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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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"Wei's Kitchen," Markham - Another enjoyable and gratifying meal loaded with home-style, traditional Cantonese wok-hay dishes!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 3 days ago

With such a varied and diversified menu drawing us to try their range of authentic, Cantonese home-style offerings. None of our five dishes we ordered tonight were repetition of our previous visit....

Smokecraft BBQ in Clarendon - Report

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by Steve 1 month ago

Smokecraft enters the local bbq wars as a major contender. At least judging from the ribs. Perfectly acceptable ribs. To add to the honors, the beans are a '10' as good as it gets for texture ...

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Makan, Malaysian in DC - Report

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by Steve 5 days ago

Two things stand out immediately with the food at Makan; 1: It's an excellent restaurant. 2: This is the polite version of Malaysian cuisine. We were there for brunch and ordered: Biscuits...

"WEI'S KITCHEN," First Markham Place - Traditional Cantonese wok-hay stirred fry at its VERY BEST!!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 11 days ago

After a nice, leisurely walk around Richmond Hill's Seneca campus, on this gorgeous Thanks- Giving Day, we ended up in First Markham Place in search of a casual place for dinner. The place we de...

Sandwiches at Yellow the Cafe - Navy Yard

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by Steve 2 months ago

To eat one of the sandwiches at Yellow the Cafe, you have to be ok with getting your hands absolutely filthy. There's not really a nice or polite way to eat them. They start off with a thick, ...

Dining report-La Castillería, Vejer de la Frontera

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by Maribel 1 year 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...

Jack Stack BBQ - Didn't live up to the hype

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by bighound 2 years ago

Dinner at Jack Stack BBQ was a bit of a disappointment given the good reviews. It was more like a steak house restaurant environment (situated in a Spanish-style mall) with the high prices rather t...

Gates and Sons - Brooklyn Ave

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by bighound 2 years ago

heard the legend of Gates BBQ for years so was excited to go. an extreme letdown of an experience i must say. this location on the day we were there was awful. The ordering process was very chaotic...

"GEORGE," Toronto - An epic meal to complement the Boy's-Night-Out of two fervent gourmands celebrating a milestone birthday!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 month ago

Due to the close proximity of our birthdays, for the past two decades and more, my foodie brother-in-law and myself have been holding annual 'men-only' birthday bash to celebrate this event. With a...

Homestyle Dim Sum Restaurant 664 S Weller St, Seattle, WA

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by JayDK 30 days ago

Dim Sum to go or eat in. The BBQ pork steamed buns are out of this world delicious. Ha Gow (shrim dumpling) and Shu Mai (savory pork wrapped in a bundle) made it a meal! It was all fresh...

Flavorful experience at Dive Oyster House, Briarcliff Manor...

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by gutreactions 1 month ago

Took a break during one of my fall drives and stopped into the new Dive Oyster House on Pleasantville Road in Briarcliff Manor. Was surprised to see Kenny Neziraj tending to the front of the house....

Surprisingly good quality Dim Sum at 'DESTINY'.......( of Bubble Tea fame ), Hwy#7 & E. Beaver Creek, Richmond Hill.

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 month ago

Today's periodic family luncheon gathering involved something quite out-of-the-ordinary! For once, my kids actually took this self- proclaimed ' Canto-phile ' foodie elder for a Cantonese Dim Sum l...

"ALO" – A superlative meal to complement a very special occasion!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 month ago

Ever since ALO first opened its door to the delight of the culinary world, awards and accolades from authoritative members of the restaurant critic community had been flooding in. Riding the back o...

Ben's, Scarsdale, satisfied our Jewish deli craving...

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by gutreactions 1 year ago

With the High Holidays approaching, we had a yen for some good old-fashioned Jewish deli and a visit to Ben's on Central Park Ave. in Scarsdale satiated our most recent cravings. This is the food t...

Mamnoon Street

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by JayDK 2 months ago

Yuck! How can you make shawarma with absolutely no taste? Had the lamb shawarma and the chicken shawarma salad, a beer, a drink. $60. You heard me right. I wouldn't have minded but the food was...

" FLAVOURFUL HOUSE, West Beaver Creek, Richmond Hill " - A wondrous meal that triggered some well deserved OMG reaction!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 months ago

A classic old Chinese saying once stated - " For every mountain peak, there's always another that's taller "! This idiom is well suited in describing the few Cantonese ' wok-hay ' stirred fry, d...

"CAFE N' ONE, MARKHAM" - A delightful and surprisingly delicious Japanese themed lunch

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 months ago

As a 'Nipponphile foodie', the closing of 'Shiso Tree, Markham' a while back was a sad loss and had a profound impact on me and my family.....all enthusiastic fan of Japanese cuisine! To us, their ...

Yunnan by Potomac in Alexandria - Report

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by Steve 2 years ago

Tried three small plates plus one big bowl of noodles at this new spot for Yunnanese cuisine. Many of the dishes are named after specific towns in the Yunnan Province. The small plates were a d...

HOOKED ON CANTO-FOOD!... this time, an amazingly delectable meal at ' Chi-Star, Richmond Hill '

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 months ago

Being deprived of my favorite Cantonese wok-hay stirred fry cuisine for over a year due to Covid, the family chowdown at Ritzy palace last weekend has somehow opened up the flood-gate for more, imm...

"Ritzy Palace, Markham" - First sit-down, indoor Cantonese feast for over a year!!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 months ago

Fearing another round of lock-down due to the Delta variant, I decided to organize a family chow-down before things get dicey again?! In anticipation of tonight's huge feast, I deliberately skip...