Tuesday, May 31, 2011
(bi) weekly linkage: liquor laws, eating local, iron chef uptown finals and more!
First I must beseech the local decision makers to get on the band-wagon that our provincial government has decided to jump aboard! I look forward to strolling the garlic festival and Savour Stratford with a frosty beer in hand!
As food trends come and go restaurants are always looking to the future to see if they are making the right decisions for their guests. You decide: has eating local become annoying?
Finally BBQ season is upon us, with a vengeance. I look forward to warm evenings spent grilling something delicious! But besides all the great things to eat we of course need some suggestions on what to drink with BBQ deliciousness.
To get everyone in the mood for some sun and remind us yet again why we love this great abundant countryside in which we reside, how about a video?
In case you haven't been paying attention: there has been a great event re-occurring just down the road in Waterloo at Uptown 21. Iron Chef Uptown was hosted Wednesdays for the past 2 months where a number of Stratford's own chefs were featured battling against the best restaurants of the Waterloo region. Tomorrow night is the final and it features one of Stratford's greatest chefs: Aaron Linley. If you can't make it to Waterloo (tickets are $5 with all proceeds going to the food bank) then watch from home and cheer really loud so Aaron can hear you! (link is live in real time so if it's blank for now, just wait until tomorrow night @ 9:30pm)
To get you psyched for what the secret ingredient could be please enjoy a ridiculous video from our 'honourable chairman'...