Archive for August, 2011

Amedeo’s: Sydney’s only Italian restaurant

Friday, August 26th, 2011

I’m back in Cape Breton after a wonderful summer abroad. I will certainly do a general recap in the next week or so for those interested.

To celebrate being back on the island, I had to hit up the latest addition to Cape Breton’s restaurant scene: Amedeo’s Italian Bistro on Townsend St.

The restaurant is Sydney’s only Italian restaurant that specializes in Italian cuisine, with fresh sauces and homemade pasta.

I couldn’t wait to check it out, especially after being in Italy over the summer.

Reservations were made for 6pm, and I was happy I made them because a line up had started in the doorway and out into the street.

Amedeo’s was just what I had imagined: cozy, just a little bit chic, and welcoming. Walking in felt like I had been there before, and made me think that I would definitely like to go back.

The service was great, with a number of different waitresses coming to check in on us, and make small talk (not of the annoying variety)! All of the girls were competent, and seemed genuinely happy to be there, even during peak hours.

The menu was fantastic as well; you can view the many choices here! As a veg, I went with the homemade pasta medallions stuffed with squash.

It was incredible! Only five medallions were served, but they were a great proportion that left you feeling perfectly satisfied instead of “rolly-poley-oley”.

Dessert seemed tempting to finish off the meal, and I glanced at a table having it and I almost caved, but after the pasta I couldn’t! Regardless, I will definitely be back to try the desserts soon.

After a wonderful evening at Amedeo’s, we walked the few steps to the boardwalk for a blissful walk along the water while watching the sunset.

All in all, it was a great welcome home – and meal.

For more information about Amedeo’s, see here.

Bon appetite!

CBU Frosh Week 2011: FROSHOVER Part 2011

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Frosh Week 2011 is ready to go! The Frosh Calendar was released this week, with some pretty exciting things in the mix.

Check it out below. What are you most excited for?

I’m looking forward to the Joel Plaskett concert the most. The Volleyball tournament looks fun too! I will miss the yoga and zumba offerings from last year’s Frosh Week, but I will live :)

There is also a big secret event on Wednesday. Hmm, what could it be?

For more information, visit the CBUSU Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter for daily updates.

Getting on track

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

As you could gather from my last blog entry, I am moving out of summer-mode and into school-mode. I guess I am one of those people that like to prepare myself in advance, instead of just enjoying every last drop of vacation! It’s not ideal to be making to-do lists in August, but that’s just me. Is anyone else an early bird?

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Carry me around

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Hate to break it to you guys, but school is just around the corner. I admit, this isn’t a totally bad thing, and for many: it’s exciting!

I look forward to taking new classes, meeting new people, studying and even packing lunches for school. Anyone else?

Back to school means back to a routine, to discipline and all of that good stuff. It also means getting organized after a long, gorgeous summer break – even for those who have taken summer courses.

So, what’s a girl to do?

Well – shop for a backpack of course.

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