Foraging for fiddleheads?


With the onset of spring comes fiddlehead season across Canada. The curled, edible shoots of the ostrich fern are considered a seasonal delicacy. They can be found in the wild, and are often sold in stores, at farmers’ markets, and are sometimes served in restaurants. Fiddleheads can be eaten safely, but can cause food poisoning if they haven’t been properly cleaned, prepared, cooked or stored. Eating raw or … [Read more...]

Wineries get a taste of Farmers’ Market


Two of Kamloops’ top wineries are set to become regular stall-holders at the Sun Peaks Farmers’ Market this summer, giving local wine lovers something to look forward to each Sunday. Meghan Kolodka, Farmers’ Market manager, said it was an exciting addition to the market. “We’ve just gone through all the applications (for the Farmer’s Market) and we have two confirmed wineries from Kamloops set to attend each week: … [Read more...]

Record breaking holidays for Bottoms


If you’ve stopped by Bottoms Bar and Grill for lunch or dinner in the past few months, you might think they seem a little busier than usual — and you’d be right. December was a busy month for staff at Bottoms Bar and Grill, as they broke a personal best record to mark their highest grossing month ever. Then January came. “We blew that record out of the water,” says general manager Nathan Cross — making for … [Read more...]

Building a better burger

Burger Joint

Local restaurant owner Peter Ernst was faced with a challenge — to build the perfect burger. With Sun Peaks Bakery closing down, Ernst was keen to utilize the space to provide a low-cost dining option for visitors and locals. That was when the The Burger Joint was born. “We wanted to provide another opportunity for guests to have a fast lunch or dinner, and something that was good value,” Ernst said. In between … [Read more...]

More on the menu at 5Forty


After a 20 year career in the retail sector, 5Forty Café and Grill owner Scott Janzen is moving onto a new chapter in his life. Offloading the retail side of his store, Janzen has spent the past several weeks refurbishing the interior of 5Forty, creating extra seating, upgrading his kitchen, and installing a bar, just in time to open for the busy winter season. The coffees, wraps, subs and burgers 5Forty is known … [Read more...]