Food & Drink


The façade of Erie Street’s newest restaurant, Bacchus, seen on 2 September 2017, takes architecture on the street to the next level by replicating a look found mostly in Europe.Photo by Robert Tuomi.

Myslichuk Upgrades Erie Look

(WINDSOR, ON) – For most of its existence, the many shops and restaurants on Via Italia, as Windsor’s Little Italy is known, were mostly non-descript….


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LaSalle Readies To Host Craft Beer Festival

(LaSALLE, ON) – Planning is underway for the fourth annual LaSalle Craft Beer Festival, set to take place on Thanksgiving weekend at the Vollmer Complex….



The Wine Shop at the new Metro outlet in Devonshire Mall, seen on 26 August 2017, offers Windsor shoppers a local source of No Boats On Sunday apple cider.Photo by Robert Tuomi.

New Metro Brings In New Products

(WINDSOR, ON) – A side effect of the opening of a new urban-styled Metro grocery store, at Devonshire in Windsor Mall, is the arrival of…


The plush Douro Valley of Portugal.Photo by Fotini Stephen.

Warming Up For Port Wine Day 2017

(TORONTO, ON) – I do not wish to pat myself on the back but this is this the third year in succession I have been…


Te-Awa Winery

Left Field Sauvignon Blanc

(TORONTO, ON) – Yes, another free sample was delivered to my door today. Dylan the Westie is a mere 20 pounds, but barks up a…



The Muscedere vineyard was not atypical of the vines in Lake Erie North Shore. Photo by Robert Stephen.

A Distinctively Unimpressive Wine

(TORONTO, ON) – When you write about wine and have guests coming over for dinner you find your mind turning into a bit of a…


CREW vineyard grapes wine

Some Magnotta VQAs

(TORONTO, ON) – Magnotta seems to display an abundance of plonk and “international cellared” blends. I’d rather cut through the crap and see what VQAs…