Dining Out

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4 Reasons Blaze Pizza Is the Best Pizza Chain Ever

Everyone loves pizza, but not everyone loves the same toppings. The best solution to this is to build your own pizza so you can choose your own toppings. Blaze Pizza offers build-your-own pies for one set price, and you don't have to wait 30 minutes for your food.

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Review of Susuru Restaurant in Orlando, Florida

Last night I ate at Susuru in Orlando, Florida, for the first time. Susuru is a good place to hang out with your friends and get good food. This is my review.

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The Best Hot Dogs Along Route 66

Ready to hit the road and finally take that Route 66 road trip? Don't forget to enjoy the Americana along the way. When you stop to eat on your all-American journey, sample some of America's finest hot dogs.

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Review of Burning Grill Korean House in Kingston, Ontario

Burning Grill is a new Korean restaurant in Kingston, Ontario. Their free pickled veggies are delicious; however, their bibimbop is just average.

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Review of O My Sushi in Kingston, Ontario

O My Sushi is a Japanese/Korean restaurant in downtown Kingston, Ontario. They have exceptional dynamite rolls that you must try.

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20 Things Your Barista Wants You to Understand

Being a manager at a coffee shop and making people specialty coffee drinks was one of the most rewarding things I have ever had the opportunity to do. But there are some things that are important for you to know before you make your next café visit.

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5 Ways Restaurants Will Change for the Better Due to COVID-19

A server explores five positive changes resulting from the coronavirus shutdown that will make restaurants a better place.

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Review of Akira in Kingston, Ontario

Akira is a top-five Japanese restaurant in Kingston, Ontario. I thought that some items on their menu were very tasty; others, however, were just all right.

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All-You-Can-Eat Buffets in the U.S., Taiwan, and Thailand

In this article, I recall my experiences going to all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffets in the United States, Taiwan, and Thailand. Besides describing a typical U.S. dinner buffet, I describe Mongolian barbecue buffets in Taiwan, Japanese hot pot buffets in Thailand, and more.

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Review of Curry Original in Kingston, Ontario

Curry Original is an Indian eatery located close to the waterfront in Kingston, Ontario. While there are some excellent items on the menu, other dishes could use a little injection of flavour.

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The Best Hot Dogs in Oklahoma

The Midwest is the middle of America, and no food is more American than the hot dog. Here is a rundown of the top hot dog spots in the Sooner State.

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What Makes a Great Bar? Top 10 Traits of the Best Pubs

Why is it some bars are always packed whereas others seem to be empty most of the time? I have done my fair share of research, and I can tell you there are 10 "must-haves" to keep those barstools occupied.

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Las Alamedas: Mexican Food in a Beautiful Atmosphere

The old location of Las Alamedas Mexican restaurant in Houston has closed. Luckily, a new location has opened in Katy, Texas, where the tradition of serving delicious Mexican food in a pretty setting continues.

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Maine-ly Sandwiches: Seafood With Nautical Decor in Houston

Maine-ly Sandwiches is a successful chain of restaurants that has several locations in Houston. See photos and read about my experience dining there.

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Casual Dining at Torchy's Tacos in Houston

The Torchy's Tacos chain originated with the expertise of Chef Michael Rypka in Austin, Texas. There are now many locations in Texas and in several other states, as well.

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Brio Tuscan Grille in Houston's City Centre

Enjoy a warm atmosphere at Brio Tuscan Grille in Houston's City Centre. Whether eating brunch, lunch, or dinner, the excellent food and ambiance is sure to please.

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Review of North China Restaurant in West Houston

The North China restaurant in West Houston offers Mandarin-style Chinese food in a beautiful setting. See photos of the interior plus some food shots here.

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The Path of Tea: Relaxing Houston Escape From the Ordinary

The Path of Tea, a tea shop in Houston, offers a tranquil environment in which to enjoy organically raised teas from around the world. A fantastic variety is available!

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8th Wonder Brewery: Craft Beers, Art, Food & Fun in Houston

The 8th Wonder Brewery is a family-friendly place located in the EaDo district of Houston. Craft beers, food trucks, amazing sculptures, picnic areas, and more add to the fun.

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Oriental Garden: Delicious Chinese Food in Spring, Texas

The Oriental Garden Chinese restaurant in Spring, TX, offers excellent food and good service. It boasts an attractive décor, complete with comfortable armchairs for diners.

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El Canton Firewood Pizzeria in Katy, TX

El Canton Firewood Pizzeria, located in Katy, TX, has a wood-fired pizza oven brought here from Guadalajara, Mexico. Enjoy custom pizzas and tasty food in a casual setting.

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Hoodadak Restaurant in Katy, TX: Korean-Style Chicken and More

Hoodadak, located in Katy, Texas, offers Korean-styled chicken and more in a casual atmosphere. We are now fans of bulgogi and had never even heard of it before.

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Review of Bistecca Italian Steakhouse in Houston

Bistecca Italian Steakhouse in Houston is located in a sleek modern building accented with contemporary art. The food is delicious in this upscale restaurant, and their service matches it.

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Another Time Soda Fountain in Rosenberg, Texas

Another Time Soda Fountain, located in Rosenberg, Texas, will transport you back to the days when pharmacists often owned their own pharmacies—featuring lunch counters and other amenities, as well.

