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Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom’s. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.” -- Nelson Algren, A Walk on The Wild Side (1956)

In this week's episode, we discuss a hidden gem called Momma's that brings the lunch counter back to the present and into a mall! We also have sad news regarding Pete's Open Kitchen (which we really hope is reversed), and some info about the next episode, which will be recorded this week with a special guest. ;)

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In this week's episode, we review a great local sushi place.  If that's not enough delicious, delicate raw fish for you, Tracy also does a book report on Sushi Economy.  If that's too much raw fish for you, I suggest going back and listening to Episode 8 - Burgers!

Go Believe Sushi (1801 Dundas Street East, Whitby ON, 905-438-9988) -

Sushi Economy by Sasha Issenberg -,,9781592402946,00.html

This episode is about the movie Food Inc. - this show is very philosophical but always tries to be practical.  The way we do farming now is a lot different then how our ancestors did, and people of our era are facing a lot of ethical questions.  How much science is too much science?  How long will it be before our creations turn on us?  Or, more importantly, is the bigger issue the people that try to monopolize farming and squeeze out independent people who still try to focus on quality rather then quantity (Monsanto, we're looking in your direction).  Add to these concerns: animal welfare, pollution, and you've got yourself 2 hours that is sometimes informative, sometimes relying too much on fear journalism, but is worth watching once.

Feeling the post-Christmas crunch?  Or just looking for a cheap, quick meal?  Nothing stretches an already maximized budget like ramen noodles!  A Chinese delicacy that was only available from restaurants until a post World War II Taiwanese-Japanese inventor pioneered a way to make them at home.  In this episode, we taste six different ramen noodle packages.

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our lovely listeners!

This episode is about some of our family traditions.  We hope that everyone had a great holiday season and a very wonderful New Year.  Thanks for sticking with us and continuing to listen and refer your friends to our little podcast.

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In this week's episode, we discuss a new burrito place in Oshawa called Viva Burritos.  Great food, old school customer service, affordable and quick!  Also, we pine for our favourite Morgantown Mexican Restaurant: Rio Grande III.

Towards the end of the episode, we incorrectly identified Chi-chi's downfall - it was not e. coli in the romaine or tainted salsa - it was Hepatitis A from the green onions.  Well, the moral of the story is, you can never trust a green onion cause you don't know where it's been.

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Here is our first episode recorded since we came back from Montreal, hope you enjoy it!  A couple of corrections to our prattling:

Forgive the lateness of this episode, but moving really put us behind schedule.  We'll try to make it up with a ZFC Snack this week though.  Without further ado, art imitating life - food in games!

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^  Example of 1950s style prepared foods from Fall Out 3 by Bethesda Softworks

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  • Mariposa Market (109 Mississaga Street East, Orillia ON) -
  • Apple Annie's (109 & 101 Mississaga Street East, Orillia ON) -
  • The Different Drum (defunct)(Oshawa, ON) -
  • The Velvet Elvis (defunct)(Oshawa, ON) -
  • The Blue Moose (248 Walnut St, Morgantown WV) -
  • Rachel Eddy -
  • Almost Heaven Desserts & Coffee Bar (10 Commerce Drive, Westover WV) -
  • Tim Hortons -
  • Panera -

We all scream for it, so grab a cone or bowl of your favourite frozen treat and enjoy the show!

Original photo from Iman's Flickr - for source click HERE.

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  • Cold Stone Creamery -
  • Tutto Gelato (Morgantown, WV) -
  • Hank's Frozen Custard -
  • Penn state creamery (State College, PA) -
  • Kawartha Dairy -
  • Reid's Dairy -
  • AJ's Dairyland (Emlenton, PA) -
  • "The O" - Original Hot Dog Shop (Pittsburgh, PA) -
  • Big Bag of Crabs -
  • John's Wildwood Pizzeria (Edinboro, PA) -
  • Custard vs. Ice Cream -
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