Anniversary Giveaway – Willies

Locals know that a sure sign of spring is the opening of Willie’s Restaurant in Port Dover.

Willie’s has been a beach front staple for 30 years and it continues to grow in popularity.  They offer both outdoor patio seating as well as an indoor air-conditioned seating area. For many people a stroll on the pier includes a stop at Willie’s for an ice-cream cone.  Choose from a wide variety of soft serve, frozen yogurt and a local favourite – Hewitt’s Hard Ice Cream.

A few of our favourite items from the extensive menu is the original Willie Burger – a quarter-pound charbroiled beef burger topped with peameal bacon, cheese, Willie’s homemade BBQ sauce.  As a kid, my go to was the chili willie fries with cheese or my all time favourite – onion chips.  Ok, who am I kidding, they are still my go to!

Willie’s is also known for their BBQ chicken and ribs and of course, a Lake Erie favourite – Yellow Perch.

Willie’s will be opening for the 2021 Season on March 11. You can visit Willie’s to place your order, or order in advance by calling 519.583.3687.

Check them out on social and give them a follow.  Or visit their website and online menu for more information.

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Anniversary Giveaway – Olde Tyme Deli

A small deli located in downtown Port Rowan, The Olde Tyme Deli is a great place for a cup of coffee, tasty sweets, a delicious lunch or to pick up sliced meats, specialty cheeses and other unique spices, preserves and more.

A personal favourite, for us is the clubhouse sandwich served on freshly baked, thick cut bread.  Or her egg salad served on a croissant.  Add your side of choice (her homemade soups are a great choice) and served with a sliced pickle. Owner, Sandy says the apple fritters and cinnamon buns dripping with fresh icing are her customer’s favourite desserts.

The menu features generous wraps and sandwiches made with fresh local ingredients and typically features a drool-worthy daily special. Supporting local suppliers is something Sandy is proud of. You can find goods at the Olde Tyme Deli & Eatery from Jensen Cheese, Kernel Peanuts, Gunn’s Hill Cheese, Fiedler Meat Products and more.

Sandy has been serving great food to Port Rowan locals and visitors for 19+ years as the previous owner and cook at Sunrise Cafe and she has always had a desire for opening a local deli. The Olde Tyme Deli & Eatery offers a shabby-chic and small town vibe making it easy to get comfortable and enjoy your visit. More than just lunch items, you can purchase meat, cheese, fruit and veggies platters “made with love” and local goods. Aside from the fantastic eats and baked goods, the deli & eatery offers Dutch sauces, spices, mixes, preserves and goods for sales. Sandy also offers catering, charcuterie boards, dinner specials and more.

10 Year Anniversary Giveaway – Urban Parisian

A Port Dover favourite, the Urban Parisian offers magnificent French pastries, rich bold coffee, exquisite tea, wonderful bread baked in-house every day and delicious lunch options available from 11 am to 4 pm.

This week we will be giving away $50 in gift certificates to one lucky winner to the Urban Parisian.  Simply complete the form below to be entered to win.  Deadline for entries is 10:00 am on Sunday, February 28.

Time-honored techniques combined with contemporary taste result in products that are original and delicious. Their products are hand made in small batches using the finest ingredients and local produce.

From cookies to cakes to bread and more, there’s something delicious for everyone.  Their macarons are a out of this world – have some for yourself or make them the perfect gift for someone special.

Lunches often feature Soup du Jour, specialty paninis, sandwiches and housemade salads.

The Urban Parisian has just moved locations from Main Street Port Dover to their newly renovated bakery at 120 Greenock Street, West in Port Dover.

Urban is open Tuesday through Saturday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.

You can also order online!

Follow them on social or visit their website for more information or to place your order for pickup.

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To enter, complete the form below.


10 Year Anniversary Giveaway – Crepe House

It’s week 6 of our 10 weeks of giveaways and this week we are featuring a local Crêperie, Port Dover’s Crepe House.  By completing the form below, you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to the Crepe House.  Draw date will be Monday, February 22.

Once featured on Food Networks “You Gotta Eat Here”, this unique restaurant is offering up local ingredients transformed into delicious crepe creations.

