Canada Day is always a very special day to celebrate in East Gwillimbury. We are fortunate to have activities at the beautiful historic site of the Sharon Temple and the Mount Albert Lions’ Park fireworks to enjoy!
Tatlows Broiler Bar is a tiny restaurant in East Gwillimbury on Queensville Side Road. Here are five reasons why East Gwillimbury diners (and those from further afield in York Region) are flocking to Tatlows.
1.The Surprise Factor
Everyone loves a sleeper story. A hidden gem. So far hidden in the interior of the River Drive Park/ Holland Landing Area of East Gwillimbury, this restaurant is a bit of a “surprise.”
All the people who work at Tatlows Broiler Bar are really, really kind. Genuine. One waitress was out of breath as she had just rushed out to hand a customer an item they had left behind before they pulled out of the parking lot. One client was concerned that she would miss a business appointment. The server tried to reassure her. Another waitress pulled out all the stops talking to our kids, making them laugh. The servers who work at Tatlows want their customers to have a good experience.
3. the Food
The food is tasty. The hamburger had a “wowness” to it.
So did the flaming vegetable hash. Kids meals have Special Touches to them in the Presentation.
4. the Feel
Something about the red walls makes you feel good when you walk in. Cozy, a bit urbane. The wall hangings are fun to look at – cute horses, historic Canadiana, trees….different.
Tatlows has fans. The restaurant inspires fierce loyalty. When East Gwillimbury Shines shared an article on Tatlows published on yorkregion.com on the East Gwillimbury Shines Facebook page, the post went viral. It reached 9, 522 people, was shared 106 times, and received over 77 “Loves” and “Likes”. Here are just a sampling of some of the exuberant comments:
“This is our #1 pick” “We will only go to this restaurant””the food is fantastic!!!!!” “Love Tatlows” “If you haven’t been here you don’t know what you are missing.” “This is the best restaurant around with the best staff.” “Awesome food comes out of this little hole in the wall eatery. Don’t judge a book by its cover!” “Never had a bad experience yet!” “This little restaurant puts out some of the best meals I’ve ever had” “G’s curry is so authentic and delicious. ” “I would highly recommend Tatlows” “Love Tatlows best eggs bennie!!!!” “Tatlows is a regular weekend breakfast stop for us!” “Great service !!!” “Best soups and delicious lamb! True gem!!”
What is it like to experience one fall day in East Gwillimbury? Varied. Busy. Leaves blowing in the wind. Hockey beginning. School photos. Cold seeping though, but still warm. Throwing on gloves. Errands to run. Winter tire appointments. The soft haze of headlights on the 404. Early dusk. Dozens upon dozens of pumpkins on peoples’ steps. Farmer’s fields fading in colour, subdued beauty. Trees unfolding in blazing fire-red, harvest-moon orange, squash gold.
Balloons, Taekwondo cake, kids running around a new facility with balls, ribbon-cutting with the Mayor of Aurora Geoff Dawe, and plenty of smiles were part of the fanfare at Beard’s Taekwondo’s grand opening of its new location at 255 Industrial Parkway South, Unit 6 today. The location is bright, fun and set for action.
See http://www.beardstaekwondo.com/ for more information about classes and Master Paul Beard’s exciting summer camp program.
An exciting art program is being offered by the Town of East Gwillimbury:
“In partnership with the Georgina Art Centre and Gallery, artist Marie Redmond will teach 10 weeks of creative fun using acrylic paints, watercolour, pastels, and clay. Learn painting techniques step-by-step. Create colourful fall landscapes, and creative characters in clay. Learn about famous artists and so much more! No previous experience required”. For children and youth Register at www.eastgwillimbury.ca
Drawing and Painting —
6-9 yrs Mondays 6:30-8:00pm starting Jan 20$120 At the Holland Landing Community Centre
Drawing and Painting —
10-15 yrs Wednesdays 5:30-7:00pm $120 starting Jan 22 At the Holland Landing Community Centre
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”
Creative Clay classes are also offered. See www.eastgwillimbury.ca for details.
Photo credit: Katerha