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HomeInMyShoes Oct 14, 2014 8:15 PM

Urban Sushi in Emerald Park is quite good with lots of options for non-sushi people as well.

Ate at Siam on Friday. It was fantastic. Such a nice restaurant. Make reservations, a few couples and groups were turned away.

There's a much better vibe downtown these days with a couple of extra taverns open on Scarth and Hamilton. Just seemed a bit livelier after 6:00pm, although Atlantis was a ghost town around 8:00pm. I would have expected more traffic. We need a theatre downtown!

Draftsman Oct 14, 2014 9:30 PM

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Originally Posted by SkydivePilot (Post 6768271)
There is a new and wonderful place on the east side of town, it is called: I Love Sushi, located just north of the Husky House.

There is another new Chinese restaurant near there as well, on the North Service Road: the old Bonanza. Pretty good stuff too!

The Chinese restaurant on Eastgate Drive (the old Buddy's / Alfredo's) is called China Liang's. I have eaten there several times since it opened and I just love their buffet. Best Chinese buffet in town, IMO. Lots of choices, fresh, tasty and they are continually refilling the trays, unlike some other Chinese buffets in town. I highly recommend it, but shhh! Don't tell everyone as it is getting pretty busy at times.

Jabs Oct 15, 2014 3:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Udon'tknow (Post 6750444)
For the best Indian food in the city, and meets the hole in the wall criteria, try Caraway Grill. Best to make reservations or else you won't get in!

You sound like Stefon, from SNL. :ack:

Stormer Oct 17, 2014 6:38 PM

Construction has finally begun in earnest on the Famosa space in Tower 2. This will make a very nice restaurant space.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps29202771.jpg

Draftsman Oct 17, 2014 7:43 PM

Although not a new pub, the all(?) seasons patio canopy for O'Hanlon's/Copper Kettle is.
Does anyone know why the delay in finishing it?
Hasn't it been a year already since they started?

micheal Oct 17, 2014 8:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Draftsman (Post 6772553)
Although not a new pub, the all(?) seasons patio canopy for O'Hanlon's/Copper Kettle is.
Does anyone know why the delay in finishing it?
Hasn't it been a year already since they started?

Just was talking with paul one of the owners and he said they were delayed coming from Italy. He said he's expecting them by the end of October. He was kinda disappointed they never arrived sooner.

Stormer Oct 17, 2014 8:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Draftsman (Post 6772553)
Although not a new pub, the all(?) seasons patio canopy for O'Hanlon's/Copper Kettle is.
Does anyone know why the delay in finishing it?
Hasn't it been a year already since they started?

Almost done finally. they need the roof and some more heaters. There is already radiant heat in the sidewalk and benches.



http://maryloudriedger2.files.wordpr...8/img_0807.jpg


http://maryloudriedger2.files.wordpr...8/img_0807.jpg

Scruff Bucket Oct 17, 2014 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Draftsman (Post 6768453)
The Chinese restaurant on Eastgate Drive (the old Buddy's / Alfredo's) is called China Liang's. I have eaten there several times since it opened and I just love their buffet. Best Chinese buffet in town, IMO. Lots of choices, fresh, tasty and they are continually refilling the trays, unlike some other Chinese buffets in town. I highly recommend it, but shhh! Don't tell everyone as it is getting pretty busy at times.

China Liang's is pretty good for Chinese buffet. My wife also likes Dynasty in Wingate Hotel, Downtown. Hopefully, as Regina's population grows, a (any) Chinese Buffet restaurant will evolve or locate here to be something like Dragon Pearl Buffet (trendy, super buffet), which includes a manned (with chef or food preparer) station each for dim sum, sushi, BBQ and specialty items (Think BBQ pork, Peking duck!), creating your own stir fry, etc.

Some other Asian food places we've enjoyed around town include Miso Ya, Sake, I Like Sushi, I Love Sushi, Da India Curry House, Flavours of India, Spices of Punjab for all-you-can-eat; Teppanyaki, sort of fine dining and food prep entertainment; Wasabi, Korea House, Viet Thai, Thai Gardens, Mai Phuong, Ngoc Van, Nhu Y Tea Tree.

Some of the Chinese restaurants we frequent for family outings are Regency Palace, Peking House, Lee's Chop Suey East, Four Seas, J&A. J&A makes great dim sum, which we'll often order for pick up, pretty well any time during opening hours!

