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Jeff Jedras
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Eating off the Hill: Wild Pacific sockeye salmon at Avenue Bistro
I mentioned in my last review that the last time I had risotto, it wasn't that great. However, the salmon was excellent, which brings me to my post-Christmas dinner at Avenue Bistro in Comox, when I was back in British Columbia for the holidays. Formerly th...
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Eating off the Hill: Come to the Canadian Club for the economy discussion, stay for the baked salmon
My friend Danielle had an extra ticket for a Canadian Club luncheon last week and, knowing I'm someone who tries to luncheon on a daily basis, she invited me along. It was a snowy day, but lunch awaited to off to the Chateau Laurier I went. The discussion w...
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Eating up the Hill: Lunching at the new West Block Parliamentary Dining Room
It will be a decade or more (definitey more) before the Parliamentary Dining Room reopens in Centre Block with its cosy alcoves and river views...and its delicious buffets. Until then, the Dining Room has moved to a cozier underground location in West Block...
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Eating OFF the Hill: Farm to table at 10 Acres in Victoria
Back West in the Comox Valley for Christmas, and the other day we drove down to Victoria to spend the night, and pick up my sister and nephew. An opportunity for a nice local dinner, and the farm to table menu at 10 Acres Kitchen ticked all the boxes. Just ...
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Eating OFF the Hill: Capitol Burger at Queen Street Fare
After a bit over three years back in Ottawa and I've lunched at about pretty much everywhere I want to lunch within walking distance of the Parliamentary Presinct. So, when Queen Street re-opened to two-way traffic this week and my bus to work was re-routed...
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Eating OFF the Hill: Everything is small at Pudgyboy's but the price and the wait
The south-east corner of Bank and Macleran in Ottawa's Centretown has been somewhat of a deathspot for reasturants. I've lost track of the food spots that have come and gone in that spot since I moved back three years ago. There was a BBQ spot I didn't get ...
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Eating up the Hill: A Newfoundland shed party
Any Atlantic Canada-themed parties are always ones to circle on your Parliamentary reception circuit calendar, so the Newfoundland Shed Party got an early RSVP from me, and drew me up the street to SJAM on a chilly evening instead of retreating to the comfo...
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Eating OFF the Hill: Perkins Bakery & Reasturant not worth the trip
When my famly moved back to Canada from a posting in Germany in 1990, we picked up the vehicle in Trenton and drove accoss the continent, through the U.S., to our new home in Comox. Staying in hotels for a week was good fun for a kid, as was having every me...
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Eating OFF the Hill: Centretown Donair & Pizza
While I did sample several authentic Halifax donair while I was there last spring, word on the street was there's a place in Ottawa that offers the nearest thing you could get outside the Nova Scotia capital. So one weekend, rather than heading to Bank or E...
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Eating up the Hill: The days are numbered for the Parliamentary Reasturant buffet
Members and staff got a sneak peek at the newly renovated West Block on Wednesday, which will take over many of the functions of Centre Block in January when the latter shuts down for a decade (smart money bets the over) of renovation. While much of the att...
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