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Thanks for stopping by for a chat… can I offer you a glass of wine, or a cold beer?

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I’ve never thought of myself as a “foodie” by the usual definition. What I am is one who loves the socialization of food, be it a family dinner at home, a night at the pub, or a celebration of food & wine and friends at a first-class restaurant.

The-man-in-my-life (in my posts, referred to as “The Man”) isn’t even close to being what one would consider a food-snob, LOL… but he knows what he likes and doesn’t like. And when it comes to eating out, he enjoys a tasty meal with good service and appropriate atmosphere. For us these are the 3 pillars of a good experience, whether we are at a local pub to watch a hockey game, chowing down on authentic street food or dining at a 5 star restaurant.

As is the case with food, our interest in wine is similar. “The Man” however has a more discerning palate, while I am the one who has a more academic interest. I enjoy gathering information from various sources such as cookbooks, wine journals, on-line sites (such as this one) and hands-on in the kitchen or classroom.

Since we met, food has been a shared adventure. We enjoy the Ottawa Food & Wine Show, Prince Edward County Taste, Niagara Wine Country and eating out at a variety of establishments on a regular basis. We hope in the not to distant future that we will be able to travel and take in the wine regions in Italy, France and California (and maybe even someday the new world regions in the Southern Hemisphere).

I look forward to reading and learning (as well as sharing) with you all in the months to come.

Cheers !

REMINDERS
DiRIENZO - Olives etc.
FARM BOY - Salad Dressings
LOEB / METRO - AirMiles?
CARP MARKET - Back 40 Artisan Cheese
DINNER BY DESIGN - GOURMET TO GO - DINNER ESSENTIALS

CYRANNOS - Bartending
NEW EDINBURGH - Eats
PARLIAMENT PUB - Lunch & Patio
AUX PETIT'S LUTINS (AYLMER) - Breakfast Patio
FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAURIER - Afternoon Tea
ZOLA's - Restaurant?
LA FAVORITA - Others
CHEZ LUCIEN - Others & Hockey
SWISS CHALET - Ribs
OTTAWA FOODIES WINE TASTING (May)
CHINESE COOKING STUDIO

DUNROBIN - Heart & Soul Cafe - Constance Lake Lodge
CONSTANCE BAY - La Osteria
CARP - Carp Bakery - Cheshire Cat
ALMONTE - Ironworks Pub - Fitzgerald's
WILNO - Wilno Tavern
EGANVILLE - Granary
PERTH - Foodsmiths - Hungry Planet - Fiddleheads
MABERLY - Fall River Pub & Grill
BURNSTOWN - Castlegrath
METCALFE - Tea Biscuit Cafe
OSGOODE - Red Dot - Sweet Peas Pantry
MANOTICK - Kellys Landing - Nicky Ds - Paesanos
OXFORD MILLS - Brigadoon
MERRICKVILLE - Sam Jakes - Goose & Gridiron - Serendipity
PAKENHAM - Scoops (Ice Cream)
LANARK - Balderson Cheese - Village Treats
WAKEFIELD - Pot au Feu
CHELSEA - Les Fougeres - Soup'Herbe

PE COUNTY - Black River Cheese Factory (Soft Serve Ice Cream)
Slickers Ice Cream (Toasted Marshmallow)
KINGSTON - Reid's Dairy (DQ comparisson)
TORONTO - Canoe
NIAGARA - The Pie Plate (lunch @ Virgil) - Irish Harp Pub (King Street, N-O-t-L),
- Epicurean Bistro ($ 12 corkage or mark-up max. - Main Street, N-O-t-L)
MONTREAL - Magnan (tavern) - Schwartz's Deli - St Viateur Bagel - Moishe's
- Hotel Neligan (Bar / Rooftop Lounge) - Modavie (Old Montreal with Jazz)

OPRAH's SANDWICHES - Lobster Grilled Cheese (Briccos - Hartford, Conn)
BBQ Chopped Pork (Allen & Sons - Chapel Hill, NC)
Catfish Sloppy Joe (Mandalay Bay - Las Vegas)
Chicken Parmesan (Perilla - Greenwich Village, NYC)
Grilled Cheese (Cafe Muse - Royal Oak, Michigan)
Boisterous Brisket (Zingermans Deli - Ann Arbor, Michigan)
Tuna Melt (Duckfat Restaurant - Portland, Maine)
Jibarito "Little Hillbilly" (Borinquens - Chicago)
Monte Crisco (Canters Deli - LA, California)
Reggie Deluxe (Pine State Biscuits - Portland, OR)
Reuben (Jimmy & Drews Deli - Boulder, Colorado)

ENTERTAIMENT ON-LINE
Ottawa, Gatineau, Montreal & West Island, Laurentians, Lake Placid, Watertown

09-04-22

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2008 Feb 15
Hi Food & Think, i do appreciate for your comment on the loblaws sushi product. I am part of the loblaws sushi product management team who is currently in charge of the loblaws kiosk operation across Ottawa. To start off with this post, i am terribly sorry for your experience with our products in loblaws. I have already address the issue you posted with our chief Operator and we looking at this issue very seriously. We are currently investigating this case with our management team. I'd really appreciate if you can assist us in this investigation by telling us the location of the store and when you purchased the product. Again i'd like to thank your kindness in regards to this matter and would like apologize on behalf on our management team for your bad experience on our product. Thank you for reading this message. I really look forward in hearing from you. Thank you very much.

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