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Apr 24

Father and Sons: Pub, Sports Bar or Greasy Spoon?

Father and sons, Pub or greasy spoon?

Another Saturday morning breakfast at Father & sons. For U of O students they don’t need a car The trek to Father and Sons is not very far. We went there for breakfast and found it quite good One of several such places in this part of the ‘hood Seems it’s as much greasy spoon …

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Apr 23

Scores, Ottawa Trainyards: Just a Swiss Chalet look-alike?

Quarter chicken dinner

Scores, not true to its name actually misses the mark! For some time now, we’ve hankered after chicken at Scores On Fridays, it’s all but impossible to get inside their doors So we went on a Wednesday to give them a shot but our fries, they were cold and the chicken not so hot Perhaps …

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Apr 22

Brigadoon in Oxford Mills: Good food but not cheap!

Brigadoon Restaurant Oxford Mills

It wasn’t a thrill to get Brigadoon’s bill!! To get to Brigadoon in Oxford Mills one has to drive a great deal And though invited by friends, we also went for the meal Only twice in a decade but the food was still great Even though the Sens traffic made us arrive quite late. Just …

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Apr 18

Tim Hortons just got a little smoother!

Donut Display

Donut whine when you dine at Tim Hortons When you go to any Timmies, you shouldn’t be whining You know from the outset that it isn’t fine dining But the doughnuts are fresh and the coffee is hot Their breakfasts and lunches won’t cost you a lot If you offer to treat me, I won’t …

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Mar 02

Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm makes the week-ends sweet!

Sleighrides

Don’t be a sap! Check out the sugarbush at Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm Out in Edwards, to find Stanley’s you’ll likely need a map! But the trip’s well worth it with Maple Syrup on tap! You’ll find the farm is exciting, the food it is hearty It’s a great location for a sweet wedding …

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Feb 28

With kids in tow, Swiss Chalet’s the place to go!

Do the Swiss really eat this much chicken? You can find them in the East, you can find them in the West Of all the places we go, the girls seem to like it the best! If you don’t eat things that cluck, At Swiss Chalet, you’re out of luck And as an adult, you …

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Feb 01

Boston Pizza doesn’t sound Canadian but it has ties to the Mounties!

Boston Pizza!: A Canadian Dragon who lives on Pizza?? I’ve often wondered WHY they called it Boston Pizza! Just grabbed the name right out of the ether? Still, the food’s above par for such a large chain, We’ve been there quite often and we’ll go there again.. In the end, it’s not the name that …

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Jan 17

New McDonalds at Montreal Rd & Sinclair: A silk purse from a sow’s ear?

There can be no doubt that McDonalds is trying to move up-market and change their image. Several things are noticeably different about this new location which has re-located a few hundred metres from the intersection of Ogilvie & Blair Roads in Ottawa’s East End (formerly Gloucester). Most prominently absent is the children’s playground. The space …

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Jan 16

Louis Steak House on Cyrville Rd is a local institution!

After 30+ years Louis must be doing something right! If you’re looking for Gourmet, Louis likely won’t fit the bill In fact the cuisine is rather run-of-the-mill Still it can’t be that bad, people vote with their feet And, most of the time you’ll barely find a seat! Their secret? It won’t cost a fortune …

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Jan 16

Beavertails on the Rideau Canal show Ottawa at its best!

Beavertails and the Rideau Canal make Winter in Ottawa bearable! Some might find it rather banal, How oft I skate the Rideau Canal To yet others, it might seem unending… But I know a Beavertail’s impending! So it’s worth it after all! Ottawa may not be the most exciting city in the world and once …

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