Monthly Archive: August 2010

Aug 30

Motorway Madness or British Breakfast Bonanza? You decide!

Motorway Madness or Breakfast Bonanza?

Since we just recently posted a review of breakfast at John’s Quick Lunch in Westboro and we are just now getting around to finishing off an account of our recent trip to the U.K., this seemed like as good a time as any to add to our Gastronomic Guide to the South of England (albeit …

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Aug 28

John’s Quick Lunch is best for Breakfast

John's Quick Lunch

John’s May not be slick but it’s usually Quick! It’s Saturday in the AM, and we’re looking for a treat… So we head to our friend Garey’s where John’s is just up the street We want a full-blown breakfast – not one that’s sissy and lite! And know that John and his son Tony will …

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Aug 26

Ok, it IS organic but at $3 per cup is it really fair trade?

Mongolian Village

We are regular visitors to the Mongolian Village Grill in the Gloucester Centre in Ottawa’s East End. You can see our previous review here. It remains one of our favourite Ottawa dining spots. However, a small but noticeable change caused me to wonder about how some restaurateurs choose to set their prices and whether this …

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Aug 24

Cauliflower Cheese, a great replacement for mac’n’cheese!

Cauliflower Cheese

Last Sunday, Dorothy came home with a delicious-looking head of cauliflower. From the second that I laid eyes on it, I knew what its fate was to be. Now I will be the first to admit that I do not find the thought of being a vegetarian particularly appealing. I like meat! However, this is a …

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Aug 18

Rideau Carleton Raceway Buffet is usually a good bet!

Dessert table at the Rideau Carleton Buffet

You can always be a winner if you just go here for dinner! When you visit Rideau Carleton, the bank won’t be beat! So save a few pennies then at least you can eat The buffet is quite good and won’t break the bank! Way above average, if not quite Top Rank… And as a sweet ending, the dessert table’s a …

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Aug 16

Fraser Café lives up to expectations

Haddock Steak on Orzo noodles

If you’ve got the time, Fraser’s a great place to Dine! Fraser’s Café is the Un-Chef’s kind of place, Fairly relaxed, definitely not in-your-face We urge you to try the chef’s daily surprise, A feast for your taste buds AND your eyes…. If cafés were cards, then Fraser’s an ace! Sometimes, the best dining experiences …

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Aug 12

The Marine Pub, where else but on Seaside!

On our recent trip to the UK (June 2010), we once more found ourselves in our old stomping grounds in Eastbourne. I mean, what’s a trip back home if you can’t visit a few pubs? After a driving tour of Southern England, from Essex, through Kent to Sussex after picking up Christa our daughter and Mik our …

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Aug 05

Lunch was the high point at High Rocks!

Back Bacon & Brie on Ciabatta Bread

You often hear about people coming across charming country pubs whilst following meandering lanes in the English countryside. Well, on a recent trip to Old Blighty, we did just that! You can read full details about how we happened across this hidden gem on W3Junkie – Our sister blog. Of course, since we were in …

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Aug 04

Clock Tower Brew Pub, a stone’s throw from Rideau Hall

The Governor General's Residence

Beer, Nachos & Wings – Clocktower Things We were visiting the GG, did the tour first, Helped us work up one heck of a thirst! They didn’t have Stella like it said on the sign! But their micro brew special still went down just fine! So, Clock Tower Brew Pub won’t go down as the worst.. …

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