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amloops This Week is pleased to present to you the second annual KTW Golden Plate Awards! This special section is a celebration of Kamloops’s unique food and drink scene – but unlike some listings you might see out there, the awards handed out here are your choices, tabulated from your votes. These awards look at the experiences our wonderful dining scene offers, from “Best Place to Go for a Business Lunch” to “Best Place to Go After the Blazers Game” to “Best Place to Meet Singles” to “Best Place to Go When Someone Else Pays” to “Best Place to Eat When You’re Hung Over”. You get the picture.

GOLDEN PLATE AWARDS 2019

Thanks to the hundreds of you who voted online in our reader poll and congratulations to the more than three dozen local establishments who were recognized by our readers. Watch for the Golden Plate plaques in your local eatery as a symbol of the approval of Kamloops’ discerning diners – an honour that can only be earned, never bought. Enjoy reading about the winners – and if you work up an appetite while doing so, you’ll know where to go!

Tim Shoults

Operations Manager, Kamloops This Week

Thank You Kamloops for your votes! The Best

l Washroom facility l Place to watch the big game l Happy hour l Place for after work drinks l Server ~ Darla Potoroka l Bartender ~ Karsten Rostad

One of the Best

“I have worked at The Fox for over 30 years. I love it. It’s like a family and I love the social aspect. Thank you so much for voting.” ~ Darla, Voted Best Server

l Bartenders ~ Braden Armstrong and Gage Deacon Sahali Mall | 250.374.9425 | www.foxpub.ca

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The team at Caffe Motivo in downtown Kamloops celebrates being named Best Place To Hold A Meeting in the 2019 Kamloops This Week Golden Plate Awards. The Motivo crew includes, from left, Mike O’Reilly, Taylor Cooper, Thea Hartley, Kasey-Jae Sievert and Greg Hanycz.

Best Place

Best Place

Best Place

BIRTHDAY DINNER

ANNIVERSARY DINNER

VALENTINE'S DINNER

FOR A

1st

Kelly O'Bryans

FOR AN

1st

Terra Restaurant



2nd Earls Kamloops 3rd Carlos O'Bryans



2nd Brownstone

Restaurant Steak + Fish

rd Atlas

3

Tim Hortons 

2nd Klasseke’s -

Donair place on 3rd

rd Dairy Queen

3

Brownstone Restaurant 

2nd Atlas Steak + Fish 3rd Terra Restaurant

1st

Fox’n Hounds Pub



2nd Shark Club 3rd On the Rocks

FIRST DATE Tie

Earls Kamloops /Sun Peaks

3rd Jacob's Noodle & Cutlet

1st

The Blue Grotto



2nd Cactus Jacks 3rd The Commodore

Grand Café and Lounge

GUESTS FROM OUT OF TOWN

1st

Hello Toast 

2nd Monte Creek Winery 3rd Fox’n Hounds Pub

Best Place TO HOLD A

MEET SINGLES

PARTY

The Blue Grotto

TO TAKE

TO

TO

1st

Best Place

Best Place

Best Place

WATCH THE BIG GAME

UNDER $10

1st

1st

TO

TO EAT FOR

FOR A

FOR A

Best Place

Best Place

Best Place



2nd The Commodore

Grand Café and Lounge Club

rd Shark

3

MEETING AT

1st

Caffe Motivo 

2nd The Art We Are 3rd Red Beard


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Best Place for a Birthday Dinner!

For over thirty years we’ve celebrated with you on your birthday!

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Thank you for voting us Best Desserts in Kamloops!

Be sure to try our famous pachos™!

Eat. Drink. Be Irish.

