Restaurants

Longtime White Rock restaurateur Uli Blume passed away this week, and is remembered for his love for life and passion for food. (Facebook photo)

Longtime White Rock restaurateur Uli Blume remembered for passion for food, people

Founder of Marine Drive restaurant, Uli’s, passes away after illness

 

Hi-Five Chicken’s executive team Milind Palashetkar, Suraj Sharma, Mono Moitra celebrating launching of new franchise in Maple Ridge. (Special to Maple Ridge News)

B.C.-based chicken restaurant comes to Maple Ridge

Hi-Five Chicken adding six locations to its current four restaurants in the Lower Mainland

 

Food delivery company drivers wait to pick up food at a Cactus Club Cafe restaurant in a very quiet downtown Vancouver, on Sunday, April 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Founders of Earls, Joey Restaurants acquire ownership of Cactus Club Cafe

The Fuller family were early investors in the Cactus Club chain

 

Late 2021 saw the number of restaurant reservations and take-out orders in B.C. soar like there’d never been a pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)

British Columbians were back to restaurants in pre-pandemic numbers in late 2021

Survey finds Labour Day weekend busier than 2019, giving operators optimism for 2022

Late 2021 saw the number of restaurant reservations and take-out orders in B.C. soar like there’d never been a pandemic. (Black Press Media file photo)
Kingfishers Waterfront Bar and Grill in Maple Ridge has closed its doors temporarily. ( Greg Herman/Special to The News)

COVID restrictions temporarily closes popular Maple Ridge restaurant

Kingfishers will be closed until COVID restrictions ease

Kingfishers Waterfront Bar and Grill in Maple Ridge has closed its doors temporarily. ( Greg Herman/Special to The News)
Signage has been removed from the Kentucky Fried Chicken at 222 Street and Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

KFC in Maple Ridge closes down

Langley and Mission are the next closest locations for those hankering for KFC fried chicken

Signage has been removed from the Kentucky Fried Chicken at 222 Street and Lougheed Highway in Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A food delivery person wears a protective face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as they do a pick up in Yaletown in Vancouver, Thursday, December 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

B.C. extends 15% cap on restaurant delivery fees for another year

Dining inside restaurants has gone down during the pandemic, while delivery services have surged

A food delivery person wears a protective face mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as they do a pick up in Yaletown in Vancouver, Thursday, December 3, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Shooters Tap House has closed permanently. (Google Maps)

Maple Ridge tap house closes doors for good

Shooters Tap House would have celebrated 40 years in 2022

Shooters Tap House has closed permanently. (Google Maps)
Kingfishers in Maple Ridge has been selected as one of the best for outdoor dining by a restaurant website. (Opentable/Special to The News)

Maple Ridge restaurant lauded for outdoor dining

Kingfishers on the Fraser River stands out, says Opentable.com

Kingfishers in Maple Ridge has been selected as one of the best for outdoor dining by a restaurant website. (Opentable/Special to The News)
A notice posted on the door to Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope. The owner of the restaurant remains defiant, saying she won’t check for vaccine passports. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)

Owner of Hope’s Rolly’s Restaurant remains defiant after having business licence suspended

She said she’s done everything required by health officials up to now, but vax passports go too far

A notice posted on the door to Rolly’s Restaurant in Hope. The owner of the restaurant remains defiant, saying she won’t check for vaccine passports. (Eric J. Welsh/ Chilliwack Progress)
Mike Mulcahy of Big Feast Bistro took part in IKEA’s Zero Waste Takeout initiative. (Special to The News)

Maple Ridge restaurant giving out IKEA reusable containers with takeout – today only

The July 27 event is part of IKEA’s Zero Waste Takeout initiative

Mike Mulcahy of Big Feast Bistro took part in IKEA’s Zero Waste Takeout initiative. (Special to The News)
Victoria food service businesses such as John’s Place restaurant are still seeing patrons wearing masks, despite the lifting of mandatory mask restrictions in B.C. as part of the phase three reopening plan. (Facebook/John’s Place)

Customers still masking up at many B.C. businesses as provincial mask mandate eases

Phase three reopening plan saw change to mask rules, state of emergency declaration July 1

Victoria food service businesses such as John’s Place restaurant are still seeing patrons wearing masks, despite the lifting of mandatory mask restrictions in B.C. as part of the phase three reopening plan. (Facebook/John’s Place)
Blair Lebsack, owner of RGE RD restaurant, poses for a portrait in the dining room, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. Canadian restaurants are having to find ways to deal with the rising cost of food. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Canadian restaurateurs grapple with rising food costs, menu prices expected to rise

Restaurants are a low margin industry, so there’s not a lot of room to work in additional costs

Blair Lebsack, owner of RGE RD restaurant, poses for a portrait in the dining room, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. Canadian restaurants are having to find ways to deal with the rising cost of food. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Sammy Js will open a new location in Maple Ridge, at The Brickwater, at the end of June. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Two new restaurants about to open in Downtown Maple Ridge

Sammy J’s and The Nut will be at The Brickwater

Sammy Js will open a new location in Maple Ridge, at The Brickwater, at the end of June. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Juginder Shah says his customers are ‘part of his family,’ but he is going to be cautious about re-opening his restaurant to indoor dining. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)

Ridge Meadows restaurants react to restrictions relaxing

Pitt Meadows - Maple Ridge eateries cautiously optimistic on new provincial guidelines

Juginder Shah says his customers are ‘part of his family,’ but he is going to be cautious about re-opening his restaurant to indoor dining. (Ronan O’Doherty/ The News)
B.C. restaurants are slated to reopen to indoor dining for the first time in nearly a month Tuesday, May 25. (Unsplash)

B.C. restaurants gearing up to welcome patrons indoors Tuesday

‘Restrictions end at midnight Monday so service Tuesday will be wide open,’ says B.C. Restaurant and Foodservices president

B.C. restaurants are slated to reopen to indoor dining for the first time in nearly a month Tuesday, May 25. (Unsplash)
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Disappointed patrons of Gratia Bakery and Cafe and other restaurants in Maple Ridge found indoor dining closed on Tuesday morning, said manager Eugene Kwon. (Neil Corbett/The News)

Maple Ridge restaurants forced to turn away indoor diners

New public health orders tough on small businesses, say managers

Disappointed patrons of Gratia Bakery and Cafe and other restaurants in Maple Ridge found indoor dining closed on Tuesday morning, said manager Eugene Kwon. (Neil Corbett/The News)
Chairs and bar stools are stored at a pizza restaurant in Montreal, on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. As restaurants across the country fight to survive, industry watchers say there is growing frustration over a lack of data that conclusively links restaurants to COVID-19 infections. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Frustration grows amid restaurateurs over lack of data linking industry to COVID-19

B.C. is one of few jurisdictions allowing indoor dining in second wave

Chairs and bar stools are stored at a pizza restaurant in Montreal, on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. As restaurants across the country fight to survive, industry watchers say there is growing frustration over a lack of data that conclusively links restaurants to COVID-19 infections. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The Anonymous YVR is an Instagram page that reviews restaurants and other establishments around B.C. based on how well they adhere to COVID-19 rules. (Instagram)

Anonymous Instagram page reviews COVID-19 safety measures at B.C. businesses

There are a number of public health orders various types of establishments must follow to slow virus’s spread

The Anonymous YVR is an Instagram page that reviews restaurants and other establishments around B.C. based on how well they adhere to COVID-19 rules. (Instagram)
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