Restaurant Review: Horn of Africa

When visiting Ottawa one night we met some friends at an Ethiopian restaurant – Horn of Africa – close to the Byward Market. I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into but it is not typical Western dining. I kind of expected the restaurant to North-America-fy the food by giving us, you know, […]

Restaurant Review: HOITO, Thunder Bay ON

HOITO is a Finnish restaurant in Thunder Bay that was started to give the Finnish-immigrant Lumberjacks a cheap place to eat on their breaks from slaving away in the forest. Though everyone talks about how you MUST go to the Hoito when visiting Thunder Bay I would also keep in mind it’s basically a greasy […]

Restaurant Review: Red House, Kingston ON. For Frenchie’s birthday we had appetizers for dinner at Red House – a new restaurant/bar on King Street. I would not recommend this stratagem. After filling up on appetizers we saw the main dishes going to our neighbours and felt a few (many) pangs of jealousy. The chicken poppers and […]

Restaurant Review: Dreams of Beans, Peterborough

One reason why I love Peterborough is it’s the only place I’ve been able to find these bourekas: It may look like a bagel but it’s actually puff pastry filled with a potato mushroom and cheese filling. Something about them – maybe the fact that I can’t find them anywhere else – makes them rather […]

Curried Lentil Poutine

Lentils are a much-overlooked food that, prior to trying them, I had relegated to the land of hippies and vegans (is there a difference?). Now that I’ve offended a few people let me say that I firmly believe lentils are the perfect food. The astounding percentage of protein in these pulses make them a cheap […]

Restaurant Review: Z-Teca Gourmet Burritos

Whilst shopping in Toronto we surprisingly stumbled upon  Z-Teca on King Street.  Z-teca offers a number of different meat options as well as vegetarian options. Steph and I both tried the Barbacoa (pulled beef). We both loved it – the meet was really tender and saucy. Steph ordered hers in a “bowl” and I got […]

The Works Kingston

The Works is a small burger chain originating in Ottawa, Ontario. A new location just opened in Kingston so we decided to give it a try. I have a sneaking suspicion The Works steals their marketing plan from nightclubs because although there were an abundance of tables available they asked us to wait so they could […]

Restaurant Review: Aquaterra

Aquaterra is located in the Kingston Radisson – just stroll into the parking garage to find the entrance. Even though it suffers from an unfortunate front entrance the food is the best in Kingston, the service is always amazing and the prices are on the pricey side but extremely reasonable for “casual fine dining”.  Upon […]

Restaurant Review: Harper’s Burgers

Harper’s is located on Princess Street in downtown Kingston. I like the whole menu design. Nice typeface! Apologizes for the sub-par pictures as I forgot my SLR – these are all phone shots. I will use getting better pictures as an excuse to go back here and try more burgers! There is a mix-and-match thing […]