Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Food Events / Food Heroes Nov 25, 2011 Victoria Weekend Planner SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestLeft to right: Canoe Brewpub Ploughman's Board, Fol Epi interior and their croissants (courtesy of Fol Epi and photographer Peter Bagi)Do you find that you spend the entire week looking forward to the weekend, promising yourself you’re going to do something fun….only to find that the weekend disappears in a muddle of household chores and family obligations. Not to mention the fact that you can’t think of anything to do anyway. Well EAT magazine is going to take care of the last part. Every Friday we will be publish a few creative ideas of things you can do on the weekend….paired with things you can eat of course. Like this weekend:Friday – Check out the Out of Hand Craft Show at the Crystal Gardens tonight and beat the weekend rush. Their opening night special event features a runway fashion show, DJ music and an in-house bistro with bar. The Empress Hotel is catering, offering specially created appetizer plates ($5 each). Relax with a drink and an appy, then tour the show –still hungry? You can sample your way through the show’s gourmet food section featuring 17 local food producers. Finish up your evening at The Empress’ Bengal Lounge where you can rest your weary feet and listen to Chris Millington’s jazz trio while sipping one of their signature cocktails.Saturday – it’s the official start of the Christmas season in Downtown Victoria. Head down in the late afternoon to see the Centennial Square Christmas Tree Light Up.Watch the Island Farms Santa’s Light parade (40,000 Victorians turn out for this event) which starts at the Legislature and finishes up at Capital Iron – a perfect spot to then head over to Canoe Brew Pub (so you can miss the traffic getting out of downtown) pair one of their handcrafted beers with the Ploughman’s board or try their Saturday night special, braised lamb. And if you are in the mood, stay for the music – Lola Park’s CD release party happening at 9 PM.Sunday is all about relaxing – put on your fleece and head over to Bolen Books on Hillside to pick up the Sunday New York Times (arrival times vary, call first to make sure it’s in)….your reading material for the day. Over the bridge to Banfield Park on Craigflower Road just past Raynor, park your car and remember to take your newspaper….follow the walking/cycling path along the Gorge ….lots of new condos to gawk at. Your destination is the bakery Fol Epi at Dockside Green where you can purchase the most fabulous chocolate croissants, then pick up your coffee at Caffe Fantastico (right next door) and settle in for a long leisurely read. It’s OK to feel smug that you get to read the NY Times while living in fabulous Victoria.– By Susan EvansEdiblesVictoriaweekend SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Get Fresh / One ingredient May 18, 2017 Fiddleheads: Take a walk on the wild side GET FRESH With a particularly long and chilly winter behind us, and snow shovels safely stowed away, you might say we are starving for glimpses of ... Read More Good For You May 2, 2017 Grocery Finds Giveaway – Enter the Draw to Win Greetings my fellow wholesome food lovers. Welcome to another edition of Good-For-You Grocery Finds! I hope you had a wonderful, chocolate-filled ... Read More Get Fresh / One ingredient March 21, 2017 Brassica Greens “Get Fresh” Produce shopping is evolving into an art form, or perhaps more of a sport. The demands made of local markets are known to be ... Read More Good For You / Health / Victoria February 21, 2017 Grocery Finds Giveaway – Tahini, Bean Flakes, Beet Bars & Turkish Apricots Hello my friends. Here we are knee deep in February with the anticipation of an approaching Spring bringing its annual soothing consolation. I hope ... Read More Food News / Spoiled Milk February 16, 2017 Alexis de Portneuf Develops New Packaging & Tasting Notes From time to time we receive product samples at the EAT office. Most of time we don’t write about them unless it’s something readers ... Read More Good For You / Victoria January 17, 2017 No Fuss Comfort Foods – CONTEST ALERT Happy January my fellow nutritious nibblers! I am back, as promised, with another edition of Good For You Grocery Finds. This “post-holiday” ... Read More Comments are closed.