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Don Appetit! Cineplex Queensway’s VIP Movie and Food Experience

May 24, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Cineplex VIP Cinemas, on the Queensway, in west-end Toronto, is moviegoing for grown-ups, a deluxe theatre experience that delivers all the comforts of home — and top-notch food, too. VIP Cinemas feature specially designed auditoriums where moviegoers can watch a

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Cayman Islands Launches Culinary Guide

May 24, 2018 by Lori Smith

The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism launched its destination Culinary Guide last week with an intimate cooking and mixology demonstration in the private event space at the LCBO Summerhill in Toronto. In celebration of the launch, Cayman culinary all-stars chef

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Don Appetit! King Edward Hotel’s Reimagined Consort Bar

May 22, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

For 115 years, the King Edward Hotel has been an integral part of Toronto, and a $40 million renovation, completed in 2015 by the property’s owners Skyline International and Omni Hotels, has polished this historic gem and reimagined it for

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Don Appetit! Anchor Bar Toronto’s Boffo Taste of Buffalo

May 17, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In October, 2016, Buffalo, NY’s, famous Anchor Bar, pioneer of the chicken wing, launched on Toronto’s Airport Strip. By all reports, the Toronto location is flourishing, and after a recent visit, it’s easy to see why. Anchor Bar Toronto dishes

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Centerplate at BC Place Receives Top Sports Venue Award

May 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

The onsite hospitality team at Vancouver’s BC Place is this year’s winner of the Best Sports Venue Award from Centerplate, a catering and hospitality services provider with more than 100 sports venue partners across North America and the United Kingdom.

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Member Voices: Tips for Planning a Wellness Event

May 15, 2018 by Lori Smith

The wellness movement is hot right now. The wellness travel market is also growing; as of 2015 it represented $563 billion (US). You can find wellness options virtually anywhere these days. According to Lucia Pintea of TravelOnly, wellness cruises are

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Don Appetit! Montecito — Source Locally, Cook Splendidly

May 8, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In summer 2014, Montecito launched adjacent to Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox, with an ownership group that brings considerable star power — Ivan Reitman, Toronto-born Hollywood producer/director, whose film credits include Ghostbusters, National Lampoon’s Animal House, Stripes, Twins and Up in

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Don Appetit! Hyatt Regency Toronto’s King Street Social Scene

May 7, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Nestled one floor beneath the Hyatt Regency Toronto’s bustling lobby sits the hotel’s dining area, King Street Social Kitchen. The low-ceilinged, softly lit, white-tablecloth space is sleek and contemporary in its gleaming hard surfaces; cream-coloured (and very comfortable) padded banquettes

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Don Appetit! District Eatery — Clean Eating, Bold Flavours

May 2, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

District Eatery, on King Street’s crowded, west-of-John-Street restaurant row, in Toronto’s Entertainment District, dishes up a menu focused on healthy, clean food, rounded out by a handful of deep-fried items, for those in the mood for something else. The restaurant,

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AC Hotels by Marriott Debuts in Canada

April 25, 2018 by Lori Smith

Marriott International has opened its first AC Hotel-branded property in Canada. The new-build AC Hotel Montréal Centre-Ville is located on Boulevard René-Lévesque in downtown Montreal. Managed by RIMAP Hospitality Services Inc., it is housed on the first twelve floors of a

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Don Appetit! Oliver’s Polish and Sophistication

April 23, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

For 40 years, Oliver’s, nestled on Lakeshore Road East, on the main street of Oakville, Ont., has been the city’s go-to steakhouse of choice. Under the watchful eye of co-owners (and husband-and-wife team) Nancy Knowles and Bogdan Bor, who’s been

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Don Appetit! Walrus Modernizes Pub Grub

April 19, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

About seven weeks ago, Walrus Pub & Beer Hall launched in the former Far Niente space in Commerce Court office building, in the heart of Toronto’s financial district. Owned and operated by The Donnelly Group, a Vancouver-based hospitality company, Walrus