Wednesday, July 30, 2014

OPENING | Nam Sandwich - a new bao & Vietnamese sandwich shop near Trinity Bellwoods

There's a new Vietnamese sandwich shop in the city, located just West of Trinity Bellwoods Park on West Queen West. Last weekend, I was invited to the new Nam Sandwich Shop to get a bite of some of their delicious offerings.

Monday, July 28, 2014

LAUNCH | Bounce Off - game night with Mattel Game On at Snakes & Lager

When Clara and I get together with our friends, we love playing games: board games, charades, you name it! There's something so fun and appealing about board games especially that can keep everyone entertained and having a good time. Last week, we were invited for a game night at the Snakes & Lagers location on College and Bathurst to celebrate a launch of Mattel Game On's newest addition, Bounce Off! There's no better place to do this than Toronto's most popular board game cafe & bar.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

EVENT | Celebrating National Tequila Day at Milagro Cantina's patio in Queen West

On National Tequila Day, it's only natural that you head to a patio to soak up the sun with Tequila cocktails in hand, or if you had a real bad day at work, shots.  That's exactly what I did - went to the gorgeous patio party at Milagro Cantina on Queen West. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

EVENT | Taste of Toronto July 24 - 27 at Fort York - this summer's foodie event you don't want to miss!

It's finally here! I feel like we have been talking & writing about Taste of Toronto for months now, and after attending the opening night yesterday, I urge you, don't miss out! Celebrity chefs, demonstrations, wine tastings and most of all, the delicious food was very worthwhile. In fact, I'm going again on Saturday ;) 

Saturday, July 19, 2014

10 Toronto Restaurants with Stellar Summer Specials

Time is flying by and we want to enjoy summer as much as we can (patios anyone?). Of course, we want you to as well! As we don't get a long summer season like other cities in the world, the month of June, July and August need to be taken advantage of. Here are 10 summer specials in the city that you should keep your radar on for:

Friday, July 18, 2014

REVIEW | My Beauty Tea - Natural tea for beauty from within

In a world that is primarily dominated by coffee and coffee inspired drinks, tea has been slowly creeping back into the main stage as an alternative to coffee. We absolutely love how much tea has evolved and now there are so many different blends of tea that you can enjoy!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

LAUNCH | Portland Variety - a café, bakery & tapas bar, all-in-one on King West

The newest business to grace the bustling King West neighbourhood is no other than Portland Variety. When I first heard the name, I couldn't quite figure out whether it would be a convenience store, a snack shop, a cafe, or a bakery.  Little did I know, it's actually a café and bakery from 7AM to 3PM and transforms at 5PM, into a tapas restaurant and cocktail bar serving delicious and sharable pintxos.  Portland Variety caters to pretty much everyone at any time of the day or night. I mean, the name says it all, doesn't it?

Grilled Octopus with Iberico Chorizo, smoked tomato, olive oil & lemon ($18.00)
All photos by: Katie P. 

*closed* GIVEAWAY | Win 1 of 5 pairs of tickets to Taste of Toronto!

If you love food, you're probably looking forward to next week's Taste of Toronto Festival at Fort York. We're preparing ourselves for the 4-day pig-out bonanza that will soon force us up a dress size or two and we want our readers to join! Our generous friends at Ice Volcano Ice Cream are sending 5 lucky winners (& their +1's) to Taste of Toronto so you can feast with us.

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