For more takeout, Milu's Fresh Rolls and Subs, makes a pretty good "Charbroiled BBQ Pork" rice plate, or "Meatballs" rice plate! For Chinese pastries, China Pastry usually has a good selection of sweet, savoury and dessert buns (eg. coconut, cream, hot dog, onion & chives, egg or egg & ham, BBQ pork, or red bean fillings, baked in or on a browned, sweet, doughy bun), cakes, egg tarts, etc.

SkydivePilot Oct 18, 2014 5:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Scruff Bucket (Post 6772727)
China Liang's is pretty good for Chinese buffet. My wife also likes Dynasty in Wingate Hotel, Downtown. Hopefully, as Regina's population grows, a (any) Chinese Buffet restaurant will evolve or locate here to be something like Dragon Pearl Buffet (trendy, super buffet), which includes a manned (with chef or food preparer) station each for dim sum, sushi, BBQ and specialty items (Think BBQ pork, Peking duck!), creating your own stir fry, etc.

Some other Asian food places we've enjoyed around town include Miso Ya, Sake, I Like Sushi, I Love Sushi, Da India Curry House, Flavours of India, Spices of Punjab for all-you-can-eat; Teppanyaki, sort of fine dining and food prep entertainment; Wasabi, Korea House, Viet Thai, Thai Gardens, Mai Phuong, Ngoc Van, Nhu Y Tea Tree.

Some of the Chinese restaurants we frequent for family outings are Regency Palace, Peking House, Lee's Chop Suey East, Four Seas, J&A. J&A makes great dim sum, which we'll often order for pick up, pretty well any time during opening hours!

For more takeout, Milu's Fresh Rolls and Subs, makes a pretty good "Charbroiled BBQ Pork" rice plate, or "Meatballs" rice plate! For Chinese pastries, China Pastry usually has a good selection of sweet, savoury and dessert buns (eg. coconut, cream, hot dog, onion & chives, egg or egg & ham, BBQ pork, or red bean fillings, baked in or on a browned, sweet, doughy bun), cakes, egg tarts, etc.

. . . . . and Mei Wei --- AMAZING!!! (On the South Service road beside Dollar Store.)

Chaps Oct 21, 2014 5:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Udon'tknow (Post 6750444)
For the best Indian food in the city, and meets the hole in the wall criteria, try Caraway Grill. Best to make reservations or else you won't get in!

Not sure if you're joking about needing a reservation or not...

I walk by the place all the time and it always smells soooo amazing.. We went once, and the food was definitely good, but pricey.

But we went at 5:30 during the week, and were the only people in there the whole time we ate.. When we walked in, the owner was sitting at a table with his feet on the table and seemed surprised at someone coming in.. At supper time.. Haha.

But man, the smell that comes out of that place is absolute heaven.

Our go to Indian place is Spices of punjab.. So good and so cheap for a buffet.

Dan0myte Oct 21, 2014 4:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Chaps (Post 6776419)
Not sure if you're joking about needing a reservation or not...

I walk by the place all the time and it always smells soooo amazing.. We went once, and the food was definitely good, but pricey.

But we went at 5:30 during the week, and were the only people in there the whole time we ate.. When we walked in, the owner was sitting at a table with his feet on the table and seemed surprised at someone coming in.. At supper time.. Haha.

But man, the smell that comes out of that place is absolute heaven.

Our go to Indian place is Spices of punjab.. So good and so cheap for a buffet.

I think I've tried all the East Indian places in town at this point and they're all great in their own rights. Caraway Grill has fantastic, authentic food with powerful spices and flavours. It has my mouth watering just thinking about it. I always go to Flavours of India when having company over or just needing a good meal because it's more mainstream and easier on the stomach while still being super tasty. Spices of Punjab was really good although with CG and FoI around I don't know why I'd choose this place over those two. Da India Curry House was a distant fourth, I wasn't a fan of the food that I ordered, maybe I need to try something else that they make but I don't think I'll go back.

Chaps Oct 21, 2014 5:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Dan0myte (Post 6776816)
I think I've tried all the East Indian places in town at this point and they're all great in their own rights. Caraway Grill has fantastic, authentic food with powerful spices and flavours. It has my mouth watering just thinking about it. I always go to Flavours of India when having company over or just needing a good meal because it's more mainstream and easier on the stomach while still being super tasty. Spices of Punjab was really good although with CG and FoI around I don't know why I'd choose this place over those two. Da India Curry House was a distant fourth, I wasn't a fan of the food that I ordered, maybe I need to try something else that they make but I don't think I'll go back.

