An Insider's Guide to Waterloo Region

Interesting places on and off the beaten track

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K-W Multicultural Festival

Setting up for the festival which runs this Saturday and Sunday

One of our favourite annual festivals is on this weekend at Victoria Park in Kitchener. I took this picture last night as we walked at the park between rain showers. Hopefully the weekend weather will cooperate for this outdoor event. The Kitchener Waterloo Multicultural Centre has more information on their website.

Written by Ruth

June 24, 2011 at 8:11 am

K-W Asian Food Market

K-W Asian Food Market 607 King St West Kitchener ON

There are a few ethnic food stores we visit in the region including this one which specializes in Korean and Japanese food. The shop is small but is a good source for reasonably priced sushi ingredients. The staff is very helpful if you need help with unfamiliar items. (map)

Written by Ruth

March 23, 2011 at 10:55 am

K-W Multicultural Centre

K-W Multicultural Centre, 102 King St W Kitchener ON

Click on the picture to enter the website of the centre.

Written by Ruth

November 20, 2010 at 12:00 am

Mango Chutney Restaurant

Since we were driving through Cambridge anyway, we decided to try out the Mango Chutney Restaurant, featured in this week’s Nightlife in The Record. The Indian food did not disappoint at all (**Note – the portions may look small at first, but really, you’re stuffed to your eyeballs by the end of the meal…seriously).

The vegetarian selection was good, and, for the spicy fiends, the Chicken Vindaloo is apparently a dish not to mess with. You’ve all been warned.

Postscript by Ruth… I had Dal Makhani which is described on the menu as “lentils cooked with freshly ground spices sautéed in tomato sauce.” The taste was out of this world. The owner told me it takes 2 days to make this dish and it is the most time intensive item they serve. The service here is excellent!

Written by thebecka

November 13, 2010 at 12:00 am

Taka Japanese Restaurant

I’m not gonna lie – Taka is pretty pricey. However, the food was good, the restaurant itself was very nice and presentable, and the serving staff were friendly. This is probably one of the better sushi places in Kitchener, IMO.

Written by thebecka

October 12, 2010 at 12:00 am

Posted in City Views, Diversity, Restaurants

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Islamic Centre of Cambridge

I wrote about my visit to the Islamic Centre of Cambridge last week in my other blog. It is located on 1550 Dunbar Road, Cambridge.

Written by Ruth

September 26, 2010 at 9:17 am

Posted in Diversity, Places of Worship

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KOI Music Fest 2010

(Kitchener band This City, Divided at The Hive.)

Last Saturday I attended the KOI Music Fest in Downtown Kitchener, and was not disappointed. Unlike the standard, outdoor stage setting that you’d see at The Blues Festival, KOI had about ten (or eleven) different venues throughout the downtown core. There were also a variety of musical styles at the event  – rock, indie, metal, ska, punk, acoustic, etc.

It was a great music community-based event, and I did not realize that there were so many great bands in the area. KOI must happen again next year (I only went to two or three of the venues!!), IMO.

More KOI ramblings and pictures can be found on my blog here.

Written by thebecka

September 20, 2010 at 12:00 am