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What’s Being Served At The Ex &...

What’s Being Served At The Ex – Cronut Burger, Nutella Fries, Bacon Lasagna.
Today the gates to the CNE opened and Toronto flooded into the exhibition grounds  looking for  the pitch and roll of the rides, the flashy excitement of the midway, and of course the tantalizing and  unusual delights served up at the Food Building! The Ex is a great excuse to get out and eat food you know you shouldn’t but since it’s only a [...]

I’m Speaking at the Food Blogge...

Food Bloggers of Canada Conference Speaker
I’m excited to announce that I am one of the speakers at this weekend’s Food Bloggers of Canada Conference, Canada’s first dedicated food blogging conference. I will be speaking about restaurants, blogging and critiques in: The Chef & The Critic – 2 Perspectives on Restaurants and Blogging Alexa Clark and Jason Bangerter. Moderated by Ali [...]

Kingston Eats

Kingston Eats
Since I am both “from” Kingston and the editor/publisher of the CheapEats Restaurant Guides, I get asked often where to go in Kingston for good eats cheap. Since I’m heading down to Podcasters Across Borders in Kingston this weekend, I decided to share this email which I wrote for a friend headed down to Kingston for the weekend.  [...]

Letter to Toronto Life

Letter to Toronto Life
As many of you have voiced your support on my Creative Commons issue with Toronto Life, I thought I’d share the letter I sent them about their use of my photos without permission.  [original post about that is here]   Hi, I’m writing because 2 of my photos are being used without my permission on your Daily Dish section. Both phot [...]

A Little Palm Pre-view

A Little Palm Pre-view
Last week, I was invited to a preview of the new Palm Pre by Jenn Evans of Sequentia Environics. I tweeted about it, big surprise, and got deluged by questions and requests to talk about my experience. I didn’t realize until I started talking about it that so many of the other previews and demos were hands-off. We did get to play with the Pa [...]

Good Thing It’s Pretty cuz It S...

Good Thing It’s Pretty cuz It Sure Ain’t Smart
I was talking about tech toys with Gerry yesterday and we came to the realization that what we want from our tech is that it be exciting, shiny and new for the first couple of days then to quickly become invisible. So cleanly and effortlessly integrated into our life that we don’t even realize how heavily we rely on it. The conversation [...]

Lex The Roving Reporter – OneDe...

Lex The Roving Reporter – OneDegree.ca
Straight from the Source – Do’s and Do Not Do’s of Blogger Relations By Alexa Clark (OneDegree.ca) [Photo by Mondo Lulu] More and more brands, marketing firms and PR agencies are turning to niche bloggers to get the word out about their new product or service. But are they doing a good job? What do bloggers really want? Alex [...]

No Competition

No Competition
Yesterday as I was walking home from a wonderful lunch meeting with Mondo discussing life, business and photography I deeked into the LCBO on St. Clair West.  As you should already know, I have my S2 back so I’m taking pictures left, right, and centre, like the photoholic I am.  So, when I saw the ad for the “Amate [...]

Grilled

Grilled
Grilled Bored, slightly dispondent and waiting for Weeds to start, we flipped on over to Channel 300 and rented ourselves a movie. We decided against the more obvious and mainstream titles and chose something we'd never heard of before, a little film called Grilled.  Now, this is not high cinema, unless you mean the 420 [...]

QotD: I’m reading (or about to ...

QotD: I’m reading (or about to read)…
Vox’s QotD today leaves me questioning – do I really have a “nightstand”?  I certainly have piles upon piles of books beside my bed, in the living room, on my desk, beside my desk, on Gerry’s desk, in a bookshelf or twelve… books-a-plenty my friend. What books are on your nightstand? So, I’ll answer t [...]

Bon Cop Bad Cop – Bon!

Bon Cop Bad Cop – Bon!
This movie rocks!  And, yes, that is a professional critic’s opinion.  Of course, my area of expertise isn’t movies… but phht, who cares? I like movies.  I like Colm Feore. I like hot Québécois. I like bilingualism. And I can live with hockey if I have to especially for the hot Québécois! Bon Cop Bad Cop is a standard buddy [...]

What is Vox to you?

What is Vox to you?
Many of the people I know who are using Vox already have and maintain popular blogs – personal and professional.  But Vox has been attractive and/or interesting enough to draw us over to check it out. My friend Kate notes that she is “writing a comparison between Vox and other mainstream oriented blogging software.” Vox is s [...]

Creampuff & The Bear

Creampuff & The Bear
Woo Hoo! No drama today. Well, none off-stage anyway. I finally made it to Chris & Creampuff’s Fringe Show Lies That Bind at the Factory Theatre.   It was a fun frolic in family dysfunction. An awakening for anyone who is or has a storyteller, or twelve, in their family. My favourite bit was Ursula’s rant being abandoned in t [...]

Plight of the Pickle

Plight of the Pickle
Please, please, please tell me someone else saw that Alien news report last night on the plight of the poor pickle imprisoned in glass within the dark, cold isolation of the fridge. I hope this is a series, and that whatever genius thought of it gets much credit… though I couldn’t find any mention of it on technorati. Sadly I only [...]

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