Friday, 23 July 2010

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Blair’s Run wants you!
Marilyn and the other steering committee members at Blair’s Run are looking for more street captains. It’s a fun job. Captains are asked to recruit runners for the event from their streets and to find donors in their neighbourhoods. Every year, Cabbagetowners donate over $25,000 for the Cabbagetown Youth Centre through the Run. The Run itself takes place on Saturday September 11 at 8:30 am – it’s the opening event for our Festival. For more information, email

JAMCafe’s latest wine tasting
On August 12, Av Atikian has planned a very special evening with Alexandrine Roy. Her small domaine is located in Gevrey-Chambertin, a district that boasts of nine of the 23 Grand Cru wines from Burgundy. It’s been in her family for four generations and she personally handles the vineyard and cellaring and she produces only 20,000 bottles annually. To give her wines a proper matching, Av has a six-course tasting menu. Seating for this event is limited. For reservations, call (416) 921-1255. 195 Carlton. For all the details about this evening,

Restaurant News
Stephanie is now the manager at Big Mamma's Boy (554 Parliament) and is proud of their many recent successes. Life for her is now settling down after the rush of events that happened when Caroline Murphy became a partner. Caroline is off on Sunday for the PWA bike ride from Toronto to Montreal and we wish her well. Sunday brunch is being served regularly from 11 am to 3 pm – this is the one that earned such a high rating from NOW Magazine.
At The Ben Wicks (424 Parliament), repairs are over and life on the patio has returned to normal. There’s new flooring, new tables and stool arrangements, new siding along the upper railing, new windows and new lighting. Robert wants to thank everyone for their patience throughout the ordeal. David has started work on his menus for the Festival – his early plans sound very good indeed.

Kendall & Co
Dominik is the Design Studio Administrator at Kendall & Co (438 Parliament). He’s shown here adjusting the new Red Oriental Bird Cage Lamp, part of the store’s Asian inspired décor. Kendall & Co are celebrating the new exhibit, “Warrior Emperor and the Terracotta Army”, at the Royal Ontario Museum and you get a $5 discount coupon for the exhibit when you visit the shop. And don’t forget their summer sale – up to 50% off as they make room for their newly arrived inventory.

Epicure has coffee
Franca is quite happy to present this week’s special. For one weekend only, Patty has Kicking Horse Pass coffee on special at $13.99 for a one-pound bag. This is a savings of $2. She also has buffalo mozzarella back in stock. You can always check Epicure’s lovely website at 473 Parliament.

Labour of Love has a party
To celebrate the opening of her lovely new store, Regina is hosting a grand opening party on Thursday July 29 from 4 to 9 pm. Labour of Love (242 Carlton) features a unique and eclectic assortment of jewellery, fashion accessories, gifts and one-of-a-kind collectibles. She will also showcase local artists in new and exciting ways. Currently, Toronto illustrator and sculptor, Gosia, has an installation there. At Thursday’s party, you can meet Gosia and enjoy snacks, refreshments and give-aways throughout the evening.

They’ve relocated across the street
Victor has moved Business Plus Wireless across the street to 420 Parliament. He’s now refinishing his store’s interior and he’s open for business as one of our cell phone specialists.