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Jim Moutzouris is the son of the original owners of Sophie's Place in Barrie. MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Sophie's Place all about family

When Sophie’s Place first opened in the east end of Barrie, Pierre Trudeau was the prime minister of Canada. That was in 1984. Now, 32 years later, his son Justin is prime minister and the restaurant is still going strong.

Pasta in Sardinia. (Photo: Rita DeMontis)

Secrets of Sardinia

It's dusk and my travel colleague - the New York-based James Beard award-winning cookbook author and journalist Julia della Croce - and I are walking the spectacular, stoned streets of Alghero, on the western coast of Sardinia. We've ventured into the old, walled part of town, near the 13th century port, where the atmosphere is r

Perplexcity Escape Rooms and Board Game Café is open Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to midnight and Sunday form 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, call 705-503-8503 or visit MARK WANZEL PHOTO

Perplexcity offers a 'perfect night out'

It’s an idea that began in China less than a decade ago, swept through Europe and arrived in North America two years ago. Now, Tadeene and Eric Mulders have brought the game room concept to Barrie and combined it with a dining experience.

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