Restaurants

A dish from the restaurant iDen Quan Ju De Beijing Duck House is shown in this undated handout photo. Celebrated Beijing restaurant iDen & Quan Ju De is one of eight Vancouver restaurants to receive a coveted one-star rating from the Michelin Guide, which also feted 12 eateries with Bib Gourmands, reserved for establishments offering good food for good value. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Ken Huang *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Michelin Guide lands in Vancouver with eight stars for eight eateries

No restaurants earned two stars from prestigious service, nor did any capture a rare three stars

 

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

 

Jenny and Michael Vu recently celebrated the grand opening of their new restaurant, Weekends Restaurant & Lounge, at 321 Alexander St. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm couple capture spirit of the weekend with new restaurant

Hanoi 36 owners Jenny and Michael Vu open Weekends Restaurant & Lounge

 

Jenny and Michael Vu recently celebrated the grand opening of their new restaurant, Weekends Restaurant & Lounge, at 321 Alexander St. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm couple capture spirit of the weekend with new restaurant

Hanoi 36 owners Jenny and Michael Vu open Weekends Restaurant & Lounge

Jenny and Michael Vu recently celebrated the grand opening of their new restaurant, Weekends Restaurant & Lounge, at 321 Alexander St. (Lachlan Labere-Salmon Arm Observer)
Bourbon Street Bar and Grill is one of 11 Vernon restaurants taking part in the North Okanagan Community Life Society’s second annual Golden Burger Challenge throughout the month of October 2022. (Submitted photo)

Flippin’ awesome: North Okanagan society brings back burger challenge

The public will decide the winner out of 11 burgers at 11 restaurants throughout October

Bourbon Street Bar and Grill is one of 11 Vernon restaurants taking part in the North Okanagan Community Life Society’s second annual Golden Burger Challenge throughout the month of October 2022. (Submitted photo)
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
Members of the British Columbia General Employees’ Union picket outside a B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch facility, in Delta, B.C., on August 15, 2022. British Columbia’s largest public-sector union says it is standing down after more than two weeks of limited job action, following the resumption of contract talks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Restaurant and bar group hails lifting of job action by B.C. public-sector union

Industry grateful further distress was being averted for businesses already facing a labour shortage

Members of the British Columbia General Employees’ Union picket outside a B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch facility, in Delta, B.C., on August 15, 2022. British Columbia’s largest public-sector union says it is standing down after more than two weeks of limited job action, following the resumption of contract talks.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Dining rooms are open again, but B.C. restaurants are still making 25 to 35 per cent of their revenue from delivery orders according to BC Restaurant and Food Services Association CEO Ian Tostenson. (Photo: Givex).

British Columbians still use delivery often months after restaurant dining rooms open

Better packaging maintains quality during delivery, but the plastics ban is on its way

Dining rooms are open again, but B.C. restaurants are still making 25 to 35 per cent of their revenue from delivery orders according to BC Restaurant and Food Services Association CEO Ian Tostenson. (Photo: Givex).
(Photo - OpenTable/Contributed)

Getting back out there: Okanagan restaurants make top 100 lists

According to Opentable, 62 per cent of British Columbians are looking to make new friends

(Photo - OpenTable/Contributed)
Big In Japan Bar (Photo/ Randall Brodeur)

B.C. given a ‘B’ letter grade for liquor policies in bars, restaurants: report

According to the latest edition of the ‘Raise The Bar” report, B.C. finds success in policy changes

Big In Japan Bar (Photo/ Randall Brodeur)
Front exterior view of the Roasted Chicken House restaurant, located at 3208-25th Ave.in 1992, what would today be the Sterling Centre. A Ukrainian restaurant and an eatery featuring tastes of Texas were also housed in the building at different times. (Museum and Archives of Vernon photo #10491)

Vernon history in pictures

Remembering a once popular building that housed several different restaurants over the years

