Author Archives: Elaine

Choppers Diner

A while ago, we went to Choppers on Nanaimo on a whim – the exterior tattoo-parlour like awning had always peaked my curiosity. The insides matched the funky outside with motorcycle memorabilia throughout, and walls either painted black or flocked … Continue reading

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Flamingo Casino – Paradise Garden Buffet

Flashback to February! Remember that  “Buffet of Buffets” pass?  We made good use of it for sure (again)!  For our breakfast during the 24-hours it was good we went to the Paradise Garden Buffet at the Flamingo Casino.  It is … Continue reading

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Planet Hollywood – Spice Market Buffet

Flashback to February! Remember that  “Buffet of Buffets” pass?  We made good use of it for sure!  Despite an inauspicious dinner at the Paris’ Le Village, we did have good luck with it elsewhere.  The Spice Market Buffet was definitely … Continue reading

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Paris Casino – Mon Ami Gabi

Flashback to February! In complete contrast to the horrendous meal we had at Le Village buffet, the Paris Casino does offer some very nice dining at Mon Ami Gabi the bistro/cafe terrace that wraps around the strip-side of the building. On … Continue reading

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Las Vegas: Paris’ Le Village Buffet

Flashback to February! On previous trips to Las Vegas, Chris and I have enjoyed the Paris Casino’s Le Village buffet quite a bit.  Notably their expansive brunch was high on our lists, but also we have fond memories of good … Continue reading

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Menya

A loooooong time ago we were headed to one of Chris’ colleague’s place for an evening out, and decided we shouldn’t show up with empty stomachs :)  I suggested stopping at Menya which is right on the 99 bus route … Continue reading

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Jane’s Restaurant

Oy!  I’ve been ignoring this blog for too long!  Gardening, lots of work, garage sales, and random busyness has drawn my attention elsewhere, meanwhile my desktop and phone are full of pictures of food I need to post!  Sorry for … Continue reading

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Lucy’s Eastside Diner

Another weekend, another brunch!  We headed to Lucy’s Eastside Diner for a few brunches of late, and have been very happy with what they’ve had the offer – good comfort food in (or in spite of?) a hipster setting :)Continue reading

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Meishan Restaurant (Crystal Mall)

Crystal Mall is a crazy place – from high tech home appliances to an indoor open market, some really bizarre clothing shops, and some pretty great restaurants! We were there after the regular lunch rush, so the place was pretty … Continue reading

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Las Vegas – Carnegie Deli @ The Mirage

On our recent trip to Las Vegas I asked friends on Facebook what their food recommendations were for places on the Strip; Jessica from Yum-O-Rama strongly recommended the Carnegie Deli a Las Vegas version of the New York institution. Located … Continue reading

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