16 episodes

Your source for local shops, restaurants, happenings and events in Windsor-Essex County... all in 10 minutes or less, two times a week.

Only In YQG Kierstyn Pare

    • Places & Travel
    • 5.0, 12 Ratings

Your source for local shops, restaurants, happenings and events in Windsor-Essex County... all in 10 minutes or less, two times a week.

    5 Patios to Keep On Your Radar This Summer

    5 Patios to Keep On Your Radar This Summer

    I have to say, I’ve never been happier that I’m writing this episode. It’s been a long time coming and truthfully, I didn’t think COVID would ever allow us to get to this point. Today, we’re talking about the top 5 patios you need to keep on your radar this summer. We’re talking patio drinks and eats… a true heaven on Earth after everything we’ve been through.

    About Only In YQG

    Your source for local culture, restaurants, latest news and events happening right here in Windsor-Essex county.

    As someone who was born and raised in Windsor I’ve spent my fair share of weekends sitting around trying to find something to do. SO, I’ve made it my mission to scout out all of the best places and events Windsor has to offer and share them with you so that you never have a dull moment.

    Now I know what you’re thinking… don’t we have blogs and the radio for that? Sure… local news websites and blogs give you the deets but let’s face it… there’s just not enough time in your busy day to sift through the fluff. So I’ve condensed all of the information into an audio format that’s under ten minutes and dished out twice a week.

    Whether you’re listening on your commute or while you get ready in the morning, this podcast will keep you informed. Think of it like a travel buddy in your pocket who will remind you to get out and explore your city.

    Available for free on Apple Podcast, Spotify or anywhere you get your favourite podcasts. In the meantime, hit that subscribe/follow button and never miss an episode.

    • 7 min
    Plants, Paint, Big Hearts & … Brownies

    Plants, Paint, Big Hearts & … Brownies

    This week is all about mandatory masks, patios and Windsor… still not in Phase Two. It’s safe to say some of our local businesses are NOT happy and rightfully so…

    Last week we launched another amazing giveaway to help give Windsorites some COVID relief. We partnered with five incredible local businesses and managed to donate $100 so far to Black Lives Matter organizations. It’s not even Christmas but this is the season of giving, friends.

    About Only In YQG

    Your source for local culture, restaurants, latest news and events happening right here in Windsor-Essex county.

    As someone who was born and raised in Windsor I’ve spent my fair share of weekends sitting around trying to find something to do. SO, I’ve made it my mission to scout out all of the best places and events Windsor has to offer and share them with you so that you never have a dull moment.

    Now I know what you’re thinking… don’t we have blogs and the radio for that? Sure… local news websites and blogs give you the deets but let’s face it… there’s just not enough time in your busy day to sift through the fluff. So I’ve condensed all of the information into an audio format that’s under ten minutes and dished out twice a week.

    Whether you’re listening on your commute or while you get ready in the morning, this podcast will keep you informed. Think of it like a travel buddy in your pocket who will remind you to get out and explore your city.

    Available for free on Apple Podcast, Spotify or anywhere you get your favourite podcasts. In the meantime, hit that subscribe/follow button and never miss an episode.

    • 7 min
    Elephants, ‘Za, Brews… All for Pops!

    Elephants, ‘Za, Brews… All for Pops!

    Welcome to another week of fighting against racism, speaking out about important issues and watching the Windsor-Essex community slowly re-open.

    Last week we launched our very first giveaway for Father’s day and I figured this would be a great opportunity to feature each of those businesses in this week’s episode. 

    Businesses Featured:

    East Valley Pizza

    Michael Difazio Reclaim Artistry

    Walkerville Brewery

    Hidden Trails Escape Rooms

    Spoontastic Treats

    About Only In YQG:

    Your source for local culture, restaurants, latest news and events happening right here in Windsor-Essex county.

    As someone who was born and raised in Windsor I’ve spent my fair share of weekends sitting around trying to find something to do. SO, I’ve made it my mission to scout out all of the best places and events Windsor has to offer and share them with you so that you never have a dull moment.

    Now I know what you’re thinking… don’t we have blogs and the radio for that? Sure… local news websites and blogs give you the deets but let’s face it… there’s just not enough time in your busy day to sift through the fluff. So I’ve condensed all of the information into an audio format that’s under ten minutes and dished out twice a week.

    Whether you’re listening on your commute or while you get ready in the morning, this podcast will keep you informed. Think of it like a travel buddy in your pocket who will remind you to get out and explore your city.

    Available for free on Apple Podcast, Spotify or anywhere you get your favourite podcasts. In the meantime, hit that subscribe/follow button and never miss an episode.

    • 7 min
    Curbing Our Hunger, Working Out and Supporting Our Black-Owned Businesses

    Curbing Our Hunger, Working Out and Supporting Our Black-Owned Businesses

    Last week’s episode ended with a little information on the Black Lives Matter movement that is currently happening right now in the world and that has been happening for hundreds and hundreds of years. This week we’re taking it a step further and diving into some Black owned businesses right here in YQG.

    About Only In YQG

    Your source for local culture, restaurants, latest news and events happening right here in Windsor-Essex county.

