Food & Dining

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

VIDEO: The future is now: B.C. restaurant employs robot server to boost business

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

 

Jakob Cadeau, a professional cook 1 (PC1) student, displayed a take-out meal as part of the One Season Restaurant at Walnut Grove Secondary. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Langley students lead recently launched restaurant

One Season Restaurant is annual project of Langley School District

 

The Dan Hare-led band Centrefield performed the music of CCR and John Fogerty during a Langley Charitable Nights series dinner/dance event at George Preston Recreation Centre on Saturday, Feb. 26. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Dinner/concert nights get people dancing for charities at Langley’s George Preston rec centre

‘We know it will be popular. It’s a great meal with great music, you can’t lose,’ organizer says

 

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)
At 10 months, Adishri from Willoughby was among the youngest visitors to the Langley Food Truck Festival on Saturday, Sept. 4. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
At 10 months, Adishri from Willoughby was among the youngest visitors to the Langley Food Truck Festival on Saturday, Sept. 4. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Chef Dez shares his recipe for cherry soup. (Chef Dez/Special to Black Press Media)

ON COOKING: Why so serious in the kitchen?

Chef Dez said food should encourage conversation, interaction and joy

  • Sep 1, 2021
Chef Dez shares his recipe for cherry soup. (Chef Dez/Special to Black Press Media)
Right below the Ricky’s sign, a new has appeared. The 64th Avenue restaurant now has a Famoso Pizzeria sign, as well. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

Two eateries merge under one Langley roof

Ricky’s in Willowbrook has expanded its menu to include Italian food from Famoso Pizzeria

Right below the Ricky’s sign, a new has appeared. The 64th Avenue restaurant now has a Famoso Pizzeria sign, as well. (Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek and Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd. Vice-president of Food and Beverage Todd Pollock tuck into some burgers at the debut of the company’s new food truck in Langley City at the Cascades Casino Resort on Wednesday, July 21. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Langley City Mayor Val van den Broek and Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd. Vice-president of Food and Beverage Todd Pollock tuck into some burgers at the debut of the company’s new food truck in Langley City at the Cascades Casino Resort on Wednesday, July 21. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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)
Langley City council met on Monday, April 12. (Langley City/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley City may let local restaurants start food trucks

The idea was brought to council by the Cascades Casino and its restaurants

Langley City council met on Monday, April 12. (Langley City/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
Karina Marinez, owner of Tacoholic, is one local restaurant owner facing a total shutdown of indoor dining again due to the new “circuit breaker” lockdown. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Karina Marinez, owner of Tacoholic, is one local restaurant owner facing a total shutdown of indoor dining again due to the new “circuit breaker” lockdown. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley restaurants face tough April during COVID-19 “circuit breaker”

Local restaurant owners are dealing with a second shutdown of indoor dining

Karina Marinez, owner of Tacoholic, is one local restaurant owner facing a total shutdown of indoor dining again due to the new “circuit breaker” lockdown. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Karina Marinez, owner of Tacoholic, is one local restaurant owner facing a total shutdown of indoor dining again due to the new “circuit breaker” lockdown. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
Campfire-grilled steak on a peach, spinach salad. Meal prep kits even work in the backcountry, as proven by this industrious camper. (Marg Leehane photo)

B.C.-based meal kit company headed for zero-waste

Meal kits have exploded during the pandemic, with lots of packaging

Campfire-grilled steak on a peach, spinach salad. Meal prep kits even work in the backcountry, as proven by this industrious camper. (Marg Leehane photo)
Frozen vegetables have the same nutritional value as fresh but offer more convenience. (Deb Lindsey/Washington Post)

ON COOKING: Don’t freeze out this key food option, says Chef Dez

Frozen produce offer convenience and has been shown to retain nutritional value compared to fresh

  • Feb 3, 2021
Frozen vegetables have the same nutritional value as fresh but offer more convenience. (Deb Lindsey/Washington Post)
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.

ON COOKING: Chef Dez pares down the best holiday kitchen gadget ideas

Christmas gift suggestions for the foodie in your life

  • Dec 7, 2020
Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.Email your cooking questions to Chef Dez at dez@chefdez.com.
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46% of Canadians’ daily calories come from ‘ultra-processed’ food: Stats Can

Ultra-processed refers to foods that are ‘mainly formulations of industrial ingredients’

(Pxfuel)
A woman wears a protective face mask as she walks past a opened restaurant patio on Granville Street in Vancouver, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The pandemic may serve as an opportunity for the restaurant industry to innovate in order to avoid closures as public health measures limit the sale of booze and erode already thin profit margins, say addiction and business experts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Focus on innovation, not alcohol, key to survival for restaurants: experts

Restaurants and bars have fought the restriction of a 10 p.m. stop on alcohol sales in British Columbia

A woman wears a protective face mask as she walks past a opened restaurant patio on Granville Street in Vancouver, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. The pandemic may serve as an opportunity for the restaurant industry to innovate in order to avoid closures as public health measures limit the sale of booze and erode already thin profit margins, say addiction and business experts. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The Langley Senior Resources Society is offering to do the cooking for Thanksgiving. (File photo)

Let Langley seniors centre do the cooking for Thanksgiving

The centre has a special offer of a complete turkey dinner to go. The order deadline is approaching

The Langley Senior Resources Society is offering to do the cooking for Thanksgiving. (File photo)
La Charcuterie Delicatessen Salam Kahil with customers in a photo from 2014. (File photo)

Popular ‘Sandwich Nazi’ is closing his Surrey deli doors after one final weekend

Customer launched petition to urge Salam Kahil to remain open

La Charcuterie Delicatessen Salam Kahil with customers in a photo from 2014. (File photo)
Former MasterChef contestant and home cook Tammy Wood is seen here competing on Wall of Chefs for Food Network Canada. The episode featuring the Agassiz chef will air on Tuesday, September 15, at 7 p.m. PST. (Contributed Photo/Sossy Outdoors)

Agassiz chef set to compete on ‘Wall of Chefs’

Tammy Wood is a former MasterChef Canada contestant

Former MasterChef contestant and home cook Tammy Wood is seen here competing on Wall of Chefs for Food Network Canada. The episode featuring the Agassiz chef will air on Tuesday, September 15, at 7 p.m. PST. (Contributed Photo/Sossy Outdoors)
An estimated 1,000 vehicles attended the weekend drive-through version of the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival in Langley Sept. 12-13 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Langley food truck festival a boost for both fans and the industry

Event a much-needed opportunity for a struggling industry during the time of COVID-19

An estimated 1,000 vehicles attended the weekend drive-through version of the Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival in Langley Sept. 12-13 (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)