Within an imposing log cabin in Niagara Falls exists one of the world's only opportunities to be served a steaming hot meal by a singing mountie. Over its nearly two-decade history, Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Theatre has performed for more than 750,000 audience members and earned Niagara Falls Tourism's Attraction of the Year award seven times. The theatre's namesake show puts Canadian pop and traditional songs in the mouths of wacky national characters including Anne of Green Gables, hockey players, and Klondike Kitty. And it isn't the only show on the menu: holiday attractions, themed musical revues, and the occasional Rocky Horror Show pop up on the calendar from time to time.
During most shows, the performer/servers whoosh from table to red-checkered table bearing an authentic Canadian feast. Dishes can include French Canadian pea soup, Alberta roast beef, and Manitoba roast chicken, and diners can sample any course they like?they're even welcome to ask for seconds. Maple-chocolate cake typically wraps up the extravaganza and provides an edible lumberjack beard of frosting.
Kingston Rowing Club was founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1978, and operates on the efforts of its volunteer staff. This impassioned group of rowers trains teams for and participates in many regattas each year, and has produced multiple members of the Canadian national rowing team.
Kingston Rowing Club’s coxswains shout orders and spout encouragement to their water-slicing teams of adult and junior rowers. Participants in both recreational and competitive programs row their shells across Inner Harbour, and the club’s prerequisite for either program is the Learn to Row class, which introduces novices to the sport of crew.
Time to Laugh Comedy Club has earned a black belt in gut busting by providing well-known and amateur stand-ups from across North America a stage from which to cast their punch lines. December’s rotating lineup sports a cabal of Canadian joke hurlers such as impressionist Mark Walker and observational cannon Mike Harrison, as well as the hard-rocking riffs of musical comic Jay Brown. With seating for more than 200 audience members, the club pleasantly accommodates pairs and clusters of friends determined to break the monotony of hosting monotony nights at home. Time to Laugh is situated in the Hub of Kingston, making it a convenient comedic nightcap after dinner or a business-casual food fight at one of the many neighbouring restaurants.
Situated at the long wooden bar, visitors to Vino Lounge browse a list of more than 30 wines by the bottle and 15 by the glass, each displayed along tall racks before their eyes. On the quiet patio, they dine and drink al fresco, perhaps pairing house-made sangria with food from sister business Marvin Mozzeroni's, which occupies the building's main level. The Messenger Post wrote that the semi-subterranean room "begs for visitors to sit down, relax and melt the work week away" by tossing their briefcases into the fireplace, while bartenders help even novice wine-drinkers "no longer fear wine."
At The Tavern 19, the kitchen takes pizza, like the rest of their scratch-made casual fine dining cuisine, seriously. Each night chefs slather 16-inch dough with fresh ingredients and bake it within the newly-installed Italian-made wood-fired brick oven. Patrons' appetites can also settle on items from the behemoth three-pound Killer Burger to more modest half- or 1-pound patties topped with fried onions and the tavern's special hot sauce. The chefs also busy themselves crafting house-made soups and tarter sauce, which accompanies beer-battered, fried fish and Brazilian lobster tails. These and other dishes are crafted by the owners, two brothers whose family has served Rochester for over 40 years at the Charlotte Tavern. After meals, The Tavern 19 welcomes guests to hang out in the game room, filled with classic bar games, including darts, shuffleboard, and pool.