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Old Posted Sep 23, 2017, 4:02 AM
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Went back to Soul Azteka at the end of my street tonight. Waitress was breastfeeding while taking out order. I love Mexican places.

Anyhow... torta loca:



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'Canada's Hottest New Food City Is Where You'd Least Expect It'

An interesting article showcasing Saskatoon’s fine dining culture in Food and Wine magazine, featuring the city to as many as two million readers.

http://www.foodandwine.com/travel/sa...-new-food-city

Former runway model Christie Peters and co-chef Kyle Michael cooked in renowned kitchens like Coi in San Francisco and De Kas in Amsterdam before returning back to Saskatoon.

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Chef Dale MacKay previously training with Gordon Ramsay in London, serving as Daniel Boulud’s executive chef and becoming Top Chef Canada’s inaugural winner.

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interesting write-up by Food & Wine magazine,

I've only tried a few of the places listed in that linked article, Drift Café & Vista Lounge is my favorite, I usually go to 2nd Ave Grill or Congress or...Taverna Italian, the one Oprah chose last time she was in Saskatoon,
but I might try the Ayden restaurant that Chef Dale Mackay operates when I come to Saskatoon in a couple weeks for http://www.phantogram.com/ concert.
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Old Posted Sep 29, 2017, 12:56 AM
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In addition to the the FoodandWine magazine showcasing Saskatoon's culinary offerings this last week,
Cosmopolitan Magazine also had a spread on the city's Lucky Bastard Distillery's Pumpkin Spice Vodka this week.

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/food-coc...n-spice-vodka/





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I just found out that the Blue Moon in St Petersburg, just outside Kitchener, is closing as a restaurant after 169 years. The original inn/tavern opened in 1848. It was my favourite place in the Region for rolled ribs, among other schmecky delights. I am sad, but my arteries are pleased!
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Gamberoni, on Yonge north of Lawrence, is one we patronize at least once a year. Very good Italian food at reasonable prices.
Excellent Toronto restaurants that have, unfortunately, closed over the years: Turtles (delectable food; atop the old Four Seasons; closed long ago), Pangaea (wonderful food, but pricey), Didier (probably the prettiest interior I have ever seen in a restaurant; amazing food; maitre'd, girlfriend of chef, a bitch), Corner House (cozy location near Casa Loma; stellar food), Oliver's (on Yonge north of Eglinton; closed ages ago).
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My favourite restaurants in the Winnipeg area:
  1. Salisbury House
  2. Stella's
Both have "all day breakfast" menus, but also have beef meat dishes.


"Sals" as its generally known, mostly caters to Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, while Stella's customers are mainly Millennials.


Some Sals are "fully licensed", while all Stella's sites are.
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Old Posted Oct 26, 2017, 12:59 PM
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Has anyone noticed lately the major American chain restaurants have slowly been closing in Canada.

The Prairies still seem to be fairing the best for some of the favorites though like Olive Garden, Outback, Applebees, Old Spaghetti Factory and Chilies.


http://www.olivegarden.ca/locations/location-search

https://www.thestar.com/business/200...n_ontario.html

http://www.applebeescanada.com/resta...ocation-finder

http://www.oldspaghettifactory.ca/#locations


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Chilies closed several Alberta locations this month but still has its two main airports and Banff locations...

plus there's still the Saskatoon location, the Tex-Mex Capital of Canada.

http://www.chilis.ca/locations/locations.cfm

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Has anyone noticed lately the major American chain restaurants have slowly been closing in Canada.

The Prairies still seem to be fairing the best for some of the favorites though like Olive Garden, Outback, Applebees, Old Spaghetti Factory and Chilies.

I would hope so. Those are all garbage restaurants that deserve to fail.
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I have no problem with these chains closing. AppleBees is vile.
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Has anyone been to the new Harmony Lunch in Uptown Waterloo?
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My favourite restaurants in the Winnipeg area:
  1. Salisbury House
  2. Stella's
Both have "all day breakfast" menus, but also have beef meat dishes.


"Sals" as its generally known, mostly caters to Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, while Stella's customers are mainly Millennials.


Some Sals are "fully licensed", while all Stella's sites are.
Stella's is amazing. I still haven't had anything as good as their blood sausage special that day, and ours is genuine. Theirs was presumably frozen and imported. And their breads were just... ungh. It was exceptionally good breakfast food. It was good enough to have some NYT article ranting about this breakfast place in Brooklyn that's $300/plate for brunch.

Sal's is like a Denny's or Newfoundland Bagel Cafe. It's decent but it's... shouldn't be in the same list as Stella's. I always thought it was strange Sal's was in the middle of that cool bridge. It would be like having a Smitty's at the top of the CN Tower.
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Maybe a Sweet Jesus would be appropriate at the top of the CN tower - sweet view, jesus what an ugly city :o
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After The Once Christmas Concert at Gower Street United...



We walked down to Boca Tapas Bar, which just opened in a little basement off Water Street.

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The menu is OBSCENELY cheap for St. John's.



The owner (not pictured; former council candidate, and somehow an FB friend) is one of the hottest guys I've ever seen in person. And the staff is lovely.









And then off to Coffee Matters for dessert (they had an almond cake at Boca but none of us were interested).



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