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Meal Review

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A Low-Sugar Snack Bar That Totally Doesn't Suck

Granola bars and protein bars are essential for hiking, biking, and general snacking but most contain loads of sugar. If you're trying to keep keto or reduce your overall sugar intake, allow us to introduce...
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'My Wonderful Kitchen,' Richmond Hill - An ATYPICAL take-out Christmas dinner for an ABNORMAL & WACKY Covid Year!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 24 days ago

Adhering to strict stay-at-home and no visitors protocol!!.....resulting in no visiting family members to help devour the usual holiday Turkey, Prime Ribs or Seafood medley feast. Instead, decided...

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Chinese Bing at Bing and Bao, Falls Church

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by Steve 7 days ago

Bing and Bao is a new place in Idylwood Plaza (Whole Foods) in Falls Church. It is setup for video screen ordering inside, and it is possible to eat in plus there are a couple of small tables out...

Dining report-La Castillería, Vejer de la Frontera

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by Maribel 3 months ago

Well, actually not in Vejer itself but “hidden” away in the tiny hamlet of (Pago de) Santa Lucía, 5 kilometers below this stunning whitewashed hill town. We dined on 3/11, 5 days after their off...

Robust Italian at Trattoria Vivolo, Harrison...

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by gutreactions 2 years ago

Stopped into Trattoria Vivolo in Harrison last night for dinner with a friend. It sits right across the street from the Harrison Metro-North station. Chef/owner Dean Vivolo is a wonderful host who ...

A SODO Gem Survives

kaleokahu
by kaleokahu 1 month ago

Prior to the Plague and its scything of Seattle neighborhood restaurants, and before Mayor Durkan's general ruination of downtown, Wahine kept a list of dependable lunch places in SODO/Georgetown w...

Jack's premiers in Eastchester...

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by gutreactions 3 months ago

They were ready to open last March, but due to the Covid crisis they had to delay. After a major renovation to the former Edmondo's (Yefsi) space on Main St. in Eastchester, Jack's Bar & Restaurant...

Vibrant food & nightlife at Alvin & Friends, New Rochelle...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

It was a lovely late summer evening when we stopped into Alvin & Friends on Memorial Highway in downtown New Rochelle. The place was popping at around 8 p.m., and we took seats in the bar/lounge. T...

Call Your Mother (But not Often) in DC

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by Steve 3 months ago

Call Your Mother has now several locations and has taken off very quickly as a choice for upscale bagels and bagel sandwiches. Is the extra expense worth it? I tried the zaatar bagel. I was ...

Good snacking at The Rail House, Pelham...

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by gutreactions 1 month ago

They first opened as Baci, then a few months later they morphed into The Rail House 10803, a vintage railroad themed eclectic American/Italian themed restaurant and bar. The restaurant is located n...

'Fritay Lakay' at Minis Latin Fusion, New Rochelle...

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by gutreactions 1 month ago

It was the first time I tried this dish. It is a mainstay in Haitian/Caribbean cuisine and it has been added the the fusion menu at Minis. According to proprietor Nicole Pirraglia-Piparo, the idea ...

Maria, New Rochelle, serves up titillating tastes...

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by gutreactions 11 months ago

There has been a great deal of restaurant activity in New Rochelle coinciding with all the development around the city. Maria on Huguenot St. has been a standout newcomer. Brothers Peter and Giovan...

Louie & Ernie's, Bronx, still makes a good pizza...

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

I had not been to legendary Louie & Ernie's Pizza on Crosby Ave. in the Bronx for a few years. It came up as a craving, so I made the solo trip down from my Westchester haunts. It has not changed m...

Hearty tavern fare at Valhalla Crossing, Valhalla...

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by gutreactions 2 months ago

Stanley & Louise Chelluck have been running this railroad-themed operation for many years now, just opposite Broadway and Valhalla Metro North. You can dine in a vintage railroad car or in the repu...

Bargain meal at Lefteris Gyro, Mount Kisco...

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by gutreactions 3 months ago

We have been enjoying our colorful fall drives thru Westchester towns these past few weeks. While in Mount Kisco, we decided to take in some Greek food at Lefteris Gyro. I have been a fan of Lefter...

The Good & the Bad at Legal Seafoods Chestnut Hill

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by SuzieCK 3 months ago

We were shopping around for a venue for my birthday dinner close to Boston this week. Our hearts were set on raw oysters and Oysters Rockefeller. I looked online and researched the Summer Shack, Is...

"RITZY PALACE," MARKHAM - Consistently great Cantonese cuisine during both normal & Covid times!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 3 months ago

With a new round of Covid restriction coming to York region next week. We decided to squeeze in one last dine-in meal before we have to once again endure 28 days of ho-hum 'lock-down' food. Comp...

"FRILU" - Another near flawless meal!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 3 months ago

In anticipation of another round of Covid restriction to hit the York region, I decided to take advantage of what limited time is left and have another dine-out meal. The fact that we chose to e...

Minis Latin Fusion opens softly in New Rochelle...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

Nicole Pirraglia-Piparo of City Island has opened Minis Latin Fusion at 237 Main Street, New Rochelle, in a charming refurbished space that had formally operated as Fratelli's. She is joined by tal...

Dova - new Sicilian place in Cabbagetown

Dr. John
by Dr. John 4 months ago

We tried out Dova's patio last night. Dova is the sister restaurant of Ardo, which we also really like, and opened a few weeks ago at the corner of Carlton and Parliament. The interior (which w...

"O' Mei," Richmond Hill - Consistently excellent Dim Sum and now featuring, may be the BEST freshly baked BBQ pork buns in the GTA!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 4 months ago

With a huge and varied menu featuring excellently crafted Dim Sum from both Southern and Northern regions of China. This iconic establishment, besides being my go-to-place for Giant lobster multipl...