Three days in Tokyo: Ameyoko Market

Ueno District is the closest thing to Old Tokyo. Local Japanese, ex-pats, and visitors all come to Ameyoko Market to eat at their favorite restaurant or search for the ideal bargain at the hundreds of one room shops. Neon-lights and red lanterns (and nearby red lantern streets with sex-clubs and prostitutes) cast a mysterious glow…

Three days in Tokyo

Snapshots of Ueno District, Tokyo, Japan, one of many places I’ve never written about. Get ready for a week of images from our three days in Japan.    

Treadwell Restaurant, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Treadwell Restaurant’s “farm-to-table” concept has been the norm for all great restaurants in Europe for several decades.  Treadwell chefs work with local suppliers and base their menus on  seasonal products of the Niagara Region to showcase the team’s talent and the individuals behind the ingredients. Treadwell’s Sous Chef is our very own Ian VandeGraaf, graduate of Niagara College…

Downtown Belleville- Day 6

  Enjoy Wall Art by Jan Coombs as you stroll along the Riverside Walk & Gazebo toward Harbour & City Hall eating ice cream (or gelato or vegan ice) from Nice Ice Baby. Decorate your home at Up Front Gallery & Home Decor. Buy flowers for your sweetheart Flowers by Dustin. Take your pet into Tyrannosaurus Pet Supplies…

Day 5: Downtown Belleville

More images for our beautiful downtown.  Victorian architecture, modern architecture, a new condo development by FairTradeWorks, a historical plaque to commemorate Dr. Collip a local boy who assisted with the development of insulin for diabetes…PLUS Kate and her Kitchen, Reiki on Wheels, Belleville Public Library & Parrott Art Gallery viewed from Connor House, and Lafferty’s…

Day 4: Downtown Belleville

Day 4: Downtown Belleville GETS a MAKE-OVER. High Fives to Studio 237 owner Darek Wierbicki (corner Front & Victoria Streets) , Tim Hennig of Nice Ice Baby (Victoria Street), Front Dollar, and 279 Front Street. Congratulations to another new business – Mr. Zed’s Souvlaki Restaurant, coming soon. Hiss Boo to the Royal Bank of Canada…