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Three Vancouver Island Chefs Give us Their Version of the Ubiquitous Grilled Cheese

Vancouver Island chefs let loose on a comfort-food classic.

By Julia Dilworth

Vancouver Island Pubs Worth Travelling For

Our resident beer expert, Rob Mangelsdorf, gives his pick for the best Vancouver Island pubs worth travelling for.

By Rob Mangelsdorf

Tofino Councillor Andrea McQuade on Local Politics, Slinging Noodles and Community

We caught up with Andrea to talk all things local politics, competitive sport fishing, and life in Tofino.

By Dre Turner

Six Vancouver Island Beers to Get You Through Fall

There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are starting to drop, and there’s hardly a tourist to be seen, which can mean only one thing: it’s time to drink dark, malty beers.

By Rob Mangelsdorf

What does this playlist by Île Sauvage and Whistle Buoy have in common?

Île Sauvage Brewing is known for their wild and sour beers, but there isn't anything sour about the playlist they just dropped.

By Breakwater Mag

On Hangover Poutine and the kind of Greasy Spoon that Never Judges

In Stands and Shacks, we document our affinity for the most unassuming places to eat on Vancouver Island. First up: Esquimalt's glorious La Belle Patate.

By Julia Crawford

 

Q&A with Chef Warren Barr of Pluvio Restaurant and Rooms

In case you missed it, Pluvio made headlines earlier this spring as one of En Route Magazine's nominees for "Canada's Best New Restaurant." We caught up with Chef Warren Barr to see what the buzz is all about.

By Julia Dilworth

Jesse Dame, Owner of Wind Cries Mary, On Shared Meals and Jimi Hendrix

A look inside Victoria's Wind Cries Mary, a Pacific Northwest-inspired restaurant.

By Julia Dilworth

What does this playlist by Île Sauvage and Whistle Buoy have in common?

Île Sauvage Brewing is known for their wild and sour beers, but there isn't anything sour about the playlist they just dropped.

By Breakwater Mag

Church St.Taphouse Looks to Bring Live Music Back to Comox

Church St. Taphouse opened its doors in early August. Here's a look inside the new pub and soon-to-be live music venue.

By Julia Dilworth

Shed Tofino's Playlist is like a Road Trip From Vancouver Island to California

Tofino's Shed restaurant is 900-songs-long, and features throwback favourites like Bran Van 300's "Drinking in L.A." and Skee-Lo's, "I Wish." Plus, Shaggy.

By Breakwater Mag

Here’s The Country-Heavy Playlist of Wheelies Motorcycle Shop and Cafe

For the most part, the playlist at Wheelies Motorcycles is akin to "sitting by the river, throwing rocks into the water." Unless you happen to show up on a Friday afternoon.

By Breakwater Mag