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Crow & Gate English Pub,South Nanaimo/Ladysmith

Our Sundays are a means to see more and learn more about where we live. Don and I have been here about 4 years now and we are taking Kelly round to show her what the area has to offer. Guess what? We are learning as well.

Sunday we got a few really pleasant surprises. One of them was this pub. OMG! It is so beautiful, the look of the building, adjoining home,  gardens, are really old English style.

We ate inside as there was a long wait list to eat outside in the gardens and were blessed with a wonderful server, Amber. This young lady had great patience and explained the different dishes to us, what were favourite with the clients, explaining anything we asked her about and it was so appreciated.

We each ordered a beverage and then the fun began. We all ordered something different. Don ordered the Scotch Eggs and it comes with two sides: he ordered the cup of soup and a garden salad.  Kelly ordered the Beef Dip and it came with two sides: she ordered the potato salad and green salad. I, on the other hand, ordered the Crow and Gate Cheeseburger sans the onion. Guess what? It came with two sides. I ordered the green salad and oven baked baby potatoes. YUM!

My only thing was the spice in the sauce on my burger. My lips felt like they were so swollen and stinging. The burger was, itself, very good and the potatoes were better than fries.

Kelly’s beef Dip was about 3 inches high with beautiful, thinly sliced meat. The potato salad tasted only of mustard and was about 2 tablespoons worth in size.

All in all, it was really nice and, again, I can’t stop raving on how beautiful this establishment is and certainly well received by the public. I know we will return.

Thank you, this was a lovely surprise.



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Clearwater Seafoods, Bedford, Nova Scotia

Never before have I ever done something like this, but it looked and sounded so darn good, I jumped on it. This was a celebration birthday dinner for our daughter and the cooking show we were watching was on the various parts of P.E.I foods that went from farm to farm to ocean.  However, the lobsters came from Nova Scotia.

I made the order for 6 lobsters, because I wanted to be sure there was enough for lobster rolls the next evening for dinner. OMG! Why? Just because fabulous.

They arrived so well packaged, cold, looking great enough to be devoured. SOON!

I was going for the big lobster boil meal but after looking at the size of our lobsters, I opted simply for baked potatoes with butter and sour cream. We had melted garlic butter for the lobsters and, of course, ended up licking all our ten fingers I think.

This was more than advertised and we decided yesterday we will be doing this again for Christmas. Clearwater be prepared…we are returning.

I made a Cannoli Cheesecake for dessert and that celebration was a wrap.

Thank you Chefs, P.E.I. and the wonderful service and product you have to offer.

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