Chef Nick Benninger preparing a dish at Uptown 21

Restaurant Profile: Fat Sparrow Group

The Fat Sparrow Group business appeared in Waterloo Region in only 2017, but the names behind it have long made a mark when it comes to food and hospitality; it’s a parent company for the collection of eateries that chef Nick Benninger spearheads.

outside view of the entrance to Stone Crock Bakery in St Jacobs

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

view of the beach at Shade's Mills, GRCA

Spend your Summer at Shade’s Mills in Cambridge

It’s summer – time to head outdoors to take advantage of the wonderful spaces and amenities we have right here in the region. At Shade’s Mills Park in Cambridge, part of the Grand River Conservation Authority, families can enjoy nature and any number of outdoor activities without going far from home

strawberry pickers in the field at Herrle's

Summertime and the Picking is Easy at Herrle’s

It’s still a few weeks away yet, but get ready to pick your own strawberries. Local farms and farm-stores have crops and times that you can pick your own. Perhaps the most popular venue for pick-your-own strawberries in the area is Herrle’s Country Farm Market in St. Agatha.

woman taking a selfie with a giraffe at African Lion Safari's Wake Up the Wild

“Wake Up the Wild” with African Lion Safari!

Each year thousands of visitors enter the gates at African Lion Safari to see, hear, touch and learn about the more than 100 different species of animals that roam throughout their reserves. And now, visitors can interact with the animals in a completely new way with the “Wake Up the Wild” adventure

Visiting Waterloo with Kids

Sugar, Spice & Glitter – We spend nearly every Easter and Thanksgiving with family in Waterloo, so we thought it was about time we explored what else the city has to offer beyond my aunt’s house! None of the activities listed here are just for kids – because that’s not my idea of a family vacation.

5 children with drink at the Preston Towne Centre Skating Rink

25 Things to Do in Waterloo Region This March Break  

March Break – while kids are counting down the days, parents can be a little more stressed as they try to figure out how to keep the family busy! Whether you’re looking for some ‘stay-cation’ fun, or a camp to fill the kids’ days, here are some ideas to help you make the most of March Break!

maple syrup tapping trees

Tap into the Fun at the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival!

the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival (EMSF) ranks as the largest single-day maple syrup festival in the world. The event began humbly in 1965, and while the original organizers were hoping to have 2,500 visitors back then, they were surprised – and nearly overwhelmed – when 10,000 showed up.

Leadercast Returns to Cambridge

The World’s Largest Leadership Event is back by popular demand! Drayton Entertainment and the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce will once again team up to host Leadercast, an educational event aimed at developing leaders across all industries and at
any career level.

Feast ON logo

Feast ON Restaurants in Waterloo Region

There are currently about 100 Feast ON-designated restaurants in the province, with more working toward certification. In Waterloo Region, the following restaurants are Feast ON certified: The Berlin, Borealis Grille and Bar, Lancaster Smokehouse, Langdon Hall, Little Mushroom Catering, and more.

Photo of First Nation pole setters prepping area near grand river for growing hops

Grand River: Winding through Waterloo Region’s History

From its source in Dundalk, Grey County, flowing south 275 kms into Lake Erie, the Grand River is one of the most scenic and significant rivers in Ontario. Waterloo Region is at the heart of this waterway with many milestones and relics connecting the river to the development of the region.

Child hugging African Lion Safari mascot

Family-friendly Places You Need to Visit in Waterloo Region

The BBQ’s are in full swing and the sunscreen is out! My favourite time of year is officially here – summer in Waterloo Region at its finest. This season brings the best of outdoor activities and fun… also the freedom of carting the kids around without the fear of lost mittens would bring a smile to

Stack of pasteis de nata custard tarts.

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.

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