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Time to cozy up to comfort food on your menu

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It’s always comforting when an owner breathes life into an old restaurant. That’s the approach Jamie and Fran Rouse have used since relaunching Boondocks in March 2013, a venerable dockside eatery in scenic Fisherman’s Cove near Halifax, NS. Read more

‘Tis the season for holiday cocktails!

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Ho-ho-ho time is close with the long-awaited cheer of festive cocktails. Read more

7 top tips to add some spice to your menu

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Consider the humble burrito. The ancient Aztecs invented it; the conquering Spaniards adopted it; the Mexicans refined it. Now BarBurrito Restaurants raises the venerable tortilla wrap to the next level... Read more

Whisky heats up summer cocktails

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Prairie 360 is crowded and Winnipeg mixologist Marc Tessier is busy with Al Capone. Read more

4 key tips to make sure your food is safe

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After years working as a nurse, Jan Dearing approaches food preparation and serving at her Southern Smoke BBQ & Grill with a focus on risk assessment and control. Read more

Wake up your centre-plate with fresh options

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While chicken still holds its status as the centre-of-plate star for both consumers and operators, demands are shifting. Read more

Tea’s time is now!

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Tea sales are increasing significantly in all regions of Canada, and the volume of tea sold in the country has more than doubled over the last 20 years. Read more

Canadian consumers crave a local focus

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Interest in local food is driving consumers to shop and eat as locally and seasonally as possible... Read more

Offering a balance of unique and familiar flavours key to ethnic menu success

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Across Canada, ethnic fare consumption is trending up, specifically among younger consumers. Read more

The emotional factor will play a greater role in Canadian diners’ definition of value

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Technomic Inc. study reveals that consumer desire for feel-good dining experiences is a key element of the current foodservice value proposition. Read more