Café Amoré: Review

Café Amoré is located in an unassuming part of St. Catharines. It’s not on Facer Street – the street that has so many ethnic food choices it feels like a mini-Europe – and it’s not in Port Dalhousie – one of the city’s potential-filled tourist areas. The restaurant is smack dab in the middle of a strip mall in a residential neighbourhood. When I think of great cuisine I never think “strip mall.” That said, Café Amoré defies the situational expectations and offers a delicious experience for anyone who enjoys Mediterranean inspired meals. Continue reading Café Amoré: Review

New series: Niagara restaurant reviews

When I moved to Ontario a friend asked me if I was going to write reviews of the local restaurants like I did in Halifax. I was flattered to find out that not only do people read my blog, but they have hopes for what I might write about. I can’t remember what my response was, but I certainly haven’t reviewed any restaurants since moving … Continue reading New series: Niagara restaurant reviews

The Brooklyn Warehouse: why I love Halifax local

The Brooklyn Warehouse is a rare restaurant that it keeps evolving in its quality. They’ve grown everything from their dining area to their menu and have been part of the delicious food revolution that has been happening. Note, I didn’t say foodie revolution – because The Brooklyn Warehouse doesn’t explore food as a fashion but as a passion. You can see this in everything they … Continue reading The Brooklyn Warehouse: why I love Halifax local

Restaurants Responding to Allergies

As someone who loves food but who has severe allergies to nuts, tofu, soy and shellfish I find it challenging to love restaurants and cafes as much as I do. There have been times when I’ve had allergic reactions to the food ordered by myself or someone I’m with. They range everywhere from uncomfortable to paralyzing. In these moments the reactions of the staff can … Continue reading Restaurants Responding to Allergies

Paul Anka Was Right, Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Dear Coffee, I know you are a delicious treat. I love your nutty sense of humour. Your beautiful burnt sienna face stains my soul with desire. I long for you in my weary state and yet now, now you’ve gone and destroyed me. I can’t sleep anymore. I’m left alone, in the darkness of the night regretting the decision I made. You caught me with … Continue reading Paul Anka Was Right, Breaking Up is Hard to Do