Founders House Dining and Drinks, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

The region around Annapolis Royal and Founders House is steeped in very early Canadian history with Fort Anne, Canada’s first administered National Historic Site, within sight.  For someone who loves to get a sense of place, the story of Fort Anne is riveting.  Over the centuries, the Annapolis...

Dosanko, Vancouver

The Japanese culture in British Columbia is centuries old. They came as fishing families and stayed. In Vancouver, the restaurants that sprang up were largely sushi places. Real Japanese cooking was found in the home kitchens of what is now loosely called Japantown. It’s those somewhat...

Sunny’s – A Modern Diner, Kelowna, British Columbia

RauDZ Creative Concepts Ltd. (RCC), owned by the dynamic team of Audrey Surrao and Chef Rod Butters are adding to their restaurant portfolio a modern diner they have named Sunny’s. Sunny’s is on Bernard Avenue, around the corner from other RCC hotspots RauDZ Regional Table and micro bar &...

Miijidaa café + bistro, Guelph, Ontario

Few restaurateurs have been so far ahead of the curve as Bob Desautels.  He began sourcing local ingredients ages before it was sexy.  It wasn’t easy but all along he knew it was right. His restaurants, The Neighbourhood Group, have supported farmers and fishers; brewers and winemakers for...

Queen’s Landing, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

One of the jewels in the Vintage Hotels crown, Queen’s Landing is on the waterfront in this history-rich community. Much of the story of modern Canada was solidified here with the battle of Queenston Heights where the British battalions triumphed over the invading forces from the south....

Borealis Grille & Bar, Guelph, Ontario

Bringing local home! Borealis Grille and Bar is a restaurant making a difference and setting a new standard for Ontario, and possibly Canada. The Desautel family just get it.  Bob Desautel’s wee granddaughter, Ava, holds a sign at the left that sums up their entire raison d’etre. Not...

Teatro, Calgary

When Chef Matthew Batey took on the position of Corporate Executive Chef of the well-established Teatro Group  in Calgary, we knew things would take a really quick turn towards local ingredients. For all his career he’s recognized how important they are to any restaurant he’s worked in...

Bishop’s Restaurant, Vancouver

John Bishop has been Vancouver’s consummate host for over three decades. His restaurant, simply named “Bishop’s” is a quiet haven filled with extravagant bouquets, great works of art from John’s personal collection and extraordinary food. Is there any other restaurant that has its very own duck...

Alforno, Calgary

Alforno is both an Italian ‘pasticceria’ and upscale casual restaurant. Located in one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in downtown Calgary, Alforno is a stone’s throw away from the Bow River pathway in Eau Claire. Originally conceived as the in-house bakery to provide fresh artisan bread and...

micro bar • bites , Kelowna, British Columbia

The culinary cousin to RauDZ Regional Table, micro bar • bites in downtown Kelowna is an expansive 900 square feet of bar and small bites.  Chef Butters jokes that the space is so small that “we don’t even capitalize the ‘m’ of micro!” No fancy stemware here.  The creatively simple approach...