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Tea shops of flavours

The Buzz A cult classic from David’s Tea, this caffeinated blend is perfect for a student who doesn’t want to drink any coffee but may still need that caffeine hit after not getting a full night’s rest. This blend of guarana, matcha and yerba mate as well as white ginseng makes the perfect citrus blend. This mate tea can also […]

by Hayley McGoldrick· · Arts and Life, Food ·
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Halloween candies and chocolate ranked from best to worst

By most people’s standards, I would be considered too old to be trick or treating. Despite this, my candy preferences are strong and have remained this way since childhood. I probably shouldn’t be critically analyzing each piece of candy I’m given on Halloween, especially because it’s all free. As the saying goes, beggars can’t be choosers, but I’d like to […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Food ·
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Kentucky Bourbon and BBQ brings Southern food to KW

Kentucky Bourbon & BBQ is the newest addition to the Uptown Waterloo restaurant scene. It soft launched on Sept. 20, and the official grand opening happened this past weekend, on Oct. 4. The modern country-themed bourbon and barbecue restaurant specializes in southern comfort food, and has a respectably-sized menu. “Right now we’ve got 25 bourbons, we’ve got a pretty significant […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Food ·
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Geo’s Anticafe offers a unique experience for students

With midterms fast approaching, the Laurier Library and nearby cafés will soon be filled with groups of students looking to cram in some extra study time, which means that finding a quiet spot to look over your notes might become a bit more difficult as the semester progresses. Geo’s Anticafé promises to provide an alternative working space for those looking to […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life, Food ·
Photo by Alyssa Di Sabatino

Shop Sounds holds concert at Kitchener Market

Not many people can say they’ve been to a concert in a grocery store, but on Sep     . 5, the Kitchener Market hosted Shop Sounds: DTK’s grocery store concerts. Shop Sounds is a free intimate three-part concert series organized by the DTK team, Good Company Production and hosted at grocery stores across downtown Kitchener. The third and final […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts, Arts and Life, Events, Food ·
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The inside scoop on KW’s top ice cream shops

Although the weather isn’t showing it yet, summer is fast approaching, and what better way to prepare for those hot summer days than by making a trip to a local ice cream shop?  There is a multitude of options for ice cream in Kitchener-Waterloo, so narrowing down the top contenders was no easy task.  The following article includes three of […]

by Alyssa Di Sabatino· · Arts and Life, Food ·
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Buck a beer isn’t as popular with breweries

Ontario Premier Doug Ford has garnered both praise and controversy regarding his decision to work towards lowering beer prices to just one dollar, an announcement which he has been proud to stand by since it was released. One criticism surrounding the ‘buck-a-beer’ campaign has been voiced by many local breweries who have seen this as an impractical policy to follow […]

by Emily Waitson· · Arts and Life, Food, Life ·
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Anchor Bar opens new location in Uptown Waterloo

On August 23, 2018 Anchor Bar held its official grand opening as the newest restaurant edition to uptown Waterloo. Anchor Bar in Waterloo — ‘home of the original buffalo wing’ — is the fifth location of Anchor Bar’s franchise in Canada. Anchor Bar began its history in 1965 in Buffalo, NY. Since then it has spread across the globe and, […]

by Safina Husein· · Arts and Life, Food ·