Food and Drink

Advocates and business owners in the beverage industry say Canada’s new guidelines for drinking alcohol could speed up changing consumer drinking habits as younger generations are drinking less and non-alcoholic beverages are becoming more popular. An alcoholic beverage is seen in a drinking establishment in Halifax on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

New alcohol recommendations could speed up changing drinking habits: businesses

Trends see customers looking to drink less and explore more non-alcoholic options

 

Northern Cafe and Grill was named the best-rated restaurant in Yelp’s list of the top 100 places to eat in Canada in 2023. (Northern Cafe and Grill/Special to The News)

B.C. cafe declared best place to eat in Canada in 2023

23 B.C. restaurants made Yelp’s annual list of top-rated eateries in the country

 

People are silhouetted as they sit in a bar having a drink in Toronto on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette

Non-alcoholic beer, wine and spirits on the rise as demand grows

More people becoming ‘sober curious,’ say industry experts

 

Two legends, one photo. Santa Claus hears the wish list from soon-to-be 100-year-old Helen Sidney, Vernon’s famous debris picker-upper during her daily walks along Bella Vista Road. Sidney, who turns 100 Christmas Eve, was among the guests at the return of the Halina Centre’s Seniors Christmas Luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Vernon Rec Centre Auditorium. (Betty Tanaka Photo)

PHOTOS: Vernon centre returns festive luncheon

Halina Centre’s popular Senior’s Christmas Luncheon returned after two-year break Wednesday, Dec. 7

Two legends, one photo. Santa Claus hears the wish list from soon-to-be 100-year-old Helen Sidney, Vernon’s famous debris picker-upper during her daily walks along Bella Vista Road. Sidney, who turns 100 Christmas Eve, was among the guests at the return of the Halina Centre’s Seniors Christmas Luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Vernon Rec Centre Auditorium. (Betty Tanaka Photo)
White Spot executive chef James Kennedy will be co-hosting the Dec. 6 online cook-along event. (BCAITC/Special to The News)

B.C. chefs host free online cook-along with White Spot

The Dec. 6 event uses local ingredients and teaches home cooks how to make two different dishes

White Spot executive chef James Kennedy will be co-hosting the Dec. 6 online cook-along event. (BCAITC/Special to The News)
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Salted liquorice, horchata, pierogis and music: Multiculturalism celebrated at Kelowna school

The Okanagan Mission Secondary School Multicultural Expo was Nov. 23

(Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)
The new study also found that of the Canadians surveyed, black coffee was the preferred order. (Pixabay photo)

British Columbians are the most caffeinated Canadians

Survey finds B.C. residents drink the most coffee; Starbucks is Canadian coffee drinker’s favourite

The new study also found that of the Canadians surveyed, black coffee was the preferred order. (Pixabay photo)
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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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Patrons dine on a patio on King Street in Toronto, Tuesday, September 28, 2021. A new report says restaurants in Canada are ushering in higher prices, shorter menus, smaller portion sizes and reduced hours in a bid to survive inflation and labour shortages.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler

Restaurants usher in higher prices, smaller portion sizes as costs rise, report says

Industry report says half the country’s eateries operating at a loss or just breaking even

Patrons dine on a patio on King Street in Toronto, Tuesday, September 28, 2021. A new report says restaurants in Canada are ushering in higher prices, shorter menus, smaller portion sizes and reduced hours in a bid to survive inflation and labour shortages.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Evan Buhler
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HelloFresh Beef Linked to E. coli Outbreak

Six people have been hospitalized so far after eating contaminated beef provided…

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7 Amazing Facts About Waffles

1 Waffles have been eaten since the 14th century. 2 Nike’s first…

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Foods you should buy frozen instead of fresh

As much as people love fresh food, some foods are just as…

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April 29, 2022 - The Schweineschnitzel; Classic with Lemon at the restaurant Eva on Fisgard Street. Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.

Wunderbar!

Eva Schnitzelhaus: German-inspired fare that’s fun, casual and delicious

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April 29, 2022 - The Schweineschnitzel; Classic with Lemon at the restaurant Eva on Fisgard Street. Boulevard magazine. Don Denton photograph.
Trent Jolliffe of Boss Hog’s is behind that magical barbecue smoke preparing another order at the Vernon Ribfest Revival Sunday, July 10, at Swan Lake Market and Garden. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Rack ‘em. A look at Vernon Ribfest Revival

Event pulled together at last minute at Swan Lake Market and Garden attracts good weekend crowds

Trent Jolliffe of Boss Hog’s is behind that magical barbecue smoke preparing another order at the Vernon Ribfest Revival Sunday, July 10, at Swan Lake Market and Garden. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon Morning Star publisher Chris Mackie (standing, second from right) was the winner of the media homemade barbecue sauce competition at the Vernon Ribfest Revival Saturday, July 9, at Swan Lake Market and Garden. (Judy Brombale photo)

Saucy Vernon publisher licks Ribfest media competition

The Morning Star’s Chris Mackie wins homemade barbecue sauce media event at Vernon Ribfest Revival

Vernon Morning Star publisher Chris Mackie (standing, second from right) was the winner of the media homemade barbecue sauce competition at the Vernon Ribfest Revival Saturday, July 9, at Swan Lake Market and Garden. (Judy Brombale photo)
Urban Distilleries President Mark Spurgeon with the deals for Nation Caesar Day on May 19 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)

Cheers to National Caesar Day

Capital News caught up with Urban Distilleries to find out what makes the best caesar

Urban Distilleries President Mark Spurgeon with the deals for Nation Caesar Day on May 19 (Brittany Webster - Capital News)
Colwood resident John Palmer and a colleague ordered 10 large pizzas from their hometown of Windsor, Ont. and had them delivered across the country overnight. The unique taste from home was accompanied by the reliving of old memories. (Courtesy of John Palmer)

‘Windsor, Ontario Pizza? I’m calling from B.C., do you deliver?’

Vancouver Island man’s hunger goes viral after spending $600 for a beloved hometown slice

Colwood resident John Palmer and a colleague ordered 10 large pizzas from their hometown of Windsor, Ont. and had them delivered across the country overnight. The unique taste from home was accompanied by the reliving of old memories. (Courtesy of John Palmer)
Vernon’s Melina Schein won the $10,000 prize on the inaugral show of Food Network Canada’s Wall of Bakers Monday, March 28. (Facebook photo)

Vernon opera singer Scheins on Food Network debut

Melina Schein captures top prize in first Wall of Bakers show on Food Network Canada

Vernon’s Melina Schein won the $10,000 prize on the inaugral show of Food Network Canada’s Wall of Bakers Monday, March 28. (Facebook photo)
Nestlé Aero Nanaimo chocolate bars and chocolate truffles are now available on store shelves. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Classic Aero chocolate bar gets B.C.-flavoured Nanaimo bar twist

Nestlé introduces ‘homage to the classically Canadian flavour’

Nestlé Aero Nanaimo chocolate bars and chocolate truffles are now available on store shelves. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
A bible with Alcoholics Anonymous’ traditional AA in leather on the front is a prized possession for a Vernon man, entering his 46th year of sobriety. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon man seriously sober about life

Alcoholics Anonymous volunteer credits organization with saving his life as he enters Year 46 of sobriety

A bible with Alcoholics Anonymous’ traditional AA in leather on the front is a prized possession for a Vernon man, entering his 46th year of sobriety. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)