Posts Tagged ‘Victoria’

  1. Pâté & Rocky Horror?

    September 29, 2017 by Tessa Bousfield

    Today we’re starting off with Chicken & Liver Pâté doughnuts and capping off with a dose of the best Halloween entertainment in the city.

    Last Sunday Brewery and the Beast took place at Phillips Backyard. Thousands of hungry and thirsty ticket holders showed up to taste incredible food creations and thirst-quenching beer and wine. The selections of food were outstanding and the Game of Thrones style goat-on-a-spike from Yalla was nothing but impressive. One particular item, however, was being talked about in every group of conversation…

    Yonni’s Pâté doughnuts – Yup, a doughy, honey drizzled doughnut filled with chicken and liver pâté. At first you want to instantly refuse – but the combo is actually quite delicious! Who would’ve thought?! Make sure you buy your tickets to this event next spring as soon as they go on sale – you don’t want to miss it again!

    Halloween is right around the corner and for those of you who are into dressing up are going to a show, now is the time you’re tracking down the best events. Let us save you some time.

    • Rocky Horror Picture Show • Oct 18-29
      Atomic Vaudeville is putting on the Rocky Horror Picture Show once again, this time at the Metro Studio Theatre. Local “Jimbo” is in charge of costumes (which will no doubt stun audiences), and “Britt” of Atomique Vaudeville is directing the show – something she is a pro at. Buy your tickets now as this WILL sell out!
    • Atomic Vaudeville Halloween Cabaret • Oct 20-31
      For one of Atomic Vaudeville’s more classic shows of randomness, check out their cabaret at the Victoria Event’s Centre. We can’t really describe this one, so here’s what they say:”Picture if you will: You’ve carved your jack-o-lantern for All Hallows’ Eve and decided on a costume, when suddenly you see something from the corner of your eye; a flash of terror, an uneasy cackle, a dance-off from beyond the grave. You try to make sense of it all, but something seems… off… your mind races, your palms are sweaty, your breath is shallow, your pupils – dilated. Was that scary clown a sloth?”

    Listen below as Dan Gunn describes all of this and more on the Zone at 91.3fm’s morning show…

  2. Santa Sol

    August 11, 2017 by Tessa Bousfield

    Dan Gunn was taking a walk through his home town back east when he received an intriguing text from Vince Vaccaro himself. It contained a link to a few instrumental songs that made Dan’s eyes wide with excitement.

    Vince Vaccaro is currently working on a project called #SantaSol. He’s put together these incredible instrumental tracks specifically to be used by surf movies!

    “Golden” is more of a psychedelic track and “Poseidon” is a completely different side of Vince we’ve never heard before.

    Take a listen in the clip below from the Zone at 91.3fm’s morning show and check out Vince Vaccaro’s website for more of his work!

  3. The Fort Common

    July 14, 2017 by Tessa Bousfield

    If you’re a local in Victoria, it’s not often you don’t know of an incredible event or meeting space completely unique from the rest… but this one is good at staying hidden – a part of its charm.

    The Fort Common is a revitalized brick carriage courtyard in the heart of downtown Victoria. A blank slate, this 3000 sq ft urban outdoor venue is located down an alley in between Starbucks and Be Love on Blanshard and Fort.

    It’s open to the public in summer months during the day, making it a perfect spot to have lunch or hold a quick meeting. You can also book the space for events large and small, including family reunions, weddings, corporate retreats and large meetings.

    The hidden location, paired with the exposed brick, lights, patio furniture and historic setting make this spot just about perfect. Did we mention it’s surrounded by some of the best food spots in town? Chorizo & Co, Fish Hook, Be Love, La Taquisa, Yalla,  Farm & Field Butcher and Discovery Coffee all surround the property!

    If you’re interested in learning more about the space visit and check out their event guide here for pricing, access times, rules, etc.

    To book the space, fill out the contact form.

    Listen below as The Fort Common is discussed on the Zone at 91.3fm!

  4. Donuts and Crackers?!

    May 12, 2017 by Tessa Bousfield

    Picking up on the topic of local businesses run by women entrepreneurs (so far we’ve featured Singing Bowl Granola and Earth’s Herbal), Dan Gunn discusses two more local businesses: Empire Donuts and Jenny Marie’s Cracker Company.

    Empire Donuts 

    Empire Donuts aren’t your average donut (or doughnut if you want to be real Canadian about it). All the donuts are made by hand, from scratch, with quality ingredients. These babies come in all types of flavours, many of which are very unique such as: Lemon Coconut, Earl Grey, Lavender, Cinnamon Toast, Maple Butter, Chocolate Salted Caramel, Brown Butter Toffee Pecan, Raspberry Chocolate Chip, Maraschino Cherry and MUCH more!

    Melanie Laverick is the owner and operator of Empire Donuts and she’s been baking more than ever now that Empire has it’s very own shop at 736 View Street. They’re open Tuesday to Friday 8am until Sold Out, and Saturday 9am until Sold Out. You can also buy these delectable delights from: 2% Jazz, Picnic Coffee, Niagara Grocery, Hide + Seek Coffee, Fairfield Market, Second Crack Coffee, Shatterbox Coffee, Ground Control Cafe, Koffi and Fernwood Coffee. They also deliver right to your office. Sorry, none of them are fat free.

    Jenny Marie’s Cracker Company

    Jenny Marie’s passion for fresh and wholesome food was born in her Grandmother’s Newfoundland kitchen. Jenny Marie’s Cracker Company uses simple ingredients, free of artificial flavours, colours, preservatives, GMO’s and hydrogenated oils. These small-batch artisan crackers are freshly baked and either enjoyed on their own, topped with fresh local cheeses, preserves or charcuterie.

    You can purchase Jenny Marie’s crackers from: Moss Street Market, Oak Bay Market, Sidney Night Market, Niagara Grocery, Pepper’s Foods, “The Local” (Haultain Corners), The Rootcellar, Ottavio Bakery & Delicatessen, Slaters Meats, Oak Bay Seafood, Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse, Carnivore Meats & More, Deep Cove Market, Nicholas Randall, Fairways Markets, Fantastico Bar-Deli and more.

    Listen below as Dan Gunn discusses all of this, ermmm “fidget spinners”, and more on the Zone at 91.3fm…