Friday, 4 July 2008

We’ll make you famous... Yes, indeed, this could be you!
Are you a Cabbagetown performer who wants to be part of the Cabbagetown Festival? Call us and we’ll fit you into the schedule. On Saturday and Sunday during the Festival, we have opportunities for people to perform on Parliament Street. We welcome individuals and groups, young and old, professional and amateur.
For example, within the past three years, we’ve enjoyed student Highland dancers, colourful Bengali dancers, award-winning children’s entertainers, throaty country singers, serious jazz musicians, karate demos and some amazing hip hop dancers from the CYC. All from Cabbagetown.
Just call and we’ll let you know how we can work with you: (416) 921-0857.

Postal blues
Yes, our local post office has closed. It’s not a permanent problem for us but it will be a short-term inconvenience. A new location has been earmarked but the new operators have asked for a bit of time before making their announcements.
In the meantime, we can go to Shopper’s Drug Mart at Queen and Parliament or to Greendale Pharmacy at Homewood and Carlton until our own branch reopens in its new home.

Watery demo

The Epicure Shop (473 Parliament) is hosting a demonstration by Mountain Valley Spring Water on Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm. You’re invited – dive right in.

Stonegrill on Winchester
Stonegrill’s new summer agenda has just been announced and it’s got amazing choices.
Tuesday brings Stonegrill Stripped. The bistro menu promotes a casual feel and affordable luxury, $6 martinis and $5 drinks.
As we’ve come to expect at Stonegrill, there’s a real Cabbagetown connection: this time, chef Bashir Munye is drawing on the Riverdale Park Farmers’ Market for supplies. Every Wednesday, organic fruits, veggies, fish and meats will be used for a new 3-course prix fixe menu featuring locally raised seasonal dishes. Each dish is specially paired with Henry of Pelham family estate wines.
S&M Thursdays highlight Sushi & Martinis prepared by Michi Tanaka, former sushi chef at the Drake.
On Sunday, jazz legend Archie Alleyne and the rhythm section from Kollage (Robi Botos and Artie Ross) perform during brunch from noon to 3 pm. The new brunch menu includes homemade blueberry scones, crab salad benedict and strawberry crepes with ricotta.
You can now even make your reservations online at 51B Winchester. Call (416) 967-6565.

Music on Parliament
Our annual June music program has now finished. Special thanks to Jim Heineman whose trio rounded it all up last Saturday. Another familiar Cabbagetown musician, Snooky Tynes, joined them and made the performance even more memorable.

Don’t forget ... If your business or your group want to join us in September at the Festival parade, then you’re welcome to call and let us know. Make your parade appearance special by adding some costumes, some music and lots of decorations. It’s your parade. (416) 921-0857.