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Don Appetit! Nota Bene's Successful Relaunch

May 24, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

A few months back, Toronto’s highly regarded Nota Bene restaurant unveiled a new look and a tweaked menu. The reimagined split-level space has jettisoned the modern-art paintings in favour of a simpler look, highlighted by a tree sculpture and backlit

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Industry Insider: Disruption or Normalcy?

May 17, 2016 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby, CMM, CMP

I think one of the most used “buzz words” in the past six months has to be disruption.  Every article seems to be focused on the forces that are disruptive – innovative processes, changed economic realities, different technologies and new

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Meet, Eat, Drink: Rhapsody Barrel Bar

May 11, 2016 by TARA WYLIE, CMP
Tara Wylie, CMP

In the heart of downtown Kitchener-Waterloo you will find a new and hip eatery called Rhapsody Barrel Bar.  Attached to Gypsy Lee Clothing store, owner Tammy Lawrence proudly explains that it houses everything she loves under one roof: clothing, whisky,

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Don Appetit! Peter Pan Soars

May 3, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In early 2015, Peter Pan Bistro, on Toronto’s Queen Street West, reopened with chef Noah Goldberg at the helm. The restaurant has a storied pedigree, having opened in the 1930s as Peter Pan Lunch, and in 2014, Goldberg bought the

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Don Appetit! Kanpai — Taipei Meets Toronto

April 25, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

About a year ago, hospitality industry veteran Trevor Lui along with some partners launched Kanpai, in Toronto’s leafy Cabbagetown neighbourhood, dishing up Taiwanese-style snacks. Early on a Thursday night, the joint is jumping, with a boisterous birthday celebration taking up

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Editor's Comment: NMID + CEIS - What's Next?

April 13, 2016 by Lori Smith
Lori Smith, Editor, Meetings + Incentive Travel Magazine

Today National Meetings Industry Day (NMID) celebrates its 20th anniversary. If you’ve read the Leadership column in the March.April issue of Meetings + Incentive Travel, its formation is owed to a group of event professionals, who were inspired—and determined—to create an event that

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Don Appetit! Entice Lounge's Seasonal, Global Plates

April 11, 2016 by Lori Smith
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Earlier this year, Entice Lounge threw open its doors on downtown Toronto’s Queen Street West, near Ossington Avenue. It’s an understated yet tastefully designed bistro space — black and grey palette, plenty of hard surfaces, clustered globe light fixtures, Edison

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VIDEO! 10 Great Places to Meet in Canada

April 5, 2016 by Lori Smith
Lobby Bar Event Space, Thompson Hotel Toronto

Places and spaces showcased in this video are: Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel, Montreal, Quebec Halifax Central Library, Halifax, Nova Scotia Rodd Miramichi River, Miramichi, New Brunswick Niagara Brewing Company, Niagara Falls, Ontario The Front Room, Lobby Bar, Thompson Toronto Hotel,

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Meet, Eat, Drink: Proof Kitchen/Lounge

March 31, 2016 by TARA WYLIE, CMP
Tara Wylie, CMP

Less than two years old and already named Best New Restaurant in Waterloo for 2015 by local voters, it’s evident why Proof Kitchen/Lounge in uptown Waterloo is an up-and-coming hot spot for the region. Housed within the new Delta Waterloo

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Don Appetit! Pure Spirits Kicks Up Its Game

March 30, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

The eating in Toronto’s Distillery District restaurants continues to get better and better. Case in point: Pure Spirits Oyster House, tucked away on Tank House Lane’s restaurant row. In the year-plus since I’ve visited Pure Spirits, the cooking, under chef

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Don Appetit! Unearthing new Indian gems at Nirvana

March 29, 2016 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

No matter how many times I visit Nirvana Indian restaurant, in Mississauga, Ont., the menu continues to surprise me and offer up new and exotic culinary gems. On my most recent visit, those gems took the form of Hakka-style chili

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How to Help People Attend Your Event

March 23, 2016 by SARAH LOWIS, CMM, CMP
Sarah Lowis, CMM, CMP

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as saying that “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Ultimately, going to a professional development event or international conference is about building knowledge and making valuable connections. These are the things that power the