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Best Poutine Spots in Brantford

Posted on Thursday, March 02, 2023 09:01 AM

A truly Canadian creation, poutine was created in Quebec in the 1950’s when a chef received feedback from customers that cheese curds only on French fries was becoming cold too quickly. So the quirky combo of fries, cheese curds and a “healthy” portion of gravy on top became a Canadian favourite! Check out these local spots and treat yourself to the perfect poutine dish.

Spool Gourmet Poutine & Mac ‘n Cheese

Spool Gourmet Poutine & Mac 'n Cheese, located inside The Rope Factory, is the perfect...

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Best Spots in Brantford to Enjoy a Cocktail

Posted on Saturday, February 25, 2023 08:36 AM

Brantford offers a vibrant drink scene with a range of unique and welcoming cocktail spots. Whether you're looking for a cozy lounge or a lively patio, there's a place for you to enjoy some delicious cocktails. Here are some of the best spots in Brantford to enjoy your drink:

  • Sociable Kitchen + Tavern is a popular spot for cocktails and good times. This trendy restaurant and bar features a spacious patio with ample seating, making it the perfect spot to gather with friends. Their cocktail menu...

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Brantford businesses come and join the Ontario by Bike Network

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2023 08:34 AM

Ontario by Bike (OBB) Network is a not-for-profit initiative to promote cyclist friendly businesses in the province.

Brantford is home to over 70km of natural trails and 18km of bike lanes, making Brantford a premier destination for cyclists. Tourism Brantford would like to see our local businesses help to develop our area as a cyclist friendly community.

Tourism Brantford is calling local businesses to register. The Network is open to accommodations, food services, attractions, cycling related...

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Basement Kitchen: Made by a Canadian-Italian Pizzaiolo

Posted on Thursday, February 23, 2023 10:14 AM

Liborio (Lee), a Canadian-born son of Italian immigrants, has always been deeply connected to his cultural heritage, language, and family traditions. He spent 20 years working in marketing in Brantford, but his love for cooking and passion for creating delicious meals remained an important part of his life.

However, it wasn't until the early months of the recent pandemic that Lee's passion for cooking truly took off. He started making bread and other meals more frequently for his family, and...

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Black-owned publications, organizations and community resources

Posted on Friday, February 17, 2023 11:00 AM

February is Black History Month, a time that recognizes the historic and ongoing struggles toward racial equality and celebrates the experiences and accomplishments of Black Canadians. Today, we are highlighting a number of Black-owned publications, organizations and community resources in Brantford. Tourism Brantford invites you to follow along and share your own stories on social media using the hashtag #BHMBrantford.


BTOWN (co-published by Amanda Mersereau) is a Brantford-based digital...