October 27, 2008

Paesano's Article

Paesano's is a market/cafe located in Lakeshore, ON. They sell yummy cupcakes.

Take a look at my article on Food Network Canada's blog for more details.

October 25, 2008

Food in the News

A grilled cheese party! Why didn't I think of that?? - CBC Food Bytes Blog

Toronto has a few parks with bake ovens. Why do more cities not do this? - Toronto Star

Other things to order, besides pho, when eating Vietnamese - Toronto Star

What is a sandwich really? - Jumbo Empanadas

Top 10 worst first date foods - not sure if I agree with soup though - Baltimore Sun

Creemore is a lovely town in Ontario, that happens to have a 100 mile store. Seasonal Ontario Food went for a visit - Seasonal Ontario Food

A guy tries to pay for his Big Mac combo with weed and someone calls 911? Puleez! - YumSugar

Recipe Review

For those final local root veggies, Honey Mint Glazed Carrots - Seasonal Ontario Food

Tailgating recipes for the sports fan (or food fan) in you! - Epicurious

Wicked good caramel apples - CHOW

Two More Windsor Restos

Avanti - I think my in-laws have determined that this is "their place". At the moment, anyhow. This small Italian eatery has amazingly friendly and personal service, as well as a great menu. Windsor Eats has written an article about the restaurant and their new menu.

Smoke and Spice - This is the new venture of Ryan Odette, formerly of Mamo (one of my favourite places in Windsor). Hubby and I went in on a Saturday about 10 days after opening and were happy to see that the place was hopping. We wondered how the menu would be since it was in such contrast to the former bistro dishes at Mamo. We were mildy disappointed. Funnily enough, about 6 of our friends had been there that same week and felt the same way. We did compare them to Slows in Detroit and Dinosaur BBQ in New York, lofty goals but that was where our experiences laid. Here's how we felt things played out.
Things that were good: the barbeque sauces, the baby back ribs, the onion rings, the atmosphere, the pecan pie, the service, the chili, waffle fries.
Things that were great: the bbq beans
Things that could be worked on: the pulled pork (very dry!), pork spareribs (super salty), lack of Steamwhistle (keg was empty by 7 pm on Saturday?), the mac and cheese (too watery)
This does not mean that we won't be back. I am willing to give this place quite a few more chances because I believe in Ryan Odette and his team and know that they have the skill to improve.

October 24, 2008


Naysa is a, somewhat, hidden gem on Windsor's west end.
Read more about this on the Food Network Canada's website.

October 4, 2008

Booze in the News

Beer cocktails, a twist on the usual - GlamDish (photo credit goes to them)

The return of sherry. I never knew it left! - Saveur

In a shaky economy $10 - $20 wines give the best bang for your buck - NY Times

Q tonic, some Hendricks and a squeeze of lime, just may be the best drink ever - National Post

Mission Hill Oculus, a gorgeous wine - Vancouver Sun


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