Beefer’s – breakfast for a gorilla.

Restaurant Jul 26, 2008 The Waffle 5 Comments After a night of enjoying Alexandria Bay’s lively nightlife, our eightsome was in need of a greasy breakfast before hitting the alleys of the Thousand Islands Country Club. And we certainly could not find a greasy spoon quite like Beefer’s. A breakfast buffet family restaurant, it is located on the State Route 12 just on the way out of Alexandria Bay, Beefer’s is open six days a week until at least 11h30 or until later if they are busy.  It is closed on Tuesdays, for some strange reason. And, what do you know, the original “Beefer’s” is back, as Bobby Williams decided that the breakfast business in Alexandria Bay was too good to stay out of any longer.  He apparently “renovated everything and built a new state-of-the-art buffet area that is designed to impress.”  Well, some might be easily impressed, so good job…

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Alexandria Bay’s castle

Restaurant Jul 26, 2008 The Waffle 1 Comment There is a castle in Alexandria Bay. Cavallario’s is an Italian Steak and Seafood House located on Church street in A-Bay.  An institution near the waterfront, it caters mostly to tourists in the Summer season.  Cavallario’s facade is made to ressemble a castle and the walls inside are covered with items inspired by the Medieval era.  Especially Medieval is one of Don Cherry’s plaid jacket hanging near the entrance. Having experienced one of the best Bloody Caesar at the Thousand Islands Country Club (extra horseradish, a bit pricy at 7.00$), most of us decided to see if it was an A-Bay area specialty.  Although decent, it was not quite as tasty as it was at the golf club, but it was also half the price.  (Talking of gold, our round today was postponed and then definitely cancelled after 12 holes for cause…

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The Dockside Pub

Golf, Restaurant Jul 25, 2008 The Waffle 2 Comments The Eh! Bay Invitational Golf Tournament is in its 4th edition and I was invited back for a second year.  Organized by the Wall family, it is basically a weekend of golf, laughter and all-around fun in the Thousand Islands.  Only two foursomes are part of it, and we played Smuggler’s Glen on Friday, Thousand Islands Country Club on Saturday, back to Smuggler’s Glen on Sunday. After a round of not so memorable golf at Smuggler’s Glen (in my case anyway), we were off to the United States of America. Our first meal was also not so memorable – dinner at the Dockside Pub in Alexandria Bay. The Dockside Pub is a very small establishment on Market Street in A-Bay.  It is decorated with sports memorabilia and mostly celebrating the exploits (!) of Syracuse’s teams.  It is a very casual sports bar,…

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The revival of La Station

Restaurant Jul 24, 2008 The Waffle No Comments In 1995, in an old Red Lobster that went under, opened an old-style, old-fashionned deli-bar. La Station became an institution in Hull, specializing in smoked meat and other delicatessen delicacy. It quickly became a popular hang-out, especially for the twentysomething and thirtysomething crowd, but not exclusively.  It wasn’t rare to see a 20 mins line-up at breakfast time during the week-end.  And, for the party-goers and the bar-closers crowd, the place was open 24 hours from Thursdays to Saturdays, the only restaurant doing so in Hull.  The place was also hosting different community events for charity purposes, such as “Le déjeuner du Commandant”, where SQ officers served breakfast to raise money for La Fondation Québécoise du Cancer. But it all went up in smoke on the 5th of February 2007 as a fire destroy the place.  The owners, who also own La Cage aux Sports in…

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Go Rapidz!!

Is there anything better then a hot dog and a cold beer at a ballpark?Well, yes, there is. But nevertheless, it is pretty fantastic!!! Yesterday, I brought a bunch of friends to a game of the Can-Am league between the Ottawa Rapidz and the Atlantic City Surf at the Rapidz Stadium on Coventry Road in Ottawa.  It was the Guns N’ Hoses night – in honour of cops and firefighters, and only 1500 fans showed up – probably scared away by the afternoon shower. The menu has quite improved since the Lynx left town for LeHigh Valley in Pennsylvania.  And the beer is cheaper, 4.50$ a glass.  The beer is even cheaper  the inning following a homerun by a Rapid – it goes half price!  In our case, oufielder Pete Pirman hit his fourth of the year in the fourth inning so we could enjoy a few cold ones for a few less dollars. …

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