Beer, Wine and Spirits: King’s Lock Craft Distillery

Rob and Laura Bradley are the founders of King’s Lock Craft Distillery, named after King’s Lock built near the rapids at Johnstown enabling early travel along the St Lawrence. They are located in Johnstown near Prescott and Fort Wellington just along the river from the Battle of the Windmill historic site at a narrow stretch […]

Yellow Canoe Café Merrickville; you don’t need a special reason to visit, but it will be extraordinary

The Yellow Canoe Café, located at the entrance to Merrickville’s storied main street shopping area, isn’t new, having been around for over 15 years, but it recently changed owners with a former life-time (as she puts it) employee having taken over the reins in 2014. And while Danielle Moizer may be young, her dishes demonstrate […]

Kick off maple syrup season at the annual Tapping Out Party, Saturday, March 9

Maple syrup season is right around the corner, and the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (LDMSPA) is getting ready to kick the season off right, with a Tapping Out Party on Saturday, March 9, 2019. This annual event is hosted each year at a Lanark & District sugarbush, and this year’s event will […]

Boulton House; Reinventing and reinvigorating an historic locale to create a new dining oasis

If you check out the Facebook page of Carleton Place’s newest dining establishment, Boulton House (35 Mill St), you can be excused for thinking it came from humble roots when you look at the historic photo of its exterior taken in the horse and buggy era.  This structure on the Mississippi River, just next door […]

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 […]