You Gotta Eat Here! Book Featuring Reggie's HotGrill & Shish Kabob Hut

Back in 2011, we wrote about the Food Network Canada featuring Reggie's HotGrill and the Shish Kabob Hut on the show You Gotta Eat Here!. Well now the show's host John Catucci has released a new book version of the show, and it spotlights both Peterborough eateries—plus a recipe from each restaurant.

Read about how both restaurants came to be, as well as recipes for the Big Poppa Burger from Reggie's HotGrill, and Chicken Tigania (a tasty stir fry coloured brightly by red paprika) from the Shish Kabob Hut.

You Gotta Eat Here! is $29.99 and is available in hardcover format here in town at Firehouse Gourmet, Chapters, and the Shish Kabob Hut. Online, it's available via Chapters Online, and in digital versions on the Apple iBookstore and Google Play Bookstore.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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Spotlight: EPIC Ventures Winner Shish Kabob Hut (Which Will Appear On Food Network's "You Gotta Eat Here!")

In May, the GPA EDC launched a new program entitled EPIC Ventures to recognize entrepeneurs in our local community. The winner each month will be chosen from your votes by visiting the Business Advisory Centre by the 20th of each month.  

We recently had a chance to sit down with Don Vassiliadis, owner of Shish Kabob Hut, and the first winner of the EPIC Ventures program. Vassiliadis, a second generation owner of the restaurant, talked to us about how the business has flourished over the years and opportunities yet to come. The Shish Kabob Hut opened back in 1976 at the corner of Parkhill and Water, and several years later they moved to their current location at 220 King Street. They are thrilled to be celebrating their 35th year in business this year, and have branched into both a catering and party rentals business—making them an all inclusive establishment for any of your dining needs. 

An active member in the community, Vassiliadis takes every opportunity to have his restaurant participate in local events happening in the area. You may have spotted him recently at the DBIA's Ribfest and Fiesta Buckhorn. An upcoming event he has Shish Kabob Hut participating in is the 100 Mile Dinner presented by the Peterborough Agricultural Society (August 7th at 6 p.m.), which will have local food and area chefs preparing the meal. Tickets can be purchased for $30 from Don at the restaurant, as he is helping co-ordinate the event along with Rural Routes, the Peterborough Farmers' Market and the GPA EDC office.

Also, stay tuned in the Fall when Shish Kabob Hut will be featured on The Food Network's new show, You Gotta Eat Here!. (Peterborough's Reggie's will also be featured on an upcoming show.)

Shish Kabob Hours: Monday - Closed, Tuesday/Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., Thursday/Friday 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., Saturday 4 p.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday - Closed. Click here to view menu, take-out is also available.


[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]

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