Rashim Modi, one of the owners of Evergreen Pizzeria which opened last week at 13A 2528 Main St. next to Prime Cannabis, said it was not part of the business strategy to open next to a recreational cannabis store.
he had watched
unsuccessful for space in Kelowna, but spotted the space for rent adjacent to Prime in West Kelowna.
Modi said the restaurant stands out from other pizzerias because it offers Indian and Italian pizza flavors.
“We have quite a few options to try,” Modi said, adding that there were about 35 specialty pizzas on the menu.
When everything is up and running, Modi plans to bring two new pizzas to market each month.
Modi recommends people try the Indian pizza, noting that Ever-green makes a good butter chicken pizza as well as the garlic chili chicken pizza and sriracha chicken pizza.
“I haven’t seen anyone’s menu like this,” Modi said.
There are also options for vegetarian pizzas, such as Palek Paneer pizza and Indian vegetarian style pizza.
For meat lovers, options include meat lovers as well as the well-received Philly Cheese Steak pizza.
There is even a Donair pizza.
Modi said there are a few curry options made from scratch, such as shahi paneer, butter chicken, and lamb shahi, that got good responses.
Everything at Evergreen is homemade, including the meat sauce used in all the pasta.
The wings are purchased fresh and Evergreen makes their own flavors in-house.
They offer daily specials with families in mind, with packages that everyone can enjoy that are cheaper than ordering items individually.
Evergreen offers take-out and delivery, and sells pizza by the slice during lunchtime.
By the end of the holidays, Evergreen plans to introduce
hot ready-to-go meals such as butter chicken with rice and naan.
Evergreen Pizzeria is open Monday to Wednesday from
11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
You can reach Evergreen Pizzeria at 250-601-1000.
Art workshops a Christmas gift voucher
If you’re still on the hunt for Christmas gifts, consider an art workshop with artist Louise Lambert from Wine Country Studios.
The first Create Your Own Animal Spirit workshop for 2022 will take place on January 9 at 1:30 p.m. at Wine Country Studios.
The workshop begins with a guided mediation, through which participants begin to visualize and become familiar with the spirit guides within. They will then bring their spirit animal to life in a painting.
Lambert said that people can have more than one spirit animals in their lifetime. They can go in and out of people’s lives to guide and protect them.
The workshop is perfect for those who want to connect, who are curious about animal spirituality, or just want to have fun in the process.
Additionally, Lambert offers Creative Series Paint Like an Impressionistic Master workshops for new and experienced artists to discover and create their own Impressionist artwork.
Van Gogh’s Starry Night takes place on January 8; Van Gogh returns with Tournesols on February 12 and Monet’s Les Nymphéas takes place on April 3.
To learn more about the workshops, go online at winecountrystudios.ca.
Lambert has also revamped Wine Country Studios using local talent to give it an online presence due to COVID-19.
His art is shown online in contemporary interiors to show how paintings can be hung.
She uses True Blue Picture Framing for her artwork.
Visitors to winecountry.ca can browse Lambert’s works and purchase pieces that truly represent the region in which they live.
Lambert said it’s also almost a decorating website with all kinds of blog posts on decorating, how to make art and light and dark.
Lambert, who has a Métis background, attempts to recruit Métis or Indigenous artists to join her at the site for an exhibition at no cost to them.
Wine Country Studios is located at 1632 Braeburn Ct., Near Mission Hill Winery.
Actors Studio is looking for actor dogs
Kelowna Actors Studio called for applications in early January for Bruiser Woods, a Chihuahua, and Rufus Buonofuonte, a Bulldog for their next production of Legally Blonde.
The production will be directed by Randy Leslie who has worked with dogs on productions like Annie, Wizard of Oz and Camelot.
Every dog should have a great personality, love people, be able to take commands, and have a positive attitude.
Rehearsals will begin at the end of January and performances are scheduled to run from February 16 to March 6.
The comedian dog must be available for all rehearsals and performances. The owner is free to attend or a dog handler will be provided on site.
Auditions are by appointment only.
Send information, including age and a photo of your dog to Randy Leslie, General Artistic Director at [email protected], by January 3.
Barb Aguiar’s business column appears every two weeks in the Westside Weekly. Dial 250-768-0129 or email [email protected]