September/October 2017


For me, fall is a time for travel. I long to get out there to discover new places, cultures, and foods. Leaving Vancouver Island during the summer months would mean I’d miss the sunny season with our fantastic local farm produce, serene blue ocean, and trips to the beach for picnics and swimming. But when the weather begins to turn back towards winter again, it’s the perfect time to pack a bag and hit the road. Visiting a city as it transitions from the crazed throngs of summer visitors to a city where the local inhabitants take back their neighbourhoods and re-start their normal routines is the time to go. Museums are less crowded, there are many more drink and culinary events to attend, and restaurants seem more welcoming and less hectic. It’s the best time of year to feel a part of the city rather than during peak tourist season.

In this issue, which I’ve dubbed our first ever Travel Issue, four well-travelled EAT scribes take us on their journeys—both far and near. Joseph Blake and Sol Kauffman head to Italy and Japan respectively. Joseph eats his way up the Adriatic coast of the boot and Sol goes on a ride-supreme along an ancient Buddhist route. Cinda Chavich and Shelora Sheldan stay a little closer to home; Cinda digs in and takes an extensive tour of Richmond, BC’s top hole-in-the-wall Chinese restaurants, considered to be some of the best outside of China and Hong Kong, and Shelora explores the Okanagan Valley to put together an insider’s guide (she lives in Penticton) to the Okanagan’s best, little known eateries. Come along for the ride; I hope it inspires you to make your own travel plans.

Read the Sept/Oct 2017 issue


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