Front exterior view of the Roasted Chicken House restaurant, located at 3208-25th Ave.in 1992, what would today be the Sterling Centre. A Ukrainian restaurant and an eatery featuring tastes of Texas were also housed in the building at different times. (Museum and Archives of Vernon photo #10491)
City of Vernon council will vote on whether to repeat last year’s summer closure of a block of main street at its meeting on April 11. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)

Main street block closure could return in Vernon this summer

Council will vote on whether to repeat last summer’s block closure on April 11

City of Vernon council will vote on whether to repeat last year’s summer closure of a block of main street at its meeting on April 11. (Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce photo)
Status Nightclub owner Saverio Loria has applied with the City of Vernon to build a permanent patio space outside the nightclub. Comments from the public on the idea can be submitted to the city until Thursday, April 21, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Pubs and clubs pushing for patios in Vernon

Status Nightclub among Vernon businesses currently with outdoor patio applications

Status Nightclub owner Saverio Loria has applied with the City of Vernon to build a permanent patio space outside the nightclub. Comments from the public on the idea can be submitted to the city until Thursday, April 21, 2022. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
The Dahl Group of Companies says the end of B.C.’s vaccine passport requirement on Friday, April 8, 2022, is good news for restaurants. (Submitted photo)

Vernon restaurants welcome end to vaccine passports

PHO Dr. Bonnie Henry confirmed passports won’t be required to enter indoor spaces starting Friday

The Dahl Group of Companies says the end of B.C.’s vaccine passport requirement on Friday, April 8, 2022, is good news for restaurants. (Submitted photo)
Vernon’s Squires Four Pub is one of eight local restaurants that took part in the Rotary Club of Vernon’s Discount Dining Card initiative. (Julien Hart photo)

Vernon Rotary Club’s discount dining cards raise $12K for local charities

The discount dining cards are valid at eight participating Vernon restaurants until the end of 2022

Vernon’s Squires Four Pub is one of eight local restaurants that took part in the Rotary Club of Vernon’s Discount Dining Card initiative. (Julien Hart photo)
The BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Estate Winery in Lake Country is one of the top 100 most romantic restaurants in Canada in 2022, according to OpenTable. (50th Parallel/Facebook)

Okanagan eateries make top 100 list of most romantic Canadian restaurants

If you haven’t booked a Valentine’s Day reservation yet, here are a few good options

The BLOCK ONE Restaurant at 50th Parallel Estate Winery in Lake Country is one of the top 100 most romantic restaurants in Canada in 2022, according to OpenTable. (50th Parallel/Facebook)
Triple O's opened its doors on 27th Street in Vernon on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

Two new restaurants open in Vernon

Triple O’s and TacoTime both opened doors on Wednesday, Feb. 9

Triple O's opened its doors on 27th Street in Vernon on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
Food delivery company drivers wait to pick up food at a Cactus Club Cafe restaurant in a very quiet downtown Vancouver, on Sunday, April 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Founders of Earls, Joey Restaurants acquire ownership of Cactus Club Cafe

The Fuller family were early investors in the Cactus Club chain

Food delivery company drivers wait to pick up food at a Cactus Club Cafe restaurant in a very quiet downtown Vancouver, on Sunday, April 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Late 2021 saw the number of restaurant reservations and take-out orders in B.C. soar like there’d never been a pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

British Columbians were back to restaurants in pre-pandemic numbers in late 2021

Survey finds Labour Day weekend busier than 2019, giving operators optimism for 2022

Late 2021 saw the number of restaurant reservations and take-out orders in B.C. soar like there’d never been a pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
A new restaurant will open at The Rise Golf Course in Vernon in 2023. (The Rise photo)

New multi-million dollar Vernon restaurant on the Rise

New restaurant and clubhouse at The Rise Golf Course expected to open in spring 2023

A new restaurant will open at The Rise Golf Course in Vernon in 2023. (The Rise photo)