250-828-1559 | www.kobcob.com 244 Victoria Street Kamloops, BC

359 Victoria St • 250-372-2625 twistedrootskitchencatering.com

#1 best place for a business lunch #1 most DiVerse menu Upscale Casual Dining Experience - Canadian Cuisine with Local Ingredients and Global Influences

227 Victoria street • 778-471-5050 • mon - fri open 11 am • sat & sun open 10 am (serVing brunch)


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The Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill has all the makings of a sports enthusiast’s dream come true. Located just a 2-minute walk from the Sandman Centre, the Kamloops Shark Club features 56 HDTV screens with a 17.5’ HD media wall and mind-blowing surround sound. “We’re proud to have the largest media wall in the city, ” says Jimi Turner, General Manager of Shark Club Kamloops. Shark Club shows all of the big games, and our downtown location makes it ideal for pulling an extra-inning lunch on the best patio in Kamloops or hooking up with friends after a Blazers game. However, Shark Club is much more than your typical sports bar. Turner notes it’s a destination guests can go to enjoy themselves for any occasion, and also to discover the great food. “We have really great food. I think some people are surprised when they order our food and find out how great it is. We definitely take pride in that.” He says guests will find traditional sports bar favourites like

burgers and chicken wings on the menu, “but we also have an incredible jambalaya and amazing spaghetti with [handmade] meatballs.” Featuring specials every day of the week, alongside weekday Happy Hour, Turner says there’s “really a bit of something for everyone.” For those looking to book a special night out like a stagette or birthday, the weekend late night atmosphere at Shark Club provides plenty of great reasons to hit the town: • Southside Fridays: Kamloops’ only Red Carpet Urban Experience, featuring a full menu until close for late night cravings and featuring R&B, Rap, Hip-Hop, Trap, Urban and Dance Hall Tunes • Sound Saturdays: Home for Club Anthems, EDM, Mash-ups, Remixes, Dance, Top 40 (10pm – 2am) “Our goal is to create a welcoming environment for whatever the occasion may be,” Turner says. “Whether it’s watching the game or just going out with friends. It’s the idea of being in a fun, social environment - a chance to meet people, get introduced face to face and socialize.” For more information, go to SharkClub.com.

CHEERS TO YOU! “Best Place to Meet Singles” “Best Place to Watch the Big Game”

“Favourites” in the Gold Plate Awards 2019


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285 Lorne St. Kamloops sharkclub.com

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Darla Potoraka has worked at the Fox ‘n’ Hounds for over 30 years and still loves it. She says it’s just like family and loves the social aspect of it.

Best

Fox’n Hounds Pub 

2nd Earls Kamloops 3rd Frick ‘n Frack

Best Place

Best Place

Best Place

BUSINESS LUNCH

AFTER-WORK DRINKS

AFTER THE MOVIES

BLAZERS GAME

FOR A

HAPPY HOUR

1st

Best Place

1st

Mittz Kitchen

2nd Boston Pizza 3rd Red Robin

Tie Noble Pig/ Red Beard

Best Place

LIVE MUSIC

1st

The Blue Grotto 

2nd The Commodore Grand Café and Lounge Tie The Art We Are / C.J.’s Nightclub

TO GO

FOR A AFTER THE

1st

1st

On the Rocks

Fox’n Hounds Pub





2nd Earls Kamloops 3rd Milestones

2nd Moxie’s 3rd Shark Club

Best Place

Best Place

FOR

TEAM AFTER THE GAME



Fox’n Hounds Pub



2nd Earls Kamloops 3rd Dorian Greek House

TO BRING YOUR SPORTS

Fox’n Hounds Pub

1st



Best Place

1st

FOR

FOR A

TO GO

GIRL'S NIGHT OUT

DANCING

1st

The Blue Grotto



2nd C.J.’s Nightclub 3rd The Commodore

Grand Café and Lounge

1st

The Blue Grotto



2nd Forno on 5th 3rd The Commodore

Grand Café and Lounge


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PASSION • ARTISTRY • COFFEE lATTE | CAPPuCINO | AmERICANO | ChAI

#1 Best Cafe To Hold A Meeting #1 Best Baristas FINE COFFEES & TEAS | SOuP, SAlAD & lIghT luNChES | DElICIOuS DESSERTS

