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Bodega, Victoria, BC

  We walked into Bodega to inquire if we could get a seat an hour or so later, we were told (not surprisingly) that they didn't take reservations normally but they would take our phone number and to just show up when we were ready. At this point, it didn't seem too busy but the room is a small one, so we set off to do a little shopping and walk off our last snack from a short time before.   When we returned, still early in the evening, the place was packed full. We were expected but still had to wait some minutes for a table to leave before we were offered a small table wedged between two other tables or the two stools at the end of the bar directly beside the wait station. We opted for the bar seats, our preferred location at most drinking joints anyways.   It was happy hour when we arrived (It seems its always happy hour somewhere in Victoria), and the special was an assortment of of Spanish wines, the din of the bustling bar made it hard to hear exactly what the barten

Angler's Dining Room at Dolphin's Resort, Campbell River BC (9/10)

This isn't my first time eating here.  On this occasion, it was obviously a quiet night which is rarely the case.   Whiskey and I, on this particular evening had joined a friend of mine whom I hadn't seen in over 15 years, she happened to be staying at Dolphin's resort for the night and we wanted to visit, and also we injected ourselves into her dinner reservations.   I dine at Angler's maybe twice a year, and have as of yet, never had a bad meal there. On this particular evening I was a bit more concerned with catching up with an old friend with some drinks, so immediately we ordered a bottle of wine without first deciding on food. We settled on a bottle of Summerhill organic Merlot. Opulent yet soft, this wine was everything I wanted it to be this evening, and the markup on such a bottle was very reasonable for a dining room with a good, hand selected (albeit small) wine list.  Shortly after some catching up I finally opened the food menu. Right away my eyes s