2.19.2018

Family Day and Brew Pubs!

It's Family Day in Ontario and this year the weekend weather has been spring like and very enjoyable. A lot of businesses put forth a great effort to create fun filled family oriented adventures with captivating menus targeted at getting us out of hibernation mode while partaking in social activities designed for all ages.
We decided to make a stop at Midtown Brewery, our favorite brew pub in Wellington. The weather was too mild for any one to be able to skate on the outdoor rink there, but the pub was quickly filling up by 1:30 and apparently the Sunday business was over-the-top crazy all day. Prince Edward County is currently home to many craft breweries.
They are a very sharing community of young entrepreneurs, quick to edify each other's professionally crafted beverages, actually selling and recommending their neighboring brewpubs' ale.
While the very popular Parsons Brewery has a coveted highway #49 location with high visibility for those entering from the east, it seems that Torontonians entering from the west are very enthralled with the Midtown Brewery's easy downtown Wellington location. They each have kitchens boasting popular trendy cuisine. This being their first winter with kitchens, it has become very popular for these brew pubs in particular to host a guest chef. By scheduling a kitchen takeover, pub patrons enjoy a new menu, and the pub doesn't need to worry about staffing the kitchen. It's a win for all involved, again a very sharing community.
Over the past year, the Wellington Market, (visited by the Royal Family this past summer) has spawned a new breed of caterers, or 'chefs without restaurants'. Several talented young chefs, simply cook from market tables and each have successfully launched their brand of ethnic food variety. These talented foodies have found placement at markets, wineries, and special events. They are an integral part of the aforementioned 'kitchen takeovers'.
The common thread here is that these are newly settled people on this island bringing their entrepreneurial finesse with them. New food varieties, fresh and well prepared, raising the bar on your next ethnic food adventure!

Photos courtesy Midtown Brewing and Parsons Brew Company.

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