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Top Ways to Make Money Now

Whether it comes to reining in expenses or bumping up revenues, there’s always something to learn by listening to advice from the insiders. I spoke to three restaurateurs who shine at running their businesses: Doug Townsend runs successful Dartmouth restaurant The Canteen with his wife, Chef Renée Lavallée. Townsend and Lavallée…

Liquid to lips: How brands use technology to stand out

How brands use technology to stand out amid growing competition We are living in a golden age of craft beer and spirits, and wine lists are growing ever more complex. Consumers everywhere rejoice as more and more options arrive on the beverage menu and at the local liquor store. While…

The King of Donair

“We hear about people driving across the country to visit Halifax and one of the things on their list is to try the donair.” – Norman Nahas The most famous dish in Halifax is an unlikely front-runner in a maritime city. The donair is a re-imagined Gyro—born in the…

Food Day Canada and the Canada C3 voyage

Canada C3 is a project paying tribute to Canada’s 150th anniversary, and the highlight is a 150-day sailing journey from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage. As the ship stops in its various ports, travellers will discover local heroes, innovative projects and close-knit communities from Atlantic to Arctic to…

Getting into the event market? Be sure to think outside the box

If you’re looking for creative new ways to make money, you may be thinking about getting into the event market — hosting private parties, weddings, grad celebrations, festivals and more. You might wonder how to get started, and what the key success factors are. I spoke to three restaurateurs to…

Use The Art of War to build a growth strategy

For any business trying to succeed in today’s competitive marketplace, getting the right marketing and growth strategy in place, particularly for digital media, is key. You might be using individual tools like SEO, content creation, social media engagement, and pay-per-click advertising, but your results will soar if you can bring it all…

2017 Shellfish Excellence Award

Restaurants Canada will present the 2017 Shellfish Excellence Award at the Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival, Sept. 14-17, 2017. The award recognizes a restaurateur in Prince Edward Island who offers exceptional service and promotes local seafood. The winner will display superior shellfish quality standards, offer a variety of local…

Bentwood box

O Canada! Want to know more about the original Canadian cooking vessel, the bentwood box? Check out the Food Day Canada post to find out more about this indigenous cooking method and what makes it unique!

Nova Scotia wine

Nova Scotia wine: The old and the new One of the newest and most exciting wine regions in North America is also one of the oldest. Nova Scotia first cultivated grapes for wine as early as the 17th century. Now, producers in the province have taken it up again, and…