked by the future location of Whistle Buoy Brewing Co. in Market Square yesterday.  Looks like they're in the process of installing a lot of the brewing equipment and will have a nice patio spilling onto the lower level of Market Square.  The whole area seemed pretty lively, and I have no doubt this will be a big draw.  Exactly what market square needs. \

 

a couple of photos for those that can't wait to have another beer in Victoria.  By the way, a great location for sunlight.

 

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#4551 Kapten Kapsell

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 12:24 PM

This may be old news, but Spice Valley- an East Indian restaurant- has opened at 910 Esquimalt Road.  It apparently opened in December.

 

Also:  A high end East Indian restaurant is apparently replacing the former Padella restaurant in Estevan Village/  Oak Bay.


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#4552 jasmineshinga

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Posted 24 May 2019 - 08:16 PM

Spice Valley does a decent lunch buffet, a nice change from the half dozen pizza joints in Esquimalt.

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#4553 Rob Randall

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 06:31 AM

"What's the actual name of fifth floor Bay cafe" would be a great trivia question. Who actually knows this?

 

The owners of the company, Compass Canada, took over the spot from The Bay in 2011, but did not provide explicit reasons. Black Press reached out to Compass Canada for comment, but did not hear back in time for publication.

The quiet space offers burgers, sandwiches, soup and even a hearty batch of liver and onions with a prime viewpoint of the Inner Harbour.

 

 

Many patrons, staff report, are seniors who have come for a main meal every day for 20 years.

 

The last day in business will be Thursday, May 30.

 

 

https://www.vicnews....nOCrwC4ihsnUMSI


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#4554 Wayne

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 07:15 AM

Kapten Kapsell, on 24 May 2019 - 1:24 PM, said:

This may be old news, but Spice Valley- an East Indian restaurant- has opened at 910 Esquimalt Road.  It apparently opened in December.

 

Also:  A high end East Indian restaurant is apparently replacing the former Padella restaurant in Estevan Village/  Oak Bay.

High end East India restaurant? 

 

I hope so. Victoria has a number of East India restaurants, but I have not found one I would go back to. Though we have not tried Spice Valley. 



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Posted 28 May 2019 - 07:26 AM

"What's the actual name of fifth floor Bay cafe" would be a great trivia question. Who actually knows this?

 

Cafe Bon Appetit. Didn't know it was a Compass operation, though.



#4556 Mike K.

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 07:40 AM

Yeah, that’s news to me for sure.

For those who may be unaware Compass Group is heavily involved in contractor roles at VIHA facilities.

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#4557 spanky123

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 07:42 AM

Cafe Bon Appetit. Didn't know it was a Compass operation, though.

 

Word is that there will be a new operator for the space.



#4558 spanky123

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 07:43 AM

a couple of photos for those that can't wait to have another beer in Victoria.  By the way, a great location for sunlight.

 

If I recall, there used to be patio space in market square years ago for a couple of restaurants. The challenge is that there is no visibility from outside of the square.



#4559 Mike K.

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 07:46 AM

When wound that bave been? There hasn’t really been a full-on restaurant other than Green Cuisine inside Market Square since the late 80’s, at least. Cafe Mexico added a hokey patio space on the inside in the 90’s but it was always in shadow. Down below was the nightclub.

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#4560 Rob Randall

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 10:03 AM

Cafe Bon Appetit. Didn't know it was a Compass operation, though.

 

That Compass Group is a fascinatingly diverse family of food service companies. Cafe Bon Appetit was unusual in that its guests dined there voluntarily, instead of being their only food option in the oil drilling platform/hospital/university campus/mining operation they were stationed at.


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