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Secret Diners: Clarkson Mediterranean Bistro

Secret Diners: Clarkson Mediterranean Bistro

Mediterranean at its finest. Words by Tara Pepper Bobby and I haven’t been out to dinner in quite a while. We wanted to try something new and decided on Clarkson Mediterranean Bistro. It’s…

A World of Flavour

A World of Flavour

Chef Ibrahim Ghozlani serves up a cultural blend. Words and photography by Leo Graziani Experimentation is the name of the game at Bistro Narra. The kitchen staff, led by Chef Ibrahim…

Tara’s Tales and Tastings #122: 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence

Tara’s Tales and Tastings #122: 309 Dhaba Indian Excellence

Last weekend, my friends Heather and Johanne and I went downtown to a Gem Show at the Hyatt Hotel on King Street. I’m not sure if I’ve ever written about…

Let’s Taco ’Bout It

Let’s Taco ’Bout It

Shu me the tacos! Words by Jordan Villanueva The small yet mighty taco is a relatively simple concept: take a corn or flour tortilla and fill it with meat and…

Tara’s Tales and Tastings #121: Breakfast—Craving Something Different?

Tara’s Tales and Tastings #121: Breakfast—Craving Something Different?

Words by Tara Pepper I have been thinking about something different for breakfast for a long time. I don’t eat eggs much so I’m not a great breakfast cook or…

March 4: Grand Opening of Longo’s Applewood Village

March 4: Grand Opening of Longo’s Applewood Village

On March 4, the Longo’s family along with Mayor Bonnie Crombie, Roseanne and Anthony Longo and store manager Luis Caetano will welcome the community to the grand opening of the…

Cloud Warriors Coming to Cagneys Wine Bar

Cloud Warriors Coming to Cagneys Wine Bar

For once, sitting at a restaurant for dinner while being on your phone is acceptable! Cloud Warriors, a phone based Twitter game, will be coming to Cagneys Wine Bar on February 24…

Secret Diners: Aielli Ristorante

Secret Diners: Aielli Ristorante

This Mississauga gem continues to dazzle! Words by Tara Pepper Where I decide to go for dinner sometimes depends on how I’m feeling; it could be a craving or just wanting…

Tara’s Tales and Tastings #118: Rocco’s Plum Tomato

Tara’s Tales and Tastings #118: Rocco’s Plum Tomato

Words by Tara Pepper There’s no better time to go out for dinner than… well OK, there are no two better times to go out for dinner than 1.) when…

Chef’s Corner: Simple is Best

Chef’s Corner: Simple is Best

Two new chefs are shaking things up at Saucy. Words and photography by Leo Graziani Change isn’t necessarily about fixing something bad; sometimes it’s about improving on what’s already good.…

Glenerin Inn Spa and the City: A Girls’ Night of Friends, Fun and Firefighters

Glenerin Inn Spa and the City: A Girls’ Night of Friends, Fun and Firefighters

Words and photography by Lauren Shirreffs There is very little I like more than a Sex and The City marathon night. A night in with Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte…

Tasting Events at the Glenerin Inn

Tasting Events at the Glenerin Inn

The Glenerin Inn is kicking off the New Year with three fabulous tasting events that will excite your taste buds with specially-prepared meals by Chef Roomie Karai and team. Each…

Tara’s Tales and Tastings #115: Happy Holidays!: You Gotta Stop Here #9—Asian King

Tara’s Tales and Tastings #115: Happy Holidays!: You Gotta Stop Here #9—Asian King

Words by Tara Pepper I don’t know about you but with my work being insanely busy as we approach year end, and with all the other Christmas preparations, there just…

Simply Delicious: Winter Entertaining

Simply Delicious: Winter Entertaining

Open a bottle, light the fire, and bring on the cozy! Words by Tonia Wilson-Vuksanovic There is something comforting and soul-satisfying about a big dish filled with tender, flavourful meat.…

Tara’s Tales and Tastings #113: Browns Socialhouse

Tara’s Tales and Tastings #113: Browns Socialhouse

Words by Tara Pepper Bobby and I decided to drop into the new Browns Socialhouse on Dundas Street the other night for dinner, and I thought it was an interesting…

Restaurant Review: Wah Sing Seafood Restaurant

Restaurant Review: Wah Sing Seafood Restaurant

I want to go to there! Words and photography by Jordan Villanueva Whenever someone asks me where my favourite restaurant is, Wah Sing is the first that comes to mind.…

Holiday Entertaining: Wine Tips for Your Holiday Party

Holiday Entertaining: Wine Tips for Your Holiday Party

We’re all adults here so it’s safe to say that wine is a significant staple of the holiday season, especially in social gatherings. Wine is versatile and social and brings…

SOE: The Brogue Inn

SOE: The Brogue Inn

Something for everyone in this traditional Irish meeting place. Words by Jesse Collins Photo by Mark Kostel If being an authentic Irish pub means good food, camaraderie and warmth, then…

Secret Diners: Mt. Vesuvio’s Ristorante

Secret Diners: Mt. Vesuvio’s Ristorante

A taste explosion blows our secret diners away! Words by Tara Pepper  Bobby and I decided to explore a little bit and ended up at Mt. Vesuvio’s Ristorante in the…

Chef’s Corner: The Duke of Earl’s

Chef’s Corner: The Duke of Earl’s

Meet this rising star at Earl’s Kitchen & Bar. Words by Jordan Villanueva Before my interview with Chef Alvin Viguilla, I made it a point to watch the Chopped Canada episode he…

Restaurant Review: Browns Socialhouse Erin Mills

Restaurant Review: Browns Socialhouse Erin Mills

Warning: The following review may trigger an urge to drop everything and visit Browns Socialhouse right now. We are not responsible for any consequential weight gain. Words by Jordan Villanueva…

Tara’s Tales and Tastings #110: Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill

Tara’s Tales and Tastings #110: Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill

Good food, good friends, superb service! Words by Tara Pepper Wow, what a week! Sure glad it’s over. Sometimes I feel like I’m just running all the time and never…

Taste the Season in Niagara!

Taste the Season in Niagara!

Words and photgraphy by Jay Kana During the month of November, Niagara-on-the-Lake hosts their annual Taste The Season event every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in November from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.…

MississaugaLife Hot Picks Powered by Yelp: Mexican

MississaugaLife Hot Picks Powered by Yelp: Mexican

Welcome to Spirit of the City—MississaugaLife’s Weekly Hot Picks, powered by Yelp! Every week, we’ll be bringing you top picks for virtually anything in the city! These reviews are from real…

Tara’s Tales and Tastings #107: You Gotta Stop Here #8 – The Pie Commission

Tara’s Tales and Tastings #107: You Gotta Stop Here #8 – The Pie Commission

Words by Tara Pepper You know I’m not really one for takeout or premade food. I prefer to make meals myself from scratch at home with fresh ingredients I can…

MississaugaLife Hot Picks Powered by Yelp: Caribbean

MississaugaLife Hot Picks Powered by Yelp: Caribbean

Welcome to Spirit of the City—MississaugaLife’s Weekly Hot Picks, powered by Yelp! Every week, we’ll be bringing you top picks for virtually anything in the city! These reviews are from real…

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