• The small things

    February 25, 2011 The last few weeks have been a true test of intestinal fortitude.  A leaking roof during the mild weather was great cause for concern, but was resolved by some new drainage.  Some water in the basement, although still unresolved, has… Read more »

  • Be Mine

    February 16, 2011 Valentine’s Day was celebrated this week.  Much to the dismay of Restauranteurs around the globe, this year’s Valentine’s day fell on a Monday, posing a logistical challenge for both business people and those celebrating.  We decided… Read more »

  • Red Apron at the Urban Element

    February 1, 2011 Join Jennifer & Jo-Ann at the Urban Element for an evening of food and good company.  Finding fresh, local ingredients in March is a challenge but we have still managed to create a menu that relies heavily on ingredients that are i… Read more »

  • The Keys

    February 7, 2011 I know we look happy, but that was last week on the 1st of February when we got the keys.  This week we have a list of construction challenges that we need to resolve so we are not looking so happy.  What’s that old saying?  What doesn… Read more »

  • Stone Soup at Winterlude

    February 8, 2011 We couldn’t be more proud of Jacqueline Jolliffe.  Last week she opened her Soup Truck for business on the Canal near Pig Island.   Throughout Winterlude Jacqui will be dishing up hearty hot bowls of soup and chili using her recipes sh… Read more »

  • And the Winner is!

    February 2 2011 We have been featuring Spa Month each January for the last few years.  It is an extremely popular theme, which hopefully helps some stick to their New Year’s Resolutions.  We receive lots of positive feedback during Spa Month, with some… Read more »

  • The Great Chicken Challenge

    January 26, 2011 One of our goals has always been to try to source as locally as possible, especially when it comes to the meat we serve.  We feel it is important to be able to trace the food we eat back to the farm and when possible, get to know the f… Read more »

  • Space Update

    January 21, 2011 Our new space has been ripped apart so that we can have a clean slate to work with.  We had a quick chance to take a few more measurements and see what it looks like empty. It’s a little bit intimidating to realize how much work we hav… Read more »

  • Restaurants of Note

    January 19, 2011 Since January is my ‘Birthday Month’, I have had an opportunity to dine out at a few restaurants recently.  They are all relatively new to me and worth mentioning. In our neighbourhood the former Pe Nan Wok, has been transformed into t… Read more »

  • And so, it begins….

    January 10, 2011 Today we got our first real look at our new space.  Although we don’t take possession until February 1, we went in to take some measurements now that the former occupant had vacated. Believe it or not, this is our new production kitche… Read more »