Tag Archive: family

Jun 30

Butcher Block in Plattsburgh may be the best in town!

Butcher Block may rate in Upper New York State! If you find yourself in Plattsburgh there’s not a lot that’ll rock So, don’t try too hard to find somewhere better than the Butcher Block I can’t say it’s first class but neither is it third rate And even if I didn’t love it, it’s pretty …

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Jun 10

Gloucester Centre East Side Marios is not my thing!

East side Marios offers more sizzle than steak! I must say that East Side Mario’s is not always our thing! Though there are many others who its praises would sing It’s true that the menu offers plenty to choose Though often with quantity, its quality you lose So Hey Budda Booom Budda Bing! It is …

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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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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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Jan 11

Christmas Eve in France – Vive la différence!

As I mentioned in a previous post, our Christmas Eve was far from normal this past year! (is 6000 KM far enough?) Even though I usually really enjoy the Christmas Season in general, I did not realize just how much we were perhaps ‘stuck in a rut’! Although we tend as humans to stick with …

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Jan 06

Happy New Year from the Un-Chef (returned from exile ;)

Our regular readers may have wondered why these blog pages have been unusually silent for the last couple of weeks. Our last post was on December 14th, normally too early to simply use the Christmas holidays as an excuse. Nevertheless, by and large, that is the card we are going to proffer since it happens to be …

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Dec 02

The Great Canadian Steak & Buffet – Not that Great…

Great Canadian Steak & Buffet

The Great Canadian Mis-steak and Buffet Little Miss Muffett may have sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and Whey But she never went to The Great Canadian Steak and Buffet, she was wise to stay away! It’s true there was food from all nations perhaps made in haste ’cause from my point of view, …

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Nov 16

Meals at Montana’s were merely meh!

Amber celebrates in style

Is it the Moose that makes Montana’s? You know, it’s getting harder and harder to find rhymes, And what’s more to Montana’s we’ve been a few times Week in and week out, We sure get about! So, I’m sorry for not having new lines ;(  This was one Friday night when we did not have to …

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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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