Food and Drink

The Town of Osoyoos is looking into allowing two food trucks at the downtown plaza over the summer, which would require updates to several town policies and bylaws. (Kevin Clark - Black Press Media File)

Osoyoos council to weigh allowing additional downtown food trucks

The proposal would be aimed to benefits the summer’s downtown plaza

 

Every Tuesday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. Theo’s will burn one bill. They will choose one lucky table and let you throw your bill into the fireplace. (Theo’s Facebook)

Penticton Greek restaurant wants to set your bill on fire

Theo’s is letting one couple throw their bill into the fireplace Tuesday and Wednesday nights

 

Chef Aman Dosanj of Paisley Notebook and Edible Adventures Indian spices. Lia Crowe photography

Spice Up The Season

High on chai and other spicy goodness with Aman Dosanj

  • Jan 4, 2021

 

Don Gigliotti’s soon-to-be-open Caffe d’Italia on Main Street in downtown Penticton will be the city’s first authentic Italian cafe. (Jesse Day - Western News)

A taste of Italy is coming to Penticton

Caffe d’Italia, a new authentic Italian cafe on Main Street, is preparing for opening day

Don Gigliotti’s soon-to-be-open Caffe d’Italia on Main Street in downtown Penticton will be the city’s first authentic Italian cafe. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.

Discover British Columbia this fall … via the Explore BC IPA!

Destination BC brews up partnership with BC Ale Trail and 6 BC breweries for the Explore BC IPA

Explore BC IPA, a new limited-edition craft beer, inspires British Columbians to discover their own province along BC’s ale trails. BC Ale Trail photo.
Penticton’s own Hooded Merganser restaurant, located on Okanagan Lake at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre, was rewarded with global recognition by the popular travel website TripAdvisor Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (Hooded Merganser / Instagram)

Penticton restaurant ranked among world’s best by TripAdvisor

The Hooded Merganser was ranked within the top 10 per cent of all restaurants by TripAdvisor reviews

Penticton’s own Hooded Merganser restaurant, located on Okanagan Lake at the Penticton Lakeside Resort and Conference Centre, was rewarded with global recognition by the popular travel website TripAdvisor Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. (Hooded Merganser / Instagram)
DoorDash released their mid-year trend report recently, which reveals some of the most-ordered foods over the past six months. (Photo contributed by DoorDash)

Burritos, miso soup and key lime pie among top 10 ordered foods in B.C.

DoorDash trend report shows popular eating habits of B.C. residents

  • Jul 29, 2020
DoorDash released their mid-year trend report recently, which reveals some of the most-ordered foods over the past six months. (Photo contributed by DoorDash)
City of Penticton council will face a decision Tuesday (July 7) on whether to continue allowing the public consumption of alcohol in designated areas. (BC Ale Trail photo)

Public shows support for alcohol in outdoor spaces: City of Penticton

City council will vote on whether to continue allowing public consumption, on Tuesday, July 7

City of Penticton council will face a decision Tuesday (July 7) on whether to continue allowing the public consumption of alcohol in designated areas. (BC Ale Trail photo)
The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has granted blanket pre-approval to licensed establishments including wineries, breweries and distilleries to temporarily expand their patios. The expansion allows these businesses to promote physical distancing while reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Stock photo)

Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen pre-approves temporary expanded patios during COVID-19 pandemic

Blanket pre-approval granted to all licensees within regional district’s boundaries

The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen has granted blanket pre-approval to licensed establishments including wineries, breweries and distilleries to temporarily expand their patios. The expansion allows these businesses to promote physical distancing while reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Stock photo)
The City of Penticton will allow drinking in public spaces. The decision was made Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in a virtual city council meeting. (BC Ale Trail photo)

Pilot project approved: Penticton to allow alcohol in outdoor spaces

For almost two hours, council debated the proposed pilot project, before eventually passing it 4-2

The City of Penticton will allow drinking in public spaces. The decision was made Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in a virtual city council meeting. (BC Ale Trail photo)
The City of Penticton is looking into the possibility of licensing certain public spaces to permit alcohol consumption during set hours. The city could see legal public drinking as early as June 5, 2020. (BC Ale Trail photo)

Poll: Should Penticton allow drinks on the beach?

