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Shawarma Palace on Carling Ave. in Ottawa.

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If Bruins-Senators series goes the distance, this foodie won’t mind

A Game 7 in Ottawa would mean another visit to Shawarma Palace, home of the NHL’s best mean deal.

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In this episode of man vs. food, let’s call it a draw

A visit to Haldi in Ottawa turned up one of the hottest bowls of vindaloo there is to be found.

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After a long bike ride, some carbs were in order

A trip to Ottawa in April allowed for a two-hour bike ride, followed by veal-stuffed tortellini in a cream sauce.

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This seafood paella eased the burden of life on the road

The food was good, but being away from home for a long time on an 11-day road trip was not easy.

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In Calgary, get the burger, leave the steak

After meeting disappointment at a Calgary steakhouse, a good burger joint saved the trip.

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On a quest for NHL’s best ramen, getting there wasn’t any fun

The Bruins being in Vancouver to face the Canucks on Monday meant an opportunity to visit Kintaro.

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When in Dallas, forget the pizza. Follow the locals

Pecan Lodge and Tacos La Banqueta were the go-to places on this trip to cover the Bruins vs. the Stars.

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The boss really bit on this play-action, and so did I

Sure, covering Claude Julien’s debut in Montreal was a good idea, but there were other goals in mind as well.

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It’s hard to beat a good finishing touch

At Oyamel in Washington, DC, having the tres leches cake for dessert can restore your faith in humanity.

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Good hockey players adapt. Hungry hockey writers are best served to follow suit

When the preferred dinner option closed early in Pittsburgh, the backup plan was a gastropub nearby.

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An unexpected closing left him in a pickle

With a breakfast spot on holiday break, it was time to find an alternate plan.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream in Columbus, Ohio.

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When eating on the road, it’s OK to change on the fly

It’s perfectly acceptable to enjoy ice cream for lunch and a sandwich for dessert.

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These two places in Philly have some serious sandwich game

DiNic’s roast pork and Tony Luke’s cheese steak rank among the top five sandwich joints in the NHL.

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It’s early in NHL season, but this fried chicken is best meal so far

Ahead of the Bruins-Wild game in St. Paul, this Southern joint’s reputation proved worthy of the hype.

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On either side of northern border, there is comfort in food

A trip to Montreal on election night featured good chow and pleasant company at every stop.

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For this meal, a power play was the best option

At crowded Zingerman’s in Michigan, there was a clear path to avoid a lengthy wait.

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This time of year, Winnipeg a very palatable place

As the Bruins faced the Jets this week, things were looking good both temperature-wise and table-wise.

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Scouting report pays off in Columbus

After a tough preseason, our veteran reporter achieved redemption in a return trip to open the season.

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The search continues for a good plate at the World Cup

However, our man still hasn’t found what he’s looking for when it comes to Greek food.

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Sometimes, even the best game plans don’t work out

The stars had aligned for a great World Cup of Hockey Food road trip, but an unexpected wrinkle ruined it.

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In Montreal, the best of both of my worlds

The chance to see elite cycling and dine on the other-worldly croque monsieur was a perfect pairing.

Shawarma Palace in Ottawa still has the best meal in the NHL, and a new sign to go with it.

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Upon further review, Ottawa still home to hockey’s best meal

A renovated Shawarma Palace still serves up the finest dish in the NHL.

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August trip to Minnesota offers a seasonal treat

A salad at Rustica Bakery in Minneapolis proved to be the perfect summer lunch.

The wall-mounted rack of freshly baked bagels and pretzels at BreadHive in Buffalo.

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Buffalo cafe’s wall decor racks up points

BreadHive, one of Buffalo’s newest cafes, features a wall-mounted rack of freshly baked bagels and pretzels.

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Road to NHL Draft is a messy, but satisfying, experience

A long drive to Buffalo culminated in a delicious meal, and a whole lot of napkins.

Deep South Taco in Buffalo, N.Y. (Fluto Shinzawa/Globe Staff)

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Game-planning for NHL Draft begins with a few good meals

The recent NHL Combine in Buffalo provided an opportunity to scout food options while covering the draft later this month.

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que in Syracuse, N.Y. (Fluto Shinzawa/Globe Staff)

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A trip to NHL Combine nets a BBQ faceoff

After a couple months at home, Fluto Shinzawa is back on the road covering hockey, and reviewing his food stops.

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2 different approaches, 2 satisfying meals in New York

A quest for soup dumplings culminates with a fulfilling result in Chinatown.

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When time is running out, you’ve got to take the shot

In New York, the vast array of dining options can make a foodie’s head swirl when trying to game plan.

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Here’s how to complete a foodie hat trick on West Coast

In his third and final installment of food reviews from the Bruins’ road trip, Fluto Shinzawa visited LA’s El Parian.

An interior view of Intelligentsia in Venice, Calif.

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One perk to covering Bruins in LA: Coffee heaven

A visit to Venice, Calif.’s Blue Bottle and Intelligentsia was a real treat this week.

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With Bruins in LA, ramen is first order of business

Jidaiya in Gardena, Calif., is just a 15-minute ride from LAX airport and a good first stop on the way to the rink.

At Maple & Motor, you can get an excellent cheeseburger, fries, and iced tea for $13.70.

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Headed to Dallas? Cancel your steakhouse reservations

Your bucks are better spent at Maple & Motor. They’ve nailed the process and got the burgers right.

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On the way to a hockey game, a taco feast broke out

One major benefit of covering the Bruins in Dallas was the chance to visit La Nueva Fresh & Hot.

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Twin Cities breakfast spots provide relief from bitter cold

A hearty breakfast in Minnesota is even more important to fight off the northern chill.

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Winnipeg always a contender for NHL’s best dim sum

It’s worth braving the cold to get to Kum Koon Garden before a Jets game.

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In Sabres country, beef on weck is best game plan

Buffalo is famous for its wings, but its signature sandwich shouldn’t be overlooked.

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Here’s the ruling after a reader challenges the call in Ottawa

After calling Shawarma Palace the best meal deal in the NHL, we took a reader’s suggestion to check out a rival.

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New York restaurant really hits the spot after long day of writing

The Spotted Pig in the West Village delivered a fantastic dinner, one of the best of the season.

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The best meal deal in the NHL is in Ottawa

At Shawarma Palace, one plate of chicken shawarma is enough food for an entire day.

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For this bagel aficionado, nothing beats New York

The Montreal bagel deserves respect, but there’s just something missing when compared to its New York counterpart.

Some of the salmon selections at Russ & Daughters in the East Village.

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On the hockey beat, good food is part of the game plan

It is no exaggeration to say one of the highlights of my job, aside from learning about the highest level of hockey, is eating on the road.