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Oakridge Pizza

My husband’s colleague invited us over for pizza and to watch videos of Japan’s high-speed public and private railways (which was actually quite fascinating). Terry ordered from Oakridge Pizza. She ordered two large pizzas – the Oakridge Family ($26) and the All Meat ($26). If you order two or more pizzas, you get 10% off (except for pick-up) and delivery is free on orders $18.00 or more within a 5km radius.

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The pizzas took about an hour to arrive. The Oakridge Family Pizza came with ham, pepperoni, ground beef, salami, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, green peppers and we omitted the banana peppers. Though it was loaded with so many ingredients, it didn’t taste too busy. I didn’t find the amount of meats overpowering because of the generous amount of mushrooms and the fresh, crunchy flavours of the tomatoes, green peppers and onions.The flavour of crust is stellar, neither sweet or bland. The sauce is tangy with a little kick to it.

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I enjoyed the Oakridge Family Pizza so much, I ate two pieces and was too full to try the All Meat Pizza. My husband liked the Meat Pizza so much he didn’t have any room to try the Oakridge Family Pizza. The Meat pizza contained ham, pepperoni, salami, ground beef and spicy sausage.

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The thick layers of cheese and toppings makes for a decadent, high calorie dinner. Oakridge Pizza is in the same league as Hanni’s, our neighbourhood go-to. This is a deluxe, stick-to-your-ribs style of pizza. If I lived in the hood, I’d hit up Oakridge Pizza regularly.

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Thank you Terry for hosting a lovely, educational night. Our treat when we return from Japan. I’m already planning on bringing over sushi from Red Ember, or Chinese food from Sun’s BBQ, or maybe pizza from Hanni’s.

Oakridge Pizza Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

17th Ave · Bakery · Cheap Eats · Restaurants

A Taste of Beirut Bakery

On Sunday, L and I were running errands all day. We wanted to grab something quick for lunch and we heard that new managers have taken over Green Cilantro. We both had a craving for a Vietnamese sub, but unfortunately, Green Cilantro isn’t open on Sundays.

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I haven’t had a good shawarma in ages, so we checked out A Taste of Beirut. While I was deciding what to order, an employee gave me a chicken fatayer to sample. This little meat pocket of heaven was delicious. It’s like a meat pie crossed with a pizza bundle.

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I ordered a regular chicken ($8) and a beef ($8) wrap. The condiments were the standard variety of lettuce, pickled beets, raw chopped onions, juicy tomatoes, pickles and hot peppers. Two different sauces were squirted on both wraps.

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The chicken and beef wrap contained ample meat. I preferred the chicken which was moist and juicy. The pita is grilled, which made a satisfying chomping sound when I munched away.

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The beef was nuked in the microwave. I could detect cinnamon in the seasoning. Normally I like beef more than chicken, but I found the beef dry. L liked the beef more than the chicken.

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We were full after eating a regular size wrap. If you live in the hood, give A Taste of Beirut a chance. Personally, I like this place more Little Lebanon, a popular shawarma spot across the street.  I would return again for the chicken wrap and the chicken fatayers.

A Taste of Beirut Bakery Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato