Saturday, 8 October 2016

Nino D'Aversa Bakery - Aurora, ON

The search for dessert continues...
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Strawberry, pistachio and vanilla macarons
I couldn't believe the size of these macarons! And the prices were really reasonable too! The macarons were okay - not really that fluffy, but I was astonished by how big they were. 

Hurst Bakery - Aurora, ON

We were up in Aurora hanging out with friends and decided to grab some dessert
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Nanaimo Bar
This was actually really good and it was a pretty large portion for $3 (usually you get a small sliver of the bar for $5 downtown). Tasted great!

Saturday, 1 October 2016

East Side Mario's @ Eglinton Town Centre

October 1, 2016
East Side Mario's has a promotion 11 dishes for $11 each and unlimited soup/salad and garlic bread. I haven't been back in years (as a poor student, I'd load up on the free salad and soup and take home my entree to get the most bang for my buck). 
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Caesar Salad
Huge bowl and unlimited refills! The salad was just a typical salad with Renee's salad dressing, but there were a lot of bacon chunks, croutons and cheese - so that made me happy.

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Chicken pasta with tomato sauce
Create your own pasta! Pretty straight forward - they gave me a lots of chicken breast strips with my fettuccine and tomato sauce.

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Chicken Alfredo
The alfredo was okay - if a tad salty.

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Sauteed Basa filet with stir-fry vegetables
Actually pretty good - the fish was flaky and nicely cooked and the veggie stirfry was pretty tasty.

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Riso Italiano
Chicken breast with rice, spinach and tomato

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Bowtie pasta with rose sauce and chicken
A Create Your Own pasta - the rose sauce was okay, but the bow ties were a little undercooked.

The $11 meal promotion was a pretty good deal with the unlimited salad and garlic bread, but I felt like the quality of the food took a bit of a nose dive - there's nothing really amazing about this restaurant chain though.