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Veneto’s Cakes and Pastries

Veneto’s Cakes & Pastries is a family owned bakery that specializes in European cakes, pastries, cookies and wedding cakes located in rootin’ tootin’ Newton. I was lucky enough to have some pastries given to me by a work associate and found the pastries to be quite nice.

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Akari Japanese Restaurant – Newton

Knowing how I suffer from problems with directions, I made sure to Google Akari beforehand when I knew that I was going to be out in the Newton area.  Unfortunately, I must have misread something that said Akari was located in the Strawberry Hill Shopping Centre.  I must have driven around that complex for a good five minutes before I pulled over and checked my phone only to find that it’s located across the street from Strawberry Hill in the Scott 72 Centre. Read the rest of this entry

Sandar’s Thai Garden – Thai Food in Newton

Ahhh!  Rootin’ Tootin’ Newton!  Home of the Krispy Kreme and more sushi joints than you can shake a stick at.  But what if you’re not in the mood for some really sweet fried snacks or California rolls?  Well, there’s a really decent Thai place on 120th Street/Scott Road in the same complex as Shoppers Drug Mart. Read the rest of this entry

Krispy Kreme

There was a time in Vancouver when, if you were looking for those sweet, yeast-raised doughnuts from Krispy Kreme, you had to travel across the border into the States to get your fix.  Back in the day, there weren’t as many places to get doughnuts other than Tim Hortons. Read the rest of this entry