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Jessica Huras

Jessica Huras

Jessica Huras is a freelance food writer who divides her time between Stratford and Toronto. Her work has appeared in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, and LCBO Food & Drink, among other publications

Recent Work by Jessica

Back home again and a new Stratford restaurant for the Linleys

Back home again and a new Stratford restaurant for the Linleys

Aaron and Bronwyn Linley returned to the Festival City after living and working in Toronto. Bluebird Restaurant and Bar at 30 Ontario St. opened last week, during the off-season, providing the owners a chance to focus on building a local connection before theatre season starts
Just one more sleep for mint smoothie liqueur aficionados

Just one more sleep for mint smoothie liqueur aficionados

Signalling for some the official start of the festive season, Junction 56 Distillery’s annual Mint Smoothie Day is Saturday
Brch & Wyn's new menu ready for its close-up

Brch & Wyn's new menu ready for its close-up

Watch the snow fall with a nice big glass of red wine and some meat and cheese at Brch & Wyn
Good coffee, good local music at The Bunker Cafe & Studio

Good coffee, good local music at The Bunker Cafe & Studio

Delicious drinks and local music talent come together at a unique Stratford venue that recently launched a new menu for autumn
Corner Store Candy Co. a sweet addition to downtown Stratford

Corner Store Candy Co. a sweet addition to downtown Stratford

From the banking sector to offering hard-to-find and unique candies while living out her dream, life is sweet for Kelly Lindsay after opening up her new business on York Street
The Hippie Bowl expansion comes full circle

The Hippie Bowl expansion comes full circle

Bowl Bar is a quick-service restaurant focused on wholesome bowls and salads made with local, organic ingredients. Anthony Jordaan and Kim Hurley's newest restaurant concept opens this month at 145 Ontario Street.
A new kind of neighbourhood restaurant in Stratford

A new kind of neighbourhood restaurant in Stratford

Brian Clarke's new restaurant, Elizabeth, is located in the former Features restaurant space at the corner of Ontario and Waterloo streets. Clarke said his team has tried to make a menu that it is different from everywhere else in town and fits into the puzzle of Stratford
New Stratford B&B offers a serene countryside retreat

New Stratford B&B offers a serene countryside retreat

The B&B is set on the former grounds of W. Charlot Farms, which specialized in breeding champion horses for over four decades – including Rio Grande, a Grand Prix jumper who qualified for the Canadian Olympic Team and is well-known among local horse enthusiasts. Our Food writer Jessica Huras writes about this historic property
Such a treat to have a dedicated gelato shop in Stratford

Such a treat to have a dedicated gelato shop in Stratford

Angela’s Gelato & Fine Refreshments celebrates a year of operations this month in the Festival City. The compact shop offers eight flavours, handmade in small batches. Strawberry basil remains the shop's most popular option, writes our Jessica Huras.
Rockwell Lounge ready to shake up traditional dining experience

Rockwell Lounge ready to shake up traditional dining experience

Stratford’s newest restaurant wants to create a personal relationship between guest and staff