The Crepe House offers plenty of breakfast, lunch and dinner options as well as specials, desserts and delicious cocktails including local beer and wine.

From savory to sweet, the crepe options are endless.  You can view their full menu by clicking here.  Some of our favourites include The Mushroom Delight Crepe, The Uptown Crepe, and for dessert the Powell Park Crepe (named after the icon Port Dover landmark located across the street.

The menu is just the beginning.  They offer daily and seasonal creations as well.  You MUST try any of their Benny Crepes (eggs benedict atop a loaded crepe) or their famous holiday crepe – loaded with turkey dinner!

The Crepe House has decided to remain open for takeout only for the remainder of February. You can call 519-583-9018 to order from the menu below.
The Crepe House is open:
Monday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday – CLOSED
Thursday 9:00 am to 7:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 7:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 7:30 pm
Sunday 9:00 am to 7:30 pm
Be sure to follow the Crepe House on social media to read about their daily specials and, when the time allows, their upcoming events, including local live music on their outdoor patio.

Follow them here:  Facebook  •  Instagram  •  Twitter  •  Website


10 Year Anniversary Giveaway – Uncles Country Coffee

It’s week 5 of our 10 weeks of Anniversary giveaways.  And this week we are giving one lucky winner $50 in gift certificates to Uncles Country Coffee in Port Rowan.

Uncles Country Coffee is a Port Rowan staple, and a morning ritual for many.  Whether its for a cup of coffee, a donut (you MUST try their apple fritters), a hearty breakfast or one of their Crazy Uncle Burgers, Country Coffee is serving up breakfast, lunch and dinner options.

Their menu offers plenty of choices for everyone, including the juniors.  Wraps, sandwiches, pizza, fried chicken, burgers, breakfast options, a wide variety of baked goods and of course hot and cold coffees.

A few of our favourites include their clubhouse sandwich, chicken caesar wrap, onion rings, the western sandwich, and as we mentioned before…their apple fritters.

You can find Uncles on facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Give them a follow and next time you’re in Port Rowan be sure to stop by Uncles.  During COVID they are only operating via drive thru.  You can order upon arrival or call to place your order 519.586.8537.

To enter this week’s contest, simply complete the form below. Contest closes at 10 am Sunday, February 14.  One entry per person.

10 Year Anniversary Giveaway – Sandbar on the Beach

It’s week 4 of our 10 week’s of Giveaways to celebrate our 10th Anniversary of Erie’s Edge Real Estate and this week we are giving away a $50 gift certificate to the Sandbar on the Beach in Turkey Point.

The Sandbar on the Beach in Turkey point is a place where people can go to relax, enjoy great food, cold drinks and take in the beautiful Lake Erie views.  And when restrictions allow – live music and entertainment is available including YukYuk’s and local musicians.

Owners Stephen and Carissa truly take pride in providing a great dining experience and supporting other local businesses.  From local craft beers, to wines and produce, providing a local flare is top on their priority list.

Their menu is sure to please everyone in your group.  A few of our favourites include their wings, any of their burgers, their perch tacos, oh and you can’t forget their amazing and unique wonton nachos, then there’s the big crunch chicken sandwich, or the reuben…ok…just try one of everything!

The Sandbar on the Beach is open Tuesday through Sunday from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm offering takeout and even delivery service.  They also offer some fantastic freezer options including their delicious soups as well as meat such as smoked wings and pulled pork or beef.

Here’s how and where you can find them:

Sandbar on the Beach
45 Cedar Drive
Turkey Point
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To enter this week’s draw, simply complete the form below.


How to Win a Bidding War

  • Get Pre-Approved

    Before you start looking for a home, you should get pre-approved by a mortgage professional to determine your purchasing power,  It only takes a few minutes and gives you enormous power in the purchase process:

    YOU’LL SAVE TIME.  You can quickly narrow in on the right price range.

    YOU’LL SAVE AGGRAVATION.  You can identify any problem areas in your financial qualifications early in the process.

    YOU’LL GAIN CREDIBILITY.  Sellers will take your offers more seriously if you are pre-approved.  In some instances, your lender may even give you a commitment so that you don’t even have to include a home inspection condition in your offer to purchase.

