Posts Tagged ‘beer’

Garden Brewers Celebrate with The Harvest Party

12 Dec, 2014  |  by Carly Mcleod

Four years ago, Vicktor and Sonja North created “The Ambitious Brewery,” Garden Brewers. Rooted in Hamilton, the brewing couple knew that their purpose would be to make incredible, “bold yet balanced” brews. Their passion for the craft brewing community has developed into complex, yet flavourful beverages that are conversation starters. With their “ambitious” brews, come ambitious (but definitely needed) plans to create a bricks and motar brewery here in Hamilton. Although there is no firm date yet, the very idea…

Beer That Tastes Like A High Five: Dominion City Brewing Company

11 Nov, 2014  |  by Guest Post
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Nestled in an industrial building on Canotek Road, the recently opened Dominion City Brewing Company has been proving that not only is it possible to follow your passion, but that you can inspire passion in others at the same time. The brewing company is run by a group of friends who left their office jobs to work at making something tangible. This something ended up being beer. Starting the brewery was a labour of love. Not just the love that…

Italian dining close to home: Trattoria by Mercatto

9 Sep, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver
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Nothing says comfort like a good old fashioned and well-cooked Italian meal.  With Toronto’s abundance of restaurant choices – it’s hard to find one that stays true to authentic Italian cuisine.  However, I found just that when I attended Trattoria by Mercatto located inside Toronto’s Eaton Centre. From the outside, the restaurant seems unassuming but once inside you’re greeted with an abundance of delicious and fresh flavours in their menu with a beautiful selection of cocktails. On the day in…

[GIVEAWAY] Toronto Festival of Beer’s Spring Sessions

3 Mar, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

Toronto’s Festival of Beer (TFoB) announced its new Spring Sessions festival slated for March. Because who needs to wait until summer for an ice cold brew? The Spring Sessions will take place at the Evergreen Brickworks on Friday March 28 and Saturday March 29. The entire area will be filled top to bottom with ales, lagers and ciders from some of Toronto’s top craft brewers: Left Field Brewery, Mill Street, Steam Whistle, Great Lakes and Brickworks Ciderhouse. With entrance fee…

3, 2, 1, DRINK!

2 Feb, 2014  |  by Guest Post

Coke vs. Pepsi Beatles vs. Stones Athens vs. Sparta Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning These are some of the greatest rivalries known to the world. We’d like to add one more: Beer vs. Wine Restaurant International at Algonquin College is offering the opportunity for this rivalry to finally be solved, over a five course dinner specially prepared to match with five beers and five wines. A resident beer expert and sommelier will be on hand to help the diners decide…

Friday Foodie Five

2 Feb, 2014  |  by Yuli Scheidt

Every Friday we bring you our favourite foodie sights and sounds. Everything from food packaging and food inspired art, to recipes and reviews.  1. Food Art – Fresh Baked Goods 2. Pretty Packaging – Buck O’Hare Sunshine Beer 3. Little Bites – Fried Ravioli Hearts 4. Food Words – Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungery This one has been making the rounds, but it is so-so accurate. 5. Sweets – S’more Donuts

[VIDEO]: Drunk Cooking with Simon & Ama – Episode 1

2 Feb, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

Introduction written by Simon Gilbert “Some of my most liked things on Instagram are just us being stupid,” Ama confided in me one night. “Well, yeah. We’re kind of hilarious,” I replied, half joking. “Do you want to film us getting drunk and making food?” “Um, obviously?” And that was the inception of Drunk Cooking with Simon and Ama. — If you’ve ever hung out with Ama and me together, you’ll know exactly what to expect from Drunk Cooking with…

Real Talk: Health vs. Diet – what is the difference?

2 Feb, 2014  |  by Guest Post

“…people think I eat too many chocolate bars…” You may recall this accented line spoken by a young man in an easily ridiculed 90s commercial about acne. I remember making fun of the commercial myself and even after a continuous battle with cystic acne from the age of 14 to now at 26 that has included three and a half stints on the heavy-duty Isotretinoin (at the time marketed as Accutane now going by the gentler-but will still make you…

The (not so secret) Society of Beer Drinking Ladies of Toronto

1 Jan, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, I came across a fabulous group of ladies who were taking their love of craft beer and doing something about it. It was a craft beer support system by ladies and for ladies and the group was called The Society of Beer Drinking Ladies (SOBDL). With their first event coming up Friday January 31, 2014 – I decided to chat with The Society (including Jen Shute, Erica Campbell, Magenta Suzanne and Jamie) to…

Get Hop and Heavy at Jack Astor’s Winter Fling

1 Jan, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

Originally posted to Ama’s twice-weekly column on Toronto Is Awesome. Let’s be honest: who doesn’t love Jack Astors? It was one of my go-to restaurants when I was growing up as a kid. As I’ve grown up, it seems like the cheeky and playful Jack’s has done a bit of that as well. Just recently, Jack’s introduced their Winter Fling festival (taking place until January 19) which introduces delicious craft beers and three crush-worthy new dishes onto to the menu….