Commentary: nine things to look out for at this year’s CityFolk

CityFolk is back this year, taking place from Sept. 13-17 at Lansdowne Park. While there are many things to check out at this year’s festival, here are the top 10 things to see and do. 1) With a range of styles from Post Malone to Ruth B, there’s a sound for everyone. Canadian artists like Rose Cousins, as well as international artists like Tank and the Bangas, will appear at CityFolk. It’s a great place to listen to what you like as well as well as to get exposed to a new kind of sound. 2) Amanda Marshall—who hasn’t released any new material since 2001—will appear at the festival. She’s worked with big names like Elton John, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, and […]

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Food and drink blog: pucker up for sour beers

Not long ago I was perusing the aisles of my favourite LCBO looking for some new beers to try. There were the typical suspects: hoppy IPAs, some rocket stock stouts, and tucked between these was Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge. Not exactly a name that rolls off the tongue, I know. To put it in simple terms, this is what is known as a Belgian red. Belgian reds are called thus because, well, first of all they’re red, but what really sets them apart from other red ales is the sour taste. Yes, beer can be sour. My first foray into sour beers was a couple of years ago with Nickel Brook’s Berliner Style, which tasted like a nice tart lemonade. […]

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