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Friday, March 29, 2013

One a penny, two a penny.....

One of Pioneer's favourite places on Danforth is Morgans and so we jumped at the opportunity to keep the shine on the bar this week when an invitation came from Great Lakes Brewery to chat about an upcoming @DanforthEast event. We'll get to that in a second, but while we were there we got to chatting with Executive Chef Anne Sorrenti about what's up for Easter and it had our mouths watering!

First thing first: put down the oven mitts and the frozen Pillsbury crescent rolls. If you call Morgans and order by Saturday, you can have fresh baked hot cross buns for your Easter feast. Forget the orange currant-y spiced variety of old. Sorrenti has come up with two delectable flavours to choose from: white chocolate apricot, and chocolate nutmeg spice. Delicious and one more item you can cross off your list of things to prep. The phone number is 416.461.3020, so call and order some now!

If you're not locked into family festivities on Sunday, Morgans has an Easter brunch with live

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Shiny and New

Pioneer was waltzing down Danforth, just west of Woodbine on the south side, when a beautiful window display leapt out at us. A few steps on, this was followed by a wave from two friendly faces lounging in the window of the brand new community hub Artisans At Work (2071 Danforth Ave). It was local jeweller Tara Shelton and neighbourhood event planner Susan, ensconced in the cozy nook at the front of the shop that we quickly discovered is the best place in the neighbourhood for people watching. It was our first visit to the art space, but it won’t be our last.

This endeavor is a fine addition to the ground swell happening around Danforth East – to get people shopping local. Shelton is the proprietor of the ethereal space, which takes pride of place as the first community art studio and artisan market in this neck of the woods. She says that it's a dream come true for her to provide exhibit space, work space, and retail space for local artisans in the Danforth East area – and a place for affordable, unique gifts.