2019

Articles, with links where available. Unless otherwise noted, restaurant reviews are based on the eating experiences of a single visit: menus, staff, and management may have since changed. Click here for an overview of how I rate restaurants.


Restaurant Review: The Healthy Owl in Waterloo offers delicious meals without a pang of regret

06 December 2019, Waterloo Region Record


Helping Danish-Canadians connect with their roots

04 December 2019, Waterloo Region Record


Restaurant Review: Jasna’s is a lucky find for a taste of Eastern Europe

15 November 2019, Waterloo Region Record


World of Food: Helping Danish-Canadians connect with their roots

November-December 2019, Grand Magazine


Restaurant Review: Kitchener’s Grand Trunk’s a modern take on the 19th Century American saloon 

25 October 2019, Waterloo Region Record


Toronto’s Deli King is back and his path is paved in gold

19 October 2019, Kitchener Today


Restaurant Review:With good food and drink, EJ’s at The Baden Hotel is a familiar and friendly spot

04 October 2019, Waterloo Region Record


Restaurant Review:Mekong Brasserie and The Village Biergarten will help you soak up summer’s last drop

13 September 2019, Waterloo Region Record


Keeping Polish heritage on the table

12 September 2019, Waterloo Region Record


41. Choun Kitchen - Lemongrass ChickenRestaurant Review: Lao and Asian-inspired flavours make Hespeler’s Choun Kitchen a hidden gem

23 August 2019, Waterloo Region Record


40. The Old Country Restaurant - Starters and MainsRestaurant Review: New Hamburg’s The Old Country Restaurant satisfies hometown appetites with classic dishes

02 August 2019, Waterloo Region Record


Grand - Shish Taouk and Tabbouleh 1000pxSyrian family’s shop a cultural gathering spot

16 July 2019, Waterloo Region Record


39. Bonnie Lou's - Toblerone Pie - SquareRestaurant Review: Bonnie Lou’s Café, Floradale

12 July 2019, Waterloo Region Record


Grand - Shish Taouk and Tabbouleh 1000pxWorld of Food: Syrian family’s shop a cultural gathering spot

July-August 2019, Grand Magazine


38. 13 Food and Beverage - Mussels - squareRestaurant Review: 13 Food and Beverage, Cambridge

21 June 2019, Waterloo Region Record


37. Gol's Lanzhou - Square - Beef Noodle SoupRestaurant Review: Gol’s Lanzhou Noodle, Waterloo

31 May 2019, Waterloo Region Record


190226 Moqueca - SquareFood in my family has always been sacred

22 May 2019, Waterloo Region Record (reprint from May ’19 Grand Magazine)


36. Thai Coconut IslandRestaurant Review: Thai Coconut Island, Cambridge

10 May 2019, Waterloo Region Record


190226 Moqueca - Square World of Food: Food in my family has always been sacred

May – June 2019, Grand Magazine


35. White RabbitRestaurant Review: White Rabbit, Waterloo

19 April 2019, Waterloo Region Record


1903 JMangalaseril - Grand Magazine - Tohogoshi Narin - SquareBringing unique Uighur flavours to small-town Canada

  • 17 April 2019, StarMetro Calgary 
  • 17 April 2019, StarMetro Edmonton
  • 17 April 2019, StarMetro Halifax

1903 JMangalaseril - Grand Magazine - Tohogoshi Narin - SquareUnique Uyghur flavours in Waterloo

16 April 2019, Toronto Star 


1903 JMangalaseril - Grand Magazine - Tohogoshi Narin - SquareUnique Uighur flavours in Waterloo

10 April 2019, Waterloo Region Record 


34. Yurub Restaurant - Chicken SuqaarRestaurant Review: Yurub Restaurant, Kitchener

29 March 2019, Waterloo Region Record


JMangalaseril - Grand Magazine 1901 IMG_0241 Pumpkin Soup - SquareRowland Robinson reclaiming Indigenous ingredients, techniques right here in Waterloo

13 March 2019, Waterloo Region Record  (reprint from Jan ’19 Grand Magazine)


33. Lancaster Smokehouse - Nashville Hot Chix - SquareRestaurant Review: Lancaster Smokehouse, Kitchener

08 March 2019, Waterloo Region Record


1903 JMangalaseril - Grand Magazine - Tohogoshi Narin - Square

World of Food: Unique Uighur Flavours

March – April 2019, Grand Magazine


32. Ivey's Restaurant PattyRestaurant Review: Ivey’s Restaurant, Cambridge

15 February 2019, Waterloo Region Record


31. CheckerboardRestaurant Review: Checkerboard Restaurant, Kitchener

25 January 2019, Waterloo Region Record


30. Graffiti Market Restaurant Review: Graffiti Market, Kitchener

18 January 2019, Waterloo Region Record


29. Chopan KabobRestaurant Review: Chopan Kabob, Kitchener

4 January 2019, Waterloo Region Record


JMangalaseril - Grand Magazine 1901 IMG_0241 Pumpkin Soup - Square World of food: Worth the effort: Rowland Robinson reclaiming Indigenous ingredients, techniques right here in Waterloo

January – February 2019, Grand Magazine

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