Canada Restaurants

Canadian Restaurants Have a Way of Making You Feel Right at Home

John Catucci | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada TV
John Catucci

The most rewarding part of my job is all the great people I get to meet. Wait -- it's the food. And also, all the great people I get to meet. I am so lucky to have developed terrific relationships with the restaurant owners we've filmed with over these last three seasons. These folks have become like an extended family to me.

Get to Know Calgary Foodie Dan Clapson

Erin Maynes | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

Dan Clapson is one of Calgary's top foodies -- eating his way across the city and rubbing elbows with some of the most exciting up-and-coming chefs. Dan curates the April edition of the CHEF'S BOX -- a monthly food subscription box delivered by FoodiePages.ca. We got the inside scoop on his favourite eats (in recent memory) and must-visit spots for Canadian foodies.

Why Sending Loyal Customers Away Is Great For Business

Andy Nulman | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

You gotta have a lot of confidence in your offering if you can recommend a competitor to a loyal client. It may appear counter-intuitive at first -- just like setting free something you hold dear -- but "Customer-first/Business-second" behaviour is refreshing and genuine.

20 Interesting Food Predictions From Canadian Chefs

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Living

Every year, restaurant lovers are given a list of the food trends that might be coming their way and whether or not they are dishes they'd like to exp...

Best Bites This Winter in Jasper

Ayngelina Brogan | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Travel
Ayngelina Brogan

While most venture north to Jasper in the summer to hike through the magnificent Rockies, there's plenty to do in Jasper in the colder temperatures. And after the skiing, snowshoeing and dog sledding, downtown Jasper is home to many cozy places to warm up on winter nights.

Get to Know Chef Rory White at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club

Erin Maynes | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

The youngest contestant from season three of Top Chef Canada, Rory has a passion for butchery and charcuterie (and loves nothing more than to escape from the city to hunt, fish and forage for Canadian delicacies). Currently Rory wows the patrons of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club and this month he is curating the January edition of the Chef's Box.

Canada's Coolest Restaurant Is in Winnipeg

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

It's the first day to purchase coveted seats for this year's RAW:almond pop-up restaurant and Mandel Hitzer is doing brisk sales. The project that started as a what-are-we-getting-ourselves-into experiment earlier this year enters its second go-round as the hottest table in a city that suddenly needs to be on every culinary travellers' itinerary.

Get to Know Chef Mark McEwan

Erin Maynes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Erin Maynes

Chef Mark McEwan curates the November edition of the Chef's Box -- a monthly artisan food subscription from FoodiePages.ca. Below he shares his late...

My Tinder Bender Date #6: As Exciting as Mild Wings

Christina Walkinshaw | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Living
Christina Walkinshaw

A couple beers in, we're both yawning. The conversation starts to dry up. We're now talking the ceiling fixtures. Talking about lamps hanging from the ceiling is a sign we're both starting to space out. I'm also getting tweets from my comedian guy friends, who know I'm on a date. All of a sudden, I wish I was with them.

From Food To Yelper: 5 New Flavours On Calgary's Restaurant Scene

Wendy Peters | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada Alberta
Wendy Peters

The year is half over, and Calgary has a lot to show for it! Skip your standard standbys and try one of these latest, greatest restaurants. From high end eats to local burger joints, these new kids on the block are filling a void we didn't even know we had!

The Thrill of 'The Chase'

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada Travel
Adrian Brijbassi

New Yorkers Salm and David Chang of Momofuku have invigorated Toronto's dining scene with culinary ambitions on a massive scale. Momofuku Toronto opened last September in an expansive 6,600-square-foot property adjacent to the Shangri-la Hotel. It features three restaurants, a cocktail lounge, and the recently opened Milk Bar.

5 "Stick To Your Ribs" Yelper Recommendations!

Wendy Peters | Posted 07.18.2013 | Canada Alberta
Wendy Peters

Finger food is better the messier it gets! Ditch your manners, stock up on wet naps and prepare yourself, Calgary -- this week Yelpers are out for meaty magnificence and sharing a few of their fave spots where you can saddle up with the most flavourful ribs in town!

