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Jake’s Grill & Oyster House – Review 2016 EVOO / Food / Review / Wine

A Burlington Tradition since 1985 Jake’s Grill & Oyster House | Burlington, Ontario This article also appears on Urbanicity and TripAdvisor. Jake’s is an institution in Burlington, it has been around for over a quarter century and never disappoints. If you want fresh oysters it is the best place to be. But beyond that, they have happy hour on Wednesdays from 3 PM to closing,...

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Culantro Peruvian Cookery – Review 2016 EVOO / Food / Review

A Peruvian Cookery on Main Street East Culantro Peruvian Cookery | Hamilton, Ontario This article also appears on Urbanicity. Peru is truly renowned for its sophisticated food culture and Lima is easily the culinary capital of South America. Located on King William Street for about three years, Culantro moved recently to its new location on 537 Main Street East. It truly is an authentic Peruvian...

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Benchmark Restaurant – Review 2016 EVOO / Food / Review / Wine

Culinary Excellence at Niagara College Benchmark Restaurant at Niagara College | Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario This article also appears on Urbanicity and TripAdvisor. In the heart of the Niagara region lies a picturesque Niagara College Campus, famous for its culinary programs that include wine and beer production on site. To start the experience, enjoy a tasting in the winery, which like all the facilities on campus is...

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Café Limoncello – Review 2016 EVOO / Food / Review / Wine

An original catalyst for Ottawa Street rebirth Café Limoncello | Hamilton, Ontario This article also appears on TripAdvisor. In the 9-8th century BC legend would have it that failing to seduce Ulysses, Parthenope the siren threw herself in the sea and was washed ashore , landing on a rock in the southern coast of Italy . The real story being less fantastic would be that...

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Red Stone Winery – Review 2016 EVOO / Food / Review / Wine

Another Jewel in the Tawse Terroir Collection Empire Red Stone Winery | Beamsville, Ontario This article also appears on TripAdvisor and Urbanicity. As promised with the advent of good weather, we will explore more of the Niagara wine region and its many offerings: Moray Tawse is a well known and respected name in the Canadian wine world. The Tawse winery won Canada’s winery of the year...

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Puravida Tuscan Deli & Espresso Bar – Review 2016 EVOO / Food / Review

Part of the Renaissance of Ottawa Street North Puravida Tuscan Deli & Espresso Bar | Hamilton, Ontario This article also appears on TripAdvisor and Urbanicity. Sauro, the owner of the Tuscan deli, the subject of our story today, could be considered a “renaissance man”. It is a description that has been used and abused over the years but in his case it would be fitting. Born...

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Ennoteca Otto Pizzeria – Review 2016 EVOO / Food / Review

Another Batali Gem Ennoteca Otto Pizzeria | Las Vegas, Nevada This article also appears on TripAdvisor. We decided to have a late lunch at this place. It is located in “St Mark’s” square Venice… This is the most incredible setting you could imagine. It is a reproduction of the real thing with an artificial sky that looks every bit real. At time of visit the...

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Culantro Tasting Session Events / EVOO / Food

Re-Opening and Tasting Session at the Culantro Peruvian Cookery Culantro | Hamilton, Ontario Culantro invited all food related media for a tasting menu last week. They offered two possible evenings: Wednesday or Friday. Urbanicity was represented on Wednesday by their regular food columnist. Culantro is an authentic Peruvian restaurant. It was located on King William Street for about three years and moved recently to the new...

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Wild Orchid – Review 2016 EVOO / Food / Review / Wine

Flavours of Aveiro – Connecting Land and Sea Wild Orchid | Hamilton, Ontario This article also appears on TripAdvisor and Urbanicity. Jorge is the proprietor and Chef of the Wild Orchid restaurant . They are celebrating their 20th anniversary this coming June. Let’s look at what makes Jorge and his venue tick: The place where Jorge’s family is originally from is called Aveiro. The culture of...

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Koosh Bistro – Review 2016 EVOO / Food / Review / Wine

Science Applied to Culinary art Koosh Bistro | Hamilton, Ontario This article also appears on TripAdvisor and Urbanicity. Tucked in picturesque Hamilton’s Westdale, Koosh Bistro has glazed front with a yellow awning on Main Street west. The interior is truly Bistro like and oozes charm with a contemporary décor yet comfortable with understated elegance. Although small, it feels as if there is enough privacy for patrons...

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