From the Niagara Falls Review:
After 80 days on strike, the workers at Rainforest Café on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls and the restaurant’s owners have been ordered to enter into a first contract.
The order came from Ontario Labour Relations Board vice-chair Patrick Kelly, who issued the decision late in the afternoon Wednesday stating he knew it was a difficult process.
The workers, represented by Workers United Local 2347, walked off the job April 7 after they had been unable to reach a collective agreement with management a year after workers voted to unionize.
A new restaurant opened up recently beside Macs on Ferry St. In the past it was a fortune teller location, but was normally closed and boarded up. It has been renovated and looks quite nice now. It is called Potato Jackets
Another in my series on keycards…
Previously I had found Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls Fallsview keycards with information on the Watermark or Romano’s Macaroni Grill. Here is one that showcases Brasa Brazilian Steakhouse
From the Niagara Falls Review:
Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender Grant Fuhr and retired Toronto Blue Jays star outfielder Jesse Barfield will be in Niagara Falls in June to meet fans, take questions and sign autographs.
Fuhr will be at Ruth’s Chris Steak House June 13 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., while Barfield will be at the Fallsview Boulevard restaurant and lounge within the Four Points hotel June 14 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The appearances are part of the Fallsview Group’s Legends of the Game series, which recently brought former Toronto Maple Leafs fan favourite Wendel Clark and former Blue Jays fan favourite and Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar to the city.
This is a continuation of my “Best of Access Niagara” series. This series looks back on popular posts, highly commented posts, my favourite places, etc.
It looks like my first mention of Canyon Creek Chophouse was in April 2007 as a result of a newsletter from the city talking about how they had opened. To tell you the truth, I had never set foot in either Casino before, and had no idea there was a big shopping area inside the Fallsview Casino. I had heard about the buffet, but I assumed everything was connected to the gaming floor somehow.
Anyway, at some point I was contacted by someone who worked there and they offered me a complimentary meal in exchange for writing about the restaurant. I took my family there (5 of us) and had an amazing dinner. It was so good, that my wife and I continued to go for many years (and we paid our own way!). Whenever someone would ask me about a good restaurant in the area, I would always tell them about Canyon Creek Chophouse.
The restaurant is situated right up against the windows on the back side of the Fallsview Casino building, so you get a great view of the Falls.
The menu has changed quite a bit. We went a year or two ago, and they didn’t have the same items, and we were both really disappointed. We tried a couple of other things, and just didn’t care for them. I’m sure it is still a popular restaurant, but it’s not really one that we’ll go back to again.
Here is a post I put up about an anniversary dinner I had there with my wife.
My anniversary dinner at Canyon Creek Chophouse
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From the Niagara Falls Review
One of the city’s most popular restaurants is being reborn.
Simon Kelly and Angela Peebles, the people behind the Regal Diner, are back and hope to reopen the eatery at the beginning of next month. Read More…
As a follow-up to my “Center Gift Shop” torn down for a parking lot posting last week, regular visitor Drafty found a document on the city web site (or here if the city website link changes) that indicates that Antica Pizzeria & Ristorante will be expanding into the space where Center Gift Shop was. A public meeting was held back at the beginning of November.
I guess until they are ready to expand, it’ll be used as a parking lot.