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#8401 Subculture1000

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Posted 29 November 2023 - 09:23 AM

Does anyone know when the Papa Johns on Tillicum opens (technically 306 Burnside Rd W)?  I know sometime in December, but I have a coupon that's gonna expire and I'm too far away from the others to bother.  lol.



#8402 RPPB

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Posted 29 November 2023 - 09:53 PM

Google is saying January...

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#8403 Subculture1000

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Posted 30 November 2023 - 06:45 AM

Google is saying January...

 

Ya, I saw that yesterday after I posted.  There was a sign physically there at one point that said December, but I haven't been over in a while, and assume that Google is being updated by the owners/operators, so I'm inclined to believe that.



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Posted 30 November 2023 - 11:30 PM

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#8405 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 December 2023 - 04:52 AM

Greg Hayes, the affable restaurateur behind some of Victoria’s most successful dining establishments over the past half century, is calling it a career.

 

“I’m looking forward to waking up in the morning and saying: ‘I think I’m going to sleep some more,’ ” says the co-owner of Cafe Brio.

 

Hayes set up and operated the Oak Bay Marina Restaurant when it underwent a complete redesign, and later opened the highly successful Herald Street Cafe when nobody wanted the derelict buildings on that street.

 

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After 27 years, however, Hayes, 74, and Marcolini, 72, are selling the business to chef Sam Harris and bartender Vincent Vanderheide in a deal expected to be complete in January.

 

Harris and Vanderheide have decades of experience in their fields and last worked together opening Boom + Batten on the Inner Harbour.

 

“For us, we’ve always operated Cafe Brio like it’s friends coming to our house for dinner … we’re here to greet you, feed you and you know, have some fun,” said Hayes.

 

 

 

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Harris has worked in several luxury hotels and resorts during his career, including the Laurel Point and Bishop’s in Vancouver, and most recently helped to open Agrius, the Courtenay Room and Boom + Batten.

 

Added Vanderheide, who tended bar at the Empress Hotel for five years and earlier Canoe: “We want to keep the same familiar, friendly vibe that’s so important to the success of the business. It’s why people love to come here.”

 

Hayes’ career in the industry dates to 1971, when he started as a dishwasher and moved up to busboy and waiter at the Keg and Cleaver. He went on to Little Denmark in Bastion Square, the old Oak Bay Beach Hotel and Chateau Victoria before the Oak Bay Marina and Herald Street Cafe.

 

 

 

 

 

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#8406 Matt R.

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Posted 13 December 2023 - 03:31 PM

After about 23 years of publishing, EAT Magazine is packing it in. After Gary Hynes passed away in 2018, his partner kept it going. RIP Gary Hynes and Andrew Morrison, two of the best local food writers in the biz. The landscape hasn’t been the same since.

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#8407 Mike K.

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Posted 14 December 2023 - 05:14 PM

The former Brinks jewelry store on Government and Fort is becoming a restaurant.
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#8408 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 14 December 2023 - 08:20 PM

Birks you mean?
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#8409 Mike K.

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Posted 14 December 2023 - 08:21 PM

Birks thank you.

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Posted 15 December 2023 - 08:16 AM

Was it a restaurant back in the day...  Like late 80s? 


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Posted 15 December 2023 - 04:39 PM

After about 23 years of publishing, EAT Magazine is packing it in. After Gary Hynes passed away in 2018, his partner kept it going. RIP Gary Hynes and Andrew Morrison, two of the best local food writers in the biz. The landscape hasn’t been the same since.
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The best of all locally focused magazines. Indispensable for following the Victoria food and restaurant scene. I would have gladly payed for it. Perhaps someone will come to the rescue or, at least, others like Jam can expand their restaurant coverage.

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#8412 aastra

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Posted 15 December 2023 - 05:17 PM

 

Birks you mean?

 

It really irks me when people make that mistake. It pushes me right to the brink.



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Posted 19 December 2023 - 08:05 AM

The former Brinks jewelry store on Government and Fort is becoming a restaurant.

 

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#8414 Nparker

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Posted 19 December 2023 - 08:16 AM

I guess that's sort of like a restaurant. 🙄
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#8415 Darren14

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Posted 19 December 2023 - 10:04 AM

i'm assuming that means the one inside the Bay Centre food court would close then. 



#8416 Mike K.

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Posted 20 December 2023 - 05:09 AM

It’s possible, but then it’s also the only burger joint up there, giving it a unique advantage.

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Posted 20 December 2023 - 10:59 AM

As far as fast food goes A&W is one of the better ones. It was my first job. Mozza burgers are nostalgic for me.

 

American tourists will probably want to try an exotic Canadian fast food chain when they bus up there on their cruise.



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Posted 20 December 2023 - 11:02 AM

It’s possible, but then it’s also the only burger joint up there, giving it a unique advantage.

 

There's another A&W across the street in the mall.



#8419 m3m

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Posted 20 December 2023 - 11:05 AM

There’s also Boardwalk Burgers in the mall.

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Posted 20 December 2023 - 11:16 AM

Are we saying A&W in the US is markedly different from in Canada? I admit I've never eaten at an American location but I thought they were basically the same except for some of the Canadian quirks re: theming.


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