Thursday, January 28, 2010

feeling peckish?

Why don't we go for a little walk. Perhaps find a bite to eat. If you are visiting me, chances are we will head out for a meal because, well, you'll want something more than toast, won't you? And it is so nice to eat out - the selection of different foods all prepared for you by someone else, served to you by a friendly waiter. And all the prep and clean up done behind the scenes. Then you saunter home to a tidy kitchen with no mess or smells to deal with, for a comfortable visit with a glass of wine....

The hardest part is choosing where to eat.

I live mere blocks away from the downtown shopping area.
We could walk along the Lakeshore and stop at any one of these eateries

or we could wander along some of the side streets to find these options

or venture up the main street for about 4 blocks for these delicious attractions

Whichever way we go
it will take only about 15-20 minutes to pass them all.

My treat.

29 comments:

  1. I am there!!! What a treat that would be! Such beautiful eateries!!
    Lucky you!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  2. SueAnn: definitely spoiled for choice!

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  3. Cafe heaven indeed. Where I live is very similar. It amazes me the change that has occurred in people's eating habits. Once upon a time no one would of dreamed of having breakfast at a cafe, but it is now extraordinarily common. As is all day breakfast.

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  4. Persiflage: eating out was an occasion when I was growing up. even having a drink while shopping was a special treat. of course, the restaurants have improved immensely since then!

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  5. Geez Louise! I wouldn't cook either if I had all those at my disposal! All we have in our town are fast food, chain restaurants, and a few indepedent places. And they definitely aren't within walking distance.

    Husband just drove up to Toronto a couple of days ago. Next time I'm coming with him and you can take me to lunch!

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  6. I am so deprived!...Nothing but fast food palaces and a few diners in my town...I have to drive about a half hour to get anywhere decent...maybe that is good for my pocketbook and my waistline but not good for my love of eating out:)

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  7. Beaudy, I'll be there! I live in a foodie culture too, where there is estimated to be a resuarant or cafe for every head of population.Paradise? I should say so, aren't we lucky to have so many dedicated talented people around us?

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  8. I like the looks of Spencers or maybe The Dickens. Which one would you recommend today?

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  9. Oh I will come to stay for weeks & we can try them all...
    Like you, I love to eat out, so I dont have to make the effort, which quite takes away my appetite.

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  10. You've just shown the only thing that would induce me to live in a town - the proximity of good restaurants.

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  11. Wow - how do you ever choose??

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  12. Susan: come on up (you do know I don't live in TO, but about 45 minutes west of Toronto?)

    Jazz: good choice. you can get a couple of meals out of thier pho.

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  13. Oliag: I would feel sorry for you, but you have the ocean and those lobsters...

    Von: I was mildly surprised when I moved here and saw a tourist map that boasted 40 places to eat within a ten minute walk. some of them have changed, but there may even be more (I know I missed a couple in the collages)

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  14. XUP: definitely Spencer's. you'll pay dearly, but if you can afford it the food is divine. I was treated there once.

    Meggie: oh good, it is much more fun to eat with company!

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  15. SAW: as beautiful as your place looks (what you've shown us of it) I need to be in town, and right in the older established part of a town.

    Amy: sometimes you decide by the line up!

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  16. Quite a variety of foods! And some good old southern USA BBQ. Not sure I would want a 20 minute walk on the north side of Lake Erie tonight for my supper

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  17. Lew: ha ha. yeah, tonight we order in!

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  18. I'm there with bells on!! I'll bring a few vats of vino so we can try them all....

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  19. Sagittarian: Oh good! (I forgot to tell Meggie to bring some Aussie wine...)

    but, we don't have a bring your own wine policy here. sigh.

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  20. I thought Spencers looked classy. I think Emma's Back Porch might be fun!

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  21. Scott: spot on! Emma's is a local landmark, one of the oldest establishments in town (which we have been fighting to save from developers - and won). Spencer's is the newest restaurant.

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  22. Oh wow..so many choices to choose from! I think there is one for every day of the month..

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  23. Icy BC: when I first moved here,I thought I would make it my goal to have at least a drink or snack at each one. some closed before I got to them and there are still a few I've never been in yet!

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  24. What an attractive choice Violet.
    But the best choice would be to have coffee with you..

    Happy days

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  25. Delwyn: aren't you sweet. it is so nice to see you again!

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  26. Oh, they all look so friendly and easy to eat in! And very 'continental' - seats and outside and that (though I daresay you don't do that in the winter!)

    Eateries in our part of the world seem either very formal - and pricey - or burger bars, and the smell of grease puts me right off!

    I think the larger towns might be better, I must get into Manchester sometime with Sue.

    How far is a block?

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  27. Gilly: surprising, the town right next door, although it has a prettier downtown, has very few outdoor patios.

    These blocks are quite short, and irregular, but the distance up the main street is about 3/4 kilometre and about the same along Lakeshore
    (and I suck at math, but the area is is less than a square mile)

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