Eatdrink & Lexus of London Draw

The comprehensive appearance reconditioning service will completely clean and rejuvenate your vehicle.  While the fully-trained Appearance Technicians detail your vehicle, you will be provided with a beautiful Lexus loaner to drive for a weekend! The winner can drop their car off for the ultimate in auto detailing after 5pm on a Thursday and pick up … Read More

Jamie’s Comfort Food

  Jamie Oliver has made it his life’s work to make good food accessible to everyone. He’s made a meal in 15 minutes, made it affordable, brought it to school lunches, brought it into communities, and had it prepared by at-risk youth. He has tried to reduce the risk of poor health due to lack … Read More

Deliciously Lost in Italy

  I have lost count of how many times I have been to Italy, and whenever someone asks me where to go and what to see there I simply tell them to “get lost”. Whether you’re travelling independently or on a scheduled tour, to truly capture the essence of this beautiful destination make sure that … Read More

A “Local” Collaboration

  Recently I was the guest of Dr. Jason Gilliland (Director, HEAL and Department of Geography at Western) and Margaret Milczarek, the project manager and research associate for the SmartAPPetite initiative, for an outstanding lunch at the Church Key Bistro-Pub. Dr. Gilliland and I ordered the warm duck salad (which he highly recommended) with duck … Read More

The Old East Village

There is an on-going surge of redevelopment that has gradually strengthened the vitality of the Old East Village (OEV) neighbourhood. It’s not exactly classic gentrification — instead, it’s a more inclusive grass-roots kind of rebirth, one that reflects and accommodates the diversity of the OEV’s residents and business owners while encouraging community engagement. The Old … Read More

Tableside Cooking at Michael’s...

    My passion for French cooking was ignited when I travelled through France at age 22. A year later I was asked to run the kitchen at The Vineyard, one of Toronto’s first wine bars. In those days, French cuisine dominated the fine dining scene. My mentor was a serious gastronome who informed and … Read More

Buzz

  The cold weather’s coming, but don’t let that stop you from indulging your inner gastronome. Some of the outdoor markets remain open, and the indoor locations are also flush with fresh products. Check out a new (or new-to-you) restaurant or café in the neighbourhood. Take a day trip further afield to discover something delicious … Read More

Shop, Stay and Play

    Want to pack some fun into your Christmas shopping? A short road trip to Bayfield may be just the answer. Only an hour’s drive from London along some picturesque side roads, and located on the shores of magnificent Lake Huron, the historic village offers interesting shopping alongside unique dining and accommodations. For the … Read More

Launching 2015 in Style

  London is situated in one of the most agriculturally productive areas of farmland in Ontario, and for over a hundred and fifty years Western Fair has hosted fairs, competitions, sales and other events for farmers, producers and consumers from the surrounding region. About ten years ago the Agriplex was constructed specifically to host livestock … Read More

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