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Old Posted Dec 7, 2016, 9:07 PM
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. Greeks do the same thing to Turks. It's almost hard to find a Greek song from the last 40 years that isn't a note-for-note copy of a Turkish copy of an Algerian song.
Though they would rather be tortured every single day for a year than admit that.

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I mean, Elvis, a MAN, singing "You ain't nothing but a hounddog"!? And people actually though that was his, and white, creation? No, honey. No.
"It's Now or Never" by Elvis is the old Italian standard "O Sole Mio".

"My Way" by Frank Sinatra is a translation (by Paul Anka, maybe a rewrite) of "Comme d'habitude" by French singer Claude François.

"Seasons in the Sun" by Terry Jacks is "Le Moribond" by Belgian singer Jacques Brel.

"Beyond the Sea" by Bobby Darin is "La Mer" by French singer Charles Trenet.
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Online buddy in Liverpool (he's never been here) said he was reading Jan Morris' description of St. John's in a travel book and it made him even more intrigued. I knew the cute "primitive San Francisco" quote that someone shared with me here, and that she considered us the most entertaining town on the continent, but not much more so I Googled.

First hit reminded me how far we've come.

My kind of town: St John's, Newfoundland

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Neither convincingly Canadian nor legally Irish, St John's occupies the rough waters between. It's infectiously ebullient (Jan Morris once said the city hits you like a slap in the face with a fish).

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Where are your favourite places for lunch?

Tricky if you want to avoid the deep fried or heavily gravied. However, you can't go wrong with the seafood at The Gypsy Tearoom (195 Water Street; 739 4766) or Celtic Hearth (298 Water Street; 576 2880).
If you want an English pub with a Newfoundland accent, go to The Duke of Duckworth (325 Duckworth Street; 739 6344).
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/de...foundland.html

That was in 2005. Only a decade ago. And it was true. Things changed so, so fast. Those three places I would describe as basically Irish/British greasy spoons. Typical pub fare. And that was our best then.
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Twelfth done is DONE. NO MORE CHRISTMAS FEASTS. Everything comes down now. Finished. Thanks be to Christ. That was a LONG Christmas. Too much food.

Anyhow...

Back to Soul Azeteka tonight. I've probably been there at least 4 times a week since it opened. So good, and not that expensive. You'll spend about $20 to get three tacos, a side, salsa, and a drink.





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^ oh, that looks lovely!. I wonder if that is the first authentic Mexican restaurants on the east coast.
I love Mexican food, especially fish tacos, I bet fish tacos there would be fresh from the sea maybe
Out of the couple dozen or so El Salvador, Mex or Tex Mex restaurants in Saskatoon, most of them are chain franchises like Taco Time or Mucho Burrito, But Las Palapas, Mi Casa & La Bamba, EE Burrito are my 4 favorites that I have tried.

When ever I have vegan friends come to town I usually take them to Nosh Eatery. http://www.nosheateryandtap.com/
It has some of the best locally sourced ingredient dishes

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We checked out the Fifth Ticket tonight. They're like an elevated pub - relatively cheap meals with almost all local ingredients (they advertise strongly as both), and good!













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^That looks really good! But whoa the prices are insane even for Toronto. I shouldn't be surprised after reading SSP Canada though!
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There are lots of things under $15, though. But yeah I should have noted the $25-35 things are not "ooh cheap!" here either lol
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Tried out RJ Pinoy Yum. I read that Filipinos are one of the fastest-growing immigrant communities in the city and realized I can't recall every meeting one, having their food, etc. An invisible presence, at least in my own experience. Google to the rescue. Found a Filipino restaurant in a strip mall in one of the worst parts of the town. But it was delicious! Similar to the Taiwanese tea house.





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Over to Mom's tonight for homemade curry and she gave me her review of Raymond's. She went for a friend's birthday party.

"Overrated. She's describing this appetizer and the words she was using sure it might've been coming from the moon but by the time it arrived I think I got three pine nuts. For my entree I had fish and it was fine. Only poached and it came with six or seven little pierogy things, those pasta things that have potato but aren't gnocchi. The reduction was green but very nice. I enjoyed that. But I make better at home and I left hungry." lol
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Over to Mom's tonight for homemade curry and she gave me her review of Raymond's. She went for a friend's birthday party.

"Overrated. She's describing this appetizer and the words she was using sure it might've been coming from the moon but by the time it arrived I think I got three pine nuts. For my entree I had fish and it was fine. Only poached and it came with six or seven little pierogy things, those pasta things that have potato but aren't gnocchi. The reduction was green but very nice. I enjoyed that. But I make better at home and I left hungry." lol
Curry in Newfoundland - savoury/spicy or sweet?
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Same as anywhere else at proper curries/Indian places. In people's private homes, in my experience, tends to be sweet and very runny - not much thicker than water. Never chalky.
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One of My favourite dining experiences in Saskatoon is Samurai hibachi-style Japanese restaurant.
But Saboroso Brazilian restaurant which has been open for a few years now in Saskatoon is another favourite & was listed in top ten all-you-can-eat restaurants in Canada back in January.

http://www.foodnetwork.ca/dining-out...-wrapped-steak

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for a breakdown on how the rodizio-style restaurant operates with gaúcho servers and view of the huge kitchen bbq view the youtube video on their website.

http://www.saboroso.ca/content/
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