Monthly Archives: December 2010

Toronto eats: Kensington Market – Pancho’s Bakery

A great neighbourhood in downtown Toronto is Kensington Market.  It has traditionally been an area where new immigrants have put down roots, so it’s gone through many different phases, from Jamaican to Vietnamese, and now it seemed to have a … Continue reading

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Toronto eats: Jamaican Beef Patties

Toronto, land of street meat, chip wagons and other goodly things. Today I got to enjoy one of TO’s well known treats: Jamaican Beef Patties! You can get these at convenience stores, small take out roti restaurants, and even gas … Continue reading

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Happy Valley

It may sound like a very stupid (and perhaps dirty) name for a restaurant, but, for those who’ve been to Hong Kong, Happy Valley is named after a racetrack.  Okay – that’s still a little silly – but it’s a … Continue reading

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Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe

When we first moved to Vancouver, I bought one of the magazines that lists all the best restaurants in the city – from cheap eats to 4-start fine dining.  One of the restaurants that was featured in this magazine was … Continue reading

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Aladdin’s Cafe

Late on Friday night we were walking in downtown, looking forward to Viet Sub, but nearly drawn off our path by an amazingly delicious smell coming from a shwarma place on Robson & Granville.  We made plans to go back … Continue reading

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Traditional Beijing Cuisine

Chris spotted this restaurant on one of our many drives down Kingsway.  It was very eye-catching from the outside with the super-bright lights they’ve put around their windows and out onto the tree! It’s neat inside, and while it is … Continue reading

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La Casa Gelato

I had a day off last week and made the most of it for sure!  In between Christmas shopping and getting things done on my “to do” list, I had lots of little snacks and food throughout the day. I … Continue reading

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Ottawa: Broadway

Another one of my favourite things in Ottawa is the “Take 2″ breakfast at Broadway Bar and Grill. Broadway is a local chain, not unlike Gabriel Pizza, which offers great big food all day, from breakfast to lunch to dinner … Continue reading

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Vancouver Christmas Market

We had a lovely afternoon a week or so ago at the Vancouver Christmas Market.  I’m not sure how “authentic” the German aspects of the market really are, but the food they had was pretty darn enjoyable!   Roast pork … Continue reading

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Ottawa: Jadeland

As much as going home is extremely comforting, it is shocking how food can add another dimension of nostalgia. Jadeland is a restaurant that my dad used to frequent at least on a weekly basis when he was working downtown. … Continue reading

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