Friday, 23 March 2012

Vegetarian Brunch
Toni and Elaine are starting their weekly vegetarian brunches this weekend at Mylk Uncookies (253 Gerrard). Every Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm, Chef Padcal Poilbout will serve sweet and savoury crepes – organic, vegan, vegetarian and gluten free.

New arrivals at Eclectisaurus
Leslie at Eclectisaurus (249 Gerrard) has a romantic 1930's Art Deco dresser box. The lid is adorned with cherubs, birds and flowers. It’s made in Czechoslovakia from green malachite glass, 4" diameter x 2" high. Click on to see more details. Open Wednesday to Sunday, noon to 7 pm.


UforChange is an arts and civic engagement project for at-risk, low-income and newcomer youth from St James Town. This weekend, they’re hosting a three-day art showcase called Vivacity where their youth share the skills they’ve learned and the art they’ve created. On Friday, Film Premieres & Live Acts at the Ing Direct Café (221 Yonge) from 7 to 9:30 pm – tickets are pay as you can. On Saturday, Live Acts, Fashion & Theatre are the focus at the Kiwanis Boys & Girls Club (101 Spruce) from 7 to 9:30 pm – tickets $10. On Sunday from 2 to 5 pm, Multimedia Gallery & Live Acts happen at 517 Parliament – free admission.

Last two days

Kendall & Co (541 Parliament east along Winchester) have to leave their Winchester Street location to make way for renovations happening in their building. They’re moving over to 227 Carlton and their new store is now being fixed up and prepared for their arrival. To make life easier, they’re holding their storewide Grand Moving Sale. Save up to 50% off on rugs, lamps, furniture and accent décor. The sale happens on Friday from 10 am to 6 pm and on Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm. Don’t miss out.

Spring is here.
To celebrate our warm weather, Regina at Labour of Love (242 Carlton) has used beautiful new paper flowers to decorate her store window. The result is really stunning. She also tells us that the Easter Bunny made a secret stop here and left tons of goodies. To see the window and to find out about the goodies, drop by and say hello. Our visit

Bordeaux wines at JAMcafe
On Wednesday April 4, Av and Joe at JAMcafe (195 Carlton) are holding another of their very popular wine tasting evenings. This time, they’re featuring six wines from one of their favourite regions – Bordeaux’s controlled Appelations. Av will explain the wine choices and the secrets with successful food pairings. 6:30 pm. Tickets are $30 and reservations are strongly suggested (they sell out) at (416) 921-1255. Find out about the specific wines at

Jazz at the Winchester Kitchen & Bar

Jazz Thursdays kicked off this week with Brownman Akoustic trio. They’ll be back every month and we’ll let you know the details. Next Thursday, it’s Big Rude Jake from 7 to 10 pm – see more detail at and at Don’t forget, as well, All-Funk Saturday and this week, it’s the Soul Motivators at 10 pm. At 11 pm on Sunday, it’s Open Mic with Porter. On Tuesday at 10 pm, the Cult Movie night features the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Every Wednesday, it’s Smart Ass Trivia with Emily and Jill from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. 51A Winchester

Patty’s specials

This weekend, Patty has San Marzano tomatoes on special – buy a tin for $2.75 (and save a dollar) or a case of twelve for $27. She also has Italian extra virgin olive oil on sale at $9.99 each, regularly $14.99. The Epicure Shop (479 Parliament).

Easter Bunny alert

Erin at Stout Irish Pub (221 Carlton) has invited the Easter Bunny to visit on Saturday, April 7 from noon to 2 pm. Kids of all ages are welcome! There’ll be an Easter egg hunt throughout the pub as well as a colouring contest and face painting. You need a reservation for this event – please call (647) 344-7676.

Media watch

Serafine LaRiviere has written a profile of our very own Flying Beaver Pubaret and its two main personalities – Heather MacKenzie and Maggie Cassella. The article marks their First Anniversary celebrations. Congrat’s to Heather and Maggie. For the whole story, click here: and for details about their programs,

Inside Toronto

Justin Skinner has written about UforChange and its forthcoming Vivacity celebrations. It’s a good overview of the group and its weekend events.