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Old Posted Aug 15, 2015, 3:20 AM
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We went to Harbour Room. Duck spaghetti. Yass...

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My new favorite place is the Simmons Building in the East Village. Haven't been to any of the restaurants in it for food yet, just to the rooftop patio for beers, but it is an incredible venue. Highly recommend it if you're ever in Calgary and I've heard nothing but good things about the food and drink at all three places. The rooftop patio is 2nd to none probably in the whole province, situated right on the river, with a great view of the skyline. It's perfect.

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... and a great article about the place itself, from opening day - http://touristsite.com/the-simmons-b...g-destination/
Looks nice. Very similar style to the huge restaurant that just opened near me. Not mindblowing food but very trendy/nice inside and out


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Old Posted Aug 16, 2015, 2:01 PM
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Yesterday, for Ayreonaut's last brunch in St. John's, we went to Mallard Cottage in Quidi Vidi Village. Exceptionally, simply good, as always.

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How are Newfoundlanders all fat? So much of your diet seems like comfort food I could eat every day.
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Old Posted Aug 16, 2015, 10:43 PM
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How are Newfoundlanders all fat?
Your typo answers your question.

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Old Posted Aug 19, 2015, 10:40 PM
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Sushi Island - fantastic.

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Good to hear that Sushi Island brought their product back up to the good standard of the rest of the sushi places in town. Last time myself and my girlfriend went there, we left very unsatisfied (fish wasn't fresh, they were out of product like scallop and dessert ice cream) and figured that the cost of the dinner all-you-can-eat versus how long they let you stay in the restaurant eating was putting them in the whole.

Great to see something that looks good. Especially considering there's even more competition with Sushi Nami Royale and Kimchi & Sushi downtown.
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It was great, yeah - better than Sun.

It's a pity the sushi places didn't go in on the tuna they're catching in Conception Bay

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...-bay-1.3197508
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Wow. Just wow. We chose this new restaurant on Water Street for the first official meeting of the Loss of Ayreonaut Support Group now that he's moved back to Calgary. Not joking - we even had an empty place setting for him.

Anyhow... three of us to start, grew to five by the end of dinner. It took so long for the girls to get ready that day turned to night.

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WC meaning "wash closet" rather than "water closet" must be a local thing.

The pic of J and her steak reminds me of the Nando's "Where's my chips" commercial from South Africa!
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What were you really taking a picture of here Signal??



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Just having a bit of fun. I'll hide that post in a spoiler when I discover the next one.

RE: washclosets. I often/always say that wrong.
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Went there yesterday; one of the best restaurant meal I had in a long time. It's new, trendy, affordable and just plain wonderful

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It was great, yeah - better than Sun.

It's a pity the sushi places didn't go in on the tuna they're catching in Conception Bay

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...-bay-1.3197508
I still think Sun Sushi is better than Sushi Island, however sushi island has better tuna maki (they don't sear their tuna like sun does)

Raymonds, Mallard, and a few others went in on that tuna, which is okay I suppose. I trust them not to run the fish; tuna is meant to be eaten as near as raw as you can get it, and anyone tho thinks otherwise is wrong
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Old Posted Oct 14, 2015, 10:52 PM
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The Sprout - vegan and vegetarian fare, Duckworth Street.



J. had the mushroom/tofu risotto



I had the miso poutine with grated veggies



We split a barbecue tempeh burger



And we had tempeh and brie on the side



Then we went to Rocket - coffee, savoury foods, baked goods, and grocery, Water Street.



For dessert - a pop and eclairs

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Good Sichuanese food at Tian Fu Chinese Restaurant is at 4771 Steeles Ave East, hard by the Pacific Mall (massive Asian shopping mall, apparently the largest outside of Asia) and as close as you ever really want to get to Markham in your life. Yes, this is a soulless, technocratic suburban district shot through with eight-lane thoroughfares seeming to function mainly as parking lots for the choicest Mercs, BMWs, Audis and Lexi that the wealthy of China deign to drive once they settle in from their trans-Pacific flights, but what you gonna do? With Chinese food being a universe unto itself, just Sichuanese food alone could by any standard be judged a national cuisine ranking favourably among your French and your Italian cooking types, and these people do it really well, so it's worth the trip.

Sichuanese food is spicy. Here are four standouts that my wife and I really enjoyed tonight.



Counterclockwise, from the top:

1. Stir-fried pea shoots. The garlic and oil was sublime tonight, with a faintly buttery tang of beguilingly delicate subtlety. This is one of those dishes that tastes good and is damned good for you, too.
2. Gongbao jiding. Standard Sichuanese chicken dish with peanuts and dried chilies. The sauce was a bit sweeter than we might have liked, but it was still good.
3. Fuqi feipian. Literally "husband-wife lung slices," though not literally slices from the lungs of cash-strapped couples forced to carve up their breathing apparati once they've sold off their spare kidneys. No, this is a cold dish of paper-thin slices of beef and tripe swimming in spicy oil. It's literally to die for (not "literally" literally, just literally).
4. Qingjiao feichang. "Pork intestine with green pepper." Really nice spicy heat with this one, and the intestine was cooked to perfection. It's really important for it not to be rubbery, as that would be unpleasant (like bad calamari, by analogy).

More than anything else in the world, Chinese people fear food that is dry in texture, and that goes double for the 100 million-plus ethnic Sichuanese, for whom no dish is right until it is glistening in spicy oil. Like in the photo. The concept of an Italian style sandwich consisting of some really nice salami and a slice of cheese on a bun is utterly foreign to them. One of the worst things you can say about some food to a Chinese person is that it's too dry.

Me, though, I like both kinds. All kinds.


Confusingly, the restaurant used to be called "Ba Shu Ren Jia" (巴蜀人家), and while it still actually does say that in Chinese on the sign, there seems to be another "Ba Shu Ren Jia" in Mississauga now. Did the original people move to Mississauga? Was there some kind of rift? I have no idea what the story is.

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Old Posted Oct 23, 2015, 7:54 PM
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I don't think this is all that prestigious, right? But in any event, Adelaide Oyster House has been ranked in Canada's Top 10 by En Route.

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rousseau's Sichuanese meal looks like a phenomenal experience. Real Sichuanese can be hard to find outside the biggest cities... I'm jealous of those of you in Toronto and Vancouver.

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