Axe and Arrow Gastropub; A New Approach

Brian Turner Review an eatery without ever stepping foot inside?  How can that be done? If you consider that the place in question is the creation of local community supporter and enthusiast Brian Paquette, you’ll find your answer.  Brian and his wife Vanessa MacLellan moved to Smiths Falls only 7 years ago, but they’ve both […]

Ashton Brew Pub; A true taste of Britain in your own backyard

Brian Turner The Ashton Brew Pub in Ashton has always been known as a great local place to wet your whistle with some fine libations but it’s has evolved over the years to become a true oasis for foodies and craft beer aficionados alike.  In fact, Ashton Brew Pub was serving great barley nectar long […]

Lanark County to unveil food and drink trail at stakeholder session Oct. 23

Submitted The Lanark County Tourism Association (LCTA) is pleased to announce that Lanark County’s first food and drink trail program guidelines will be officially unveiled to stakeholders on Oct. 23 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Lanark County Administration Building. This stakeholder session is the second meeting held to gain feedback on the […]

Blue Gypsy Wines

Brian Preston – The Travelling Sommelier Blue Gypsy Wines of Oxford Mills in Eastern Ontario, south of Ottawa, is owned and operated by Louis Gaal and his wife Claire Faguy. Louis went from being a management consultant in Manhattan, New York, to being a farmer here in Eastern Ontario. He still provides consulting services to […]

Let’s Eat: Capone’s Deli

Brian Turner After only one season of a very successful run at being Carleton Place’s go-to food truck (the former Mike’s Fries) operator Matt Maurice joined with his wife Lea to move up the food chain ladder to create a diner/take-out with a difference on Bridge Street. Capone’s Deli launched with a very busy soft-opening […]

Smokie Ridge Vineyard

Brian Preston – The Travelling Sommelier If you are ever over at Mountain just east of Kemptville,  you have to stop in at Smokie Ridge Vineyard and winery established in 2007 where Paul ‘Smokie’ Leblanc, his wife Debbie and their family, grow cold hearty hybrid grape varietals and make a wonderful range of wines. I […]