Food & Dining

People enjoy restaurant patios in Montreal as Quebec begins easing its COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, May 28, 2021. Restaurants and bars across Canada are hoping this holiday season, the third since COVID-19 began, could finally spell recovery for the debt-laden sector. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Restaurants hope for holiday boom, but looming recession causes concern

Elevated inflation, potential recession have some worried their new normal won’t pay the bills

 

Campbell River Chef Jade Berg stars in the new series Chefs Vs. Wild, which was filmed on Vancouver Island. Photo courtesy Hulu

‘‘Embracing the suck’: B.C. chef takes on the wild for Disney+ series

Four nights trying to make a 5-star dinner in the woods an eye-opener for chef Jade Berg

 

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Trick or Treat with Tim Hortons

The new bucket is now available for a limited time at participating…

 

A food delivery person wears a face mask as they walk away from a downtown Vancouver restaurant with a pick-up on Dec. 3, 2020. The B.C. government is aiming to cap food delivery fees in the province permanently. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel

B.C. plans to make cap on food delivery fees permanent

Cap would limit delivery companies from charging restaurants more than 20%

A food delivery person wears a face mask as they walk away from a downtown Vancouver restaurant with a pick-up on Dec. 3, 2020. The B.C. government is aiming to cap food delivery fees in the province permanently. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Marissa Tiel
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Biden suggests nutrition labels on front of food products to improve health

On Sept. 27, the White House announced that the FDA will look…

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The north-end dining area of South Surrey’s huge new Tap & Barrel restaurant/bar, which opens to the public Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

PHOTOS/VIDEO: 500-seat Tap & Barrel set to open as Surrey’s largest restaurant (or close to it)

‘I’ve always loved the vibe of large restaurants, having space for everybody,’ says chain founder/CEO Daniel Frankel

The north-end dining area of South Surrey’s huge new Tap & Barrel restaurant/bar, which opens to the public Tuesday, Sept. 27. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
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FDA admits delays in response, to baby formula shortage

The 10-page report cites several aspects of the agency’s response. including poor…

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Surrey-raised R&B duo Manila Grey, shown performing at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom in June, will headline the 2022 Surrey Fusion Festival. (Photo: facebook.com/manilagreymusic)

Surrey’s rising R&B stars Manila Grey to headline Fusion Festival 4 years after losing band contest

Annual showcase of music, food and cultures returns to Holland Park on July 23-24

Surrey-raised R&B duo Manila Grey, shown performing at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom in June, will headline the 2022 Surrey Fusion Festival. (Photo: facebook.com/manilagreymusic)
The annual Long, Long Table dinner returns to Surrey Civic Plaza on Tuesday, June 28. (Photo: facebook.com/DowntownSurreyBIA)

Long, Long Table and Surrey Fest events return downtown on 2 dates in June

Downtown Surrey BIA also plans a Community Conversation on how to support LGBTQ2SIA+ youth

The annual Long, Long Table dinner returns to Surrey Civic Plaza on Tuesday, June 28. (Photo: facebook.com/DowntownSurreyBIA)
BellaBot joined the Smitty’s in Kelowna May 2022 to help staff in seating patrons and shuttling plates (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

VIDEO: The future is now: B.C. restaurant employs robot server to boost business

BellaBot likes scratches behind the ears, singing Happy Birthday, and helping out wait staff

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BellaBot joined the Smitty’s in Kelowna May 2022 to help staff in seating patrons and shuttling plates (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
A burger from Shameless Buns is among menu items at the Food Truck Wars event coming to Cloverdale Fairgrounds for three days this weekend, from Friday to Sunday (April 8-10). (submitted photo)

Weekend ‘Food Truck Wars’ in Surrey with live music, site-wide liquor, awards and more

Trophies and prizes will be given to winning food trucks in several categories

A burger from Shameless Buns is among menu items at the Food Truck Wars event coming to Cloverdale Fairgrounds for three days this weekend, from Friday to Sunday (April 8-10). (submitted photo)
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Halal food festival coming to Surrey as an Eid celebration this summer

The halal food scene has grown tremendously in the last decade, event organizer says

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Chris and Alice Powell pull apart empanadas at Union Latinos, located on 105A Ave in Whalley. (Submitted photo: Discover Surrey)

Surrey’s expanded ‘Spice Trail’ highlights more ‘global dining opportunities’ in city

More than 75 Surrey-area enterprises are now listed, including new cuisine types

Chris and Alice Powell pull apart empanadas at Union Latinos, located on 105A Ave in Whalley. (Submitted photo: Discover Surrey)
The Dan Hare-led band Centrefield performed the music of CCR and John Fogerty during a Langley Charitable Nights series dinner/dance event at George Preston Recreation Centre on Saturday, Feb. 26. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Dinner/concert nights get people dancing for charities at Langley’s George Preston rec centre

‘We know it will be popular. It’s a great meal with great music, you can’t lose,’ organizer says

The Dan Hare-led band Centrefield performed the music of CCR and John Fogerty during a Langley Charitable Nights series dinner/dance event at George Preston Recreation Centre on Saturday, Feb. 26. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
A few of the food truck festival attendees at Cloverdale Fairgrounds five years ago, in April 2017. (File photo)
A few of the food truck festival attendees at Cloverdale Fairgrounds five years ago, in April 2017. (File photo)
Nanaimo top the lists for most polite city and best tippers in Canada in Uber Eats’ third annual ‘Cravings Report.’ (Uber Eats photo)

Canada’s best tippers and most polite takeout customers found in one B.C. town

Uber Eats reports on driver experiences, picky eaters, popular dishes and more

Nanaimo top the lists for most polite city and best tippers in Canada in Uber Eats’ third annual ‘Cravings Report.’ (Uber Eats photo)
Uniti culinary training program students Safeer Jivraj (left) and Jamie Thompson chop vegetables in the kitchen at Surrey's Round Up Café on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Surrey’s landmark Round Up diner reborn as training kitchen for UNITI students

Family donates the space to organization that teaches people with developmental disabilities

Uniti culinary training program students Safeer Jivraj (left) and Jamie Thompson chop vegetables in the kitchen at Surrey's Round Up Café on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Rasoi Fine Indian Cuisine’s food as featured on Surrey Spice Trail, a Discover Surrey project. (submitted photo)
Rasoi Fine Indian Cuisine’s food as featured on Surrey Spice Trail, a Discover Surrey project. (submitted photo)
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‘Ghost kitchen’ business with REEF fuels Surrey food truck manufacturer

‘It’s a huge contract for us,’ says Apollo Custom Manufacturing rep

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On June 4, customers will be able to receive a free doughnut of their choice with the purchase of a beverage through its app. (Instagram/Tim Hortons)

National Doughnut Day: Tim Hortons’ giving out free ones today

The origins of the occasion can be traced back to a group of volunteers during the First World War

On June 4, customers will be able to receive a free doughnut of their choice with the purchase of a beverage through its app. (Instagram/Tim Hortons)