It's safe to say all living things like food, but maybe not as much as Chef Victor Bongo does. Recently transplanted from Africa, a young Victor worked as a dishwasher, but the siren call of the culinary scene lured him. He navigated from one kitchen to another, learning to cook, achieving the position of head chef, and eventually studying with three-star Michelin Chef Edmund Liew-On.
Today, Chef Bongo helms Daniel's Restaurant, where he puts his considerable talents to work blending internationally beloved spices into local seasonal and organic ingredients. He places pan-seared scallops into seas of pureed parsnips or submerges bison filet mignon in blueberry-port-wine sauce. His culinary ministrations earned his new restaurant the accolades of local press, including Straight.com's 2012 Golden Plate award for Best New Restaurant Outside Vancouver.
The Costume Bank rents stage-quality costumes to playhouses, film productions, and the general public. Owner and skilled moth-ball juggler Rene Schindel uses her experience as a professional costumer to carefully curate and catalogue thousands of versatile costumes. The Costume Bank's warehouse and studio seduce customers with dress-up fantasies that include menacing gangster getups ($40) and the involuntary tongue calisthenics that come with dressing in full KISS band member regalia. While seasonal outfits furnish Santas with a fresh red suit and hat ($55, includes boot covers, wig, and eyeglasses), Mrs. Claus costumes ($45, includes wig and glasses) and a variety of elf attire ($35–$40) can enable master reindeer thieves to infiltrate North Pole stables undetected. Most one-week rentals from The Costume Bank's vast inventory of costumes fall within the $40–$45 range. Buyers can further authenticate their stage worthy disguises by accessorizing with realistic add-ons such as wigs ($5) or a pad of parking tickets to complete police costumes.
Milo Bigler traces the origins of his passion for food to a childhood spent in the kitchens of his parents’ resort and spa in the tiny Swiss village where he grew up. He went on to pursue a culinary education, eventually winding up in Canada, where he has prepared meals for politicians and royalty. He has opened multiple restaurants, including Calvin’s Café in 1991.
At Calvin’s, Bigler prepares everything from breakfast platters to steak dinners. He crafts sandwiches, makes soups, and tosses salads, each with a tasty little twist thrown in. He enhances his spinach and goat cheese salad with pickled mustard seeds, and polka-dots his open-faced smoked salmon bagel with caper berries. To keep things interesting, he cooks completely different menus at different times of the day, offering unique morning, lunch, afternoon, and dinner menus.
Sweet Cherubim Organic and Natural Food Store, Bakery, and Vegan/Vegetarian Restaurant was founded in 1980 by Kulwant Bagga and family, with the motto that if we buy bulk, make and package products ourselves we can give people better quality food for better prices. We are here to provide delicious and nutritious foods to ou
Since serving up one of their signature wraps to their first customer 20 years ago, Fit For Life’s staff has continued to uphold their dedication to the speedy yet thoughtful preparation of healthy, nutritious food. At each outpost across Canada, kitchen teams whip up healthful alternatives to fast food, forging a menu of low-fat and vegetarian options made using fresh ingredients selected for their high nutritional value and ability to inflate Popeye’s muscles. Morning options include omelettes and breakfast sandwiches, and a roster of burritos, pitas, and paninis fills out the lunch and dinner menus.