2021

Articles, with links where available. Unless otherwise noted, restaurant reviews are based on the eating experiences of a single visit: menus, staff, and management may have since changed. Most are paywalled, but may be available through Press Reader. Click here for an overview of how I rate restaurants. 

Dining — Year in Review: 2021 brought evolutions and revolutions in our relationships with food

31 December 2021, Waterloo Region Record


Core values have helped keep Kitchener’s Borealis Grille on course through COVID

03 December 2021, Waterloo Region Record

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Faith and Food

26 November 2021, Waterloo Region Record

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Dining: Bikram Gusain serves up punchy Indian platters that pop at Grain of Salt in Cambridge

5 November 2021, Waterloo Region Record

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Word of Food: Faith and Food

November-December 2021, Grand  Magazine


Dining: Sixty years of schnitzel and memories at Metro Restaurant in Kitchener

14 October 2021, Waterloo Region Record

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Actively reclaiming Indigenous foodways in Waterloo Region

05  October 2021, Waterloo Region Record

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Dining: Jake and Humphreys’ treats diners to mastery in deceptively simple dishes

24 September 2021, Waterloo Region Record

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Dining: Everything at Korean BBQ Restaurant is Mighty Fine

03 September 2021, Waterloo Region Record

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World of Food: Growing Fresh Ideas

September-October 2021, Grand Magazine


Dining: Kinkaku Izakaya’s all-you-can-eat menu full of delights

20 August 2021, Waterloo Region Record

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Dining: In Waterloo, Flavourful fun can be found under a Thai Sun

06 August 2021, Waterloo Region Record

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In praise of blueberries, nature’s indigo masterpiece

31 July 2021, Waterloo Region Record

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Dining: Amici Restaurant delivers authentic Italian delights

23 July 2021, Waterloo Region Record

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Dining: Waterloo’s Meetpoint treats you to warm Turkish hospitality and delicious dishes

09 July 2021, Waterloo Region Record

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09 July 2021, Waterloo Chronicle


World of Food: Personalizing the Past

July-August 2021, Grand Magazine


Dining: Darlise Café poised to embrace downtown’s future

25 June 2021, Waterloo Region Record

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Dining: Kitchener’s Tiny Home Takeout serves up delicious dinners for all to enjoy

11 June 2021, Waterloo Region Record


Dining: Find a taste of summer at Hespeler’s The Village Eatery and Indulge Ice Cream

28 May 2021, Waterloo Region Record

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Dining: There’s a wee bit of Scotland at New Hamburg’s Scran and Dram

14 May 2021, Waterloo Region Record

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World of Food: Paying it forward

May-June 2021, Grand Magazine


Dining: Little Gyros Greek Grill offers Mediterranean favourites

30 April 2021, Waterloo Region Record


Dining: Moderno’s comfort food transports diners to a happier place

16 April 2021, Waterloo Region Record


Dining: Watami serves up visually stunning dishes and more than generous mouthfuls

03 April 2021, Waterloo Region Record


Pandemic Dining: A year of staying positive and humble while building resiliency

26 March 2021, Waterloo Region Record


Dining: Waterloo’s Red House rolls with the pandemic’s punches

19 March 2021, Waterloo Region Record


Dining: Businesses adapt to change in face of pandemic

04 March 2021, Waterloo Region Record

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Word of Food: Comforts of Home

March-April 2021


Dining: Delicious island dishes to lift your mood at J&K Cuisine Grill and Bar in Kitchener

19 February 2021, Waterloo Region Record

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Dining: Egg Roll King treats loyal fans royally

5 February 2021, Waterloo Region Record


Dining: Mabuhay! Long live Filipino cuisine at Kitchener’s Sari-Sari

22 January 2021, Waterloo Region Record


World of Food: Research and Activism

January-February 2021, Grand Magazine

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