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 […]

Beer Wine & Spirits: KIN Vineyards makes Carp a wine tasting destination

Brian Preston, The Travelling Sommelier Ominous clouds filled the skies on Saturday, July 8 but ever the optimist I set off from Portland, Ont. with the top down for an hour’s road trip up to the Grand Opening of KIN Vineyards near Carp, Ont. There I was met by a couple of smiling young […]

Hummingbird Chocolate’s bean-to-bar production offers unique flavours

Brian Preston We have a gem in Eastern Ontario, a rare and unusual enterprise that you must visit – Hummingbird Chocolate in Almonte. It is one of only a few places in the country that produces quality chocolate from bean to bar. They make Hershey bars taste like coarse sugar candy. Using only the […]

The wait for authentic Indian Cuisine in Carleton Place is over

Brian Turner At long last Carleton Place can now boast an authentic Indian cuisine restaurant much to the delight of those with a taste for the exotic. But Sagar Indian Cuisine at 156 Bridge Street isn’t just any run-of-the-mill diner. One taste is all it takes to let you know. A soft opening for Sagar […]