Dining Out

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Mateus Bistro – A Pearl In Mahone Bay, NS

July 14, 2014 | 10 Comments

Tucked into a quaint heritage home along the waterfront in picturesque Mahone Bay, Mateus Bistro is a precious pearl in the Nova Scotia dining scene. It seems everywhere we go people want to show off...

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Brunch in our nation’s capital takes on new meaning as we ditch delicate girly fare for the plain spoken, straight-up meat & potatoes style of Murray Street Kitchen on Ottawa’s Byward Market. On assignment for...

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Sweet Moments at Town

August 12, 2013 | 5 Comments

Sugar addicts beware, behind it’s gasto-trattoria leaning menu lurks a vicious addiction:  the Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sundae (with caramel popcorn and peanuts) at Ottawa’s Town.  Worth skipping lunch for, worth ordering first, or saving...

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Le Bostaurus – Mighty Meaty

July 3, 2013 | 3 Comments

The name is the Latin equivalent of ‘bovine’ or ‘cow’, a place for steaks, chops and all things meaty, Le Bostaurus, in Aylmer, Quebec unabashedly serving certified Angus Beef, UDSA triple A beef, and lots of it....

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Boiled Peanuts, Fried Pickles  Biscuits & Gravy, Fried Yardbird and Chess Pie, soul food and casual style at Ottawa’s Union 613. Lunch with my gal Mary, delicious food, scandalous gossip.  I am greatly blessed to have gal pals who indulge...

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Au Pied de Cochon – Extreme Gourmet

April 15, 2013 | 9 Comments

The slippery slope of gourmet gluttony  is a downward tumble into a pit of decadent debauchery at Au Pied de Cochon in the capable hands of Montreal Chef, Martin Picard.  The long, narrow room is simple and almost minimalist.   Polished wood tables and black bistro chairs...

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East & Main Bistro, Local-icious

April 1, 2013 | 2 Comments

A darling little gem in Bloomfield, Ontario offering seasonal fare, locally sourced, East & Main Bistro is a dining experience for even the most discerning of appetites. We are not picky eaters, and when I say we I really mean me,...

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Agrarian – Gourmet Grilled Cheese

March 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Start with a good bread, a bit of cheese, a condiment or two and a bowl of soup and you have the perfect recipe for a simple café. Part cheese market, part speakeasy,...

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In the heart of historic Hull, Québec lays Les Brasseurs du Temps a mico brewery, big on taste, with an eye toward European tradition. It's our Food Gypsy Oktoberfest pick of the month for...

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A long anticipated meal at Ottawa's Sidedoor Contemporary Kitchen & Bar, from wine list to shared plates and a mix-match of tastes and textures, a big win in my book but the Doughnut Sharing Platter...

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Lost In Menu Translation

August 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Eating light takes on a whole new meaning with this menu we spotted in the heart of Old Montreal. I love a good gastronomic giggle due to bad translation. Now, how would you...

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The city's newest brew pub, Mill Street Brew Pub hit the ground running early this year with a big, splashy opening. Located in one of downtown Ottawa's historic buildings, along the river's edge; it's...

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