Washington, DC: Nationals Park

As a father of a new baby boy, one of the things I’m looking forward to most in the coming years is sharing my love of baseball with him. It’s a passion, to the point of obsession, and it’s been with me since I was a kid. My earliest memory is sitting on my dad’s lap as he tried to wire me into a state of overwhelming euphoria every time Tim Raines came up to bat.

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Liverpool, New York: Heid’s

This weekend, my wife and I decided to take an impromptu road trip down to Philadelphia. We’d never visited, so feeling adventurous, we peeled off to make the 7 hour drive and enjoy a couple of days in the city of Brotherly Love. However, we needed to fuel up at the mid-way point, we made the only choice we could; stopping for dinner at an iconic Syracuse restaurant.

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Golden Fries

If you’ve ever spent any amount of time in the Ottawa area, you’ve likely come across poutine trucks. They’re impossible to avoid, taking up nearly every street corner in the downtown core, as well as settling in grocery store parking lots all around the city. The combination of cheese curd and gravy has a stranglehold on our population, and as its popularity has spread onto social media, I’ve even seen poutine available at State Fairs throughout the United States. It won’t be long before it becomes a global phenomenon. Donald Trump’s wall is likely to be built out of poutine, and given its density and resistance, it would make for a mighty fine structure.

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Whassup Dog?

Every Monday night, I play Sports Trivia with a friend of mine at the Royal Oak on Wellington. As the weather has improved, I’ve started making the trek on foot, from my downtown office to the Oak. Along the way, I make it a point to check out the various shops and restaurants that line each of our city’s neighborhoods; from the traditional Italian fare on Preston, to the mix of classy and shady through Chinatown, and eventually into the Hipster world of Westboro.

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