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The Ladies Who Lunch (Part 1)


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#391 Kerry Beal

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:13 PM

A couple of weeks back we hit Lemongrass again. We shared the appetizer platter and the crispy chicken with peanut sauce. Very satisfactory!


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#392 Kerry Beal

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

Our routine has been disturbed by the sheer number of shifts I've had to work in the past 3 weeks. We managed to get out for a few hours the other day and found our lunch at Bahn Thai, a spot we haven't hit for quite a while. We know their calamari is one of the best in town.

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We also shared a red curry with pineapple and chicken and a beef massaman curry.

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We had enough leftovers so that we both got a dinner out of it. Mine at work sadly.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 06:15 AM

been missing the calamari, The Major Food Group !

#394 Kerry Beal

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:26 AM

Yesterday we were running around Oakville - trying in vain to find a pair of 'better than jeans' for me to take to San Francisco.

The Coach and Four pub seemed the best choice given our location.

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Irish Nacho's to start - thick cut potato crisps with nacho fixings.

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A lamb sandwich for Anna.

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Butter chicken for me.

After the nachos I really didn't need any more food - so we asked the server to bring along takeaway containers so we could pack the rest to take for dinner at work. But we did need it on the plate first for a picture - wouldn't look the same in the containers.

Butter chicken worked out well - there was enough there for both me and my medical student, who doesn't seem to be able to organize food for himself before he leaves for his shift.

#395 Kerry Beal

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 08:08 PM

Found ourselves well north of Toronto in Richmond Hill this week. Decided that a little detour to the Galleria supermarket was in order - both for lunch and a little grocery shopping.

We both had bibimbap - it's been a while and it was a welcome lunch. Of course we had to cruise the aisles, admire the marbling on the short ribs and bring home kimchi and other asian necessities.


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#396 Kerry Beal

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:29 AM

Had a chocolate class last Saturday and a sitter for the day - so Anna and I took the opportunity to get a bite at the Bombay Grill.

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Vegetable pakora

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Naan and Lamb saag

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Rice and chicken bhuna.

#397 Kerry Beal

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:34 AM

Yesterday we needed to hit an asian market - Anna has a copy of Every Grain of Rice and needed a few things.

So lunch was at the chinese place we've been to before called Xin.

I have been eating low carb for a week or so - which meant we tried a few things we haven't before.

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Shrimp and eggwhites

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Fried rice for Anna

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Dry fried beans

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Stir fried lamb with green onions - apparently cooked by a colourblind chef.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

Had to be up on the mountain in Hamilton this week because of a class I was teaching - so took the opportunity to hit Lemongrass again.

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I'm rather accustomed to getting a pot of tea at most asian places - rather disappointing to get a cup of hot water and a tea bag on the side.

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Anna smarter and had the Thai coffee.

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Beef salad - not larb.

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Crispy duck with peanut sauce.

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Curried shrimp.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

Oh, Lordy, that shrimp dish looks good! We'll have to try Lemongrass out when we are next in that neck of the woods.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:31 PM

This week I had to be at work for 3 pm, so we stuck around the Oakville area - and spent some time shopping in Walmart of all places.  Anna's son had seen something she needed in the store so we went in search of it!  Of course we had to check out the food section.  

 

We also looked at the cookbooks and Anna found this gem - 

 

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She knew she had to have it when she opened it at this page - 

 

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And after checking out the 'hand slaughtered' Halal chickens in the meat case - this seemed appropriate -  

 

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We were making an embarrassment of ourselves giggling like school girls.  

 

Lunch was at Tokyo Bay.  

 

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Tea of course.

 

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Apps - tempura and gyoza.  

 

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Miso soup and salad came with one of the mains.  So we each chose one.  

 

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We shared a kitchen sink udon.  

 

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And some Korean kalbi cut ribs.  

 

 



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Posted 06 March 2013 - 01:32 PM

Hi all,

 

I have a few lunch reports to make.

 

Just after the first of the year, we satisfied a craving for burgers with a lunch visit to Tookie's in Seabrook. No photos this time but the burgers were just as delicious as posted in the past.

 

In late February we drove over to San Leon and had lunch at the TopWater Grill. First visit in a year!

 

I started with the Calamari Rings and we forgot to take any photos before we started to eat!

 

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My GF had the Lobster Bisque. Sorry no photo!

 

For our mains, I had their Grilled Shrimp Salad with honey mustard dressing,

 

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and my GF had their Cobb Salad with ranch dressing. Both salads were very fresh and delicious!

 

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This week we visited a place new to us, Farley Girl's in Galveston. We loved this place! Great service from the staff, really good food, and free validated parking. We will definitely be returning soon!

 

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I had their Classic Cobb Salad

 

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and my GF had their French Dip.

 

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#402 Kerry Beal

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 07:57 PM

Those are some fine looking salads.  

 

We have a little catching up to do too - I've been a little lax.

 

Last week Anna and I headed down to Buffalo and had lunch with Patris.  The restaurant was Ambrosia.  

 

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Patty had skordalla, gigarrtes (lima beans in tomato sauce) and tzatziki. 

 

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I opted for something called Ambrosia chicken - kind of chicken croutons on a salad.

 

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Anna - the western sandwich.  



#403 Kerry Beal

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:13 PM

Anna and I headed off to Toronto for the second time this week (Monday we went to the Canadian Food and Restaurant Association show).  We managed to find the hides I needed to re-cover my 65 year old sofa in short order - which gave us the opportunity to hit Momofuku Noodle Bar before the hordes descended.  

