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Kerry Beal

Chocdoc - Sussing out Saskatoon

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As previously noted in a request for suggestions of where to eat in Saskatoon - I'm heading off west today to partake of what I can find there. I'm an examiner for the College of Family Physicians which will occupy my days on Friday, Saturday and Sunday - but I'll see what food I can find this evening, Friday and Saturday nights. I'm sure I'll find a few compatible foodies who will join me in my explorations.

 

I'm traveling cattle class today - not on my dime so I don't get to book my seats - however when you pay a small fortune for a credit card there are some perks. I can sit in the business class lounge while I wait for my flight. So I left the house a little early, faced the painful security lines and I'm now sitting in the business class lounge enjoying a glass of wine and a bite. Cause they sure as hell aren't going to feed me on board.

 

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Particularly enjoyed the broccoli salad with raisins.

 

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Just sitting down at Ayden - had a lovely chat with Brandon who recommends the Wildfire when I suggested what I like in a cocktail. 

 

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Forgot to mention I prefer rocks though!

 

But I have discovered that this province has Ramazotti amero - so now I need someone to drive me to the Co-op in Blairmore tomorrow. 

 

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Now on rocks!

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39 minutes ago, Kerry Beal said:

Damn I love eavesdropping!

 

Scandal in Saskatoon!  Who knew?  xD

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I feel obligated to post what I was fed at the exams today - just not obligated enough to remember to take a picture before I was mostly done. There was bacon on there before. 

 

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Lunch a collections of sandwiches and fruit, with the obligatory plate of nanaimo bars and other very, very, very sweet squares. Cheese and crackers for am break.

 

 

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Any chocolatiers to be found?

 

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Posted (edited)

I decided to check out Sticks and Stones - a new Japanese Korean restaurant by the same chef as ayden. 

 

This is The Wind Rises (on the rocks) - lovely albeit a bit sweet

 

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I did a quick LCBO search because for some reason I thought I remembered Ramazzotti being listed. Looks like the LCBO has worked it's way up to having 10 different amari listed now... but none of them are Ramazzotti. Silly me, I should have realized you probably checked that before looking elsewhere.


It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

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Posted (edited)

1 hour ago, Tri2Cook said:

I did a quick LCBO search because for some reason I thought I remembered Ramazzotti being listed. Looks like the LCBO has worked it's way up to having 10 different amari listed now... but none of them are Ramazzotti. Silly me, I should have realized you probably checked that before looking elsewhere.

 Yeah – they delisted it about a year and a half ago,  just before I went looking for another bottle.

 

I had hoped it might come back for Christmas but no such luck.


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5 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

Just me!

 

So you're saying one of us could go corner the market ... 

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6 hours ago, pastrygirl said:

 

So you're saying one of us could go corner the market ... 

Indeed - I think you could! There is a Rocky Horror Chocolate Show, Purdy's is apparently going to be opening (Rachel is dragging them in to the 21st century pretty nicely - but they will never be an artisan chocolate shop), there appears to be a vegan, organic 'raw' shop on the market and a shop making traditional belgian chocolates since 1984.  

 

So a shop placed down where all the new restaurants are based (an area currently being gentrified), selling artisan, modern chocolates and bars would likely do very well!

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13 hours ago, Kerry Beal said:

I decided to check out Sticks and Stones - a new Japanese Korean restaurant by the same chef as ayden. 

 

This is The Wind Rises (on the rocks) - lovely albeit a bit sweet

 

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I understand what low proof on the left means, but what does reliable on the right mean?  Like you can rely on it to get you drunk lol?

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2 hours ago, Shelby said:

I understand what low proof on the left means, but what does reliable on the right mean?  Like you can rely on it to get you drunk lol?

Yeah - there were 4 categories all together. The need to organize I guess!

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are those perhaps Bangers ?

 

hopefully ?

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well I m not going to suggest that that's sad.

 

turning everything over  

 

it seems they are doing their best w what they have

 

so good for them !

 

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I'd make a nice dent in the taco bar. I don't care if it's more Old El Paso than Mexico... tacos are like pizza, even the lower end of the scale is still pretty good if you let it be. :D

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It's kinda like wrestling a gorilla... you don't stop when you're tired, you stop when the gorilla is tired.

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