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Antico Forno Roscioli – Rome, Italy

September 24th, 2010 · No Comments

Look – it’s easy to find good pizza in Rome. But this was exceptionally good pizza. Roscioli is both a bakery and a very high-end food store/restaurant located near Campo de’ Fiori. The Forno (bakery) was started by the parents a long time ago and the food store/restaurant by the sons more recently.

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Italian · Italy · pizza · Rome

Five Guys Burgers and Fries, West Vancouver, BC

July 26th, 2010 · No Comments

I keep hearing about this place – from friends from the East Coast, from magazine articles, – and I couldn’t believe it, but one actually opened here in Vancouver! We were out with S and F, for a morning hike in Lynn Canyon Park, and F was getting seriously hungry. Serious hunger? Five Guys it […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Fast Food · Favorites · Kid-friendly · Vancouver

Taqueria El Buen Sabor – San Francisco, CA

July 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Sunday, strolling around Mission on a sunny day in San Francisco. Lunchtime – and we come across this taqueria at 18th and Valencia – in we go, and within 5 minutes, we’re sitting down on one of the long benches, enjoying a super pork burrito. The faded, yellow poster on the wall for something like […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Mexican · San Francisco

Babylon Cafe – Vancouver, BC

July 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Whether it’s Elgin street in Ottawa, Avenue des Pins/St-Laurent in Montreal, or Blowers at Grafton (Pizza Corner) in Halifax, I’ve had a few shawarmas and donairs in my time. And Babylon Cafe in Vancouver on Robson Street should be proud for producing one of the best. We’ve been here many times – the Pacific Centre […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Middle-Eastern Food · Vancouver

Buddha's Vegetarian Restaurant – Toronto, Ontario

May 14th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Yes, we’ve been here before, but this is totally one of our favourite ‘cheap eats’ places in Toronto. It has all the ambiance of an anatomy lab – but who cares – it has some of the best Chinese vegetarian food that I’ve had in Toronto. Their mock duck (big pic, above) – tastes nothing […]

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Tags: Asian · Cheap Eats · Chinese · Kid-friendly · Toronto · Vegetarian

Cerveceria Catalana – Barcelona, Spain

January 31st, 2010 · No Comments

Cerveceria Catalana is a pretty good place to try tapas. Just don’t arrive like we did at 12:30 pm and mistakenly think that the pito (the small sandwiches piled along the bar) are the tapas. In fact, that is the breakfast food and as we sat there – all the pito were cleared out to […]

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Tags: barcelona · Cheap Eats · Kid-friendly · Tapas

White Castle – New York

December 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Ever since watching Harry and Kumar Go To White Castle , I have had a strange urge to try a slider at this popular fast food chain. By chance, one late night after a show, we strolled by a White Castle near Madison Square Garden and I just had to go in. First of all, […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · New York · Western Food

Pat's vs. Geno's: Philly Cheesesteak Showdown

November 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

When the lads suggested we go to Philly for a sports weekend this year, two words immediately came into my mind: Philly Cheesesteaks. Maybe it should have been “The Eagles” or “The Flyers”, but for me, as usual, my love of food just took over and all I could see was orange. There are a […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Inexpensive · Kid-friendly · Philadelphia · Western Food

The Melrose Diner – Philadelphia, PA

November 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Landed in Philly and hungry after a milk run from Vancouver. First things first: get good food. The Crown Plaza on Market Street had free wi-fi in the lobby, so I checked out ‘best breakfasts philadelphia’ online – there were no shortage of opinions and places, but none came up that were either close to […]

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Tags: Brunch · Cheap Eats · Inexpensive · Kid-friendly · Philadelphia · Western Food

Tea and Dessert Stall – La Place – Marrakech

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments

At one end of the market, there are several tea/dessert stalls with men in white jackets serving fragrant spice tea from a copper urn. For a few more DH you can also get some dessert – it all seems to be the same type of ?date-based dessert but in different forms – balls, cakes, wedges. […]

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Tags: Cheap Eats · Marrakech