Food & Drink


Great places to Eat in Orillia.
13 Mar 2017

Great places to Eat in Orillia.

Eat in Orillia Known as Simcoe County’s “4 season playground”, Orillia is in the heart of Ontario’s Lake Country, just an hour and 10 minutes north of Toronto. Situated where Lake Simcoe and Lake Couchiching meet, Orillia has some great restaurants to tempt your taste buds. On a recent visit, I had a chance to nosh at 3 of Orillia’s nicest restaurants. St. Germain’s Steakhouse...

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Cocktails: Bar Sazerac on James Street North.
01 Mar 2017

Cocktails: Bar Sazerac on James Street North.

Wedged between Saltlick Smokehouse and Knead Pizza in Hamilton is Bar Sazerac, the New Orleans Style Cocktail and Oyster Bar. Serving up NOLA style drinks and finger foods, Bar Sazerac fills the “before dinner” and “after dinner” cocktail and appetizer stop. With a warm feeling, and seats mainly along the bar, the conversation with the friendly bartenders adds to the unique drink menu. Nick Incretolli...

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Culinary Destination: A Taste of Burlington.
01 Feb 2017

Culinary Destination: A Taste of Burlington.

Wendy and I headed out to the Taste of Burlington launch event tonight at The Burlington Performing Arts Centre. This was my 3rd year attending the launch event for Burlington’s Winter Taste Of program. New for 2017, Tourism Burlington is focusing their efforts on the Winter Taste of event, and have discontinued the summer program. It was great seeing Linda, Sid, Davindra, Christine, Carin, and...

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Saltlick Smokehouse: Smoked Meats on James Street North.
30 Nov 2016

Saltlick Smokehouse: Smoked Meats on James Street North.

A few weeks ago, my friend Anson and I were looking for a new place to have lunch. Both of us felt like BBQ (no surprise there). So I figured I would put up a Facebook status asking friends where there favourite BBQ restaurant was, within 30 minutes of Oakville, preferably in Hamilton. Why Hamilton? After a recent food tour of Hamilton, my eyes were...

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Enjoy a sultry taste of the south at Southern Smoke.
22 Nov 2016

Enjoy a sultry taste of the south at Southern Smoke.

Ottawa Street, know for antiques, record shops and textile stores, has been home to Southern Smoke Barbecue House for the past 15 months. Prior to opening the restaurant, Southern Smoke existed as a food truck. The decor is modern, yet rustic. Stained wooden palates were used on the wall behind the bar, and on the front of the food serving area. The dark red and...

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