Category Archives: North American

CHOP Steakhouse & Bar – You’ve Been Chopped

I was in Richmond early one morning in October so I decided to stop by CHOP Steakhouse & Bar for breakfast. I knew that they should be open because I checked their website and it said that they open at 6:30am. So, imagine my surprise when I go up to their restaurant and all the lights are out and the door to their main entrance is locked. I looked around a little more and noticed that they had a separate entrance for their lounge and realized that they only opened their lounge for breakfast.
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Knight & Day (Lougheed) – How is this place so busy?

Ah, Knight & Day… the oft disparaged, late-night eats located at the corner of Boundary Road and Lougheed Hwy. I haven’t been here for over 20 years and, from what I recall, the food wasn’t that great.
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Oswego Grill (Oswego Lake) – Chicken Marsala and Tenderloin Tips

The Oswego Lake area is located just south of Portland and home to Oswego Grill since 2009. This mid-priced restaurant serves up pretty good food in a mid-to-upper scale environment. Despite the dark wood tables and ambiance, you won’t feel out of place coming here in your jeans and t-shirt.

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The Cheesecake Factory (Tigard) – Comfort Food

Ahh… The Cheesecake Factory! It seems like all of the Cheesecake Factory locations that we’ve been to has always been busy. After some tax-free shopping at the outlet mall, we stopped at The Cheesecake Factory in Washington Square Mall.
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Applebee’s (Oswego Lake) – Bourbon Street Steak

After our long trip down the Oregon Coast, we finally made it to Oswego Lake (a short jaunt from Portland). We were kind of tired and just looking for some simple late night eats and wound up at Applebee’s.
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Cheesecake Factory (Las Vegas 2013)

The Cheesecake Factory is one of our regular haunts in Vegas and is located at the very end of the Forum Shops in Caesars Palace.  They have a very extensive menu so we noshed on the complimentary bread while we decided on which cheesecake to pick.  The darker bread (a whole honey wheat type of bread) is my favourite and shouldn’t be passed up.

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EBO Restaurant – The Brunch That Never Was

Experiences Beyond Ordinary is the catch-phrase and concept behind e.b.o. Restaurant located in the Grand Villa Casino in Burnaby.  I’ve been here previuosly for xmas dinners but, on this visit, we came for Sunday breakfast/lunch in September and it was practically deserted for our entire stay. Read the rest of this entry

Fable Kitchen – Brunch

Much has been written about Fable Kitchen located in Kits.  Opened by Trevor Bird of Top Chef Canada Season 2 fame, the concept here is based on locally sourced ingredients… hence the name: FArm to taBLE = FABLE. Read the rest of this entry

ABC Country Restaurant (North Burnaby) – Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese

It’s been many moons since the last time we dined at an ABC Country Restaurant.  I suppose one of the reasons why we never returned was because there’s always been a bit of a stigma attached to ABC.  Read the rest of this entry

Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar – Appies and Drinks

It’s been a while since our first visit to Rogue Kitchen & Wetbar.  We honestly had trouble deciding what to have on the menu so we just opted for a whole bunch of dishes to share. Read the rest of this entry

Browns Social House (North Burnaby)

While we enjoy eating at Joey Burnaby, we’ve had so much of their menu lately that we were looking for something a bit different.  Lo and behold, located just a block away is Browns Social House.

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Wolfgang Puck Express – Hawaii 2013

At the far end of Waikiki is the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel and on the main floor is a Wolfgang Puck Express.  Read the rest of this entry