Do those other places have buffet options?

We love SoP because of the buffet, as we usually aren't too comfortable guessing what we might like off the menu. The buffet is also only like $14 which I think is one of the best deals in the city!

Dan0myte Oct 21, 2014 7:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Chaps (Post 6776893)
Do those other places have buffet options?

We love SoP because of the buffet, as we usually aren't too comfortable guessing what we might like off the menu. The buffet is also only like $14 which I think is one of the best deals in the city!

FoI has a daily lunch buffet which I think is also $14. I think CG is too small to do a buffet.

HomeInMyShoes Oct 21, 2014 7:22 PM

^Caraway Grill has a lunch special which is $12 I believe. It was enough food for two days and included a meat dish, a vegetable dish, rice, a huge amount of naan, and vegetable pakora (really, really good.)

Dan0myte Oct 22, 2014 2:26 PM

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Originally Posted by HomeInMyShoes (Post 6777098)
^Caraway Grill has a lunch special which is $12 I believe. It was enough food for two days and included a meat dish, a vegetable dish, rice, a huge amount of naan, and vegetable pakora (really, really good.)

Nice! I'm going to have to try that. :cheers:

aberrant Nov 1, 2014 2:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Stormer (Post 6688498)
With all the activity in and around downtown, I thought it would be a good idea to start a new thread for more detailed updates, photos, menus etc. from all the new establishments proposed for downtown. Here is an initial list.

  1. No action in the rumoured Famosa location in Tower 2;
  2. 20Ten City Eatery on 12th looks ready to open and has a stunning, urban décor; http://instagram.com/20teneatery https://twitter.com/20TenEatery,
  3. Fat Badger Pub on the FW Hill Mall appears to be moving slowly. Décor is traditional pub with lots of booths. This has an affiliation with O'Hanlon's, but is intended to be more upscale;
  4. The former Deborah Dees on 11th and Cornwall confirmed it will be a restaurant by the owners of Flip. Little work appears to have been done inside. It is a beautiful space though.
  5. Victoria's Tavern on Hamilton is now open. https://twitter.com/VictoriasTavern
  6. The Loggies building on Hamilton has apparently been sold. It is apparently to house a martini bar/tapas place called The Capitol.
  7. The Keg on Dewdney and Albert is U/C.
  8. The Chopped Leaf on the FW Hill Mall is moving extremely slowly.
  9. The Taste of Mediterranean franchise on 11th is also moving very slowly.
  10. The Lobby Public House on Broad is open.
What am I missing?

If you are gonna classify the new Keg at Albert and Dewdney as "downtown," (which I agree with) then I think Rebellion Brewing Co at Broad and Dewdney also deserves a mention. But then I am a little biased.

Chorduroy Nov 3, 2014 2:24 PM

Finally got a chance to try a couple new pubs on Saturday night as my wife and I held our very own "pub crawl" ... good times!

Drofmab Nov 12, 2014 4:20 PM

According to @DoctorCoffee, Doctor Coffee's Cafe is coming to 2425 11th Ave (Yaeger Block) in March 2015. She currently runs Wheelie Good Coffee at the Farmer's Market - apparently ran a similar coffee shop in the UK.

GypsyRobbo Nov 18, 2014 4:59 PM

Looks as though CHOP Steakhouse is coming to the Southland Mall area in the near future.

http://www.leaderpost.com/business/S...931/story.html

BrannyMuffin Nov 19, 2014 2:19 AM

I just read on Regina Downtown Facebook page that Beaks Chicken is looking to open a permanent location downtown. Anyone know any details? Location? It looks like they've found a location but are trying to raise some cash for renos?

Stormer Jan 28, 2015 9:37 PM

The Capitol's website is up:


Quote:

Welcome to The Capitol Jazz Club and Tapas Bar. The 1920’s speakeasies and gin joints come alive in this brand new restaurant and bar located in the historic Singer building located in the heart of the revitalized Regina Downtown scene at 1843 Hamilton Street.

We’ll feature high end hand crafted cocktails, a gourmet upscale tapas style menu from acclaimed chef Joel Williams, regular live music on our beautiful stage, all in a throwback swinging atmosphere built on the spirit of jazz!

