Owner: Kevin Echlin, The Smokin’ Buddha
Favourite Niagara ingredient:
What is your favourite local festival:
Flavours Food Festival in Port Colborne.
First food memory:
Throwing food into the pot with my dad.
Original “signature” dish to impress the date:
Go-to menu dish when you are in a hurry:
What is your ideal day in Niagara?
Friends, wine tour, fire on the beach, guitars.
Most recent inspirational food experience?
The Wheatsheaf- Toronto’s oldest pub for its selection of beer, ambience and service.
What is your preferred way to relax?
Children are off to bed. Red wine. Cigar.
A black and tan.
Depends on the kind of day I have had.
Ireland and Russia.
Where are you going on holiday this year?
Wherever my wife tells me.