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Prague is one of Central Europe’s most beautiful cities. On foot (the best way) you’ll be compelled to stop at least a few times to take in the wonderful variety of architecture — from the Charles Bridge to the world’s largest ancient castle. It also happens to have a remarkable food and drink scene and is rightfully known as one of the best (and cheapest) sources of beer east of Germany. See the image above for my full guide to eating and drinking in Prague for Taste & Travel magazine.

Drake Devonshire

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Believe it or not, there was a time in Toronto when opening a bar or restaurant on West Queen West seemed like a foolish thing to do. And then, just over 10 years ago, the Drake Hotel turned the corner of Queen West and Beaconsfield into a destination. When it opens for business on September 15 in Wellington, the Drake Devonshire hopes to emulate the original’s triple threat of food that playfully remixes classics, thoughtful and contemporary design, with upscale accommodation. Read the full article here…

Ontario Craft Beer Road Trip

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A distinctive feature of any craft beer is that the personal touch of its brewer tends to be quite obvious. In the past few years, more and more Ontarians have joined the club of brewers, adding their own signature to the local beer scene. In Toronto, beer drinkers have an exciting number of opportunities to taste the interesting new lagers, porters and ales being produced outside the city, but there’s not nearly enough retail space for those of us looking to purchase more than a pint or two at a restaurant. That’s a compelling reason, I think, to pack the […]