Indian Fusion on Bank – and I’m not talking nuclear

Restaurant Nov 22, 2008 The Waffle No Comments Humphrey’s on Bank is located in the old New Delhi Restaurant in the Glebe.  At the corner of Glebe and Bank street, in fact.  I first went a few weeks after they opened, and I was pleasantly surprised by their menu, which we could qualify as Indian fusion, especially what I thought ought to be their signature item: Tandoori Chicken Wings.  Ya, they kept the tandoori oven and were selling these delicately flavoured and nicely cooked wings.  I loved them and I did enjoy them a few times. Lots of their dishes are actually cooked over charcoal in the traditional tandoori oven. We were enlisted with The New Strongs  for the World Trivia Night at the Aberdeen Pavillion at Landsdowne Park, and we decided that Humprey’s would be a good spot to stop for a light dinner beforehand.  The place was fairly quiet – a nuclear family to…

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A pizza in a Cage

Restaurant Nov 19, 2008 The Waffle No Comments Just back from my sports road trip, I thought I needed a little more sports. And I really didn’t feel like cooking after such a long drive.  So we settled for La Cage aux Sports in Hull. La Cage aux Sports was founded in 1984. Regrouping 48 restaurants throughout Québec, La Cage is now well established in the Quebec Sports/Food scene.  Although the newer Cage seem to all be built on the same model, each Cage has a unique interior and all of them have an atmosphere focused on sports. I don’t mind the Cage in Hull.  The bar in the middle is quite big, with lots of TV screens all around. There are plenty of booths available in the restaurant area, lots of TVs too but sometimes they are hard to see.  It can get very packed in there for big games, especially when the Habs or the…

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The Road to Ralph Wilson Stadium

General Nov 18, 2008 The Waffle No Comments After a pretty successful two-day stop in Pittsburgh, we had to leave the city of steel for Buffalo, an All America City. Considering the lack of breakfasts around the hotel, we decided to hit the road and get out of town before getting breakfast.  We also knew that the weather would get nasty near the lake, so giving ourselves some extra time wasn’t a bad idea at all. A bit less then 60 minutes out of Pittsburgh, we decided it was time to stop.  Portersville was the next exit on the I-79 North, and we followed the sign for Brown’s Country Kitchen.  It was a couple of miles off the highway, but it was certainly worth it. Portersville is a very little borough of less then 300 souls.  There was nothing much there that I could see.  But Brown’s Country Kitchen was open for…

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Are you ready for some Football?

General Nov 18, 2008 The Waffle No Comments We finally made it to the ultimate goal of our journey…  Monday Night Football in Buffalo. Ah, the Ralph Wilson Stadium…  The proud fans…  Tailgating with the whole family…. Burning grocery carts with anything you can find in the parking lot.  Could there be anything better? There are now 6 of us, all checked in at our headquarters, the Buffalo Airport Red Roof Inn.  A magnificent facility if there was ever one, we left as soon as everyone was ready because we didn’t want to indulge too much. First stop:  supplies.  Jerry and I had stopped earlier at a scary cornerstore near Main Street, where I got three XL white T-shirts for 9.99$ and, most importantly, a case of beer.  18 cans of Coors, the Banquet Beer.  A Legend since 1873.  12$.  Fan-tas-tic.  Although this guy doesn’t seem to agree. Now, in…

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Football day in Pittsburgh – Post-game show

General Nov 17, 2008 The Waffle No Comments Game over.  We decided to go celebrate the Steelers’ victory with the locals and went looking for a place to do exactly that. Jerome Bettis’ Grille 36 was even more packed then before, we could  barely believe it.  But we had no interest in lining up again, so we kept going down the street towards PNC Park.  The Ugly was too loud, 3 Deuces uninviting.  So we walked on into Firewaters. We weren’t sure at first.  The place was kind of small, and was kind of packed. It is an odd place – they have two bars – one right at the front entrance, where 20-25 people can sit, and a second bar at the back, the door being on the side street. The two bars are kind of separated by a dining area, where about 40-50 people can eat.  We walked around for…

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