Lunching with Lauren – The George Street Diner

The George Street Diner129 George Street(416) 862-7676 A few steps east of the hustle and bustle of the work-day downtown crowd, the George Street Diner is a little piece of laid-back hipster heaven. Comfy red vinyl booths and orange bar stools seat everyone from George Brown students to Bay street types on escape missions, and… 

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Breakfast at O&B Canteen

O&B Canteen, the first of the two Oliver & Bonacini restaurants to open at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, is now open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I stopped in on Friday to check out the space and try one of the breakfast butties…

Langdon Hall BBQ Series – Cava

 www.langdonhall.ca   The recently launched Sizzling Summer BBQ Series at Langdon Hall is a casual series of events hosting a variety of culinary personalities, and pairing them with local and international wineries. Recently Chef Chris Mcdonald (Cava) came up to co-host the event with Tawse Winery…

Ravine Vineyard Oyster Bar

www.ravinevineyard.com   With a constantly evolving agricultural template, Niagara region cuisine is growing at a welcome pace. A series of really cool wine related events have launched this year, a new mobile food truck has arrived,  receiving rave reviews. The latest addition is a casual oyster bar at Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery…

What is this Flower?

Recently, while eating, drinking and snapping photos in Stratford — I noticed a beautiful garden outside of Rundles. While the architecture and furnishings inside Rundles demand inquisitive eyes and moments of debate, the garden outisde is equally eye catching. I spotted many species of flowers I hadn’t seen before. One of them being this. Guess… 

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Summer Skin Products

To prepare for my trip to sunny California, I made sure to pack my bag full of protective skincare products so I could spend lots of time outdoors and feel secure knowing that my skin would be shielded from the harmful effects of sun exposure. 

iYellow Wine School VQ’EH Part 3

On Tuesday July 27th, I attended the last in the iYellow Wine School’s Spring/Summer Term classes, held at Café Taste.  This final  instalment, entitled “Full Figured and Graceful” walked us through a sparkling wine, two Chardonnays and eight reds, paired with five cheeses from Café Taste’s extensive menu.

Caskapalooza 2010

In the tumultuous sea of (largely) mass-produced beer that BeerFest has become the Great Lakes Caskapalooza pavillon at the southeast corner of Bandshell Park was a calm harbour.  Partnered with LifeExperiences.ca the good folks at Great Lakes had an impressive selection of their cask and…