Food & Dining

S’wichcraft 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 in May 2021. (File photo)

Catering business’ use of Salmon Arm’s Little Mountain Field House kitchen OK’d

Council approves two-year contract extension, usage a benefit to city

 

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…

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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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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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First Community of Salmon Arm has announced it will begin hosting a free weekly lunch on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting Sept. 21, 2022. (File photo)

New free weekly lunch to be offered at Salmon Arm church

Lunch program at First United free to everyone regardless of income, ability

First Community of Salmon Arm has announced it will begin hosting a free weekly lunch on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting Sept. 21, 2022. (File photo)
Head chef Adam Shannon and general manager Kelsey Matheson of Vernon Cactus Club.

Third in the Okanagan, 30th in Canada: Cactus Club opens in Vernon this fall

The company is looking to hire almost 200 staff

Head chef Adam Shannon and general manager Kelsey Matheson of Vernon Cactus Club.
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
BellaBot joined the Smitty’s in Kelowna May 2022 to help staff in seating patrons and shuttling plates (Brittany Webster/Capital News)
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

Food Network Bob Blumer (Submitted)
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 North Okanagan cheese festival

Ninth annual Cheese…It’s a Natural celebration set for Saturday, March 19, in Armstrong

The ninth annual Cheese… It’s Natural celebration takes place Saturday, March 19, in Armstrong at the Hassen Arena. (Morning Star - file photo)
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)
Rotarians and other community members in Salmon Arm gather for a photo on Dec. 25 as they distribute Christmas dinners-to-go. (Photo contributed)

Extreme cold lowers numbers for Salmon Arm’s Christmas dinner-to-go

No food wasted as extra food goes to Second Harvest food bank and Food with Friends lunch program

Rotarians and other community members in Salmon Arm gather for a photo on Dec. 25 as they distribute Christmas dinners-to-go. (Photo contributed)
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