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Enjoy Waterloo Region’s bounty with Taste the Countryside

Taste the Countryside – currently ramping up to run September 23 to October 3 – is a ten-day prix fixe (set menu) dining event designed to support Waterloo Region’s rural food businesses. It’s an important initiative not only for sustaining business but for economic and community growth.

a man's hand squeezing fresh lime juice onto some fresh homemade tacos

10 Alt Tacos (and 3 almost Tacos) to Try

Throughout Waterloo Region, tacos rule – and not only on “Taco Tuesdays.” Looking for a fresh fold on the humble taco? We’ve put together a list of “alternative” tacos that hold the meat and amp up the vegetarian and plant-based flavours.

Spring Gift and Activity Guide

Developed through a partnership with Curated KW, the Spring Gift & Activity Guide is here, featuring great ideas for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day – any day! Great gift ideas that also support our local businesses.

all the ingredients for a DIY Margarita beverage, lined up on the bar at Taco Farm in Waterloo

BYOB: Be Your Own Bartender

Becoming a better home bartender requires only a few basics – tools and techniques – and a bit of patience. Of course, bars and restaurants that offer newly legal take-away beverages and DIY drink kits for purchase help too.

Add some ‘Light’ to 2021 with these Healthy New Year dishes

A change of routine could jazz up what your normal restaurant take-out patterns are and add a bit of light (and we all need some light!) to the way you eat – and the restaurants you support – in 2021. Here are seven lighter-fare dishes from a few restaurants and food businesses in Waterloo Region.

Chef Kyle Rennie standing outside the entrance of the restaurant King Street Trio in Uptown Waterloo

More Lessons Learned by Local Restaurants during the Pandemic

One of the biggest lessons learned in the year that was 2020 is just how adaptive and innovative our restaurant community is, We checked in with several Waterloo Region restaurateurs and other food operations to see what kind of changes might represent a new normal in the future.

There are Lessons to be Learned during a Pandemic

Despite a food and beverage industry that’s been hurt badly, there are positive steps and outcomes that can be taken away from our Covid-19 nightmare and used in the future. The restaurant industry is nothing if not adaptive and able to pivot, to use a popular new term.

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3 Holiday Date Night Ideas for 2020

Need some ideas to make your date night a great night?  Look no further than these 3 Holiday Date Night Ideas to add a spark to your night, while staying safe and socially distanced from all the other couples who are celebrating the 2020 festive season.

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