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Don Appetit! Madrina Elevates the Tapas Experience

July 18, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Madrina’s inventive and refined modern tapas raise the bar on Spanish cuisine in Toronto. The restaurant launched in late June in Toronto’s Distillery District, in the high-ceilinged space formerly occupied by Tappo. Assorted shades of red and orange — for

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Don Appetit! Black Angus 2.0 Launches

July 13, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Black Angus, the Etobicoke restaurant that has fed guests splendidly for more than half a century, has relocated, reopened and reinvented itself in a snazzy, 6,000-square-foot street-level space in Bloor Islington Place office tower, in Toronto’s west end. The move

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Industry Insider: Should Canadian M&E be more political?

July 11, 2018 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby, CMP, CMM

My mother always told me not to discuss politics or religion with people you didn’t know.  Good advice to avoid any conflict, but I am going to ignore it for this blog. Last month the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the

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Don Appetit! Figures — Comic-Book Décor, Serious Kitchen

July 9, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Outfitted with a comic book-themed décor, Figures resto-lounge opened in early spring, 2017, in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood. From the moment you enter the small, comic-covered lobby and press a big red button that opens the doors leading to the snazzy

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Planners need to save time and money. Cities in Sync is how.

July 4, 2018 by SPONSORED CONTENT

Destination St. John’s, Tourism Saskatoon and Tourism Victoria are providing a simple and effective way for planners to book their meetings and conferences. Here is what makes this program so enticing. Time Saving. You submit one (1) RFP and receive

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Don Appetit! Fieramosca’s Traditional Italian Charms

July 3, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Fieramosca, nestled on quiet, leafy Prince Arthur Avenue, near downtown Toronto’s upscale Yorkville neighbourhood, is a gem. For 37 years, the restaurant has cultivated a large and loyal following eager to chow down on first-rate homestyle Italian fare in an

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Member Voices: Are you new to the industry or seeking a career shift?

June 29, 2018 by TAHIRA ENDEAN, CMP, DES, CED

If you are starting out in the business events industry, or seeking a more senior role, you must start with what you know and build on it. For example, if you grew up doing live theatre, offer to enhance an

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Don Appetit! Yolanda’s La Dolce Vita

June 28, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Nestled in a heritage home built in 1843 and occupying a charming location on Bronte Harbour’s waterfront, about an hour west of Toronto, Yolanda’s Spuntino Casa takes inspiration from the cuisine of Central and Southern Italy. It also draws inspiration

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Industry Insider: Expect Significant Price Increases

June 27, 2018 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby

If you plan events or incentive travel programs or you hire someone else to do that for you, you should expect fairly steep price increases.  Don’t assume you can hold a program similar to last year’s unless you have more

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Don Appetit! Hexagon’s Superb Modern French Plates

June 26, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Attention all gastronomes: There is some seriously good cooking going on at Hexagon, a superb restaurant that opened last September in Oakville, Ont. Executive chef Rafa Covarrubias and the team of young (no one is older than 25) and talented

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Québec City, Your Success Makes History

June 20, 2018 by Quebec Business Destination

 

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Don Appetit! Stack’s First-Rate Urban Barbecue

June 20, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Opened six years ago, Stack restaurant, in North Toronto, is a gem, a real find, both for its top-notch Southern U.S.-style barbecue meats and for the fact that it incorporates those meats into salads, poutine, burgers, tacos and sandwiches. Call