News and Events

  • Simcoe Hospitality Awards 2015 29-Apr-15 The Simcoe Hospitality Awards were off to a marvelous start with Chef Michael Smith in the house. What a wonderful and timely coincidence that [...] Read more
  • Il Buco Ristorante 19-Apr-15 An orderly line of wine bottles graces the entrance, classically styled paintings adorn the walls, the service is formal, the menu filled with tempting time honoured standards. Read more
  • Canvas and Cabernet 30-Mar-15 I first ventured into Canvas and Cabernet during the February Blues Festival as it was one of the featured venues. I was captivated by the [...] Read more
  • The February Blues XVIII 25-Feb-15 The music extends past the Barrie borders; sending notes and melodies via the Simcoe Public Libraries south to the Innisfil and Bradford [...] Read more
  • February Blues Festival 2015 Now On 2-Feb-15 The 18th edition of the February Blues Festival starts Monday, February second and runs until the 8th. Taking place in venues in Barrie, Midland, [...] Read more
  • Crazy Fox Bistro 23-Jan-15 Given that Crazy Fox Bistro has graced the city of Barrie with fine meals for thirty years they are entitled to high praise. From the original [...] Read more
  • Chavo Crepes in Barrie 20-Dec-14 From the farmers market I gleefully followed Chavo Crepes to a summer pit stop that was a fabulous food truck, and now I am thrilled to share [...] Read more
  • Era 67 in Orillia 29-Nov-14 When Chef Ian tells me his kitchen is a place of sanctuary, I understand intrinsically the food presented to his clientele is prepared with [...] Read more
  • Blackie and the Rodeo Kings at Violet’s Venue 22-Nov-14   Bruce grew up in the 60’s, a huge music fan who dreamt of opening a concert venue someday. For thirty years the responsibilities of [...] Read more
  • 10fold farms “Feast on Summer” with Ciboulette et Cie 10-Oct-14 The setting was picture perfect, our creature comforts tended to; from the tarps above, festooned with twinkle lights, the photo op gorgeous [...] Read more
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