Penny’s Place: A diner with delicious meals and service to match

Brian Turner  It may not necessarily be true that like old truckers, old truck-stops never stop rolling.  If they can’t change with the times and expanded tastes of their clientele, they may end up on the rust heap.  Nothing could be farther from the truth than Penny’s Place. Purchased in 1994 by Penny Bell, […]

Carleton Place father and son review food trucks as summer project

Jane Hobson What does it take to be a food master? For a Carleton Place father and son, the three main ingredients are a chip truck, a camera and a couple of hearty laughs. Wesley Parsons and his 13-year-old son Noah started reviewing local food trucks in early May as a summer project. “We […]

Radlers and Rosé: summer drinks to inspire

Brian Preston In this column we will cover spring and summer drinks, specifically Radlers and Rosés. In future columns, I will be covering a range of beers, wines and spirits that are locally available and as much as possible, locally produced. I intend to entertain and inform you each month, and aim to get you […]

Smiths Falls bakery starts a ‘suspended’ coffee and treat initiative

Jane Hobson A hot coffee on a breezy summer morning. A refreshing kombucha on lunch break. A fresh loaf of bread on the dinner table. These seemingly insignificant items are often a treat that many cannot afford. C’est Tout Bakery in Smiths Falls has a plan to make these simple pleasures more accessible to […]

Let’s Eat: Fast food done right at Law & Orders

Brian Turner  There’s nothing better in this country than the onset of our glorious summers.  Warm weather and plenty of sunshine beckon us to cottages, lakes, rivers, and campgrounds and finding a great place to recharge ourselves with some delicious hand-crafted food makes our journeys that much more enjoyable.  On that very popular commuting […]

Crooked Mile brews are gaining popularity

Craft breweries are popping up all over Ontario and the craft beer market is no longer the exclusive domain of the large metropolitan areas like Ottawa and Toronto. Smaller towns like Carleton Place, Smith Falls, Perth and now Almonte have their own local breweries. These are locally owned and operated by families and friends that […]