Food & Dining

BellaBot joined the Smitty’s in Kelowna May 2022 to help staff in seating patrons and shuttling plates (Brittany Webster/Capital News)

Live like the Jetsons: Eat with BellaBot at Smitty’s Kelowna

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

  • May 11, 2022

 

Food Network Bob Blumer (Submitted)

West Kelowna Food Network event for Ukraine relief

Bob Blumer and James Holmes serving up six courses at the Crown and Thieves winery

 

The ninth annual Cheese… It’s Natural celebration takes place Saturday, March 19, in Armstrong at the Hassen Arena. (Morning Star - file photo)

No holes in Armstrong cheese festival

Ninth annual Cheese…It’s a Natural celebration set for Saturday, March 19, at Hassen Arena

 

Whether you’re planning a simple get-together or a family feast, M & M Food Market has an amazing selection from complete meals to individual meal components to build your own feast — the hard work is done for you.

Please everyone in your family at this Vernon food market — and enjoy a break together

Spring is just around the corner! It’s time to make some new…

  • Mar 14, 2022
Whether you’re planning a simple get-together or a family feast, M & M Food Market has an amazing selection from complete meals to individual meal components to build your own feast — the hard work is done for you.
Mediterranean magnificence. The Branding Iron Pub’s Meditteranean Grilled Chicken was voted the Media’s Choice winner in the ninth annual Armstrong Professional Grilled Cheese Sandwich Competitiion. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Best pro grilled cheese sandwich in Armstrong, according to media, is…

Record eight entries separated by mere points out of 100 in exciting competition also open to the public

Mediterranean magnificence. The Branding Iron Pub’s Meditteranean Grilled Chicken was voted the Media’s Choice winner in the ninth annual Armstrong Professional Grilled Cheese Sandwich Competitiion. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Visit the Vernon M & M Food Market by March 20 to nominate somwone for the store's Good Neighbour Award.

Vernon food market introduces Good Neighbour award

Even in the toughest times, there are those moments when something happens…

  • Feb 28, 2022
Visit the Vernon M & M Food Market by March 20 to nominate somwone for the store's Good Neighbour Award.
Patti Noonan enjoys the gooeyness of the Ultimate Canadian at Country Bakery during the ninth annual Armstrong Professional Grilled Cheese Sandwich competition Friday, Feb. 25. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Judges grilled at Armstrong pro sandwich event

Record eight - 8! - grilled cheese entries snorked down in four hours by media judges; public can take part up to March 16

Patti Noonan enjoys the gooeyness of the Ultimate Canadian at Country Bakery during the ninth annual Armstrong Professional Grilled Cheese Sandwich competition Friday, Feb. 25. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
M & M Food Market’s tasty cakes are easy to slice up and serve before you blow out the candles.

Vernon food market helps you celebrate — and any reason will do!

It’s not hard to find a reason to celebrate — you just…

  • Jan 31, 2022
M & M Food Market’s tasty cakes are easy to slice up and serve before you blow out the candles.
A Jell-O salad was once seen at many potlucks. Today, it is not as common. Other foods, including liver and onions, are also losing their former popularity. (Wikimedia Commons)

COLUMN: In search of Jell-O salad, old music and vintage clothing

The world has changed considerably in recent decades

A Jell-O salad was once seen at many potlucks. Today, it is not as common. Other foods, including liver and onions, are also losing their former popularity. (Wikimedia Commons)
Rosa Guthrie of Rosa’s Taco Stand, pictured in this 2011 photo, closes doors on the Blackburn Park concession a final time. (File photo)

Rosa’s Taco Stand in Salmon Arm closes doors before contract ends, owner unhappy

Rosa Guthrie says city didn’t treat her fairly, city says it can’t comment on contractual issues

Rosa Guthrie of Rosa’s Taco Stand, pictured in this 2011 photo, closes doors on the Blackburn Park concession a final time. (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)
Former Vancouver Canucks and Vernon Vipers hockey player Aaron Volpatti (left), joins the Golden Burger Challenge in support of the North Okanagan Community Life Society at The Roster. The challenge is underway at 10 local restaurants until Oct. 24. (Roster photo)

Search for best burger in Vernon begins

Golden Burger challenge is also a fundraiser for event organizer North Okanagan Community Life Society

Former Vancouver Canucks and Vernon Vipers hockey player Aaron Volpatti (left), joins the Golden Burger Challenge in support of the North Okanagan Community Life Society at The Roster. The challenge is underway at 10 local restaurants until Oct. 24. (Roster photo)
Lake Country’s Block One Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery has been named as one of the top 100 locations in Canada for outdoor dining in the first list compiled by opentable.com. (OpenTable photo)

Okanagan restaurants featured in outdoor dining top 100 list

Two from Vernon, West Kelowna and Penticton and one from Lake Country named in top 100 outdoor dining venues by opentable.com

Lake Country’s Block One Restaurant at 50th Parallel Winery has been named as one of the top 100 locations in Canada for outdoor dining in the first list compiled by opentable.com. (OpenTable photo)
Kathie Dionne, centre, competed in the Food Network’s The Big Bake: Halloween. (Contributed)

Kelowna baker goes national with spooky cake

Local cake maker Kathie Dionne will be featured on The Big Bake: Halloween on the Food Network

Kathie Dionne, centre, competed in the Food Network’s The Big Bake: Halloween. (Contributed)
Family of Farmers

Old and new world techniques come together at Enderby dairy farm

Belinda Arpagaus farms a little bit (old) country. Arpagaus is a fifth-generation…

  • Jul 19, 2021
Family of Farmers
The sixth Lumby Butter Tart Festival will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Oval Park. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Baked, beautiful butter tarts event returns to Lumby

Lumby and District Public Market to host sixth Lumby Butter Tart Festival Saturday, Sept. 11, at Oval Park

The sixth Lumby Butter Tart Festival will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Oval Park. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)

Feed the farm: Revelstoke food recovery program goes beyond people

Since 2016, almost 300,000 kilograms of food fed people and farm animals instead of becoming trash

Sara Baird uses leftover scraps from the food recovery program to feed her chickens. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
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)
S’witchcraft Catering food truck owner Erik Juárez and business partner Vanessa Stonehouse pause for a quick pic before getting back to making meals for a hungry Saturday morning crowd on May 29, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Self-trained Salmon Arm chef aims to celebrate Shuswap with exciting food truck menu

S’witchcraft Catering owner Erik Juárez developing a following with changing menu

S’witchcraft Catering food truck owner Erik Juárez and business partner Vanessa Stonehouse pause for a quick pic before getting back to making meals for a hungry Saturday morning crowd on May 29, 2021. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Sicamous will have a new locally-owned option for grabbing a bite on the go as the Snacktastic food trailer opened at the start of March. (Kelly Hesleton/Facebook)

Snacktastic offers Sicamous a new dining option

Food trailer owner Dawn Backs grateful for support from family and community

Sicamous will have a new locally-owned option for grabbing a bite on the go as the Snacktastic food trailer opened at the start of March. (Kelly Hesleton/Facebook)
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