Watch this space often as construction continues. We’ll bring you behind the scenes photos, a progress blog, menu debut, and more!...
http://www.thecapitol.club/

The Lancaster is previewing some of the Capitol menu:

http://www.thelancaster.ca/menu.html

OOO AHH OGEMA Jan 30, 2015 4:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Stormer (Post 6893465)
The Capitol's website is up:



http://www.thecapitol.club/

The Lancaster is previewing some of the Capitol menu:

http://www.thelancaster.ca/menu.html

Is this loggies shoes?

edit: just went back and read page 2. Also, any word on Malt City in the old Debra Dee's location?

Stormer Feb 2, 2015 8:54 PM

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Originally Posted by BrannyMuffin (Post 6812873)
I just read on Regina Downtown Facebook page that Beaks Chicken is looking to open a permanent location downtown. Anyone know any details? Location? It looks like they've found a location but are trying to raise some cash for renos?

Crowdfunding for rent deposit? The do not sound like they too well capitalized.

http://beakschicken.com/

Stormer Feb 26, 2015 7:26 PM

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This is an original door from the old Capitol Theatre. This beauty will be featured at the New Capitol!! so cool!!
Special thanks to the Civic Museum of Regina.
https://www.facebook.com/TheCapitolJazz

https://scontent-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...7a&oe=554B8D0C

Stormer Mar 3, 2015 3:36 AM

Tweets from new downtown establishments.
“@thecapitol_jazz: @MaltCity @MarketRegina can't wait to Rock @ReginaDowntown with you guys this spring!!” It will be a great summer #YQR

They have the right attitude. The will all draw/keep people downtown and will feed off each other.

dsmmace Mar 3, 2015 3:04 PM

I do NOT like the name of Beaks Chicken.

Stormer Mar 16, 2015 7:30 PM

I noticed this morning that Malt City has popped out a huge window on the Cornwall side. I assume they are putting in a door for possible patio.

Stormer Mar 16, 2015 10:07 PM

Famoso Hill Centre has a FB page: https://www.facebook.com/FamosoHillCentre

https://scontent-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...87&oe=55819232
Bringing in the pizza oven

https://scontent-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hp...8c&oe=5586B21A

Stormer Mar 17, 2015 12:39 AM

New entrance at Malt City

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...pss1rprebi.jpg

Beautiful space:

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps4ylv5csg.jpg

Migs Mar 17, 2015 5:25 AM

Thanks for all the updates Stormer!

Stormer Mar 17, 2015 4:21 PM

This is how the Famoso pizza ovens look. A cool combination of classic design and modern tech. they are the centrepiece of their open kitchen.

https://seansadventuresinflavortown....568.jpg?w=1218
http://seansadventuresinflavortown.c...k-put-to-work/

Stormer Mar 21, 2015 11:22 PM

Malt City Construction

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...pso8lknvi5.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...pso8d11ppf.jpg

Udon'tknow Mar 22, 2015 7:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Stormer (Post 6953773)
This is how the Famoso pizza ovens look. A cool combination of classic design and modern tech. they are the centrepiece of their open kitchen.

https://seansadventuresinflavortown....568.jpg?w=1218
http://seansadventuresinflavortown.c...k-put-to-work/

I've been told by the owner that the oven will be in green in white tile, no need to explain why..

Drofmab Mar 23, 2015 3:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Stormer (Post 6935042)
Tweets from new downtown establishments.
“@thecapitol_jazz: @MaltCity @MarketRegina can't wait to Rock @ReginaDowntown with you guys this spring!!” It will be a great summer #YQR

They have the right attitude. The will all draw/keep people downtown and will feed off each other.

Almost without exception, the downtown pubs & restaurants are supportive of each other (e.g. retweeting, mentioning each other's events, etc), but many take it a step further... I routinely see staff & management from one establishment hanging out at "competitors'" businesses. They realize there's a lot of room for growth, and getting a critical mass of businesses is critical to the collective survival & prosperity.

Compare & contrast a certain restaurateur on Albert trying to monopolize & drive competition out (even reaching into Cathedral & using status as a landlord to squeeze out businesses that are taking the spotlight away from his establishments).

Stormer Mar 27, 2015 2:38 AM

Good story on downtown nightlife from CTV

http://regina.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=578987

Stormer Mar 27, 2015 4:58 PM

New Keg is getting close.


http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...psrnqlpfxd.jpg

Davidson Mar 29, 2015 8:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Stormer (Post 6967462)


Sorry but I have to say that design is gawd awful. Doesn' the Warehouse BID have design guidelines that would apply to anything build on Dewdney Ave?

