Chef Aaron Rail and Manager Connie Earl have been hosting "One Big Table" events for almost a year now at Comox's Avenue Bistro restaurant. These are big, fun, flavourful events that celebrate what Chef Aaron calls "social eating."

He talks to us about the January 2013 One Big Table event, a "Tropica"-themed affair that manages to incorporate local flavours while bringing some light and energy to our grey West Coast winter.

You can find out more about Chef Aaron's activities by following him on Twitter and Instagram at @ChefAaronRail.

Avenue Bistro in Comox, along with sister restaurant Atlas Cafe in downtown Courtenay, are among several Comox Valley restaurants paying close attention to the local food movement on Vancouver Island. Check their daily fresh sheets for what's available from local sources: and

Atlas Cafe and Avenue Bistro are also active on Facebook.

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