White Wolf & Friends owner Angus Burns produces original wildlife paintings on wood and moose antler carvings. He's part of the Community of Creators you'll discover at the St. Jacobs Farmers' Market.
Outside of Cambridge, Kitchener and Waterloo in the Region are the four townships that surround the busier cities like a hug. The pace is a bit slower, the countryside greener, and the food comforting.
Just at the edge of Elmira, At the Crossroads Family Restaurant has been a popular destination, notably for their buffet offerings, for decades. Appropriately, the restaurant, with ample parking (another virtue of the townships), is at the intersection of Arthur Street South and Highway #85 heading to Listowel. The restaurant encourages you to visit – but especially if you want cooking like your grandmother’s: “it’s a taste of home when you’re not,” they say.
A few minutes along Arthur Street into the centre of Elmira, another family-style food institution of sorts is the Sip & Bite Restaurant. A family business for decades, the Sip and Bite is a popular and extremely friendly venue that is a home-away-from-home for many Elmira natives and folks who travel in from outlying areas. The range of customers – from families to older couples to younger diners fending off the late night before – agree: it’s a perfect spot to relax and enjoy a casual meal, morning, noon or early evening.
Don’t wait for the Elmira Maple Syrup Festival in April to visit these popular restaurants: any time is the right time for comforting food.