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It’s incredibly challenging to run a profitable bar or restaurant during the pandemic, and many establishments have really suffered as a result; especially if they haven’t qualified for federal assistance. The circuit breaker restrictions have added yet another challenge onto a growing pile of hardships.

This is the time to be supporting our local restaurants and hospitality sector as much as we can. Enjoy a meal on a patio, or order your favorite takeout dishes.

This is also a good time to try some restaurants you haven’t had the chance to experience yet. The new website VictoriaPatios has a great list of not only outdoor eateries, but great takeout choices too.

YAM staff share what meals they’ll be ordering from their favourite restaurants this week: 

“Pizza is a Saturday favorite at my house and we are spoiled with all the great options in Victoria. This weekend, we plan to grab a Whole Beast pizza from FARO — it’s topped with pepperoni, artisan sausage and fior di latte and gets some sweet spiciness from pepperoncini — and head to Willows Beach to dine al fresco.” — Athena McKenzie, Managing Editor 

“We recently discovered the delicious burgers and shakes at Burger Crush. Kwao Thai is our go-to Thursday night takeout, and the food boxes from Nourish are a healthy delight.” — Amanda Wilson, Digital Marketing Manager

“We love the bucket of chicken from The Courtney Room. Their slaw and house hot sauce are off the charts and their biscuits will leave you wanting more!  Fridays have us picking up at Nubo Kitchen + Bar. We’ll be sharing our favorites…Fishermans Roll, Baby Scallop Roll, Unagi & Tako Nigiri and our favorite Ichiban Ramen” — Cynthia Hanischuk Account Manager

“I always order from Sookjai Thai on Fort. It’s absolutely delicious and great comfort food – I love the Panang curry in particular, as well as the spicy beef fried rice. Delivery is fast and easy.” – Emily Dobby, Content Coordinator.

“We will definitely be ordering from Pizzeria Prima Strada this weekend. Love their wood-burning oven. And along with our pizza of choice we will have to have a side orders of their scrumpy meatballs and olives.” — Georgina Camilleri, Publisher

My family is very choosy about their burgers and this weekend we will be ordering from one of our fave’s — Big Wheel Burger.  My boys love the double cheese burgers and my go-to is the yummy Yam & Black Bean burger.. I definitely won’t forget the super delish garlic & parmesan fries! — Lise Gyorkos, President 

We will be ordering (again) the “Dinner in Marseille” Bouillabaisse Meal Kit from Ferris Grill. Absolutely delicious and super easy to prepare. Pop on a French playlist and pour a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, it’s almost like a holiday! – Deana Brown, Account Manager