BITS AND BITES
The art of good beer
The Collective Arts Brewery is gearing up to launch its seventh series of original beer labels, featuring 72 artists and musicians from around the world. On Saturday, Feb. 18, they’ll host an open house/ reveal from 1 to 6 p.m. and then a “Bash in the Brewery,” 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 207 Burlington St. E.
Berkeley North brunch
Your weekend mornings just got a bit tastier. Berkeley North, a new eatery on King William Street’s “restaurant row,” is opening its doors for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays. The vegetarian/pescatarian menu includes eggs Benedict, and vegetarian tacos. Brunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 31 King William St., 905-522-5858.
Niagara student wins big in India
Selah Schmoll can take the heat. The second-year Culinary Management student at Niagara College placed third overall at the recent Young Chef Olympiad in India. The 23-year-old Niagara Falls resident represented Canada at the international competition that drew more than 60 top student chefs.