I am a shawarma purist. A lot of my friends know this about me. For instance, my very first food review, ever, was on Mozy’s Shawarma. Whenever a friend approaches the counter with me, they know to choose their dressings carefully, in fear that they may offend me by making ridiculous choices like lettuce. Whenever someone recommends a shawarma place, I instantly feel an eyebrow rise of its own accord, as I ask investigatory questions with unjustifiably high skepticism. I have a strong hatred of joints that say they serve shawarma when in reality, they serve gyros; the list goes on and on. For the longest time, I strongly believed Mozy’s was the best in Kitchener-Waterloo, even beating Toronto; but when Shawerma Plus entered my crosshairs with its deluge of positive reviews, I simply had to investigate. Could Shawerma Plus steal away the deep-seated throne of Mozy’s from this girl’s heart?
When I was 14, I was lucky enough to head to Italy with my family where I experienced some of the best foodie memories I’ve ever had. It’s funny, but authentic Italian fare is hard to find, even when you’re in the heart of Italy itself; swarms of visiting tourists encourage the growth of pizza chains that make food as devoid of love as the restaurant feels towards their own product. When you love the food you’re making, it shows.
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Welcome back everyone! Another year has come and gone, and we’re back to sticking our noses to the grindstone that is our wonderful institution. With a new year, of course, come new resolutions, or maybe just a detox from the turkey-filled holidays. This is why our first review of the year will focus on Café Pyrus, an all-vegan café located a hop, skip, and jump away from Charles St. Terminal in Downtown Kitchener.
From the Author:
Along with being a designer/artist by day, I also love wondering what and where I'm going to eat next. I'll go out and eat with you - just don't call me a 'foodie.'