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By John Bowden Tucked away in a laneway above historic Baker Street, Red Light Ramen is a recent arrival to Nelson’s thriving culinary scene. Owner Korina Langevin’s vision was to create a hub for the community, a place where food, drink, art and music come together. The result? This cozy... Read More
Food and Beverage
Beer or wine? Tapas or Burgers? Fine dining or pub fare? We hear your dilemma. Fortunately, Nelson’s dynamic duo of Finley’s Irish Pub and Sage Tapas and Wine Bar has you covered. Perched with an enviable view overlooking Kootenay Lake and Nelson’s signature Big Orange Bridge, these family owned... Read More
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By John Bowden The booming craft beer scene in BC’s Kootenays is about to be thrust in the spotlight. And the rewards for filmmakers and beer drinkers are oh so tasty. The new Craft Brews of the Columbia Basin Film Competition will profile a dozen local breweries in the East and West... Read More
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Words by Gina Bégin and photos courtesy of the Hume Hotel & Spa in Nelson, BC. This article was originally published on kootenayrockies.com. With 120 years under its belt, Nelson’s Hume Hotel and Spa has a number of decades to authentically pull from when seeking a party theme... Read More
The three owners of Angry Han Brewing Co proudly standing in front of their soon to be brewery.
The three owners of Angry Han Brewing Co proudly standing in front of their soon to be brewery.
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Angry Hen Brewing Company Coming Soon to Kaslo BC Get ready to add this new Kaslo gem to your list of hot spots to cool down and quench your thirst. Angry Hen Brewing Company is working hard to open its doors this August, and will display a selection of twelve drafts made in-house by... Read More
A flight of beer form Torchlight Nelson.
A flight of beer form Torchlight Nelson.
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By John Bowden Winter’s frosty darkness is upon us. Plummeting temperatures and falling snow can only mean one thing. Stout season has arrived. Rich, dark, and warming, nothing quite says winter like a cascading pint of freshly brewed liquid courage. Fortunately for beer lovers, Nelson’s... Read More
baking in the region
baking in the region
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By John Bowden Wake and bake, the flavours of Nelson and Kootenay Lake are calling. Careful though, you might just get hooked on the selection of hand-crafted varieties. That sweet aroma is tough to resist.  Yes, this place is a haven for artisan bakeries and fresh breads. ... Read More
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Cover photo: Pitchfork Eatery “Burger Week” is actually “Burger Month” if you talk to the chefs in Nelson and area. The annual event has expanded from one week, and runs from November 7–29 at 22 local restaurants this year. The month begins with arduous burger testing and sampling by the... Read More
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Shambhala Music Festival Team Launches New Café By John Bowden Canada’s café capital has a new player. Farm Fresh Café, an extension of the up and coming Savoy Hotel in Nelson BC, opened its doors in late October. The team behind the world-renowned Shambhala Music Festival has scored... Read More
Cinnamon bun
Cinnamon bun
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Photos and Story by: John Bowden of Bikes, Brews and Beyond THE BAKERY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED, BUT PLANS ARE TO REOPEN SOON! WE'LL KEEP YOU POSTED. First things first. The Bun Run isn’t a “run”. And it won’t make your “buns” any smaller. But it might just be the perfect combination of cycling... Read More

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