Better yet, it's too bad they didn't resurrect the old "north Keg" on Hamilton St. between Dewdney & 8th. That was a beautiful warehouse setting...would be perfect for a Keg, an Old Spaghetti Factory, or something of that ilk...does anyone know what's in there now? And what about the old Delbert's beside it? Thanks

Stormer Apr 8, 2015 10:57 PM

Famoso's new entrance punched into Hill Tower 2.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...psqbvxsb0e.jpg

Stormer Apr 17, 2015 6:55 PM

Beer Bros are redoing their entrance as it was looking fairly worn. Need to keep up with all the new places!
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...psra6xvkmw.jpg

Stormer Apr 18, 2015 7:22 PM

Flip with Victoria's Tavern in background.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...pstde7eo2l.jpg

Migs Apr 18, 2015 8:06 PM

Thx for the updates Stormer!

Nathan Apr 18, 2015 8:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Stormer (Post 6995580)
Flip with Victoria's Tavern in background.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...pstde7eo2l.jpg

Things got awkward when they filmed the next segments of the "date night" ad at Love Plus and the Empire Hotel.

Nathan Apr 19, 2015 8:10 PM

Not entirely related to the downtown pub and restaurant scene... but related to the feel of downtown... I had to do some errands downtown yesterday and it actually felt fairly busy/alive on the streets. Usually weekends are a little slower (especially when the farmers' market isn't on the square), but yesterday was surprisingly active. Could be a bit of an offshoot of having more pubs/restaurants... some more stores opening up due to activity, which draws more people in, etc.

Stormer Apr 21, 2015 5:52 PM

Lot Club at 2151 Albert has a new sign and appears to finally be close to opening.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...psipeqarst.jpg

https://www.facebook.com/lotclub

one_brick_at_a_time Apr 21, 2015 9:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Stormer (Post 6998669)
Lot Club at 2151 Albert has a new sign and appears to finally be close to opening.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...psipeqarst.jpg

https://www.facebook.com/lotclub

Looks like it will be a nice addition to that section of Albert Street. Awesome! I also like the interior.

Dan0myte Apr 22, 2015 2:36 PM

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Originally Posted by one_brick_at_a_time (Post 6999044)
Looks like it will be a nice addition to that section of Albert Street. Awesome! I also like the interior.

There seems to be a real rebirth of this area that used to be very stale and lifeless. With the Lot Club & Bombay Indian Food being added, a set of traffic lights at 14th ave for easier movement for pedestrians, fancy new signage on Richmond Nychuk, the replacement of the dirt lot at 15th & Angus with a new condo building, it's looking a whole lot better there these days. The two eyesore brownfields need addressing now for it to really start to transition into a desirable stretch of road. I'd like to see the Baker Watson building be repainted with some bold colours too. It's a unique building that hides behind the 1990's peachy beige.

Stormer Apr 24, 2015 6:53 PM

Crave K+WB has a brand new food truck on the plaza. the Owner-Manager was saying that they expect to use it for food service at Rebellion Brewery as well.

He also said their business is up with the traffic created by Flip and Victoria's. He expects everyone to downtown to benefit when all the new places open this summer.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...psx2crsjwr.jpg

Drofmab Apr 27, 2015 4:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Stormer (Post 7003027)
Crave K+WB has a brand new food truck on the plaza. the Owner-Manager was saying that they expect to use it for food service at Rebellion Brewery as well.

He also said their business is up with the traffic created by Flip and Victoria's. He expects everyone to downtown to benefit when all the new places open this summer.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...psx2crsjwr.jpg

They've already used it several times at Rebellion (first time was Mar 14th... they've been there most Thursdays, and usually every couple of weekends): http://twitter.com/cravekwbTRUCK

Sounds like Rebellion is planning more permanent service hook-ups for food trucks (allowing them to shut off their generator, access water, etc), and increasing frequency of trucks (Crave & Smoke's Poutine have been regular fixtures over the past month & a half).

Stormer Apr 27, 2015 7:10 PM

Famoso entrance and posters

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/a...pshylgrbqb.jpg

jigglysquishy Apr 27, 2015 11:12 PM

When does Famosa over?


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