Legally drinking in some Penticton parks and beaches could become a reality as early as June 5

The City of Penticton is looking into the possibility of licensing certain public spaces to permit alcohol consumption during set hours. The city could see legal public drinking as early as June 5, 2020. (BC Ale Trail photo)
Cannery Brewing’s plans for a new patio and outdoor recreation have been delayed due to COVID-19. The brewery hopes a modified version of the patio will be open by mid-summer. (Cannery Brewing / Facebook)

Cannery Brewing’s patio expansion plans delayed by COVID-19

Once open, the new patio will look quite different than originally planned

Cannery Brewing’s plans for a new patio and outdoor recreation have been delayed due to COVID-19. The brewery hopes a modified version of the patio will be open by mid-summer. (Cannery Brewing / Facebook)
The City of Penticton is looking into the possibility of licensing certain public spaces to permit alcohol consumption during set hours. The city could see legal public drinking as early as June 5, 2020. (Cannery Brewing photo)

Penticton may soon allow drinking alcohol in some public places

Trying to inconspicuously drink on the beach could become a thing of the past

The City of Penticton is looking into the possibility of licensing certain public spaces to permit alcohol consumption during set hours. The city could see legal public drinking as early as June 5, 2020. (Cannery Brewing photo)
Starbucks staff in Canada will wear masks once the company reopens the majority of its store in May. (Starbucks Canada)

Starbucks to open 65% of Canadian stores by end of week, asks customers to wear masks

Staff will be required to wear masks, have optional gloves

Starbucks staff in Canada will wear masks once the company reopens the majority of its store in May. (Starbucks Canada)
Austin Kurtis, 5, left, and his big sister Ella, 10, of Levack, Ont., helped create a 240-kilogram (530-pound) Nanaimo bar for a Guinness World Records attempt. (Photo submitted)

Fudge maker tries for world record with 500-pound Nanaimo bar

Chocolatier from Levack, Ont., and her children await word if Guinness will make record official

Austin Kurtis, 5, left, and his big sister Ella, 10, of Levack, Ont., helped create a 240-kilogram (530-pound) Nanaimo bar for a Guinness World Records attempt. (Photo submitted)
Bryan Maurer of Langley (right) won the Shelter Point Mixology contest with his entry, The sZen Way. (Black Press Media photo)

VIDEO: The winner of the Shelter Point Mixology contest is…

After more than 4,200 entries and 12,000 votes, the winner has been revealed

Bryan Maurer of Langley (right) won the Shelter Point Mixology contest with his entry, The sZen Way. (Black Press Media photo)
Eating healthy with Chef Todd Rozell

Eating healthy with Chef Todd Rozell

Menu at Balanced Meal Prep varies from week to week

  • Feb 7, 2020
Eating healthy with Chef Todd Rozell
Theo Theodosakis (left) founder of Theo’s Restaurant with new owner and friend Greg Condonopoulos inside the iconic eatery. (Mark Brett - Western News)

Penticton businesses team up for weekend crossover event

Theo’s Greek food will be available at Cannery Brewing this weekend

Theo Theodosakis (left) founder of Theo’s Restaurant with new owner and friend Greg Condonopoulos inside the iconic eatery. (Mark Brett - Western News)
Cannery Brewing’s current patio last summer on Westminster Ave E., which has a 36 person capacity. (Cannery Brewing - Facebook)

Council voices approval of brewery patio expansion

City council unanimously voted in support of Cannery Brewing’s 199 person capacity patio.

Cannery Brewing’s current patio last summer on Westminster Ave E., which has a 36 person capacity. (Cannery Brewing - Facebook)
Cannery Brewing’s current location on Ellis Street. (Cannery Brewing - Facebook)

Controversial patio expansion in downtown Penticton to be addressed at council

Cannery Brewing seeks the City’s permission to open a patio on Ellis St.

Cannery Brewing’s current location on Ellis Street. (Cannery Brewing - Facebook)