Posts Tagged ‘ontario’

Wanderlust: Cultivate the Perfect Weeknd in Port Hope

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt
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I have been struck so many times by how much small towns in Ontario look like quintessential movie towns that could fill in for Maine or Connecticut. The more I explore Port Hope, the more I am convinced it’s a real world Stars Hallow. Especially so during a festival held in the centre of town this past September. Scene: Cultivate: a festival of food & drink. White tents hug the bandshell in Memorial Park. The whole town is there, or…

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…

An Evening with the South Pond Farm Supper Club

8 Aug, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt

I pine for Old Montreal for how it looks and feels  — and tastes — like Europe. I miss the proximity of it. Now that I’m putting down roots in Toronto that six hour drives pales in comparison to the just under two hours Montreal is from Ottawa. So close we would often drive up just for dinner and return the same night. Ontario is always quick to remind me of it’s great qualities thankfully. What could feel more European…

Kleinburg gets a steakhouse that’s well-done: XXI Chophouse

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Geo Peck
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Tucked away in the little village of Kleinburg, about an hour and half north of Toronto, XXI Chophouse is not exactly what one would expect to find in this sleepy little hamlet. From the outside, the building it’s housed in, The Doctor’s House seems like an innocent and pleasant wedding venue, but the steakhouse inside just oozes swag. In an interior of leather and marble, XXI Chophouse is impressive at first glance. Right when you walk in you can see the…

Real Talk: How Ontario Sex-Ed Has Changed For The Better

6 Jun, 2015  |  by Danielle Morgan
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  Earlier this year the Ontario Ministry of Education wised up and introduced a new sex ed curriculum. The updated lessons — the first since 1998 — are set to be implemented in classrooms starting in September 2015. As necessary as it is, change never happens without some kind of resistance. A few weeks ago a group of parents decided to hold their kids back from school in protest. Petitions were circulated, statements were made, the works. Parents are fearful their children…

Exotic Flavours + Perfect Execution + LOBSTER MASHED POTATOES = Toben Food by Design

8 Aug, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

One of the most important parts of enjoying a wedding, work function—or, let’s be real, ANY event—is the food. Work functions with the same pasta salad (sidenote: how does every catering company seem to make the same gross pasta salad?) seem to be never-ending, and catering fare doesn’t usually excite. When we went to Twisted – Pop Up Restaurant hosted by 2nd Floor Events and catered by Chef Toben Kochman of Toben Food by Design, we were expecting the traditional…

Batter Up: Canteen Serves Up Corn-Dog Realness

5 May, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

by Ama Scriver | photos by Yuli Scheidt Listen up Toronto and listen real good. I have found some legit corn-dogs. None of this gross fried stuff that makes you feel like you’re going to be sick afterwards. Oh no. This corn-dog was heaven-sent straight from the kitchens of Oliver & Bonacini’s Canteen! To celebrate the beginning of a new Blue Jays season (I wonder if my homeboy Drake will be buying stocks in the Jays too?), the O&B team developed this…

Tickets on sale for The Stop’s Night Market this week

4 Apr, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

Written by Siobhan Ozege, photos by Yuli Scheidt The Stop’s annual Night Market is nearly upon us. For those in the know, it’s one of Toronto’s most coveted and cherished food events with tickets selling out within hours every year. This year, you’re lucky to have Fat Girl Food Squad watching out for you and giving you the heads-up: tickets go on sale THIS WEEK. On Thursday May 1st for just $65 you get the double-whammy: support the amazing and important food…

Amaya Group of Restaurants take on Indian Street Food

4 Apr, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

I am a huge Indian food fan. One of my go-to take out joints on is Amaya Express on Ossington. So when we were invited to check out the new spring menu at Amaya the Indian Room on Bayview, I was pretty excited. This would be some OG stuff, as it is one of the original Amaya Group of Restaurant locations. The Amaya Group of Restaurants was founded back in 2007 by Chef Hemany Bhagwani which currently has 15…

50th Annual Elmira Maple Syrup Festival

4 Apr, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

By Megan Stulberg I was recently invited to spend a weekend at the farm where my best friend grew up in Elmira, Ontario. Visiting a town with a whopping population of 9,931, you’d expect a relaxing and quiet weekend in the country, no? Well, it certainly started off that way: I spent Friday evening playing with the family’s seven household pets and watching Come Dine With Me reruns. The next morning, I dragged myself out of bed at 7am and then walked…