  • Deposit Size Matters

    When you submit an offer to buy a home, the deposit demonstrates your commitment to the seller to complete the purchase. It also shows that you are comfortable taking on some level of risk by putting down a deposit until the deal closes.  Meager deposits often leave sellers questioning a buyer’s sincerity or commitment.

    You can read more about larger deposits but checking out our blog entitled “Does Size Really Matter“.

  • Do a Pre-Offer Home Inspection

    Home inspections are commonplace. In fact, many deals hinge on the
    completion of a home inspection report that is satisfactory to the buyer involved.

    However, in bidding wars it’s often the case that buyers won’t include a home inspection condition in an effort to make their offer more attractive to the seller.

    The risk to a buyer in doing so is in today’s seller’s market it’s not uncommon for people to forgo a home inspection in order to make their offer more appealing to the seller, but with this decision comes significant risk. You may get the house, but you might also get a whole host of unexpected and expensive problems with it.

    If you’re confident that you’re going to purchase the property before even going to look at it, consider arranging to have a home inspection completed at the very same time so that you know what condition the home is in and can make an offer accordingly.

  • Know what matters to the seller

    Determining what items may impact the seller’s decision before making an offer is key.  Things like their ideal closing date or included and excluded items can help make your offer more appealing.

  • Talk to Your REALTOR®

    It can be challenging to decide on which bidding war strategy is right for you. Have a careful discussion with your REALTOR® to determine what path is the clearest one to winning the home you want. There could be some local customs you are not aware of.

    Formulate a plan with your real estate agent on what it will take to land the house. Have your agent speak with the listing agent to find out what if anything can be done to make your offer more attractive.

    If by chance you’re not successful, consider making a “back up offer if the offer which the seller accepted is conditional (e.g., upon the buyer arranging financing).

    A backup offer is the term used to refer to an offer that is submitted to a seller after the seller has already accepted an offer.  In the event the offer which the seller accepted with conditions can’t be fulfilled, your back up offer immediately takes priority!

If you’re thinking of buying navigating the complexities of the current real estate market we can be contacted at 519.586.7922, 519.426.2072 or

10 Year Anniversary Giveaway – The Barrel Restaurant

The Barrel Restaurant is a family owned and operated business located in Simcoe and featuring traditional Italian fares sprinkled with fresh new thinking.  It all started with fresh ingredients, a dash of parmigiano, garlic, and pasta and that’s how they still do it today.  Timeless flavours that get better every time.

Offering both take out and delivery (and in room when restrictions are lifted), the Barrel’s menu never disappoints.  You can see their takeout menu here, and in room dining menu here.

The Barrel is open Sunday to Thursday 11 am to 8 pm and Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 9 pm for you to enjoy all your Italian favourites…and they even have Gluten free options for those unable to eat wheat.  It’s a delicious blend of corn and rice that closely matches traditional pasta in colour, texture and flavour.

Follow the Barrel on Facebook and Instagram or visit their website.  To enter this week’s giveaway to win a $50 gift certificate to the Barrel, simply complete the form below.


10 Year Anniversary Giveaway – Schofields Bistro

It’s week 2 of our 10 weeks of giveaways to celebrate our 10th Anniversary.  This week we are highlighting Schofields Bistro located in Port Dover.

You can win a $50 gift certificate to Schofields Bistro by entering our Anniversary Giveaway.  And Schofields has donated an additional $50 gift certificate so we will be giving away two $50 prizes this week!  Deadline for this week’s giveaway is 10 am EST, Sunday, January 24.  A random draw will take place on January 24.  Click here to enter.

Schofields Bistro was established in 2011 and is located in the heart of downtown Port Dover, just steps from the Lighthouse Festival Theatre.  Chef and owner Michael Haywood is a lifelong resident and proud “Port Doverite.”
Schofields offers lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday and a delicious Brunch on Sundays.  You can view their menus here:

Schofields can be found on Facebook and Instagram.  You can also visit their website where you can see their menus, request information about catering, view their family pack take out options and more.

Schofields Bistro is open Wednesday & Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 9 pm and Sunday from 9 am to 8 pm.  You can reach them at 519.583.3400 or