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Dig In: 7 Recommendations for Restaurant Week 2015

Restaurant Week has begun, and with all the amazing choices, it’s no wonder you are confused on where to even start! That’s where I come in! Restaurant Week happens once annually. This year it starts November 13th and ends November 21st. You will have a variety of restaurants to choose from with differing price points. Let’s get into how it works, there are 6 categories:

  • “Nyam and Scram” 30% discounted lunch combos
  • “Morning Bites” 30% discount
  • “Tasty” dinner menus are $1,850
  • “Savoury” are $2,800
  • “Delectable” meals are $3,800
  • “Epicurean” experiences are available for $4,300

Nyam and Scram and Morning Bites differ from the other categories by having discounts on the meal options selected by the restaurants, instead of a three course meal. But, let’s be honest, who can handle that amount of food and still be able to function?! We definitely don’t mind as we can try different places for breakfast and lunch and get us out of our food rut. We are delighted to see they have added the new addition for breakfast- Morning Bites- as that wasn’t included in the previous years of the weeklong event.

To give a well rounded experience we have chosen 7 restaurants from the different categories:

Fromage Gourmet Bistro & Grill takes 1st place for Morning Bites. The prices are good and the options are vast, there is something for everyone with this menu! Fromage has an intimate environment and their staff is known for being friendly and welcoming and the food receives rave reviews!

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Looking to save on Nyam & Scram so you can splurge at dinner? Chilitos Jamexican Restaurant is for you! Enjoy their delicious fish tacos while enjoying their laid back environment and chill vibe.

If you are looking for something a bit more fancy as your lunch option, I would recommend Regency Bar and Lounge. Their lobster mac is divine and with so many options to choose from for $1,100- who can say no?!

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For $1,850 it can be difficult for restaurants to be able to put together a meal with an appetizer, entree, and dessert for that price- and actually have a well rounded menu for patrons to choose from. Lucky Strike Lounge does just that in the Tasty category. The entire family will love this menu, and when you’re done with dinner you can work off those calories by bowling! Talk about win-win ;).

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The choice for the Savory category is for you pasta and Italian lovers- Caffe Da Vinci! This restaurant can do no wrong. There isn’t anything ever tasted from Caffe Da Vinci that wasn’t amazing! This makes the lineup up of their dishes very hard to choose from. 

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Seafood lovers the Delectable choice will be your heaven! Whitebones Seafood has countless options and the menu options seem to go on for days! WOW! Quite impressive indeed! The ambiance is nice and rustic, and it’s the perfect place to bring a friend, date, or the family.

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We are now on to our last category the “big fish” if you will. The choice for epicurean isss… *drum roll* Rojo Restaurant at Spanish Court Hotel! There is something to please everyone here from the carnivores to the vegetarians alike. The menu includes items such as: fish, seafood pasta, and filet mignon. The staff is courteous and helpful but they run out of tables quickly with it being a very popular choice for RW. If Rojo is filled, another wonderful option is Terra Nova All Suite Hotel. Terra Nova’s food is absolutely delicious and will have you coming back long after RW for your food cravings.

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A bonus is Golden Gate Restaurant will be having a 10% off discount all week long during this week. Perfect if you’re not in the mood for a hectic atmosphere! Golden Gate carries a variety of dishes that will make your mouth water. Dine with your family, your significant other, or even for your business lunch, you will be pleased.

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That’s it for our list of restaurants you need to visit for Restaurant week. Make your reservations early, as most of these restaurants fill up quickly! Click: Here For the full list of restaurants and their menus. Where will you be visiting for Restaurant Week? Did we have you considering a new restaurant or two? Let us know, we want to hear from you! 

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Our Culture: Why we have a dream board

By Glenford Scott – GSCOTTY.COM 

Here at It’s Pixel Perfect we don’t only believe in building brands across online and social media platforms, we also believe in personal development and building every member of our team, though we are a small company we believe that our team’s growth is just as important as the growth of the brand’s we manage across various social media platforms and we put initiatives towards this. One of these initiatives is our dream board.

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What is a dream board?

We took the concept for the dream board from a company called Mindvalley, what the dream board is is exactly what it sounds like, a board filled with the dreams of everyone in the company, this is a small part of our efforts to create a culture that will attract the greatest minds to our company. Our company culture has 5 pillars; Happiness, personal growth, quest, community and a noble mission, the dream board falls under personal growth.

How is it done?

How we setup our dream board is from a collection of papers submitted by each team member which lists their dream into 3 categories which in essence tell us and yourself what do you want to experience in life, how do you want to grow and how do you want to contribute to the planet. I’ll elaborate on below.

Experiences / Objects: These are the experiences and objects you wish to gain out of life before you die, so on your final day you can say you truly lived life, think what you would want to experience if money and time were not an option. You can list experiences in your family, relationships, type of car you want to drive, sexual experiences etc.

Growth: My personal belief is that you should be on a constant mission in life to be better than you were the day before, a little smarter, a bit more fit, a bit more kind and an overall better human being towards others. So here we lists how you want to grow physically, health wise, spiritually, books you may want to read, languages you may want to learn etc.

Contribution: Think about the last time you gave someone a gift, didn’t it make you feel good that you brought joy to someone by that simple gesture whether it be giving a compliment or a nice birthday gift. So here you list how you wish to contribute to the world before you die, whether it be through charities, being an organ donor, grow your country’s economy, reach out and help in inner city communities etc.

Human beings have two major needs in life and these are the desire to contribute to the world and the desire to grow yourself.

This video was our inspiration to start the board so we’ll share it with you below.

Why we think it’s important?

Accountability: When you tell others your goals it automatically creates some form of accountability, say for example you have a goal to go to Paris this summer and you tell a friend you’ll be sure to hear “hey, how’s that trip to Paris going?”

Progress Management: Writing down your goals gives you the ability to manage them and organize when and how you can achieve each goal and when others are seeing these goals they’ll help you with this process.

Motivation: If surrounded by a group of positive people who are optimists and not mediocre dream killers, they’ll be a constant motivation to you to achieve your goals.

Connection : When you share anything personal with someone and they do the same you have gained a new personal connection, in layman terms you may have gained a new friend and when you build relationships with people on a deeper level than simply your co-worker you’ll feel better working with that person as well as feel more free to be creative with that person hence creating better results.

Now we’re not saying you should tell your goals to every Tom, Dick and Harry as this may backfire if they are negative people who enjoy showing others why things can’t happen. It’s not just telling people who will hold you accountable – but telling people who are going on the journey with you. Telling people with similar goals seems to provide good results.

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined” – Henry David Thoreau. We all have dreams, and we all must make it our duty in life to achieve these dreams and we as a company must respect the dreams of our team members and help them achieve them.

We’d like to express our thanks to the folks at Mindvalley for giving us the idea.