Category Archives: Interviews

Big Slur: Celebrate California Wines on April 7th and 8th with these incredible events

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Spring is always an exciting time in the Toronto food scene. Moods lift, patios open up, and our many seasonally-focused restaurants now have a full new set of fresh produce to play with. And as aways, great food needs great wine.

Enter the California Wine Fair: over 100 producers and suppliers blowing into town with the first wisps of warm spring air

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Destined for the dining room: a profile of Splendido’s Carlo Catallo

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A lot of people couldn’t last a day working in a restaurant, nor would they want to. Many wait tables and serve drinks for a couple of years to make quick cash. Only a select group in North America make serving their long-term career instead of treating it as “just a job.”

And then there’s the rare gem like Carlo Catallo, who lovingly worked the floor at Splendido before he up and bought the place.
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Kevin Brauch and his Thirsty Travels on Display at the Victory Cafe

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If there’s anyone who feels at home at a bar, it’s Kevin Brauch. This month, the television host, actor, producer and writer is adding “artist” to his lengthy resumé by bringing parts of his own home and experiences to the walls of the Victory Café.
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He’s Charming Us: Daryl D’Souza Is A Real Dawg

NOTE: THIS WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON IMCHARMINGYOU.COM ON JANUARY 10, 2013

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Of all the lovely and inspiring restaurateurs I’ve met this year, Daryl D’Souza stands out as seemingly being more concerned with giving to the community than trying to make sales. And that, bewilderingly (and awesomely) enough, seems to be the key to his success.
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Matt Pettit’s Rock Lobster Pop-Up Settles Down

NOTE: THIS WAS ORIGINALLY POSTED ON IMCHARMINGYOU.COM ON DECEMBER 13, 2012

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If you haven’t met Matt Pettit yet, you must be living under a rock.
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