A bronze statue of a man sitting in a hair with a farmhouse behind him

Kentucky: Bourbon and Pizza?!

Our trip through Kentucky included a stopover at Jim Beam’s American Stillhouse, home of the world’s #1 selling bourbon and one of 9 distilleries on Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail.  This area is certainly worth a weekend trip to really take in the countryside, tour the distilleries, and hear some traditional bluegrass.  Jim Beam offers tours, but…

A salad full of bright colours

What happens when you mix Jerk Chicken & Chow Mein? Patois!

The Caribbean meets Asian soul food at Patois, a restaurant with a unique twist inspired by Chef Craig Wong’s Chinese-Jamaican heritage and perfectly reflective of Toronto’s diversity.  As the restaurant explains, “Like Jamaica’s national language, “Patois” is the merging of great food ideas from various cultures, executed with respect for the ingredients.”  It all comes…

Outdoor shot of Carlton Cinema sign and list of movies playing

Five reasons to love Carlton Cinema

Photo credit: Toronto Savvy Carlton Cinema is a hidden gem tucked away between two dreary highrises in downtown Toronto (20 Carlton St, just east of Yonge St).  Having first opened in 1948, the Carlton has a long history in Toronto.  It was demolished in 1973, reopened in 1981, and refurbished when taken over by Edmonton-based Magic…