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Sep 11, 2013 03:23 PM

Windsor ON near Casino for weekday lunch

It's been a few years since I've been, but will be taking a casino bus trip next Wednesday. I have made it to Tunnel BBQ, Sir Cedric's for fish and chips (both within walking distance) and Smoke n Spice, where we took the bus on my 3 previoius trips, but like I said, it's been a few years. Wouldn't mind going back to any of these, but wondering if there are any new casual places to try near the Casino. Pizza, deli sandwiches, subs, Asian etc. I did see that the SnS people opened a new burger place. Would it be worth taking a bus to check it out. Also, any bakeries, ice cream places, specialty dessert places to check out in the area. Thanks much for any suggestions.

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  1. Tbq has a bakery as well. Their strawberry Romanoff cake is really good.

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    1. re: plug

      The Smoke n Spice people have opened Sweet T's in the original SnS location. For pressure fried chicken and waffles and other southern-inspired comfort food, it's fun, boisterous and tasty. Motor Burger on Erie St. gets a lot of love. I think Mazaar, on Ouellette, is pretty good for Middle Eastern food in a more elegant setting than most other places in town. I always recommend Pho Nguyen Hoang for good Vietnamese dishes and pho (of course). It's on Wyandotte, just a short bus ride from the Casino.

    2. We enjoyed Bubi's Awesome Eats (about a 1 mile walk) quite a bit. It's been featured on You Gotta Eat Here and has quite the reputation locally from what I can gather. Now that said, I would rename the place Bubi's Very Good Eats.
      Try the Pizza Crusts.

      A much, much better option is Motor Burger (about a mile and a half walk). Also featured on YGEH. We ate there just last month and I thought it was, indeed, awesome. The Autostrada burger was insanely good.


      1. Just completed a rather large list over here: Enjoy!

        1. Thanks everyone for the info. We ended up walking to Bubi's and had a very fun lunch. We ordered the pizza crusts and Bryan's poutine. Granted, not a very healthy lunch, but we did walk there and back and heck, you can't get poutine in Cleveland. Though I do realize it's not an "authentic" poutine, but it was strangely addictive. Thanks again.

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          1. re: kasw

            I think the single best way I've heard Poutine described was by Anthony Bourdain when he called it a "Gastronomical train wreck." I loved that.
            And yes, it's really is addictive.

            Glad you enjoyed it.