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Rio Ranch Restaurant: Texas Hill Country Ambiance in Houston

Houston's Rio Ranch Restaurant has a decor that is inspired by Texas Hill Country. A recognized chef prepares delicious food, and the waitstaff is friendly and efficient.

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The Cellar Door in Katy, TX: Cozy Restaurant and Winery

The Cellar Door restaurant in Katy, Texas, has a winery vibe. A cave-like interior matched with good food and wine offerings makes this a treat to patronize.

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Lucille’s: Best Southern Restaurant Award in Houston

The "Houston Press" awarded Lucille's the Best Southern Restaurant award in 2016. From what I have tasted, they deserve it! This is my review.

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Shanghai River: Houston Classic Chinese Restaurant Since 1970

The Shanghai River restaurant has been serving delicious Hunan and Szechuan cuisine in the same Houston location since 1970.

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Clay’s Restaurant: Family-Friendly Wild West Setting in Houston

Clay's Restaurant in western Houston looks like a Wild West stage set. It is a family-friendly place with a casual atmosphere that offers excellent food and service. This is my review.

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Review: The Fish Restaurant & Sushi Bar in Midtown of Houston

The Fish Restaurant & Sushi Bar is located in the popular area of Midtown in Houston. Their food is fresh and delicious, and they also offer outdoor dining.

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Review of the Flying Saucer Pie Company in Houston

Baking pies from scratch, the Flying Saucer Pie Company has been in business since 1967. A space-related mural adds interest to this Houston-based bakery. This is my review.

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Review of Clementines Restaurant in Northwest Houston

Clementines Restaurant is a charming place that has been in the Houston area since 1979. It has an old-world charm, good food, and service. This is my review (photos included).

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Review of Pepper Twins: Organic Chinese Restaurant in Houston

Pepper Twins, located in Houston's River Oaks Shopping Center, is a popular restaurant that offers spicy Sichuan cuisine in a pretty interior setting.

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Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant Review: Houston Zagat Winner

The Blue Nile, located in Houston, Texas, is an Ethiopian restaurant that is a Zagat Winner. From the authentic food, good service, and unique décor, this restaurant is worth a visit.

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Review of Courses Restaurant at the Art Institute of Houston

Courses Restaurant is a part of the Art Institute of Houston, where student chefs learn how to cook as well as manage the back and front of the house.

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Best Pubs in Dublin Where You Should Stop for a Beer

It's well known that Dublin has some of the best pubs offering the best beer and entertainment. Here is my list of Irish pubs where you have to stop for a beer next time you visit the city!

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5 Cheapest Food Spots in Downtown Toronto

The crowded core of Toronto can be quite overwhelming. Many stores and restaurants let their presence be known through size or decorations, but that is not always a testament to their food. There are many hidden gems throughout the city that remain consistent, despite the competition.

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Treat Your Restaurant Server Well

Waitstaff have to endure long hours, low wages, and—sometimes—unpleasant customers who stiff them for the bill.

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Review of Le Chien Noir in Kingston, Ontario

Le Chien Noir is a French-inspired eatery in downtown Kingston, Ontario. Their Bistro Burger was one of the best I've had. I would recommend eating here.

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The 6 Best Places to Get a Drink in Pacific Beach, San Diego

San Diego's Pacific Beach neighborhood is known for its many bars. Here's a local's take on the best spots in PB for a cocktail or a beer.

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A Review of 6 Sub Sandwich Shops

Sandwiches make a good, healthy lunch when you are looking for something to eat in a hurry. These sandwiches are known by many names, including submarines, grinders, hoagies, and heroes. Here is a review of a few popular shops: Jersey Mikes, Subway, Togo's, Firehouse, Charley's, and 7-Eleven.

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Review of Rustic Spud in Kingston, Ontario

The Rustic Spud is a relatively new Kingston eatery that serves gourmet pizza and burgers. I would recommend eating here.

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Review of Milestone's in Kingston, Ontario

Milestone's is an upscale restaurant that serves internationally inspired cuisine in downtown Kingston. Their atmosphere and food are equally impressive. I would recommend eating here.

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The Best Chocolatería in Spain

This article introduces El Café San Gines, one of the most popular cafes in Madrid, Spain.

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My Review of Every KFC Sauce

I tried every dipping sauce at KFC so that I can tell you which one is best.

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My Review of KFC's Crispy Colonel Sandwiches

I tried all four varieties of KFC's Crispy Colonel sandwiches: Crispy Colonel, Nashville Hot, Georgia Gold, and Smoky Mountain Barbecue. This is my review of all four sandwiches.

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My Review of Wendy's Salads

Wendy recently updated their salad menu. Here are my reviews.

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My Review of In-N-Out's Secret Menu

I try all of In-N-Out's secret menu items and tell you which ones are the best.

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A Review of Kenko Sushi in Kingston, Ontario

Kenko Sushi is a Japanese restaurant on the West side of Kingston. They have excellent sushi and offer a free small dessert. While the food was delicious, they need to work on improving their food handling.

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My Review of the Entire Dickey's Barbecue Pit Menu

I ordered and sampled the entire menu at Dickey's Barbecue Pit, so I can tell you about everything they make!