Duft and Crocco on the Bakehouse, Brickhouse, and the Downtown Abbotsford renaissance

Posted Posted in Features, Food, Local Flavours, Off The Vine

Two and a half years ago, the best croissants in the world came to Downtown Abbotsford. Duft and Co. Bakehouse is serious about pastries, and Abbotsfordians are serious about eating them. The place is humming any given day, and the line-up is to the door for fresh doughnuts on Saturdays. When owners Tyler Duft and […]

Stories at the core: Two gurdwara exhibits explore new interpretations of scripture and history

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Evolving Interpretations: Sikhism and Women is the eighth official exhibit since the Sikh Heritage Museum opened in 2011, and will be open for viewing for the remainder of the year. The exhibit is unique because it is located underneath a fully function­ing gurdwara. Opened in 1911, the Gur Sikh Temple on South Fraser Way in […]

“You can’t be a dumbass forever”: In-depth with Blessed’s Drew Riekman

Posted Posted in Features, Music, Off The Vine

After years spent paying their dues in talented bands stunted by half-hearted commitment and wasted potential, the four members of Abbotsford’s Blessed are ready to make good. Their new EP is four tightly wound tracks of sophisticated and raw post-punk that recalls the muscular intricacy of Television at their Marquee Moon peak. This is especially […]