Yeah, I saw some of the remodelling a few weeks ago. They told me they were going to be open all week. They didn't tell me that there was going to be a whole rebranding exercise.
I just got thinking how many new restaurants/eateries have opened in the last three years. Here's my tally:
-Silver Spoon (may have existed longer than three years but added a cafe menu)
-The Yeti Cafe
Have I forgot any?
You forgot Marisol on Ontario St. I think at least some of the coffee shops Downtown have opened in the past three years as well. Eg Misty Mountain on Queen St. Isn't there also a Japanese or Vietnamese restaurant on King St W that opened about a year or so ago?
Also: Pupuseria Latinos.
Last edited by mpd618; 05-30-2012 at 01:11 AM.
rob_929's post got me thinking and I remembered that there is also a little sandwich/lunch place in a house on Weber between Frederick and Queen (can't think of the name). It is run by the woman who had the snack bar at the Kitchener Library and she moved to the new location when the Library expansion got underway. I am told it is quite good and "homestyle".
There are also any number of eateries in the Kitchener Market.
the restaurant is called D'lish. Recommend the coffee and sandwiches.
She is in a house on the west side of Weber between Queen and Frederick.
Looks like a soft opening.
I just got back from Mcabe's in downtown Kitchener. I took my father out for a Father's Day beer and burger. Service was alright, they got our order wrong, but overall were willing to fix it and it was enjoyable.
My concern is that at dinner time the place was empty. We were there between 5-6 and the dinning room was just about empty, with one group in the back. I certainly hope that this isn't the trend there.
I have walked by Breadheads a few times and not too much activity compared to line ups at Holy Guacamole (which is in new larger space next door). Wonder if the $8 for a 9 inch pizza too much for this area or just that word hasn't gotten out? I would have thought maybe slices would have been good thing to sell as well.
Spent the day wandering around (and loving) Downtown for the first time in a long while, and wound up at 271 West (on King). Not only was the food really good, but I spoke with the owner Ze who informed me that they source as much of their ingredients locally as they can. Local, organic, grass-fed beef, local veggies, fresh bread baked in-house daily, and Flying Monkey's IPA on tap. They will also be removing the two parking spaces out front to make room for an extended sidewalk patio in the near future, so said Ze's son who's name I now can't recall.
"I have always believed that what is originally an abuse does not cease to be one by having become customary."
I'm hitting up 271 West for lunch!