“Dining In Downtown Canada” was its working title. When my friend John Gilchrist, Calgary’s best known food fellow (restaurant critic, author, columnist, editor, educator) asked if I’d contribute the Ottawa-Gatineau section for a new Canadian restaurant app he was working [read more]
It took dull, dogged discipline to look past the signature fish and chips, and drift down to the bottom of the page where floundered a dish of steamed cod. But point to it I did, with teeth-gritted determination. My doc [read more]
I have a surplus of sons at school in Halifax. This story came together while on a side trip to Lunenburg, written for Taste & Travel Magazine‘s Winter issue.
The world’s islands, maybe more than any other feature of our geography, are defined by the rhythms around them. For most of them fishing sets the beat. And maybe nowhere was the sea catch more vital than on Nantucket. Whaling [read more]
For my last ‘Pick’ I told you about the Red Sea Café on beleaguered Holland Avenue – a worthy little place obscured from street view by fencing and heavy equipment and the other detritus of several months-worth of road-work. This [read more]
For Taste & Travel Magazine, Spring issue. My piece on Las Vegas, in flipbook form. Find it Hic…
Now as a flipbook – very cool – the wintry tale I penned on Ottawa’s bountiful backyard, for the summer issue of the brilliant, now one-year-old Canadian magazine Taste & Travel, an Ottawa-based, internationally focused publication created for those who love [read more]