The Medieval Times, Toronto

What a great experience. You enter the castle (buy your tickets online ahead of time to get in quicker) and are ushered towards the main hall where you are given a coloured crown that represents you knight! Our knight this fine eve, was the red knight.

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After that you get a picture with the king, queen or princess (depending on which castle you are attending) and are forthwith motioned into the main court. This is where you can purchase a wide variety of souvenirs, trinkets, costumes and alcoholic beverages (non alcoholic slushes and juices as well). You can also look at the horses and other interesting medieval items and decorations (including a “not for the faint of heart” torture devices of that era.

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The show had a falconer with his falcon and the rest is filled with great horsemanship! The premise is this… knights representing the lands under the Kings rule have arrived for a display of prowess and chivalry, a tournament! Six knights to be exact, green, red/yellow, blue, yellow, black, and red. They all, both on and off of horseback, put on a magnificent show!

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Then a rider from the north came forth with a message and a “gift” from his king to our king (the king of the east and west)! We’re not sure if he’s bad or good but by the sound of the theme music he might be trouble!

In the end… well, I’m not going to spoil it for you! You need to come and enjoy a royal feast yourself!

The food served was a tomato soup, royal bread, half a baby dragon (roasted chicken) with a half of baked potato, half a cob of corn and a square butter tart to end. No cutlery and only one napkin! Quite medieval to say the least! 😉 I will warn you, do not expect any culinary art or impressiveness. It is the dark ages you know.

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Touro Brazillian BBQ

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My first time at a Brazilian BBQ. Our server told me that “the first time is the best time!”  He wasn’t kidding! It was a great experience. Here’s the low down… You come in and have a seat, there are a set of tongs at your place sitting so that you can grab the meat from the skewer as they cut it off for you. 2015-08-18 19.10.43

They bring out a small appetizer plate with some cheese bread, youka and then deep fried bananas.

There is a huge salad bar of sorts loaded with a wide variety of “starters”. From Chinese ginger chicken to tortilla chips, Greek salad to quinoa salads. Plenty to start with.

There are 12 meats that roam around the room (on giant skewers). The skewer bearer stops at your table and asks if you’d like a slice, yes pleas and just like that a slab of meat is deposited on your plate.

They had great sized cuts here, my plate was only bare once, and only for a few seconds! We tasted every singles at they offer. Great meal! When you finally flip you card from green (more meat please) to red (I can’t handle any more awesome!) they bring you a slice of grilled pineapple that has been covered with a cinnamon sugar dry rub. Fantastic conclusion!

Wacky Wings at Timmins

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Driving around in Timmins, there’s not a lot to see…and even less to do. BUT Wacky Wings seems to be a bit of an oasis. It’s a well kept up building with LOTS of decor to look at. Plenty of funny signs, like “employee incentive program: work or get fired” and “beer, helping make babies since 1912”.

This our second visit to this place because it’s THAT good! Tonight we will have Spicy Crab Dunkers with boneless wings to start. The wing flavours were Korean BBQ, Rickards Red Apple Butter Mesquite, medium blue cheese and sweet n’ spicy Thai & garlic Parmesan. The Eicjards Apple Butter Mesquite win as best wing flavour tonight.

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For dinner we ordered a loaded goat cheese and mushroom beef burger on a multigrain bun and a Mac daddy grilled cheese sandwich, both with a side of Garlic Parmesan fries.

Last time we were here, to start we had the bacon broccoli cheddar bites and a wing sampler. The wing flavours were Tequila lime, Dr. Pepper BBQ, Medium Blue Cheese and some Chipotle something or other. For main course, we had a drunken ring toss big foot dog and a maple bacon BBQ cheesy big foot dog (both were actually 12 inches of hotdog) saddled with a bacon cheddar poutine and a loaded poutine.

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Great grub, both times! Here’s my first review, on Yelp!

The food arrives, looks good…tastes great also! Go figure?! I was a little hesitant to order the multigrain bun but it really surprised me! This bun wasn’t hard and didn’t taste stale or “healthy”. You know what I mean right? That cardboard-y, “I-know-I’m-making-a-good-choice” style texture and taste.  The burger was juicy and spiced just right, good toppings.

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As with every awesome food review, gotta have a dessert. Tonight it’s the Sweet Campfire Sticks. They are “world-famous funnel cake rolled into ‘campfire stocks’, fried golden brown, tossed in our very own cinnamon-sugar mixture then drizzled with a creamy caramel sauce & served with whip cream for dipping. Our signature dessert! Great for sharing!”

And they weren’t kidding! It’s a great dessert!

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They also have an Arcade here! Wild fun, not cheap though. Gone are the days of 25 cent games, bring some cash and have fun. I’d recommend a minumum of $10 but $20 would be more enjoyable.

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All in all, a great feast here at Wacky Wings! Would highly reverend and will come again.

La Chaumiere in Timmins

This is a fun place. It’s orange and wood all over. They still have a pay phone at the front door even!

2015-08-11 17.27.31I had poutine bites as an appetizer and they were fantastic! It seemed to be a cheese curd coated in gravy then in a tater tot style deep fried coating! With gravy on the side for dipping! Be still my beating heart (from a heart attack of deliciousness)!

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For my meal I’m taking on the Big B Burger with a Quebec Poutine! My table mate is having the Big B Burger with spiral fries (similar to the pig tales from Lovey’s BBQ in Winnipeg). The burger is really good! Still juicy, not overdone or too dry. The poutine is good, but still doesn’t match the poutine I had in Thunder Bay, best gravy ever! Anyway…

For dessert we had a Poor man’s Pudding Cake (aka Pouding Chomeur) and a chocolate lava cake (with white chocolate inside). The Pouding Chomeur was a white cake covered with a yellow pudding and ice cream.

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This is definitely one of those small “mom and pop” owned businesses. Apparently it’s been around for sixty some odd years and has had a few different owners. Luckily the great taste has stuck around. It’s for sure worth a visit!