Friday, 6 August 2010

Do you have a dog?
Then come to the Cabbagetown Festival parade. Bring your furry friend, walk in the parade and then enter our special “Best Dog” contest – “Best dressed ”, “Biggest nose”, “Curliest fur” and more. Saturday, September 11 at 9:30 am at Wellesley and Parliament. For more information, call Kelsey at (416) 921-0857.

Congratulations … Caroline Murphy
Caroline successfully rode her bike from Toronto to Montreal in the recent PWA rally. It was an incredible adventure for her and she raised over $8000 for the PWA Foundation. Back at Big Mamma’s Boy (554 Parliament), the garden patio is open. Chef Michael Guenther really enjoys the summer season. He’s cooking with heirloom tomatoes from Sherry (his farmer of choice) and there’s a new wine and cocktail list to complete your meal.

More congratulations … HomeLife Realty One
Linda Thompson has just finished renovating HomeLife Realty One offices (501 Parliament) with additional space for agents and special meeting rooms for clients. To celebrate, agents, staff and guests enjoyed a lovely reception last week with food from Daniel et Daniel and special guests like Andrew Cimerman, HomeLife’s founder. Linda has been very strong supporter of the Cabbagetown community and it’s a real pleasure to watch her business grow and prosper here.

Even more congratulations … Daniel et Daniel
Last Monday, the Toronto Star featured Daniel et Daniel in a detailed article about their on-going success as Toronto’s leading caterer. We, of course, know them well (and secretly blame them for Cabbagetown’s expanding waistlines.) If you missed it, it’s a great story and well worth reading:

Weekend specials at Organics
Two goodies are on special at Cabbagetown organics for the weekend. Hewitt’s goat milk yogurt in a one kilo size is reduced from $5.99 to $4.99. Quinwow drinks (original flavour, vanilla and chocolate) are available at $3.99 and you can drop into the store to try a free sample. 499 Parliament.

Summer on a stone
Stonegrill (51B Winchester) enjoyed great success during Summerlicious and so they’ve decided to continue their prix fixe dinner as a summer fixture from August 7 to 25. For $39, you can enjoy appetizers (garden salad, mussels, rooter ribs and soup), entrees (beef tenderloin, strip loin, veal, salmon and swordfish – all on the stone – and eggplant, ravioli and chicken supreme from the kitchen) and dessert (lemoncello cake, marble cheese cake, and mango-raspberry mousse cake). This is a great bargain in a beautiful room – don’t miss it.

More goodies at Foxy
Michelle has a “hot” theme for her summer sales at Foxy Boutique (251 Gerrard). She has lots of new inventory, all chosen to make you feel hot wherever you wear it. She’s continuing her 50% off sale on selected merchandise. She’s got summer dresses, shoes, handbags and accessories. You can also check out Foxy on Facebook and join her group.

Buffalo mozzarella at The Epicure Shop
Patty has another shipment of buffalo mozzarella arriving from Italy – just in time to marry up with beautifully fresh Ontario field tomatoes and basil. That’s one of the season’s great tastes. And she’s also stocked up on homemade tarts, pies and cookies. 473 Parliament.

Start thinking about cooking
Elie at Provence Delices (12 Amelia) has just announced his late Summer and Fall schedule for his cooking classes. He always makes his classes fun. He gives participants a love for cooking, planning menus, buying the ingredients and cooking at home. Classes are small and the experience is hands-on. Each class is $99 which includes dinner and a glass of wine (and there’s a 10% discount if you register for 4 or more sessions.) Check it out here:

Everyone needs a lift
At Kendall & Co (438 Parliament), there’s a really handy stool available at only $15. It comes in green and orange, folds up for easy storage and holds up to 300 pounds.

Cabbagetown at Disneyland
Earlier in the Spring, Shanna dropped by our office to learn more about Cabbagetown. She was here touring Toronto from California and she wanted a flag as a memento of her visit. We asked her to display it somewhere in California that we would all recognize and she certainly has done that for us – here she is at Disneyland. Another proud home for our flag.