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More readings - guerrilla gardeners, a prison's excellent carrot cake

Guerilla gardening in Montreal: Neighbours unhappy about a garbage-strewn vacant lot in their midst take action. Chinese restaurant as prairie icon. Almost every prairie town has or had one.

Great service, food at hidden Langford eatery

I've discovered something interesting about the subject of this week's column, namely no one seems to know where it is. "What? There's a Sheraton in Langford?" "Yes, behind Costco.

Kitchen regrets

Things that I probably shouldn't have bought. Plus, things for which I should have read the manual. 1. Despite the warnings of a colleague ("don't buy it"), I bought a heavyweight, porcelain-coated cast-iron grill pan.

Lunch for 10 at Pizzeria Prima Strada

Pasta with white beans, carrots and celery Ten of us gathered for lunch at Pizzeria Prima Strada's Bridge Street location.

Skimming and reading

One man's long, determined effort to get a $4 rebate for a 20-pack of Miller Geniune Draft Beer. At A visit, with plenty of photos, to the semi-famous Tin Shed in Portland, Oregon . At seriouseats.

How long I'll wait for food

Red Fish Blue Fish, the seafood place on the Inner Harbour, is getting a lot of praise, with warm mentions all over the place. As a result, most days, the lineups at its order window are constant, and usually longish.

Lemonade and other summer adventures

I'm back from my slumbers, revived by lemonade. I had never made lemonade before. Then, I spotted one of those fancy hang-up-in-your-kitchen decorations with drawings of lemons and a "classic" lemonade recipe in elegant type.

Service out of step with Veritas Restaurant's elegant look

The menu intrigues you enough to cross the threshold and in an instant, the noisy tourist clatter that is summer on Wharf Street yields to a darkened but welcoming lounge, beckoning you to you linger for a drink or perhaps several.

Hail, Caesar Cardini

Legendary salad created by a desperate Tijuana hotelier in 1924 has stood test of time and endless variations

Despite taxes, there are still food bargains

Anyone who thinks that restaurant sales won't be affected by the new harmonized sales tax is wrong. Increases in rent, food costs and labour will be passed on to the customer.
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