restaurant profiles

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Dusty Pettes
151 Bridge Street Carleton Place, ON
Carleton Place

Ballygiblin's, located in the heart of downtown Carleton Place, is a lively spot with a pub-like atmosphere in the back and quaint dining in the front. Ballygiblin’s uses only the finest ingredients. Ballygiblins is pleased to exercise creatvity by using sustainable local resources, preserves and some plentiful fair trade items to enrich food fun. With its vast array of menu choices and fabulous weekly specials, at Ballygiblin’s everyone is sure to find something to tantalize their taste buds.

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Laurie Anne Brennan
613 706 2188
7 Russell Street West, Smiths Falls ON K7A 1N8
Smiths Falls Ontario

Café 7 West is Smiths Falls' First Local Food Eatery, serving beef, chicken, pork, dairy, eggs, cheese & beverages from local supply. Not only do we prepare our savoury menu items from scratch, so do we baked our desserts in house. On any given day, you will find squares: date, lemon, ganache dipped brownies; cookies: shortbreads, ginger molasses cookies & chocolate chip, butter tarts, lemon meringue tarts etc. We are nestled in Davidson Business Courtyard among three fantastic boutique style shops,  just off

Beckwith Street on Russell Street West.

Things to note: 

- many gluten free options as our our soups, stews and stocks are all gluten free and we offer GF bagels, buns and breads.

- our kitchen is nutfree except for pumpkin seeds that have a may contain label.

- member of the Two Rivers Food Hub.

Cafe 7 West offers a selection of Sandwiches, Salads, 

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2193 Richardson Side Road


The Cheshire Cat Pub is a Traditional British Pub situated in a former one room stone school house in Carp, Ontario which now proudly bears the heritage designation.Arguably Ottawa's most "authentic" British Pub, the Cheshire Cat serves up the traditional pub fare that you would find across the pond, but this is pub fare with flare!Along with their famous Fish and Chips, Steak and Mushroom Pie, and Bangers and Mash, you will also find unique weekly specials which showcase the talent the Cat has in it's kitchen.The Cat holds 19 beers on tap including a cask conditioned beer, and boasts a scotch collection of over 100 and counting.  During the summer you will find Martini Mondays with live jazz, Thursday Gourmet Burger and Blender Nights, and the ever popular-reserve well in advance Friday Gourmet Grills all held outside on one of the best patio's in Ottawa!Winter time will find you cozying up to the wood stove in the coveted "green chair" or possibly partaking in a food and wine pairing or a scotch tasting.  Suffice to say, you will always find something happening at the Cat!If you are not already a regular, you soon will be!  

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Brian and Lori Forrester
County Road 8, R. R. 1 McDonalds Corners
McDonalds Corners

Support for local growers and for locally grown, organic products is a mainstay of our business at Dalhousie Lake Restaurant. We provide a full range of farm-fresh items including seasonal salad greens and vegetables, locally-produced Tempeh burgers, fresh pies, bison meat, and our famous homemade quiche.

Dalhousie Lake Restaurant has partnered with a local supplier to offer a full gluten free menu. Items include pizza, pot pies, quiche, burgers, lasagna and much, much more!Housed in the log-built Sylvania Lodge, and with beautiful views of the lake, Dalhousie Lake Restaurant is renowned for its outstanding food and great service. Our full menu -- from simple family fare, such as hot dogs and burgers, to fine dining including steak and lobster -- has made Dalhousie Lake Restaurant the place to eat for locals and tourists alike.


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Michele Murphy and Paul Zammitt
Fall River Restaurant ; 21980 Hwy 7 (at Maberly)

Our goal at Fall River Restaurant stems from our commitment to healthy, flavorful food, and to environmentally-conscious decision making in our day-to-day lives.  We are also deeply committed to supporting our community. We strive to buy as many local ingredients as possible, and hope, one day, to be completely self-sufficient.
One of the benefits of buying local and organic food is its freshness. This translates to flavour and to high-quality meals on your plate.  As important as what you’ll find in our food, is what you won’t find -- growth hormones, antibiotic-injected meats, and pesticide-ridden fruits and vegetables.  This approach to food and farming reduces the use of fossil fuels and lessens the risk of chemical fertilizers washing into our rivers.
In an era of multinational corporations and fast food, it seems as though nearly everything we do has a negative effect on our environment. But by choosing to dine in our restaurant, you can feel better knowing that you have helped a community support itself and Mother Nature breath a little easier. Think Global … Eat Local!

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J.J. Stewart
Code's Mill, 53 Herriott Street

Cheff JJ Stewart likes the connection to the Perth area community that buying local gives Fiddleheads. However, his main reason for using local produce and protein is of course the taste and freshness. Customers agree - online reviews say things like "truly delicious" and "best lunch ever!".
Fiddleheads menu offers a variety of meat, poultry, fish and vegetarian entrees, plus pizza, pasta, wraps and burgers. There are 2 lunch specials and 2 dinner specials that change daily and feature in-season produce from several area farms. The kitchen staff welcome freshly-harvested vegetables and herbs - including spring fiddleheads - as a way to express their creativity.
Lanark County maple syrup adds a sweet note where you'd expect it on French toast (Sunday brunch with jazz), or cheesecake, but also on sweet potato fries and in delicate glazes for meat dishes. Beef, lamb, emu, chicken and turkey are all obtained from Eastern Ontario farms, and soybean tempeh from Lanark Highlands.
Diners enjoy the ambience of the mill's old stone walls adorned with artwork by talented locals, or the indoor courtyard with fountain, or the summer patio overlooking Stewart Park and the Tay River. Come and treat yourself to old-fashioned hospitality and locally inspired flavour!

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Petra Graber
31 Bridge Street
Carleton Place


The Good Food Co. had a humble start in 1995 as a small catering business and selling sweet and savoury baked goods at the Carleton Place and Perth farmers' markets. The cafe was opened in 1997 in the old Mac William's Pharmacy building in Carleton Place and has always emphasized seasonal menus incorporating local produce combined with international influences. Our soups, salad dressings, and desserts are all made from-scratch in our small open-concept kitchen from fresh ingredients, including eggs from cage-free hens, preservative-free milk and butter, and honey and maple syrup from Lanark County. Since our first year in business, we have had local harvesters and farmers selling or trading us seasonal produce, starting with wild leeks, fiddleheads, and rhubarb in the Spring. We have been buying our Good Food Co. coffee blend from Equator Coffee Roasters in Almonte since 1998 and Baker Bob's in Almonte has been supplying us with bread from the beginning.


We estimate that 75% of our garbage is routed to our recycling bins or to food scrap bins, which our landlord uses for garden compost at his farm.


The cafe is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8am to 4pm, Friday from 8am to 10pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm. We are closed on Mondays. We are fully licenced.


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Tamara Woods
100 Gore Street East Perth, ON

Tamara Woods first opened the doors of the Sunflower Bake Shop in 1995 with the philosophy of making fresh products entirely from scratch. Since then, the business has enjoyed tremendous growth.  A new home, purchased in 2007, offers parking and handicap accessibility. All products are still made from scratch, using many local ingredients. Summer patrons can enjoy lunch on the deck along the river, or eat by the fire in the winter. There is a sumptuous repertoire of baked goods, as well as cakes, treats and a deli style lunch featuring our new salad bar.