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...]

Harvest is here

Harvest Swenarchuk

October is harvest season in B.C. which means fresh fruit and vegetables, hearty soups, comfort foods and home-cooked meals. SPIN caught up with Sun Peaks Resort’s junior sous chef John Swenarchuk, to chat about all things harvest this month. Originally from North Vancouver, Swenarchuk has worked throughout B.C. including as a chef for a heli-skiing company and at a salmon fishing resort, before settling down … [Read more...]

Herb gardens growing popular


Local restaurants have started a trend of delivering fresh, locally grown herbs to guests as part of the dining experience in Sun Peaks — with an enthusiastic response. Restaurant chefs are utilising their patio space to grow a range of fresh herbs, including basil, thyme, oregano, mint, rosemary, dill, chives, and more. “Our guests love it. They always comment on it,” says Darren Kashin, executive chef with Sun … [Read more...]