A compilation of my favourite places to eat, drink and eat some more. Here are the best restaurants in St. John’s.
I once heard a friend say “Newfoundland has a lot of brown food,” and it’s kind of true — fish and chips, fish and brewis and chips with dressing and gravy show up to the table in hues of beige and brown. Green Kitchen is the exact opposite of brown food, flashing a rainbow of flavours and textures without meat or dairy. This new plant-based restaurant opened in St. John’s about a month ago and I was pretty excited! We all know about my love of meat, but this girl loves a good power bowl as much as the next one. When Jumping Bean closed their Harvey Road location earlier this year I was pretty crushed, it was one of the only places I could get a decent coffee in my neighbourhood, but a new restaurant got me over it pretty quickly.
Visiting Ottawa in the winter might seem frigidly foolish, but it’s delicious! Small lines make hole-in-the-wall restaurants even cozier. From waffles and ramen to Spanish tapas, the restaurant scene is anything but cold.
When I first heard about Fort Amherst Pub moving to Churchill Square after several disastrous (and wet) openings in downtown St. John’s, I was pretty jazzed. The shopping square is a short walk from my house and I’ve always loved town square feeling of this veritable strip mall, but recently it’s become a little dire. With the departure of Dominion grocery store and iconic Papa’s Pier 17, the shopping destination in Central St. John’s became a little less central — I’m happy to see new life breathed in.
Then I read a local newspaper review of the restaurant. I’ve enjoyed reading many reviews and written countless myself, but I’ve have read few with such an air of disinclination. As a food writer, I think reviews are a way to tell a story about the people of a restaurant, to introduce readers to a new establishment or simply to present an unbiased view of what’s on the menu. It is not a way to kick a guy when he’s down. Because of this particularly negative review, I had to go check out the food at Fort Amherst Pub. It just couldn’t be that bad. Continue reading Lunch at Fort Amherst Pub | St. John’s
I research restaurants a lot. When I’m travelling I make restaurant reservations before I plan accommodations. I pride myself in having “good restaurant karma,”managing to find a great spot to eat wherever I go. I was so excited to eat in Florence, after Rome’s wealth …
It’s that time of year again, again!! Summerlicious is one of the best parts about living in Toronto, aside from Winterlicious (you can see my rave about that here). I have a tough time not going broke eating at all the restaurants constantly opening in the city — those who are close to me know I have an ever-expanding checklist of restaurants on my iPhone. #LiciousTO is an economical way to hit up all my palate’s desires.
This summer, Susur Lee’s Bent was first on the list. Adam and I headed to the Dundas West Asian-fusion eatery Friday evening for our 8:30pm reservation, and I was happy when the woman who called to confirm the reservation asked us if we wanted to sit outside. Uh yea!
Even though the menu is presented like all $48 prix-fixe dinners at Summerlicious restaurants, our server informed us Bent’s menu is meant to be shared, which was good, because Adam and I were fighting over appetizers immediately after sitting down.
We promptly ignored the vegetarian options and went with salmon and beef to start, and then the beef and salmon as entrees. We’re carnivores through and through, what can I say? Continue reading Summerlicious at Bent | Toronto
In my lifetime, the dull grey cinderblock building on the corner of Water and Becks Cove has been home to a bank and two restaurants sequestered to the dim ‘vaultish’ basement. Now, the Jeremys of Raymond’s have reestablished this downtown cornerstone with a modern yet verdant …
Winterlicious is pretty much the best part of shitty ol’ winter in Toronto: I can wear a loose sweater to dinner and eat lots of high-end food for cheap prix-fixe prices all over the city for two weeks straight. I had to control myself on how many reservations I made this year considering we are going to Chicago next weekend, but The Saint Tavern was top of the list. I had been wanting to visit the Ossington watering hole and I was pumped to see fried chicken on their Winterlicious menu.