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Rag Doll Eatery | Spotlight Series

Rag Doll Eatery | Spotlight Series

    She started as a bus girl in the industry 25 years ago. Since then, she has filled every role from bartending to management. Now pushing 50 years old, Pandora decided to live her dream and create something for herself. Taking all her experience she brought her vision to life and is now the […]

Wilson’s Haus Of Lechon | Spotlight Series

Wilson's Haus Of Lechon | Spotlight Series

    The dream was realized in Cebu, a province in the Philippines where Wilson Martinito worked with his siblings at a restaurant called Four Brothers. They served a local favourite, Lechon, a style of barbecue to prepare suckling pig. Wilson was seeking a better life for his family and immigrated to Canada, leaving behind his restaurant […]

Blondies Pizza | Spotlight Series

Blondies Pizza | Spotlight Series

    A little pink box-shaped building sticks out like a sore thumb on Dundas street east in Toronto. But unlike a sore thumb, it’s all good times inside Blondies Pizza. The little pick-up and delivery only pizza joint has a southern California feel to it while cooking up some of Toronto’s most delicious pizza. […]

Mandy’s Gourmet Salads | Spotlight Series

Mandy's Gourmet Salads | Spotlight Series

    A shoebox closet, a three foot counter, a toy cash register and an IKEA fridge. That’s all Mandy and Rebecca Wolfe had when they started Mandy’s in the back of a clothing store in the Westmount area of Montreal over ten years ago. Today, the salad sisters have five locations across the city […]

Hale Coffee Roasters | Spotlight Series

Hale Coffee Roasters | Spotlight Series

    In English, hale means strong, robust, vigorous, and bouncy. In Arabic, it means cardamom, which is added to coffee as a cultural practice that is synonymous with coffee culture in the Middle East. They use their self-ascribed basic methods of coffee roasting and brewing to create a deliciously fresh ground cup of coffee […]

Blazing Kitchen | Spotlight Series

Blazing Kitchen | Spotlight Series

  Lights. Camera. Eat! Blazing Kitchen has been feeding the people that make your favourite movies and tv shows since the 1990’s. Donny Blais, the chef and owner of the GTA based catering venture recently opened his new full-service kitchen in Etobicoke which helps cook the large orders that feed the entertainment industry daily. But […]

Beach Hill Smokehouse | Spotlight Series

Beach Hill Smokehouse | Spotlight Series

  Meat-eaters rejoice! There’s a new sheriff in town when it comes to barbecue and it’s Beach Hill Smokehouse. Their style is influenced by central-Texas where the star of the show is the rubs. Darrien and Terrence, transplants from the United States wanted to bring their take on authentic barbecue to Toronto. They couldn’t do that without […]

Das Brezel Haus | Spotlight Series

Das Brezel Haus | Spotlight Series

  Das Brezel Haus in Downtown Brampton wants to redefine what you know about pretzels. Dirk opened the shop with his wife Yvette to share their wide assortment of treats with their community. They offer the classic salted and unsalted pretzel as well as some unique options you won’t find everywhere such as their Philadelphia […]

KOA Natural Foods | Econolease Spotlight Series

KOA Natural Foods | Econolease Spotlight Series

  While on one of her morning jogs, Mariam Ekram wanted to power up with a snack. She wasunsatisfied with her options and had a burning desire to have something healthy, with naturalingredients that were easy to understand. On that jog, KOA Natural Foods was born. Fiveyears later, Mariam has a new facility in Toronto […]

Birch Bistro | Econolease Spotlight Series

Birch Bistro | Econolease Spotlight Series

  Beef Bourguignon, Fresh fish, and Mussels are just a few of the classic French dishes that can accompany your delicious glass of wine at Birch Bistro. The owner, Laurie Hillesheim aimed to create a great neighbourhood spot for Mount Pleasant Village and she delivered. Taking over the building of an old bank, Laurie kept […]