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, […]

Cassis Bistro, Lakefield ON

Cassis is an unassuming restaurant in Lakefield’s downtown (about 30 minutes outside Peterborough). Many of the ingredients are locally-sourced and they have a variety of specials surrounding what’s in season.  The venison stew was one of their specials. My company reports it was a tasty selection. Two of our party had the peppercorn steak – […]

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: La Hacienda, Peterborough

Located on Hunter St in the “cafe district”, as it has been recently referred to, La Hacienda is Peterborough’s authentic representation of Mexican food. Though there is a crop of burrito joints cropping up in Peterborough La Hacienda sticks to classic Mexican food – not the Tex-Mex variety. The spaced-out tables and decor reminds me of […]

Restaurant Review: Merge, Buffalo

Or Who Said Buffalo Was Boring? Located steps from our hotel on Delaware Ave. we stopped in at Merge to please the vegetarians in our travelling troupe.  The ambience was upscale-hippy. Our thoughts: We have found our hippy paradise. Frenchie and I ordered half-pints – our waitress suggested a wit mixed with a framboise. Tasty.  Frenchie […]

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 […]