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Guess Who’s on Top Chef Canada?

Chef Jesse Vergen on Top Chef Canada
Chef Jesse Vergen, that’s who! You may remember Jesse from his profile as part of the Chefs #LoveCDNBeef series, his Beef Tongue Taco recipe which is a favourite on Pinterest as well, or from the number of times I’ve mentioned this meal when talking about going to Saint John. I’m a huge fan of Jesse’s for a bunch of reasons, not the least of [...]

HoHoTO on Thursday!

HoHoTO 2013
HoHoTO in 2 days on Dec 19th!?!? Really?  HoHoTO is always one of the best parties in town, and this year will be no exception but it has come on so fast. I guess it’s because because I’m not right in the thick of it.   I’ve been pretty quiet about HoHoTO this year, at least quiet compared to years past. As you may know, the original band of [...]

Tonight I’m at One of A Kind Se...

Tonight I’m at One of A Kind Selling Thorpe Toys Booth I30
Sure other people might spend their Thursday night Tapping That or watching this, but I’m going to get my thrills by selling wooden toys at the One of a Kind Craft Show tonight. Selling Thorpe Toys! I love Thursday late night at One of a Kind, but selling until 11pm and the long drive back to Waterloo makes it a long day for the in-law [...]

We Are Toronto & HoHoTO

We Are Toronto & HoHoTO
While our city and it’s mayor are in the midst of a horrendous PR nightmare, there are two bright spots that crossed my desk this week.  And they shine just a little brighter given crap that’s being flung around about Toronto. We Are Toronto We Are Toronto launched this week, I assume in direct response to the impressions the act [...]

My Friend Matt Opens His Restaurant a...

My Friend Matt Opens His Restaurant and I’m missing it! It’s killing me!
We’ve talked about it for a long time and it’s finally happening. On July 11th Matt Kantor and Andrew Bridgman are opening Bero. I couldn’t be happier for them (and frankly for us.) Since we met Matt has been planning this, talking concepts and drawing sketches. He has made me salivate with his menu ideas and test dishes. He [...]

Then The Eat Street Cookbook Arrived

Then The Eat Street Cookbook Arrived
Gerry just came into the office with a big padded manila envelop (I was going to say package, but I know some of you would read that wrong.) Inside was my last prize – the new Eat Street Cookbook. It’s filled with great recipes and beautiful photos. Even the trucks I visit the most – El Gastronomo Vagabundo and Caplansky [...]

Unplugged Expo with TightsAndFights.c...

Unplugged Expo with TightsAndFights.com
Unplugged Expo with TightsAndFights.com — Originally uploaded by LexnGer Ran into Scott Albert on the way home yesterday and he told me about theUnplugged Expo at the Primrose Hotel this weekend.This explains the cosplay in Allan Gardens this weekend.I’m at the Expo this morning for a workshop for Voice Actors. somethingI&# [...]

Marilynn’s Meu Bandolim

Marilynn’s Meu Bandolim
I found a box in my office this morning filled with all these great CDs from my friend Marilynn Mair, complete with licorice from my friends who forwarded them to me. Marilynn’ Meu Bandolim — Originally uploaded by LexnGer The last time Marilynn gave me one of her CDs, it became the soundtrack to my summer. Weekend mornings I&# [...]

PAB 2012 Begins

PAB 2012 Begins
[Samsung Smart Camera] Sent you a message! — Originally uploaded by LexnGer Mark & Bob on stage getting things rolling and me in my usual seat with a camera catching the action. PAB is in it's final year, and after 7 years of bring together content creators of all stripes, inspiring, provocing and challenging, it will be har [...]

Custom Colero Jewellery Boxes

Custom Colero Jewellery Boxes
[Samsung Smart Camera] Sent you a message! — Originally uploaded by LexnGer Jewellery boxes for Colero‘s great earrings and pendants.

Some Of My Favourite Folks at the Del...

Some Of My Favourite Folks at the Delicious Food Show
If you haven’t heard there is a new Food Show in town – Delicious Food Show! As the title suggests some of my favourite food professionals are involved. (Not all, but some).  I know, favouritism… but the reason I like food festivals and events is that I get to see talented, interesting and friendly food folks making and serving tasty, interes [...]

Want To Be A Taster?

Want To Be A Taster?
I’m a Taster – I like my flavours fresh and full, clean and pure, and layered and evocative. I’m not alone. Marc Thuet and Mark McEwan are Tasters.  Dufflet Rosenberg is a Taster. Rob Gentile is a Taster.  Chris McDonald and Bob Blumer are Tasters.  Andrea Nicholson & Ester Benaim are Tasters.  And Roger Mooking is a Taster too. You can b [...]

Busking For War Child

Busking For War Child
Busking For War Child — Originally uploaded by LexnGer (note this is the lead singer not Mike) 40 bands and artists across Toronto busked today to raise money for War Child. Our friend Mike was out with The Reason playing in the sunshine, so of course we took a little afternoon break from work and went over to listen and support [...]

Talking PAB2010 With Ian Capstick

Talking PAB2010 With Ian Capstick
Why I went to Ottawa this weekend and spent the time at PAB rather than with you (or your you-Ottawa-equivalents) Alexa Clark: independent, thoughtful & creative | MediaStyle Alexa Clark, now living in Toronto, she is the creator of Cheap Eats Ottawa; listen below as she describes her Podcasters Across Borders (PAB 2010) Listen here This [...]

Would You Pose With A Pickle?

Would You Pose With A Pickle?
A few years ago, inspired by my love of the Bick’s Pickle Alien, M.Tinto showed up on my birthday with a couple of bottles of Bick’s pickles that had fuzzy finger puppets on them.  The finger puppets weren’t actually the alien, which generated a fair amount of conversation about the missed marketing opportunity, and a whole lot of rude [...]

More Love Hangover

More Love Hangover
So… I’ve had my coffee… (unfortunately not the kick-ass coffee I won in the raffle gift basket from RocketFuelCoffee.com because my grinder is broken…) but I digress. I’ve had my coffee. My 10am call is actually 10am Vancouver time (yay!) and now I can take a moment or two to SHOW you what HoHoTO was like.  Unfortunately not my photos since m [...]

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