Tuesday, July 31, 2012

As a team at CCI Studios we celebrate personal and professional successes together and we support each other through challenging times.  We often find ourselves doing these things over food which is one reason I feel the people I have the pleasure of working with, are like family.

Food is the centre of events such as a lunch time training session, a brainstorming meeting, a project kickoff meeting or a celebration for a new client beginning to work with us.  Even our weekly overview meetings are done over breakfast.  We all take turns contributing to these meals and today I would like to share with you some of CCI Studios' favourite places to eat.

Coffee Culture - We first started grabbing coffee and treats from this downtown coffee shop because we loved their food and delicious drinks.  We frequent this establishment now because of the consistently outstanding customer service.

CCI Menu Pick - Spinach & Feta Twister 

Starbucks - The atmosphere in this hip spot can not be beat, from the comfy seating to the eclectic combination of music - its the living room you wish you had in your own home.  Add a skinny vanilla latte and you have all the pieces for a productive, creative managers meeting.

CCI Menu Pick - Skinny Vanilla Latte 

Alternate Grounds Cafe - This cafe is convenient for our staff because of its location on Front Street but we continue to go back for seconds, thirds and fourths because the food is fresh, healthy and delicious.  The new Dockside restaurant is in a beautiful location and is an impressing place to take a client for lunch.  Our staff is currently working through the creative menu as everything looks so delicious.

CCI Menu Pick - Tuna Wrap 

Lizards - We really enjoy the friendly service at this restaurant, we are always welcomed like friends.  The regular menu is very tasty as well as their specials are always impressing. 

CCI Menu Pick - Chicken Tia Soup 

Paddy Flaherty's - We enjoy the menu here but we especially like the seating options at this restaurant.  In the winter we love the booths inside as they offer a little bit of privacy if we need to talk business and in the summer the patio is a great place to grab a pint after work.

CCI Menu Pick - Fish & Chips 

Limbo - This restaurant is our go to celebration dinner spot. Weather it is drinks and dinner after an award ceremony or just enjoying some music on a First Friday, this is the place to be.  The food, service and atmosphere is great and you are bound to run into a friend or two while you are there.

CCI Menu Pick - Salt & Pepper Shrimp