Posts Tagged ‘local’

GIVEAWAY – Cultivate: A Festival of Food & Drink Takes Over Port Hope

9 Sep, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt
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The past two summers have seen me travel more in Ontario than in the entire decade I have lived in my adopted home and last year I fell in love with a little place called Port Hope. You can get up to speed on why Port Hope is just the place to spend your weekends here in my #ExploreOntario post. Or you could get on board for a new festival going down on September 26th & 27th. Cultivate: A Festival of Food…

Renegade Craft Fair

12 Dec, 2014  |  by Amanda Spinosa

What you’ve been hearing about me is true. I’m a sucker for craft fairs. They’re a great place to meet fellow artists, get ideas and of course buy stuff. Historically, craft has been denied the title of an art form, but thankfully in more modern times, the line between art and craft has seemingly been blurred. This stuff ain’t your Grandma’s needlepoint toilet bowl covers. The Renegade Craft Fair in its eleventh year is bigger than ever. Located in one…

Ontario Pork Shares Holiday Recipe Classics

11 Nov, 2013  |  by Ama Scriver

Originally posted to Ama’s twice-weekly column on Toronto Is Awesome. It is going to be a winter holiday that nobody forgets, as I was invited to the Ontario Pork and Zwilling Products food writer dinner at Ruby Watch Co. in Toronto to taste hearty winter pork classics prepared by by Chef Lora Kirk. The evening might just might be the most delicious mouthful I ever tasted, with everything including pork and using thought-out local produce and ingredients. As we entered…

No Bull Burgers keeps it fresh, local and organic

9 Sep, 2013  |  by Ama Scriver

Originally posted to Ama’s bi-weekly column on Toronto is Awesome. Sometimes when you’re looking for food, you just want the classic burger & fries. Well guess what Toronto? No Bull Burgers has just what you’re looking for to satisfy that craving and they are doing so without any of the fillers or processed ingredients. Just plain, pure and simple hamburger goodness. No Bull Burger has been serving customers in the Queen and Parliament area for some time now however co-owner (part of…

Dundas Park Kitchen Bringing Comfort Food Home

8 Aug, 2013  |  by Ama Scriver

Over the past few months, a stretch of new restaurants have opened along Dundas West that have been offering healthy, grab and go choices.  One such place is the Dundas Park Kitchen, which nestled right beside the Belljar Cafe. I first came into contact with owners Alex Tso and Melanie Harris after they offered up an old espresso machine (on Facebook) from the old Portuguese restaurant they were refurbishing to make their own.  My partner ended up obtaining the machine…

Friday Foodie Five

6 Jun, 2013  |  by Yuli Scheidt

Every Friday we bring you our favourite foodie sight and sounds. Everything from food packaging and food inspired art, to recipes and reviews.  1. Local – Donair Burger from Wiggle Room, Market 707, Toronto 2. A Lot – Shrimp Po’ Boys with Spicy Mango  3.  Sweet – Yogurt Berry Popsicles 4. Drink – How to Stock a Bar 5. Lovely Packaging – Waddesdon Wine: Rothschild Collection by Paul Belford

Steven Salm and Michael Steh Set to Bring Stellar Seafood to Downtown Core

5 May, 2013  |  by Yuli Scheidt

This past Thursday May 23rd a baker’s dozen of media types donned hard hats and got a very special tour of the spaces that will shortly be two unique dinning spaces in Toronto’s Downtown core. Proprietor Steven Salm, a New Yorker who is having a big love affair with Toronto, and Executive Chef Michael Steh have taken up residence in the Historic Dineen Building at 10 Temperance just off Yonge St. And they’ve been busy. The tour began out on the street with some hearty chowder from The Chase‘s…