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Damn you, I need one of these at my face rtf now.

We picked up a seafood platter which had lobster, cold smoked salmon, crab poppers, and shrimp. It was awesome! Perfectly cooked and seasoned, the accompanying dips of cocktail sauce, garlic butter, and a sauce for crab were delicious!

An amazing turkey and spicy salami sandwich on a soft panini with mustard, mayo, lettuce, onion, eggplant, banana peppers, tomato and mozzarella cheese. Fantastic and should have been enough for two meals but I ate at it all. This is definitely a good place to wear your mask, although they have directional arrows in the aisles, social distancing here is as difficult as anywhere I've been so far.

After putting the truck up for sale over the winter the owners decided to give it another go once the pandemic hit. I'm sure glad they did!

The two-piece meal is now $18 and the fish is cod. Perfectly cooked, succulent cod with a thin, crisp, tangy batter. This is fish perfection.

The chips are also nice as they stay true to their potatoey origins. Our meals didn't come with ketchup or malt vinegar (or forks) but we had all that in the car so no prob. Be sure to ask for any of those if you want them they don't have self-serve condiments out during Covid!

My son isn't a fan of fish so he tried their beer battered sausage. This was a hit! All I can say is it sure smelled good.

A restaurant in Spencerville has figured out a loophole in the "patio spaces vs parking spaces" debate ...

Oz KafeJun 18
The patio is open. The menu is a bit smaller than usual but really good. My friend and I tried the shrimp roll, the vegan popcorn fiddleheads and garlic roasted potatoes. We also had a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Everything was delicious and service was perfect. Definitely a great culinary outing on a beautiful summer night.

Crispy'sJun 17

I have drien by this place frequently and it lookslike another sketchy "why are you on Woodroffe" business, but a friend raved about their fried chicken so we tried it this week.

Wonderful fried chicken:
Huge boneless pieces, super crispy on the outside and super moist snd tender on the inside.

We were not prepared for how large the pieces were and ordered too much - the remaining two pieces were even still quite tasty on the next day lunch reheat (a rare feat for fried chicken)

Fries are also very crispy, salty, and tasty.

They have their own delivery on their website so you can order delivery without feeding the gig economy vultures.


We have ordered from Eggroll Factory a couple of times and been happy with the result.

Their menu is small and simple and tends more towards the older style Chinese restaurant menus but still with interesting dishes.

Dishes to recommend:
Their eggrolls, spring rolls, the eggplant/onion/mushroom dishes (either the vegetarian or beef), their lemon chicken.

Dishes to skip: general tso's tofu: the flavour was nice but the tofu lacked crispiness, sweet and sour chicken balls.

Their website has delivery options that use their own driver, so you can order delivery from them without paying the gig vultures their share.

This isn't the Chinese restaurant to cross the city for, but if you are hoping for something that's not Mandarin that delivers in or near Centrepointe, it's definitely a win.

brassicaJun 17
Brassica (same owners as the former Allium) is doing a rotating curbside menu Friday-Sunday which they announce on Tuesdays. (Example in photo for May 29th, which is the day we tried it).

Their payment and pickup procedures were very efficient and contact-free, and the food is packaged ready to serve, no assembly or reheating required.

The best news for us was that while their website didn't list it, they in fact have Allium's trademark banoffee pie available most nights so we were able to order that as well , yum!

The biggest hits from our meal was the arancini and banoffee, but the salad, bolognese, and chicken were also excellent, good balance of flavours and textures It was a lot of food so we saved the most of the spaghetti and the pudding for the following night and the bolognese was just as good as a reheat.

Looking forward to trying their curbside takeout again and not just because we are banoffee addicts

Butter TartsJun 16
We have tried the butter tarts from the Piggy Market and our experience was different. There was hardly any filling and the crust was just okay. Maybe the baker was having a bad day.

Butter TartsJun 16
@Rizak Try the butter tarts from The Piggy Market. Lots of soft filling and the pastry is delicious. They are available typically in the afternoon. Many times they are still warm when I pick up my order late afternoon.

At the corner of Hamilton and Wellington. Their Facebook page also has a copy of their current menu.

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Where is it now? All the info I find for it says still on Preston

We went here today for lunch. My husband had the pulled pork sandwich while I had the Cuban with a side of potato salad. All of the meats are smoked and the menu will soon include burgers and smoked meat loaf sandwiches. They are also planning on serving brisket and some other goodies for sides, such as mac 'n cheese. We were very pleased with our lunch and recommend the place. The patio has some table and chairs and it is well treed so nice and shady. There will soon also be a gelato stand on the property so you can either have some gelato on it's own or pair it with the Smokeshack's dessert.

80% crust, and barely any filling. These are a far cry from "Ottawa's Best Butter Tarts". The crust is not terrible, but has no taste at all. As you can see, there is barely any filling to give it flavour.
If this is what they use for promotion, I hesitate to try anything else in the shop.

This is tasty smoked meat. It is sliced fresh and kept in a warm water brine. It's not on the level of Schwartz' or Katz' deli but is a good sandwich. The one in the photo is a regular sized which is 7.99 and the 'huge' smoked meat sandwich is 9.99 which I don't think is needed, this was plenty for me. Rye bread was fresh and they put mustard on both sides. It also came with 1/4 a pickle spear. Hope they survive, the Dunn's Express and Robz all went out of business here. I drive by frequently and there is often a line of delivery drivers outside. I'm not 100% sure whether these are new owners of whether they just rebranded.

We went there yesterday intending to buy a few things. We went in wearing masks and disposable gloves. I was surprised to see so many people in what is a relatively small space. It was impossible to find a spot that was 2 meters from the next person. Most people were not wearing masks, none were wearing gloves. One of the people who did have a mask was wearing it around her neck. We left without buying anything and have no plans to go back until they start restricting the number of people allowed in the store at any one time.

Best pizza in town.

Order it well done, not cut. The top layer of cheese is crispy, but still gooey underneath. By not cutting, the underside of the crust stays nice and dry/crispy.


Pizza HutMay 5
Have been eating very healthy lately and was really craving some greasy cheesy pizza on my cheat day and ended up at the greasiest place in the business. They have a nifty ordering system that allows you to pay online and pick up from the store. Pizza hut is the only place I've ever had pizza before that has a crust coated in oil and it is so unhealthy but so delicious. This pizza was 10$ for a medium plus I think a dollar for the added banana peppers. I ate four slices and was reminded why I haven't eaten their pizza in almost 10 years. I don't think the pleasure is worth the pain.

Sign on the door says 'closed today', other sign says a cheese shop is going in soon, so... so much for that.

Dammit.

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