    As someone who was born and raised in Windsor I’ve spent my fair share of weekends sitting around trying to find something to do. SO, I’ve made it my mission to scout out all of the best places and events Windsor has to offer and share them with you so that you never have a dull moment.

    Now I know what you’re thinking… don’t we have blogs and the radio for that? Sure… local news websites and blogs give you the deets but let’s face it… there’s just not enough time in your busy day to sift through the fluff. So I’ve condensed all of the information into an audio format that’s under ten minutes and dished out twice a week.

    Whether you’re listening on your commute or while you get ready in the morning, this podcast will keep you informed. Think of it like a travel buddy in your pocket who will remind you to get out and explore your city.

    Available for free on Apple Podcast, Spotify or anywhere you get your favourite podcasts. In the meantime, hit that subscribe/follow button and never miss an episode.

    • 8 min
    It's all fun 'n games...

    It's all fun 'n games...

    I’m really stoked about today’s episode because I get to share some of the fun things you can do right here in YQG… as if everything isn’t fun. I wanted to make an episode about some of the best summer activities that Windsor-Essex has to offer and I’ve come up with a few you’ll want to try.

    Read the full blog post for this episode here.

    Businesses Featured:

    Urban Surf

    Downtown Windsor Farmer's Market

    Kingsville Golf and Country Club

    Clip n Climb Windsor

    Bad Axe Throwing

    About Only In YQG

    Your source for local culture, restaurants, latest news and events happening right here in Windsor-Essex county.

    As someone who was born and raised in Windsor I’ve spent my fair share of weekends sitting around trying to find something to do. SO, I’ve made it my mission to scout out all of the best places and events Windsor has to offer and share them with you so that you never have a dull moment.

    Now I know what you’re thinking… don’t we have blogs and the radio for that? Sure… local news websites and blogs give you the deets but let’s face it… there’s just not enough time in your busy day to sift through the fluff. So I’ve condensed all of the information into an audio format that’s under ten minutes and dished out twice a week.

    Whether you’re listening on your commute or while you get ready in the morning, this podcast will keep you informed. Think of it like a travel buddy in your pocket who will remind you to get out and explore your city.

    Available for free on Apple Podcast, Spotify or anywhere you get your favourite podcasts. In the meantime, hit that subscribe/follow button and never miss an episode.

    • 9 min
    Honey, Herbs, Highs & Homemade Vanilla Sugar

    Honey, Herbs, Highs & Homemade Vanilla Sugar

    Throughout quarantine, I’ve come across some really great windsor-essex products that I’ve added to my… uh… I guess you could call it a wishlist? I want to share those products with you today so that you can scoop em up too! Where do I even start…

    Read the full blog post here.

    Businesses Featured

    BeeKeeper Food Wraps

    Simon Steeps

    The Magical Mushroom Hub

    Mystery Box Windsor

    Cannoli Windsor

    About Only In YQG

    Your source for local culture, restaurants, latest news and events happening right here in Windsor-Essex county.

    As someone who was born and raised in Windsor I’ve spent my fair share of weekends sitting around trying to find something to do. SO, I’ve made it my mission to scout out all of the best places and events Windsor has to offer and share them with you so that you never have a dull moment.

    Now I know what you’re thinking… don’t we have blogs and the radio for that? Sure… local news websites and blogs give you the deets but let’s face it… there’s just not enough time in your busy day to sift through the fluff. So I’ve condensed all of the information into an audio format that’s under ten minutes and dished out twice a week.

    Whether you’re listening on your commute or while you get ready in the morning, this podcast will keep you informed. Think of it like a travel buddy in your pocket who will remind you to get out and explore your city.

    Available for free on Apple Podcast, Spotify or anywhere you get your favourite podcasts. In the meantime, hit that subscribe/follow button and never miss an episode.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

bphilly888 ,

Great pod!

What a great in depth look into Windsor!! So many great spots and hidden gems. She makes you remember every episode how fun this city really is. Can’t wait to get out and hit all the hot spots!

alleybiniarz ,

Local Business LOVE

The “Only in YQG” podcast perfectly encompasses the vibe here in Windsor-Essex. All of shops and locations that our host (Kierstyn) takes us too are completely unique to Windsor. Windsor is filled with amazing local businesses andI love that they're finally getting their time in the spotlight. Kierstyn seeks out the hidden gems that we don’t know about - or maybe we haven’t frequented in a while - and it’s fantastic to have a reminder of where we can go to show our local support. Even through COVID-19, she remains positive and uplifting in her promotions of local businesses. I love that I know the perfect spots to support through this, and long after this is done. I love the length of the podcast, too. Short, sweet,

Maria Giorlando Miss Canada ,

She knows all of the hidden gems

Kierstyn has always been one to support local businesses and to check out the new coffee shop in town. Through her personal experience and expertise, she is able to tell all of YQG the best hidden gems she has found and fell in love with. You won’t need to buy a plane ticket, get your passport stamped, or even pack your bags to feel like you’re going on a special trip. All you need is to explore the wonderful shops and businesses located in the YQG area!!
I can’t wait to find out more and to check out these shops that Kierstyn recommends.
PS Plant Joy donuts are EVERYTHING! Thanks Jordyn for the discount!!

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