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Salvatore’s – Review 2016 Article / Food / Review / Wine

Authentic Italian in Burlington Salvatore’s | Burlington, Ontario This article also appears on TripAdvisor. Previously located on Lakeshore East in Oakville, Salvatore’s moved this year to downtown Burlington. Sure enough it is located on Lakeshore again, facing Spencer Smith Park and the famous Pier. The décor is simple but elegant with white cloth table covers and a small patio a couple of steps above the...

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Ravine Vineyard Restaurant – Review 2016 Article / Food / Review / Wine

St. Davids, Ontario Wine Country Ravine Vineyard Restaurant | Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario This article also appears on Urbanicity and TripAdvisor. We often hear from eating establishment owners that they source locally. It is a sign of the time and appeals to our senses. At Ravine, it is taken to an entirely different level. They raise their own pigs and produce their own Charcuterie (Cold Cuts) and...

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Nonna’s Cucina Ristorante – Review 2016 Article / Food / Review

Great Food, Great Service! Nonna’s Cucina Ristorante | Burlington, Ontario This article also appears on TripAdvisor. At Nonna’s Cucina the pizzas are great but that’s not all. The restaurant has 2 bars adjacent yet divided by a wall. The space is pleasant and flows from the tasting room at the back through the main dining room, the bar and finally the newly renovated area. It...

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Baci Ristorante – Review 2016 Article / Food / Review

A Warm and Friendly Place Baci Ristorante | Hamilton, Ontario This article also appears on TripAdvisor. Baci Ristorante was designed primarily for the guests of the Hotel where it is located but it has become a favorite venue for many including seniors, families, couples and young patrons. Its look and feel is very pleasant, open to the bar, the pizza oven and the kitchen. Seeing...

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Salt Lick Smokehouse – Review 2016 Article / Food / Review

Southern Cuisine on James North, Hamilton Salt Lick Smokehouse | Hamilton, Ontario This article also appears on TripAdvisor. It starts like any other true tales do, many years ago 282 James St North, Hamilton was a Portuguese grocery and fish store. It was called Atlantic Fish Market. Linda and her husband ran it until circumstances compelled them to sell and move. That sign from their...

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Mickey McGuire’s Cheese – Review 2016 Article / Food / Review

An Emporium of Goodness Mickey McGuire’s Cheese | Dundas, Ontario This article also appears on Urbanicity. If you look for the origins of the first cheese and how it was made, all you will find is speculation: it may have started 4000 or 5000 years ago, but who knows exactly the process? Many have assumed it was by accident in a way very similar to...

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Brux House Craft Beer + Kitchen – Review 2016 Article / Food / Review

Belgian Brilliance comes to Locke Street South Brux House Craft Beer + Kitchen | Hamilton, Ontario This article also appears in the September Issue of Urbanicity.   The founders of Quatrefoil are co-owners of Brux House located on Locke Street South. Their partner and relative, Mark, provides the brewer’s perspective. It’s a good combination: culinary excellence with craft beer expertise. The name is derived from...

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Quatrefoil – Review 2016 Article / Food / Review / Wine

Classically Inspired Contemporary French Quatrefoil | Dundas, Ontario This article also appears on Urbanicity and TripAdvisor. Since it opens its doors, this establishment was immediately recognized as a special place. In 2010 Enroute (Air Canada’s inflight magazine) ranked it in the top 10 best new restaurants in the country. It is housed in a historical building in downtown Dundas, with its gothic revival architecture, dating...

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The definition of the word health is unclear to most of us, perhaps that is why we prefer the word wellness. The latter conjures an understandable state of being, i.e. feeling well. We could define health as “an absence of disease”, but that does not deal with the potential for long term conditions that may be building up within us without detection. That detection may...

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Today, I had to rethink hard what I have been reading in the blogs of James Howard Kunstler and Charles Hugh Smith, both in their own ways are like those prophets of the old testament warning us about the errors of our ways ….. It dawned on me last Saturday, that there is much merit in their musings, insanity is definitely upon the suburban crowd...

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