Archive for the 'pub grub' Category

We have a quite a potpourri episode for you today.  Happy Labour/Labor Day!  First, two local restaurant reviews: The Bull Dog Pub and Gold Boat Fish & Chips (that we so erroniously called Golden Sail - sorry!!).  Then we move on to discuss another Oishimbo A La Carte Manga - Ramen and Gyoza are the topic of this edition.  Enjoy and have a great long weekend!

This week's episode discusses a curry restaurant in Oshawa, as well as our respective first times eating at Indian or "Curry" restaurants.  Mmmmm!  Pardon the gratuitous Red Dwarf references.  Tracy also does a quick review of yet another book about the pleasures of tasty adult beverages - Everyday Drinking by Kingsley Amis.

This weeks episode is about an Oshawa fixture and a new food-centric manga that we found!

Two places, two delicious meals:

With St. Patrick's being only 17 days away, here are two great pubs that we've scouted out for your pleasure.  This isn't a pub cast (although beer selection is discussed), but focuses on the amazing food of two fine establishments.  Willie Stout's of Toronto makes burgers more then just pub grub, and fosters the community feeling of a "public house".  J.P. Fitzpatrick & Sons offers traditional Irish dishes with a gourmet spin, right next to one of the best movie theaters (in our opinion) of Durham Region.  You don't have to be a beer enthusiast - although it doesn't hurt! - to sit down in either and enjoy a great lunch or dinner.

Willie Stout's (2175 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto ON) -

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    The Good Fare and Cheer of Old England is a book we discovered at the Orillia Library.  We loved it so much we bought a copy, and felt it needed it's own ZFC show to spread the word about how great a book it is!  We are going to look into the copyright information (so far it looks like it has not been renewed and has fallen into Public Domain), so we are also going to work on creating an Audiobook version of it.

    Links of Interest:

    James Keiller and Sons of Dundee Marmalade

    We hated to say farewell to Montreal, but we shall definitely return again someday.  So many delicious food and drink, so little time!

    We found ourselves in the rare situation of being able to spend a week in Montreal, Quebec with a dear friend who was traveling on business (and thus shall remain anonymous).  All we had to do was pay for our food, so we decided to go.  This is the first of two parts.  We had a great time!

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    We spent a year in Orillia and found a TONNE of great places to eat for such a small town. Here's our homage to Orillia, with all the places that we didn't get only found the last few months, the places we didn't get a chance to try and the places we went to all the time but didn't really fit into any other shows.

    Links of Interest:

    • Theo's Eatery (214 Memorial Ave, Orillia ON) -
    • Tops In Pizza - (276 Memorial Ave, Orillia ON) -
    • The Donut Line - (195 Memorial Ave, Orillia ON) - No Website Available.
    • Bygone Days Just Breakfast (CLOSED - Now Viet Thai) -

    Places Not Visited Enough (or at all):

    • Ossawippi Express (210 Mississaga Street E, Orillia ON) -
    • Zats (132 Mississaga St E, Orillia ON) -
    • The Grape and Olive Wine & Martini Bistro (400 Memorial Ave, Orillia ON) -
    • Royal Oak Chinese Restaurant (88 Laclie St, Orillia ON) -
    • CW Coop's (425 West Street N, Orillia ON)-
    • Sixteen Front Street (16 Front Street, Orillia ON) -
    • Maria's Restaurant (83 Mississaga Street West, Orillia ON) -

    Favourites That Don't Fit In:

    • Fred's Meat Market (39 Mississaga St W, Orillia ON) -
    • Ace Chinese Food (28 Mississaga St E, Orillia ON) -
    • Euphoria Smoothies (22 Mississaga St E, Orillia ON) -
    • Orillia Bakery (155 Front St S, Orillia ON) -
    • Country Produce (301 Westmount Dr N Orillia ON) -
    • Moe's Taps & Wings (99 Mississaga St E, Orillia ON)-
    • Brewery Bay Food Company (117 Mississaga St E, Orillia ON)-

    And, some humour for the road: The Orillia Song -

    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!

    Links of Interest:

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

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