CAFFE MOTIVO DOwNTOwN KAmlOOPS • 229 VICTORIA STREET

nEW MEnU & hoURS m o n d ay - S at u r d ay 4:30 PM To 2:00 AM

F E AT U R E P L AT E S

quinoa tabbouleh, market veg, crispy chickpeas, avocado, slaw, harissa, cashew cream

One of the Best: Places to Hold a Meeting Cafe & Loca Places for LiveArtisan Music Mark Restaurants using Local Produce

246 Victoria Stree Cafe & Local Artisan Market theartweare.com 246 Victoria Street theartweare.com

Spicy Snake Beans 8 Green Curry Mussels 18 Pork Belly Bao 16 Wagyu Beef Carpaccio 19 Cioppino 29 Buffalo Cauliflower 9 BBQ Jack Sandwich 15 Buddha Bowl 18 Chicken Parmigiana 26 Pork Belly & Scallops 27 Commodore Burger 20 Gorgonzola Strip Steak 28 Fondue Menu as Well!

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369 Victoria Street • 250.851.3100 • commodorekamloops.com


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Best Place

Best Place

TO CELEBRATE

YOUR KID'S BIRTHDAY

1st

Jump 360 

2nd McDonald’s 3rd Kelly O’Bryans

Fox’n Hounds Pub 

Brewing Co.

Best

1st

Denny's 

2nd Frenchies

Poutinerie 3rd Earls Kamloops

VIEW 1st Nandi's Flavours of India

Best Restaurant



2nd Hello Toast 3rd The Art We Are

2nd Iron Road

Brewing Co.

rd Moxie’s

3

Swiss Pastries



Tie Earls Kamloops / Dairy Queen

DIVERSE MENU

1st

Mittz Kitchen 

2nd Earls Kamloops 3rd Frick ‘n Frack

Restaurant

YOU WISH WOULD

YOU MISS THE MOST

DESSERTS

1st

WITH THE MOST

Restaurant

WITH THE BEST

INGREDIENTS

Terra Restaurant

Fox’n Hounds Pub



Restaurant

USING LOCAL

1st

1st



2nd Storms on the River 3rd Milestones

Restaurant

WASHROOM FACILITIES

WITH A

FIRST LEGAL DRINK

1st

Best

Best Place

FOR YOUR

2nd Carlos O'Bryans 3rd Red Collar

LATE-NIGHT RESTAURANT

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1st

The Keg



2nd PDK Café 3rd East Side Mario’s

COME TO TOWN

1st

Olive Garden 

2nd Red Lobster 3rd The Keg/Cactus Club

Best Place for a Valentine’s Day Dinner One of the Best Places for an Anniversary

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Best SERVER

GOLDEN PLATE AWARDS 2019

BARTENDER

1st

2nd Mike and Ray,

2nd Braden Armstrong,

Darla Potoroka, Fox’n Hounds Oriental Gardens

rd Josey Fleury,

3

Scott’s Inn

Best BARISTA 1st

Caffe Motivo



2nd Starbucks 3rd Red Beard

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Best

1st 

WEDNESDAY, February 27, 2019

Karsten Rostad, Fox‘n Hounds



Thank you for voting us Best Dining With a View!

Fox‘n Hounds Deacon, Fox n Hounds

rd Gage

3

Best CHEF

Finest Lunch st 1 & Dinner Bennett Glendinning, Buffet in Earls KamloopsTown! 2nd David Toombs, Terra Restaurant 3rd Romeo Oloresisimo, Romeo's Kitchen & Spirits

610 West Columbia St. (at the Panorama Inn) 250-374-0340 • flavoursofindiakamloops.com

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ON THE ROCKS #1 BEST PLACE TO GO AFTER THE MOVIES ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO WATCH THE BIG GAME Our kitchen is dedicated to creating the best pub fare in Kamloops. We offer an extensive menu ranging from Maple-Glazed Salmon to AAA Prime Sterling Silver Sirloin to the popular Rocks Italian Salad! DAILY SPECIALS

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