Smith and Barrel not your ordinary pub, not by a long shot

Brian Turner When you head out with friends and family for a Friday night, work-week’s-done celebration, a local pub is a natural choice. You know you can find your favourite libation, an energetic, friendly crowd, and even some passable fare. But seldom do you expect hand-crafted fine cuisine to go along with your suds and […]

The flavours of fall

Shannon Miller Millers Bay Farm Aren’t you glad we live in Canada!  There are so many reasons, but one of our favourites is the changing seasons.  That’s not only due to the fact that this business is a seasonal one, although we’re not going to lie — that definitely a big one. The happy thought […]

My Place will be your place after one visit

Brian Turner I usually don’t put a lot of stock in online business ratings, but when searching for a restaurant in Smiths Falls to review, My Place kept coming up as number one on more than a few different sites.  So our neighbours joined my partner and I for a recent visit, and found out […]

Beer, Wine & Spirits: Whiprsnapr Brewing Co. has beers for every lager lover

Brian Preston Bells Corners in Nepean has a relatively new craft brewery operating at 14 Bexley Place called Whiprsnapr Brewing Co ( It’s fourth anniversary will be on Devil’s Eve (Halloween) this year. Cody Howard, son of one of the owners (Ian McMartin, Mike Feagan and Dave Woward) gave us a wonderful tour and tasting […]

Education workshop for beginner and veteran maple syrup producers

Sweet Ontario Pure Maple Syrup Interested in getting started making maple syrup? The Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (LDMSPA) is hosting a Maple Syrup Beginner’s Workshop on Sept. 30, 2017. This is an all-day event to educate those looking to enter into maple syrup production on a home or commercial scale, as well […]

Let’s Eat: Mill Street Crepe Company

Brian Turner It may not be a hidden gem to Almonte residents, but it’s certainly a treasure. Located inside the Heritage Court Mall on Mill Street in Almonte is a restaurant that proves once and for all crepes aren’t just for brunch or dessert. Mill Street Crepe Company has been open for six years and […]