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Milkshakes to say goodbye to summer

The milkshake – and its forgotten great-grandfather “the malted” – has a long and storied history. Now or 100 years ago, the frosty beverages are a perfect summer treat. And they’re perfect, too, for saying goodbye to summer, sad though that is. 

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3 Ways to Beat the Heat in Waterloo Region

We’ve all spent enough time indoors, so now it’s time to head outside and find ways to enjoy what this region has to offer – with some stops built in to help you beat the heat! 
Need some inspiration? Here are 3 ways to help you keep your cool on your next outdoor adventure!  

cold brew coffee at Balzacs in The Tannery

Local Cold Brew Coffee for a Hot Summer’s Day

Cold brew coffee came along in some magnitude several years ago, and it’s widely available in both chain stores and independent coffee houses. The process is a pretty simple: the result is a caffeinated beverage with a different flavour profile than hot-brewed coffee.

a cold glass of beer from Waterloo Crewing displayed on its taproom patio in Kitchener

Where to Find Great Beer in Waterloo Region

Spring means that it’s “Time-for-a-Beer-on-the-Patio-Season.” And surely, as the sun gets warmer over the next several weeks, it’s getting to be a very good time to think about finding cold beer in Waterloo Region.

7 Holiday Date Night Ideas in Waterloo Region

The twinkling lights, the sounds of holiday music wafting through the air, and cold, crisp nights that encourage you to snuggle in close to someone special – the holidays are the perfect time to plan a special Date Night!
Need some inspiration? Here are some ideas to get you started!

THEMUSEUM’s PickleFest is a Big Dill!

Narcity Oct. 22, 2019 – This annual event takes place in downtown Kitchener at THEMUSEUM on Friday, November 15, 2019. You’ll be able to take part in tastings and activities that pay tribute to our favourite pickled veggie.

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11 Beverages to Warm Up With in Waterloo Region

We’re into the depths of winter, with wind chill factors that chill to the bone. You can bundle up to keep the outside warm, but what about warming those bones on the inside? Whiskies, rums, hot chilies, spices, and coffee: here a few warming beverages for frosty nights in Waterloo Region.

Profile: Dan Orr, ECOCafe Coffee Roaster

Ottawa-born Dan Orr has overseen coffee-roasting duties at St. Jacobs’ ECOCafe. The Stratford Chefs School graduate has spent most of his adult life working with food in one capacity or another. He intended on taking a bit a sabbatical at one point in his career, but he soon was drawn back in.

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Things to Do in St. Jacobs: Outdoors and Eats!

Part of what makes St. Jacobs so special is its location – perfectly situated in some of the most beautiful countryside in Waterloo Region. Hike, walk or cycle the trails – And, if you work up an appetite or a thirst after a busy day exploring, you’ll find lots of great options in the village

Chef Profile: Byron Hallett of Arabella Park Beer Bar

Chef Byron Hallett loves the synergy that exists between beer and food – that’s a good thing because he oversees the kitchen in one of Waterloo Region’s most interesting and unique establishments, Arabella Park Beer Bar in Kitchener’s Belmont Village.

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Food ’Hood: Belmont-Highland

The intersection of Highland Road and Belmont Avenue is a busy one. It can also be a destination for delicious and varied foods in Kitchener where there is a flavour and a taste for everyone concentrated in less than a city block of area.

Gourmet meal at puddicombe House Restaurant

The Restaurant at Puddicombe House

In a profession that demands strong leadership at the helm, it might seem that a kitchen with two head chefs would be navigating rough waters and eventually end up on the rocks. But in Lance Edwards and Jammie Monk, the restaurant at Puddicombe House in New Hamburg has co-chefs who work together.

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Brew-tiful: Coffee in Waterloo Region

Canadians love their coffee. As a nation, we drink on average three cups a day. But in Waterloo Region, it is independent coffee roasters and vendors who are staking a claim as the favourites of local coffee aficionados.

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Unique Ideas for Date Night in Waterloo Region

What makes a good “date night” restaurant? It’s hard to say: every relationship, either budding or long-established, is different; each date with a significant other, whether first, second, or many months in progress, might require a special emphasis and considered attention.

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