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Dining 101

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Dining 101 [Ottawa]: Alirang

Restaurant: Alirang Location: 134 Nelson Street, Ottawa, ON Cuisine: Korean Menu: N/A Price: $10-15 I think I haven’t had Korean food for about a year, which seems quite strange because I remember times when I use to eat it almost everyday! A quaint little house in the Byward Market area with a cozy interior. Approaching Christmas time, the walls were laced … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Ottawa]: The Cheshire Cat Pub

Restaurant: The Cheshire Cat Pub Location: 2193 Richardson Side Road, Ottawa, ON Cuisine: International/ Pub Menu: http://www.cheshirecatpub.com/menus.html Price: $10-15 Out with my team for my going-away lunch, I chose The Cheshire Cat Pub. Living in Ottawa for about a year you’d think that I’d be bored of pub fare. Yet I’ve gained quite an addiction to that chill pub vibe and overly … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Ottawa]: Bin 790 Bistro Tapas & Wine Bar (HAPPY HOUR)

Restaurant: Bin 790 Bistro Tapas & Wine Bar Location: 790 Kanata Avenue, Ottawa, ON Cuisine: Tapas/ Seafood/ Brunch Menu: http://www.bin790.net/#!menu Price: $15-25 Although this was not the first time I’ve dined at Bin 790, I was excited to explore the tastes of their Happy Hour Menu. It was last-call for Happy Hour and we made it just in time for the deals. … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Toronto]: Asian Legend 味香村

Restaurant: Asian Legend 味香村 Location: 4452 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, ON Cuisine: Chinese/ Shanghainese Menu: http://www.asianlegend.ca/ Price: $10-15 Intense craving for Shanghainese food! Among the wide range of Chinese delicacies, Shanghainese has to be my favorite! So, I was super excited to visit Asian Legend. I’ve been consistently impressed by restaurant interiors, but I was hoping the food was as impressive as … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Toronto]: RAA Uptown Japanese

Restaurant: RAA Uptown Japanese Location: 4848 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON Cuisine: Japanese/ Sushi/ Tapas Menu: http://www.raajapanese.com/ Price: $10-15 It’s no wonder they offered a Teambuy Deal (something like Groupon) for this place. RAA would definitely not be on my foodie radar if it hadn’t been for my friend’s frugal purchase. The interior was impressive with a lot of detail and fixtures that … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Toronto]: The Burger’s Priest

Restaurant: The Burger’s Priest Location: 1636 Queen Street East,Toronto, ON Cuisine: American/ Burgers Menu: http://www.theburgerspriest.com/ Price: $10 or Less According to rankings (which my friend informed me of), The Burger’s Priest is suppose to be the #1 burger in Toronto. Needless to say I was extremely excited to sink my teeth into a juicy burger. I think if no one told … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Toronto]: Greg’s Ice Cream

Restaurant: Greg’s Ice Cream Location: 750 Spadina Avenue,Toronto, ON Cuisine: Dessert/ Ice Cream Menu: N/A Price: $10 or Less To add to my day at the beach it was only necessary to grab some ice cream to perfect a hot sunny day. Greg’s is a very small ice cream parlor that you might just pass by because it looks like … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Toronto]: Turbo Lounge

Restaurant: Turbo Lounge Location: 5310 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON Cuisine: Korean/ Bar/ Lounge Menu: http://www.turbolounge.ca/ Price: $10-15 Arriving in Toronto at night, clearly pass dinner time, my friend took me to a bar/lounge in K-town (Korean Town). Completely did not expect the interior to look like a neon-lit Chinese diner (LOL). The young clientele created an upbeat atmosphere. In terms of food, … Continue reading

Dining 101 [Ottawa]: Colonnade Pizza

Restaurant: Colonnade Pizza Location: 461 Hazeldean Road, Ottawa, ON Cuisine: Italian/ Pizza Menu: http://www.colonnadepizza.com/new/id2.html Price: $10-15 A refreshing change from those Pizza Chains. From the family oriented service to the neighborhood restaurant interior, it feel very homey. Although we got take-out, the people at the restaurant were so friendly and keep telling us to come back to visit them:). On the car … Continue reading

Dining 101 [New York]: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Restaurant: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que Location: 246 W Willow Street, Syracuse, NY Cuisine: Southern/ American/ Barbeque Menu: http://www.dinosaurbbq.com/locations/syracuse/ Price: $15-25 Going to New York from Ottawa I knew I would pass by Syracuse. I absolutely could not miss out on the opportunity to eat at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. I knew this place would be popular, I just didn’t expect it to be THIS POPULAR! Walking … Continue reading