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:
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
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
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.
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.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
For some of us, trips to the supermarket is a weekly routine. We are certainly blessed to have a wide variety of supermarkets, farmers markets and butchers to get all of our grocery needs. Although we're buying produce all the time, we don't always know where it's coming from. We were very fortunate to be able to attend a day trip organized by Farm & Food Care Ontario to learn more about the grain and cattle industry in Ontario.
Monday, July 14, 2014
For the past 17 years, regular patrons have come in and out of Bar Mercurio solely based on word of mouth. Rather than continuing to keep its authentic Italian cuisine a secret, they are launching their “love our pizza or it’s free” challenge. After having tasted their food first hand, we don’t think they’ll be giving many pizzas away for free!
Sunday, July 13, 2014
There's a good number of steakhouses in Toronto that are supposed to be "the best," one of them being Jacobs & Co. Steakhouse, which has been on our list for quite a while. With my birthday being the perfect excuse to go splurge on a dinner, we finally made a visit. We were excited to finally get a taste of their famous in house dry-aged steaks. Located just off King St. and Spadina Ave., the restaurant is really accessible with a few spaces for parking in front of the restaurant as well as valet parking option.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Summer is here and one of our favourite summer fruits is watermelon!! Why? We love it because there are so many different things you can do with a watermelon whether it's eating it on its own, in a salad, making juice or cocktails or even making your own watermelon Popsicle to cool down in the heat!