Wednesday, October 30, 2013

EVENT | Summer Fresh - healthy, delicious & ready made food that doesn't sacrifice freshness

If you want something to be fresh, make it at home right? That’s always been our philosophy until we had the opportunity to spend a day at the Summer Fresh headquarters in Vaughn, Ontario. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

REVIEW | Bamiyan Kabob - a tasty Afghan dining experience in Mississauga

After trying out a bunch of new restaurants downtown through Summerlicious 2013, it’s time to go back to finding hidden gems in Mississauga. Much easier of a commute to eat, that’s for sure.
I’m pretty certain I can count the number of times I’ve tried Afghan food on one hand. I definitely enjoy it but it isn’t usually the first type of cuisine I think of when I want to go out for dinner. My friend suggested Bamiyan Kabob near Dixie and Eglinton.

Friday, October 25, 2013

LAUNCH | Lincoln X Sassafraz Event #SavourTheCity - introducing the new Lincoln MKZ, the American car redefined

If you've kept an eye out for cars this past week in Toronto, you may have noticed a few Lincoln MKZ sedans driving around. They are currently doing a campaign for people in the city to test drive the cars and experience a meal in some of Toronto's best restaurants. This night was no exception as the event was held at Yorkville's Sassafraz with a three-course meal carefully prepared by chef Webb.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

GIVEAWAY | Win a pair of tickets to the Delicious Food Show 2013

We're giving away a pair of tickets to Toronto's best food event of the year - The Delicious Food Show!  With big names in the industry like Martha Stewart, Mark McEwan, Chuck Hughs and more, making appearances to Toronto's local restaurants featuring their delicious menu, there's so much to eat, drink and enjoy.  It's taking place this weekend, October 25 - 27 at The Ex.

REVIEW | Dundas Street Grille - a neighbourhood favourite in Etobicoke for brunch

This is actually one of my favourite brunch places to go for its family & home-y atmosphere, history and simplicity.  There's a lot of brunch restaurants these days with extensive and unique offerings but Dundas Street Grille has remained traditional, which I do appreciate.  It's truly a neighbourhood favourite as my family, friends and I have been going for years!

RECIPE | Chocolate raisin buttermilk scones - perfect for a quick breakfast!

It's no surprise that scones are pretty heavy in fat because butter makes them so light anf fluffy but I found a relatively healthier version of a tasty chocolate chip buttermilk scone from Skinnytaste. I changed it a little to add some raisins to add a little more texture to the scone :)

Monday, October 21, 2013

REVIEW | STACK Smokehouse - a smmmoked experience like no other in Uptown Toronto

If we could physically relocate the Yonge & Lawrence area to the West end, we would! There are so many unique restaurants and boutiques in that area that we love, and Stack is no exception! 

Friday, October 18, 2013

REVIEW | Hokkaido Ramen Santouka - differentiating itself by offering customizable ramen spiciniess & saltiness

There seems to be a never ending list of Ramen joints to try and we are slowly making our way through them. The most recent one on the hit list has been Santouka ramen on Dundas St. E, a few minutes’ walk from Eaton Centre.  Going in, I had some pretty high hopes as I’ve had recommendations from a few friends and even one that had tried the Santouka ramen in Vancouver.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

REVIEW | Big Daddy's Bourbon Street Bistro & Oyster Bar - New Orleans Southern style cooking done right in Toronto's Bistro

For my immense oyster cravings my friend recommended Big Daddy's on King St.  She's had great experiences every time she went so I decided to give it a try!  Big Daddy's pride itself on their New Orleans Style cuisine so I was super excited to explore their take on the cuisine.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Canada!!! - turkey, strawberry spinach salad, ox tail soup, cheese bread hack, pumpkin ricotta cheese gnocchi & the list goes on...

Happy Thanksgiving!! It's time for the semi annual turkey frenzy again! The two holidays that make us think of turkey are Thanksgiving and Christmas and as soon as one holiday is over we're already looking forward to the next so we can have more turkey! Here's a quick overview of our Thanksgiving feast this year. 

Friday, October 11, 2013

LAUNCH | Yogurty's two new fall flavours, Yogurty's food truck, Froyo2Go & Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Partnership

Frozen yogurt lovers, unite! Yesterday, the Liberty Village Yogurty's had a Fall launch event to introduce many exciting things that are coming our way!  They were also celebrating their 3 year partnership with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (wow!)  with the launch of a delicious new flavour with 10% of proceeds being donated to the organization.

REVIEW | Kenzo Ramen - Missisauga location fails to wow ramen fans

I was super excited when I found out Kenzo was opening a branch in Missisauga because there are no ramen restaurants there so far.   I would always have to stay downtown after work or trek down just to get a bowl.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

RECIPE | Pretzel Crusted Chicken Nuggets

I remember when I was younger, my favourite after school snack was chicken nuggets. It doesn't matter whether it's fast food chain nuggets or the kind your mom buys in a box and you have to bake yourself. I recently had cravings for some nuggets and those store bought ones probably aren't all that healthy for you so I decided to make my own.

Monday, October 07, 2013

REVIEW | Sake Bar Kushi - Midtown Toronto's very own Japanese Izakaya specializing in Kushi

Izakayas (Japanese drinking establishments that also serve food to accompany the drinks) are an onging restaurant trend in Toronto. Sake Bar Kushi, also known as Kushi Izakaya is a newly opened Japanese tapas eatery just a few blocks west of Yonge and Eglinton.  Ever since its opening a few months ago, I have been meaning to try this place as I work in the area.  Last week, I finally made a visit!

Thursday, October 03, 2013

EVENT | Abbey's Kitchen Stadium Battle 3 at the Virgin Mod Club with Toronto's Richmond Stadium, Acadia Restaurant, Playa Cabana and Stockyards!

This past weekend, we had a chance to check out Abbey's Kitchen Stadium (#AKS) Round 3 for the first time.  For those who haven't heard of AKS, it's a food competition event designed after Top Chef, Chopped, etc and organized by Abbey Sharp (Abbey's Kitchen) to celebrate the growing food culture in Toronto.  In addition, some proceeds from the ticket and food sales go to a local food initiative, My Food My Way.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

LAUNCH | Toronto's newest Drake One Fifty Restaurant with designs by Jeff Stober & menu by Chef Ted Corrado

The Drake One Fifty is on its way... tomorrow! Finally, the much anticipated new restaurant by The Drake, meticulously designed by Jeff Stober is opening its doors to the public on October 2nd with Chef Ted Corrado's signature menu.  Just yesterday, we were invited for a sneak peak of the gorgeous new space, cocktails and some of the menu items.