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Treat to Try: Freedom a la Cart Cafe + Bakery

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Freedom a la Cart Cafe + Bakery

Freedom a la Cart Cafe + Bakery debuted its very own brick-and-mortar Downtown eatery this spring. A long-time formidable presence in the catering community, it now makes its goods available for impulse buys on Spring Street inside a polished little cafe. The menu includes sandwiches made from ingredients that include house-made rosemary sausage or smoked […]

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Short Order: Meshikou Chikin

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Meshikou Chikin

If you have $8 in your pocket, and a hole in your stomach that’s roughly the size of a chicken sandwich, Meshikou Chikin is the place to go.  The Meshikou name might ring familiar. Meshikou Ramen is the spot that opened up in Bethel Centre a few years back. It’s still there, and still earning accolades […]

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Short Order: Birria Fries at Martha’s Fusion Kitchen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Birria Fries at Martha’s Fusion Kitchen

Martha’s Fusion Kitchen is presently building an empire on its birria foundation. The house menu offers Birria Tacos, Birria Bowls, Birria Burritos, and a Guanajuanto Pizzadilla, which is something like a hybrid of pizza made with birria. Martha’s is, after all, a fusion establishment. That leaves plenty of room for experimentation. And pizza. And in this […]

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Short Order: Meatball Mafia

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Meatball Mafia

Meatball Mafia has a great name. It’s got alliteration, humorous cultural references, and…it’s got meatballs! What more could you want? You might expect Meatball Mafia’s menu to be dominated by the meatballs, and that expectation would be accurate. The menu offers meatballs and meatball subs in variations that team them with cheese, pasta salad, and […]

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Treat to Try: Lion Cub’s Cookies

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Lion Cub’s Cookies

Lion’s Paw Cookies That’s not it. Lion’s Cub Cookies Nope. Lion Cub’s Cookies THAT’S IT! That’s the ticket. Singular lion, possessive cub, many cookies. On a personal level, the baker’s name has been challenging. Its house cookies are large and truly mounded, like big predator paws. That initial association has wrecked havoc in the memory department.  But […]

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Treat to Try: Sadie Baby Sweets

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Treat to Try: Sadie Baby Sweets

Of all the eating holidays, Easter is the best. There’s the ham, the hashbrown casserole . . . and most importantly, the giant chocolate eggs and bunnies. There’s not another holiday where you get to decapitate a large confectionary mammal.  To be honest, personal anthropomorphic tendencies have pretty much sucked the joy out of the chocolate bunny […]

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Unusual Eats: Chive Calzone at Sunrise Asian Super Market

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Unusual Eats: Chive Calzone at Sunrise Asian Super Market

In the musical chairs department, Henderson Road’s Sunrise Asian Super Market closed its doors on the south side of the street, and opened its doors across the thoroughfare on the north side. It might seem like an awful lot of trouble to haul and relocate all the goods across the street, but the move puts […]

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