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Restaurants Reviews and Such

Café Dario 1390 Erin Street: A Best Meal

Café Dario re-opened last night. Initially, Café Dario will be open from 5-11 pm Fridays to Sundays. I caught wind of it through the Loaf and Honey Facebook page (more about them later in the review). I booked my reservation online, and ended up as the first customer through the door yesterday evening. Normally I…

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Ramallah Cafe Great Food at 325 Pembina Hwy

Ramallah Cafe on Pembina Highway is one of those restaurants that fall into the category of: I’ve been meaning to get there, but somehow just never got around to it. Fortunately, last month was my birthday. I share the month with our theology student, Susan, and so I was asked to pick a restaurant for…

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Beaurivage Bistro – Saint B Hotel

Beaurivage Bistro is now located at 788 Corydon Avenue. The location is new, but I have it on good authority, that the food is still as great as when I wrote this review. Beaurivage Bistro & CafeRegular hours 8am – 2pm Monday to Saturday. Open evenings by pre-arrangement(see bottom of review).Writing a blog, I often…

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Restaurants Reviews and Such Vietnamese

Pho Cuu Long Restaurant – 757 St. Mary’s Road

Pho Cuu Long is a Vietnamese restaurant that is located on St. Mary’s Road just north of Fermor Avenue. This is a restaurant that I end up at because nothing else was open, or, if open, was really full of people. I like to take my chances when I choose a restaurant. Often I will…

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Restaurants Reviews and Such

Gladys Caribbean Kitchen – 726 Sargent Ave.

One of the interesting aspects of the West End is the way that the death of one restaurant so often means the birth of a new one. Gladys Caribbean Kitchen, started by two friends, both with grandmothers named Gladys, is one such new restaurant. Gladys occupies a store front just east of Beverley, on Sargent…

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Restaurants Reviews and Such Sushi

Umi Sushi Unit 30 Shops of Winnipeg Square

It’s been quite a while since I visited any of the restaurants in the Shops of Winnipeg Square. Umi Sushi is one that I’ve never ordered from. Located just north of the food court it’s never caught my eye. Recently, I thought I would drop in and see what is on offer. Umi Sushi is…

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Restaurants Reviews and Such

Original Sorrento’s – 529 Ellice Avenue

A version of this post appeared in West End Tastes, my new column for The West End Streets. For this first column, I’m visiting one of the long-standing restaurant anchors. Sorrento’s on Ellice Avenue. Sorrento’s is a traditional Italian restaurant and bar that has held a place in the West End since 1975. When Sorrento’s…

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Les Saj Restaurant – 1038 St. James St.

My Les Saj review has been over two years in the making. It wasn’t meant to be, but after my first visit in 2018 it took me over three years to make it back. Granted, Covid had something to do with that, but it was so long there is no way I can trust my…

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Chinese Restaurants Reviews and Such

Winter Garden Restaurant 2211 McPhillips St

Winter Garden Restaurant is a Chinese food restaurant on McPhillips Street, not far from Seven Oaks hospital. Last year, with everything in lockdown, there was no family Christmas dinner. So, I wanted to find some way to enjoy a Christmas feast. When the lockdown cancelled Thanksgiving and birthday plans for me, I ordered in a…