Food&Drink

Let’s Eat: Pitmaster; Smoke fans rejoice

I doubt if even Wes Parsons, owner of Pitmaster, one of Carleton Place’s newest meal purveyors, could have predicted the overwhelming response to his custom meat smoker’s output when he opened earlier this year.  It’s an omission made even more notable when you consider Wes’ history in the food biz and his never-ending attention to […]

Beer, Wine & Spirits: Grenache/Garnacha

This month I thought I would break the seasonal rules and write about one of the oldest and most widely planted grapes that many don’t realize is found in many wines from many countries. In France it is called Grenache; in Spain, Garnacha. When you drink wine blends from Cotes du Rhone and Chateauneuf du […]

Joe’s Italian Kitchen in Almonte; Forget everything you know about pizza

Almonte’s newest Italian dining spot, Joe’s Italian Kitchen has been packing them in since opening this past summer. It’s located at the bottom of Mill Street in the lower level of the beautifully restored Heritage Mill building at number 7; when you learn the story behind Joe’s, you won’t be surprised.  Joe’s is the latest […]

Great match: Bordeaux with stuffed Christmas turkey

In September, we toured the wineries and distilleries of Bordeaux. In last month’s edition I talked about the luscious sweet wines of Sauternes in the Sauternais region of Bordeaux located south of Bordeaux near the town of Langon on the Garonne river. Our excursion  took us about an hour east of Bordeaux on the Right […]

Mucho Burrito brings fresh to Kemptville

Fresh is just an Avocado’s throw away. Kemptville is about to experience a new take on Mexican food that gives new meaning to the word fresh. Canada’s favourite Mexican inspired restaurant celebrates it’s first location in Kemptville with a grand opening event on Saturday, October 26th, 2019. The celebration takes place at 3000 Wellington Rd […]

Beer, wine and spirits: Lost Penny Pub

Penny, Canadian — Passed away peacefully on Feb. 4, 2013, when the Royal Canadian Mint stopped distributing the copper-coloured coin (which was actually zinc coated). From May 2006 to October 2008, all circulation Canadian pennies from 1942 to 1996 had a melt value of over $0.02 CAD based on the increasing spot price of copper in […]