A mere sandwich throw from Niagara Falls, East Side Mario's is found within the Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Fallsview Hotel, directly across the street from Fallsview Casino. Below elegant chandeliers, Mario's red and white checked tablecloths support grilled salmon, juicy steak, and Italian-imported pastas slathered in spicy arrabbiata or pesto alfredo. The doors of the kitchen part as servers emerge bearing Sicilian-style pizzas fresh from the sweltering interior of a stone oven.
Through the steam rising from Mario's all-you-can-eat garlic homeloaf, diners can peer at the framed mirrors hanging on gold walls. After enjoying wine or cocktails at Mario's polished wooden bar, guests can question servers about Four Points hotel accommodations or the strength needed to hurl a pizza across Niagara Falls and into the mouth of a waiting American.
At malls, atriums, and street locations across Canada, Feta & Olives counters stand like bright-green beacons, calling out to weary shoppers with the promise of authentic Mediterranean specialties. The kitchen crew fires traditional souvlaki and grilled, spiced meats and prepares specialties according to customer preferences. The menu includes falafel, salads, and Mediterranean chicken entrees, which may be served as dinner platters or wrapped in pitas for easy transport and last-minute anniversary gifts.
Chefs at Crepe Delicious swirl paper-thin layers of batter onto their piping-hot crepe griddles, perfuming the air with the enticing aroma. Shortly after, the cooks lift away delectable crepes ready to be stuffed with savoury ingredients. The crepes themselves weigh in at only about 130 calories each with just 3.5 grams of fat, but they sate appetites during any meal.
Billeted in a quaint, blanched century home, Tea at the White House makes afternoon sipping and nibbling a priority with a stock of more than 100 types of black, green, and herbal teas, as well as sweet and savoury bites. Midday hunger pangs dissipate through an inter-dimensional portal with dishes from the White House's locally sourced, seasonal menu. Nestle into one of two tea-rooms with a steaming crepe or the chicken sweet-and-sour salad ($14), a local favourite. If weather permits, friend-toting foodies can stretch out on the deck with the specialty Dorset Tea ($21)—two tiers of finger sandwiches accompanied by a belly-warming pot of tea and the inception of a tandem spirit animal. For less ambitious teetotalers, the Devonshire Cream Tea ($9.50) hits the spot with a simple spread of freshly baked scones and Devon double cream and preserves, served with your choice of regular priced tea.
At Mongolian Grill, chefs wait at an enormous grill, waiting to cook stir-fry creations assembled by diners at a bounteous buffet. Guests can create their own stir-fry meal in one bowl for lunch ($8.49, $9.99 for stir-fry with soup and salad), or dinner ($17.99 for unlimited stir-fry, $15.99 Monday through Wednesday; all stir-fry dinners include complimentary soup and salad). Choose from myriad meats, a variety of vegetables, a smorgasbord of sauces, and a slew of spices. Enjoy a tropical or classic cocktail at Outer Mongolia, the upstairs lounge, where chefs and patrons alike can unwind. The family-friendly atmosphere provides edibles for everyone, even eccentric uncles who subsist on soy sauce packets.