Tag: Ottawa

Apr 20

Coconut Palm Restaurant is Vietnamese cuisine at its best!

Coconut Chicken Curry

Hard to spot this Coconut Palm in Ottawa’s Trainyards!! Tucked away in the Trainyards, this place is hard to find. And it’s decor is not fancy but we’re sure that you won’t mind As soon as that food passes your lips You’ll even consider increasing your tips ’cause the owner and chef is incredibly kind. Ottawa …

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Apr 19

A taste of the Islands is too pricey at Fishy’s Tropical Garden

Fishy's Tropical Garden

It gets my goat that it is so costly to get my goat! When you first enter Fishy’s, it’s a bit of a mess! And the prices as posted, should really be less But for a taste of the Islands, it just can’t be beaten That delightful goat roti was all-too-soon eaten. I’ll be back again …

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Apr 18

Tim Hortons just got a little smoother!

Berry Smoothie and blueberry fritter

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 15

Ottawa’s Secret Garden: Les Jardins de la Cité

Les Jardins

Les Jardins de la Cité: A study in elegance! I must admit that this is quite a hard place to find But it’s well worth the effort to discover a venue of this kind. They may still be students but the service is above par, With this kind of training they are sure to go …

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Mar 14

Looking for Daily Dining Deals in Ottawa? Let OUR fingers do the walking…

Local Deals (Click for latest) You would have to be an ostrich to not have noticed the explosion of sites and services offering local daily deals on everything from restaurants to furnace cleaning. There is no doubt that there are some great discounts and bargains to be had. The trouble is that we don’t all …

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Mar 09

Tartan Pub in Orleans: Good for a pint, as a buffet not so much!

Roy Wallace at Tartan Pub

Perhaps Tartan’s Buffet is better after a few drinks? The Tartan’s hard to find tucked away in this tiny strip mall If we hadn’t been invited, we’d never have found it at all. For me, the buffet’s only fair and the decor’s kind of tired But those servers in their kilts really have to be …

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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 25

Corner Kitchen at Kent & Laurier: Reasonable food, Reasonable prices!

? Don’t want to hit the street? So, go to Corner Kitchen and eat! You can’t go there for supper but you can go there for lunch, If youre looking for DFO people, there’s sure to be a bunch.. You’d better get there early if you really want a seat, There are other, better places …

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Feb 10

Emerald Buffet in Vanier is hardly a gem!

The Usual chinese buffet plate

They’ve got real stones to call this an Emerald! With Emerald in its name, you might think it’s a jewel But I can’t really say that this place made me drool! While it may be true that their variety can’t be beat; You know there’s more to good food than 10 types of meat? Thus, …

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Feb 03

Food for thought: We never ate like that in OUR school canteen!

Molten Chocolate Polenta Cake

As an Ottawa foodie blogger, I obviously follow some of the local luminaries in the gastronomic world, one of whom is Ron Eade of the Ottawa Citizen. He runs an impromptu supper club for any who are interested, which organizes sporadic outings to local eating establishments worthy of note. Most recently, this group attended “An …

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