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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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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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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

The Cheesecake Factory (Waikiki) – Hawaii 2013

Kalakaua Avenue is the place to go in Waikiki if you’re looking for shopping in a picturesque setting.  The Royal Hawaiian Center is a four-level shopping mall that spans three buildings on Kalakaua and is owned by the private Kamehameha Schools.  More importantly, you can find The Cheesecake Factory here (which is a must if you’re goiong to fuel your shopping spree). Read the rest of this entry

IHOP (Brentwood) – Country Fried Steak and Eggs

Nothing starts off a cold morning better than a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream.  I had some errands around Brentwood one Saturday morning and stopped off at IHOP for some grub.  The place was pretty busy – I don’t think there’s very much open this early in this neighbourhood and the food is pretty decent. Read the rest of this entry

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro – Dine Out Vancouver 2013

Well, it looks like it’s that time of year again…  That time when restaurants get unusually busy with diners looking to get a good deal on their favourite restaurant or to try out that chic spot that they’ve been dying to visit.  This year, there seems to be more special events than ever but the big draw is always the $18, $28, and $38 tasting menus.

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Tivoli’s (Burnaby) – Trio of Eggs Benedict

There’s been many times when I would read a menu description and be totally surprised by what turns up on the table… sometimes for the good, sometimes for the worse.  Read the rest of this entry

Roasty Jack (Brentwood Mall)

The problem with Thanksgiving Day is that it’s so close to Christmas that it seems like you’re constantly having turkey or turkey leftovers for 3-4 months… and then it seems like ages until you have a turkey dinner again. Read the rest of this entry