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caviartothegeneral | Jul 31, 202107:07 AM     4

The Globe and Mail's theatre critic, J. Kelly Nestruck, wrote an interesting piece (in today's print edition) about Stratford's bar and restaurant scene. It's currently behind a paywall, but the gist of the article is there are some interesting developments in town, with the Relic Lobby Bar's daiquiris and El Cactus' pork carnitas tacos singled out for praise. Ramshackle Industries' "mini-empire" (Red Rabbit et. al.) and a pizzeria named Pretty Good Pizza, Not Bad Wine also get some attention in the piece.

I'm planning to attend some Festival performances at the end of August and am looking for any intel on other noteworthy developments. I see that Pazzo's main floor dining room has morphed into a French bistro, Café Bouffon (the Pizzeria is still operating downstairs) while some of the scene stalwarts (Mercer Kitchen, Prune, Bijou, Bruce) continue to operate. Has anyone visited recently and can share some recommendations?

Sketches from Stratford: A hospitality industry that grew and diversified during a pandemic (and without theatre)

The Relic Lobby bar is one of at least 25 businesses related to tourism that have opened in Stratford during the COVID-19 pandemic. Only 10 businesses...

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