 

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Of course we had to try the pork buns.  

 

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Ginger scallion noodles for me.  

 

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momofuku ramen for Anna

 

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Burdock salad with tamarind, chili and tofu.

 

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Cauliflower with white kimchi and crispy noodle.

 

 



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:03 PM

Kerry,

 

I haven't looked in a quite a while, and it's so good to see you two still having such a lovely friendship and such wonderful outings. 

 

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#405 Kerry Beal

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:56 PM

Last week we were running around in Burlington and decided to drop in to Pomelo - one of our favourites.

 

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Surprise, surprise.  

 

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Anna decided to try spring roll Bun again after our initial disappointment with it - and was rewarded!

 

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I opted for the Tom Yum pho - chock full of seafood.  

 



#406 Kerry Beal

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:07 PM

Today Anna and I headed to Niagara College to make some arrangements for the upcoming chocolate workshop and decided to head to Niagara Falls to have lunch at Hotai - an amazing Japanese restaurant that I have reported on here before.  Sadly - it didn't open until 4 - so we had to go elsewhere.

 

Our choice today was Pho Xyclo.

 

 

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This is a really crunchy spring roll inside a salad roll - excellent juxtaposition.  

 

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We thought we might be disappointed in this rendition of calamari with onion, peppers and chili's - but it was excellent.   

 

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Pho ga with some rare beef for me.  

 

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Pho 104 for Anna - not sure what was in there.

 

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The usual accompaniments.

 

 

 



#407 rotuts

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 05:47 AM

Wow.   looks so delicious!



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Posted 23 March 2013 - 01:11 AM

So glad to see you are still lunching and sharing it with us here!


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 03:21 PM

No photos, but frankly it wasn't a photogenic meal. I dined solo at a vegetarian Indian buffet for lunch. Had a fairly limited offering, but everything was interesting and had differing spice levels, I tried a spoonful of everything. Sweet and sour broccoli (sort of odd, the coating/sauce seemed like tomato paste base), some kind of daal, paneer makhni, some kind of cabbage dish (chopped up very fine and mixed with carrots), vada (crispy and not too doughy), aloo gobi, basmati rice. Dessert was pineapple halwa (the one item not of a browish/beige color!).


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 05:10 AM

Kerry and I headed up to Waterloo last Monday to investigate a going-out-of-business sale.  After spending far too much money (the proprietor was someone we both knew and liked) we went in search of lunch.  Our first choice, a Japanese restaurant familiar to Kerry, was closed at lunch so we let the GPS decide our lunch destination.

 

I’m embarrassed to say that I do not remember the name of the restaurant.  I did grab a take-out menu but even that seems to have disappeared.  Perhaps Kerry’s memory is better than mine and she will fill in the blanks. 

 

We opted for a selection of appetizers this time.

 

A complimentary bowl of chicken and cabbage soup:

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Chicken laarb:

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Calamari (of course):

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Thai beef jerky:

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Crispy rolls:

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#411 Kerry Beal

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 06:32 AM

I was called Bangkok Cuisine.

 



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:44 PM

I've been a little lax in posting!  I'll get today's lunch up first then catch up on the last few weeks.

 

I was down in Buffalo today - had lunch with patris - ate at a little place called "Manakeesh and More".  Patty has a talent for finding these fabulous little places.

 

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Cheese manakeesh

 

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Baba ganoush, hummus and a minty tabbouleh.  

 

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Lamb kabob in a pita - forgot the picture before I started to eat

 

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#413 Kerry Beal

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:57 PM

Yesterday Anna, myself and my SIL went out shopping at the Asian stores for some staples.

 

Lunch at a lovely little Japanese/Korean place that had at one time been a pub judging from the layout.  We've eaten there before and enjoyed it immensely.

 

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Look at this gorgeous menu cover.  

 

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A couple of different soups to start - the one on the left contained the little knot of noodles and some of the fried batter pieces from the tempura.  A nice umami hit.  

 

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Banchan.  

 

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Squid bits.

 

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Gyoza.

 

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Katsu bento.  

 

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Donburi bento.

 

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Teriyaki bento.  

 

 



#414 Kerry Beal

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:14 PM

Last week Anna and I returned to Sakai - a Burlington restaurant we have always enjoyed.  

 

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A libation for Anna.

 

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Tea for me.

 

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The classic miso soup and salad.  

 

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The hot broth.  

 

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Shabu shabu fixings.  Provided lunch for two and a nice soup dinner for me at work later that day.  



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:17 PM

Lunch with a friend last week - at Pane Fresco.  

 

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A chunk of Bianco pizza.

 

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Gnocchi.

 

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Red pepper soup.  



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:30 PM

The pictures look lovely! YUM!

You guys get the neatest restaurant food!

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:31 AM

ditto !



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:08 PM

I take it this means you've recovered from the chocolate weekend, and are ready to eat again after the meal Saturday night?


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#419 Kerry Beal

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:53 PM

I take it this means you've recovered from the chocolate weekend, and are ready to eat again after the meal Saturday night?

Indeed - I've eaten quite a few times since then!



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 06:58 PM

Two weeks ago we found ourselves in Waterdown at lunch time and hit the Coachman Pub - where we have usually had quite an enjoyable meal.

 

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Poutine for Anna

 

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Curry on chips for me.

 

 


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