The holidays will be different in 2020, and local restaurants and food businesses have created new ways to gather virtually and entertain and exchange gifts with family and friends, or thank staff and employees at year’s end.
FamilyFunCanada.com – If you live with food intolerances, you will know how hard it can be to eat out. But that is changing fast. On a recent 2-day getaway to the three cities of Waterloo Region—Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge—I discovered a host of great food outlets that cater to intolerances.
While hearty German and Mennonite fare easily pop to mind when visitors think of Waterloo Region’s food scene, those dishes are only some of what’s on our table. Our restaurant scene continually evolves to provide a taste of who’s calling Waterloo Region home.
Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest will be quite different this year with traditional festhallen closed. However, Canada’s largest Bavarian festival is re-imagining itself when it comes to food with a restaurant program, and Arabella Park Beer Bar is participating as a Micro-Festhalle
While your average breakfast may be a bowl of cereal, in Waterloo Region there are lots of great places to enjoy a more upscale morning meal featuring everything from pancakes and waffles dripping with maple syrup, made to order omelettes, bacon and eggs and more! Dine in or enjoy at home.
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.
The pub, tavern, the neighbourhood local, the public house: call it what you will, your favourite casual food-and-beverage watering hole with sports on the TVs is your favourite because you love it, you feel comfortable there and it’s an oasis from the week’s (or the day’s) toils.
blogTO August 3, 2020 – Kitchener-Waterloo has all the makings of a lovely socially-distanced weekend getaway. While Kitchener-Waterloo might be known as a tech-hub, home to the offices of Google, it’s also filled with some great outdoor gems ready for exploring.
Narcity July 28, 2020 – Angie’s Waterloo sells incredible gourmet cinnamon buns that look like a dream come true. You can get all sorts of unique flavours when visiting this sweet, family-owned venue. The buns are piled high with toppings, and just looking at one will have you drooling.
The coronavirus is re-writing the “contract” between the dining room and the customers at the tables, and, in response, Waterloo Region food operations large and small have focused on re-building that confidence.
Posted on Toronto Life – If you think fries that take six hours to make might be potato overkill, drive to Ayr in North Dumfries Township, take a seat at chef Murray Zehr’s new pandemic-inspired pop-up, Culinary Academy 1909, and order the Thai Fry.
Dec. 15, 2019 – Everyone knows that the best parties always end in the kitchen. With our series, Kitchen Party, we’re sitting down with Feast On Chefs to get to know them, and the local foods that inspire them, a little better. Meet Chef Thompson Tran of The Wooden Boat Food Co. in Kitchener
What if you don’t like – or simply want a bit of a change from – the traditional holiday meal? The choice is excellent in Waterloo Region: between specialty food shops, butchers, and farmers’ markets, as well as local restaurant fare, there are lots of sources for alternatives.
The World’s 50 Best sent Korean chef Junghyun Park of restaurant Atomix in New York to travel around Ontario’s wine country, to experience the region’s best culinary experiences as well as its liquid treasures. Included in his tour was a stop at Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa
By Andrew Coppolino – Keep the chilly blast and miserable rain at bay with some comfort food – warming dishes from a host of rich food cultures that will be sure to soothe the body and the soul in the face of blustery autumn cold.
Get ready to #ExploreWR during Culture Days – a national celebration of arts and culture. September 27, 28 and 29, 2019 you’re invited to get hands-on and go behind-the-scenes at this area’s museums, theatres, galleries, festivals and more.
Whether your dad is into sports, enjoys a night on the town, likes to sit down to a great meal or hoist a glass of locally crafted beer, you can find just the right way to celebrate him this Father’s Day right here in Waterloo Region.
If you’re looking for something different – and something more distinctly Waterloo Region – there are indie-restaurants and less expected venues in Waterloo Region that excel at serving kids, from a simple burger joint to more upscale casual craft-beer havens that the parents want to visit too.
CBC News April 27, 2019 Make no mistake, in Waterloo region, we have our own iconic dishes that give us both an understanding of our past and a view of how we have evolved as a community. Many foods chronicle our cultural evolution, immigration patterns and geopolitics.
Farm-to-table in Waterloo Region means chefs can meet face to face with local producers, buy their products, and savour those ingredients in dishes prepared in their restaurants all in the same day. Lancaster Smokehouse and 5 Chicks and a Farmer are one example of this special type of relationship