Wednesday, September 17, 2014

REVIEW | Han Ba Tang - tapas menu with traditional Korean ingredients & a modern twist in North York

Han Ba Tang (HBT) is a newly opened Korean fusion tapas restaurant and bar in the bustling Yonge and Sheppard neighbourhood.  With a read parking lot and steps to the Sheppard TTC station, it's in a very accessible location.  If you're in the area often, you probably already drove past or walked by the new addition  And, if you haven't already noticed, Han Ba Tang doesn't have a typical storefront sign and it's actually for a very good reason.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

GIVEAWAY | Win a Yogurty's Gift Card & Try the New Pink Velvet Flavour in Support of CBCF

Yogurty's have been one of our favourite places to get frozen yogurt in Toronto. Other than the wide range of serve-yourself yogurt flavours, an abundance of unique toppings and their loveable mascot, Froyo the bear, we love how supportive and involved they are with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF).  Yogurty's has launched a special Pink Velvet Flavour for which 10% of proceeds will be donated to the cause until October 31st!



Monday, September 15, 2014

RECIPE | Summer Fresh Roasted Garlic Hummus Sesame Noodles & WIN our GIVEAWAY!

We told you about our love for SummerFresh's wide range of hummus when we made a visit to their headquarters last year. This time around, though our post is to show you how hummus can be used in a super quick and easy recipe that isn't necessarily using hummus in the typical form of dips and spreads.  Instead, I decided to use the hummus as a sauce to one of my all time favourite sesame noodle recipe! Introducing Monica's Roasted Garlic Hummus Sesame Noodles! We also have a giveaway for Summerfresh products too.


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

EVENT | Bent Restaurant launches new 5-course Vegetarian Tasting Menu September 9 - 20!

For a limited time only, Bent Restaurant is serving up a delightful 5-course vegetarian tasting menu from September 9 - 20. After getting a taste of what the menu is all about with a workshop on how to make a meringue, we are certain you won't ever say vegetarian dishes are boring anymore! 

All photo taken by Alex Tsang @Tsangzilla

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

EVENT | Celebrate Ontario Wines with LCBO from September 14 - October 11 #TasteLocalLoveLocal

With the sunny summer coming to an end, I can't help but feel a little sad about patio season being over. Well, that's until I found out about LCBO's celebration of local Ontario Wines, available in stores from September 14th to October 11. They call it, Taste Local, an annual event during the harvest season, which features Ontario wines from each wine region district, allowing wine lovers to taste and discover a new favourite.


Sunday, September 07, 2014

OPENING | Chatime opens a new location in Toronto's Annex neighbourhood for more 'Good Tea, Good Time'

My favourite bubble tea brand, Chatime has its opened doors to their latest store, located in the Annex across the street from the St. George subway station. This location will be especially convenient for the UofT students nearby. I got a sneak preview of the store last week and ended up leaving with more love for Chatime and discovered their hidden gem drinks.


Friday, September 05, 2014

REVIEW | Marben Restaurant on Wellington for dinner with some foodies from Zomato Toronto

Marben Restaurant has always been on my list but for some reason, I have yet to try - so when Zomato's foodie dinner was at this restaurant, I was beyond excited.  Marben is well known for its farm-to-table menu that is constantly evolving, and mostly catering to the after work crowd in the King West neighbourhood.



Thursday, September 04, 2014

NEWS | TIFF Promo at Luckee Restaurant offers a unique dim sum experience, including afternoon tea!

It's the very first day of TIFF 2014 and what better way to start off than to talk about some drool-worthy specials at some of our favourite restaurants? TIFF is Toronto's liveliest and the most star-studded event in the film industry so it's no wonder why chefs are bringing their best dishes forward.  Luckee is no exception and one of our most anticipated - we love Chef Susur Lee's take on TIFF with his own 'production' called - Spotlight Dimsum.



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