Are Canadians Actually Bad Tippers?

Robert Waite | Posted 09.02.2013 | Canada Business
Robert Waite

While dining with an American couple, I mentioned that I would be adding an 18 per cent tip, knocking down my customary 20 per cent a little due to the poor service. Well, you would have thought I had announced my support for Syria's Bashar al-Assad. I was informed that it is now customary at better restaurants in the U.S. to tip a minimum of 20 per cent.

7 Ways To Plan Your Trip Online

Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Travel

It used to be that planning and going on a vacation was an entirely different process: meeting with a travel agent to discover the best flight and hot...

8 Reasons Australian Tipping Culture Should Come to Canada

Emily Dickinson | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada
Emily Dickinson

Going against North American restaurant norms, an Australian sushi restaurant has banned tipping. The restaurant compensates by paying their staff higher wages and making the menu slightly more expensive, as is done in Japan. As a Canadian working as a server in Australia, there are many reasons this policy should be adopted worldwide.

My SuperFresh Life: Juicing a Green Smoothie

Ruth Tal | Posted 08.02.2013 | Canada Living
Ruth Tal

I discovered my "fountain of youth" in juicing. With juice bars popping up all over the place it might be tempting to think that juicing is a new trend. But it's really just the latest manifestation of a centuries-old practice. Here's how to make a fruity green smoothie.

Water, Water Everywhere and Not A Drop Safe To Drink

Greg White | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada Living
Greg White

I was welcomed to Montreal in two languages, a kiss on both cheeks, and a warning not to drink the city water. Don't brush your teeth; don't cook with it, don't even look at it -- unless you boil it first. I haven't showered. Dishes are piled up in the sink.

6 Hidden Gems in Toronto's Little Italy

Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada Travel

For the uninitiated, the main reason to hit downtown Toronto’s Little Italy is for the Italian food. But that’s only part of this lively neighbour...

Even Health-Conscious Consumers Find It Hard to Maintain a Healthy Diet

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.06.2013 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

It's a proven fact that most people change their eating habits and lifestyle choices only after a serious health scare such as a heart attack or a dia...

Should We Force Restaurants to Display Nutritional Information?

Rose Reisman | Posted 07.02.2013 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

We cannot force people to make healthier choices but empowering them with proper information is the first step. With clear labeling, the customer then has more knowledge about what they're eating and can make an informed decision. The control is in their hands, not the restaurants'.

Why Canadians Prefer Independent Restaurants

Adrian Brijbassi | Posted 06.29.2013 | Canada Living
Adrian Brijbassi

Where should we go to eat? It's pondered 17 million times a day in this country: That's how many visits Canadians make to restaurants, according to the CRFA. If you've heard of a place, you're more likely to give it your business -- even if it's mediocre quality and a poor value choice for your money.

I Can't Get No Restaurant Service

Danko Jones | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

It has nothing to do with who's accompanying me to the meal either. I could be by myself, with friends, or on a date and it never fails that I'm mistakenly passed over as either the carpet or the wallpaper. So over the years I've learned a few tricks to grab people's attention.

March Madness in Voting for Canada's Favourite Restaurants

Vacay.ca | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada
Vacay.ca

When they learned anyone could cast a vote for Canada's best restaurant, Andy and Linda Tesluk didn't hesitate with their ballots. The couple both cho...

The #1 Canadian Food Trend In 2013 Is...

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Living

Food trends can be fickle in the restaurant world and predictions for this year's hottest menu items abound. This early into 2013, there are still mor...

Wayne Gretzky's Chef: A Great One In His Own Right

Vacay.ca | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Living
Vacay.ca

The night Beau MacMillan first cooked for Wayne Gretzky, he was the one who was given Hall of Fame treatment. The chef offered some insight into what it was like to be that close to one of Canada's icons last week when he visited Toronto to help promote Scottsdale, Arizona as a travel destination.