Picard’s Peanuts Day 33

One of 8 locations, Picard’s Peanuts are grown on their farm near Delhi.  They are Canada’s first peanut processing plant, where they process over a million pounds of peanuts a year. They also have a large range of confectionary and have ice cream too.

Celebrating 30 years, Picard’s Peanuts located at 3011 Sawmill Rd, St. Jacobs, Ontario, N0B 2N0

Phone: 519-664-2400

Visit http://www.picardspeanuts.com/ for online ordering and info

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Seasons Grande Day 30

Seasons Grande is owned by Pete & Vicki Wilhelm who are local residents of Baden.  It was purchased from the Egli brothers whose business thrived in our community for 37 years and reopened under the new name, Seasons Grande on August 2012.  Egli’s meats were supporters of the community; in fact remember as a kid they sponsored my hockey team back when I was 12 years old.  It’s nice to see as you look at all the products in the store, that Pete and Vicki are big supporters of local businesses.   

Seasons Grande is located at 162 Snyders Road E Baden, Ontario.

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Nith River Chop House Day 28

You got to love eating at a place that supports local business.  The Nith River Chop House uses all local meats, veggies, apple butter and even the bread comes from across the road from a neighbouring bakery.    After an entertaining interview with the chef, Matthew Cressey, I was told that they even grow some of their own herbs and he explained how every ingredient used is fresh. In the top 10 restaurants of all of Waterloo Region, they were ranked a very impressive #8 by Squidoo!  One of their specialties that got them there is the incredible schnitzel. 

The atmosphere is awesome as the place is tastefully decorated in a western country theme. 

For more info and to see their daily specials go to www.nithchophouse.com follow them on facebook http://goo.gl/bWK7X or Twitter @NithChopHouse

 Thank you Nathan Wiles for being so accommodating and helpful.  I will be visiting soon!

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A Great Cafe! Day 24

MeMe’s Cafe

A cozy spot to stop and have a coffee and fresh muffin.  Great atmosphere with very friendly staff

Visit www.memescafe.com

Hours of operation are:  Mon- Fri 7am-6pm  Sat. 8:30-3pm  Closed Sundays

102 Peel Street New Hamburg Ontario

Have you ever had “Disco Fries”? Day 22

Ryan Smolkin, a business graduate from Wilfred Laurier University, started the first Smoke’s Poutinerie in Toronto, and now the franchise has over 10 locations in Ontario,  including Waterloo!  The store is open from 11am to 3am on Thursday and 11 am to 4am on Friday and Saturday.  They have over 20 different types of poutine including Nacho Grande, Bacon Cheeseburger and Curry Chicken poutine. 

Here is some interesting facts about poutine  you probably didn’t know….

It is widely accepted that poutine’s origin comes from Quebec and was invented after a trucker asked Fernand LaChance to add cheese curds to his fries in Warwick, Quebec.

Every year there is the Smoke’s Poutine eating Championship.  Contestants will have to beat the 2010-11 champion, Pat “Deep Dish” Bertoletti who set a record eating 13 pounds of poutine in 10 minutes!

Poutine is Quebec slang for “a mess”

In 1970s New York and New Jersey, poutine was served as a late-night side dish at clubs. They called it “disco fries.”

The largest poutine in the world was made in Saguenay, Que., and weighed 654 kg—about as much as a large horse.

Considered the most expensive poutine in Montreal, the poutine au foie gras is available for $23 at Au Pied de Cochon

Smoke’s Poutinerie on 255 King Street N Waterloo, Ontario.  Follow them on

http://www.facebook.com/poutinerie

https://twitter.com/poutinerie

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