Green Day’s American Idiot Toronto Production

Punk rock and hit Broadway musical. Mutually exclusive on the surface, but American Idiot goes (a bit) deeper. This stage version of Green Day’s same-named 2004 international smash album enjoyed a successful run on Broadway and grabbed a couple of Tony Awards. It has now hit the road, with Toronto … Read More

Music 2011: The Best of Toronto

The richness of the Toronto music scene has long been undervalued, at home and abroad. Perhaps size and stylistic diversity work against our metropolis, seeing critics latch upon more homogenous communities like Seattle, Athens (in the ’80s), Manchester, and, more recently, Montreal, appointing them musical hotbeds for a few short … Read More

Review, East and Main Bistro

We all know about the 100km diet and the importance of eating locally. Driving double that distance for a restaurant dinner may be distinctly carbon unfriendly, but can be justified when the boîte in question is as superb as East and Main Bistro. It takes its unpretentious name from its … Read More

Wine Review: Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch

Need a wine match for your next appetizer of grilled grasshopper? Apparently the nutty flavour of the crunchy critters is best accompanied by a Chardonnay — specifically, an Australian chard, from a curious line called Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch. Sounds a bit Crocodile Dundee, as does word that the … Read More

Countylicious, Fall 2012

A decade ago, Prince Edward County was well off the radar of Toronto foodies. A two-hour drive east of the GTA, the county was better known for the family-friendly Sandbanks Provincial Park than as a locale for wine and culinary delights. No more, as the rapid establishment of a now … Read More

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