Thursday, January 30, 2014

REVIEW | Mandoohyang - Mississauga's Korean restaurant specializing in dumplings

With locations in Mississauga and North York, Mandoohyang has always been a dinner staple for us with their well known dumplings,  galbitang (beef short rib soup), and other Korean dishes. 

Photo from Yelp

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

REVIEW | El Caballito Tequila Bar - after work drinks & late night snack bar #MidnightTaco on King West

I love, love, love tequila & tacos, so when I discovered that there's a new spot in town, I made my way there without hesitation.  The new El Caballito Tequila Bar is located at King and Simcoe, a great location to head to after work!

GIVEAWAY | Win tickets to the very first GTA Home Show at the International Centre!

Yes, we have another giveaway for you guys - nothing better than beating the winter blues with some fun contests, right?  We thought so too ;)  This time, we have 7 pairs of tickets to the very first GTA Home Show by Marketplace Events.  You and a friend can meet local TV celebrities, check out the newest home deco trends and most importantly, treat your tastebuds at their Culinary Court!  What a great way to start off the home improvement season!

Monday, January 27, 2014

WE LOVE | Sugar Tooth Fairy Cupcakes - custom cupcake bouquets & gourmet cupcakes to cure your sweet tooth!

We LOVE cupcakes! Red velvet, vanilla, cookies n’ cream, chocolate, you name it, we're more than likely to love it! We recently tried cupcakes from Tania at Sugar Tooth Fairy who runs her own cupcake and cake business in Toronto. You’ll have to order ahead of time as she makes everything herself and doesn’t have a store front just quite yet. We were so impressed by the presentation and the deliciousness of her cupcakes, we thought we would share with you guys!

The 2 Winners of the Labor Day Movie Passes Contest Are...

Time to announce the 2 lucky winners to our LABOR DAY MOVIE contest!
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Friday, January 24, 2014

REVIEW | Café Boulud - prix fixe Sunday brunch at Toronto's Four Seasons Hotel

The prestigious Four Seasons Hotel opened its doors in October 2012 but we still haven't dined there!  Thought it was about time to change this so, last Sunday, my girlfriends and I met for some long overdue Brunch at the Café Boulud inside the hotel.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

GIVEAWAY | Food Styling Tips & Tricks: how to take great #FoodPorn shots & contest for passes to the 'Labor Day' movie!

We're no experts when it comes to food photography or food styling! So, why not explore some tips & tricks for the ultimate foodporn picture?  We're also giving away 2 double-passes to the advance screening of the film, Labor day, that features a scene with some heavy duty food styling!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

REVIEW | Over Easy - loved the famous potato hash, but not so much the slow service

I walked by Over Easy Restaurant, a popular brunch spot in the U of T neighbourhood, many times in the past but never had a chance to eat there.  Finally, I headed over there for brunch recently.  

Monday, January 20, 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014

REVIEW | Kintaro Izakaya - an intimate & cozy yakitori izakaya tucked away on Church Street

Toronto is home to many, many Japanese izakayas, and a lot of them have the loud and lively atmosphere in common - afterall, izakaya is a drinking establishment in Japan.  I do enjoy that atmosphere when going out with friends or having a girls night, but sometimes I prefer a more intimate and cozy environment that allows for conversation over food.  Toronto's Kintaro Izakaya on Church St. that opened in late summer of 2013 was perfect for that.

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Friday, January 17, 2014

REVIEW | Barrio Coreano - Koreatown's new hot spot offering Korean/Mexican creations

There's a new hot eatery in Koreatown! Barrio Coreano, by the creators of Playa Cabana, has situated itself among Korean family restaurants in the area and taking the neighbourhood by storm.  My visit was on a Thursday night as a walk in (as online booking was full) and was lucky enough to get a seat!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

REVIEW | Ding Tai Fung - Worth travelling to Markham for authentic Shanghai cuisine

When we crave food, we`ll travel far to satisfy our cravings and Shanghai food is no exception. Ding Tai Fung serves authentic Shanghai cuisine and we are willing to drive 45 minutes from Mississauga to get it! 

Photo from Blogto

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

LAUNCH | Jack Astor's Dundas Square - Winter Fling menu & craft beers provides a yummy escape from the Canadian Winter

If you haven't been to Jack Astor's lately, you probably haven't heard of their Winter Fling Menu and you are definitely missing out! The menu is only available until January 19th so visit a Jack Astor's soon and check out the wide range of craft beers and carefully chosen food items to complement the beer!

Friday, January 10, 2014

OPENING | Duke's Refresher & Bar - Downtown Toronto's new fun & lively playground with tasty menus and a special Einstein Club

Just around the corner from Reds Midtown Tavern we visited few weeks ago, is the newly opened sister bar, Duke's Refresher.  As the first location in Toronto (original is camped out in Muskoka), it offers 40 beers on tap with great accompanying dishes, a delicious breakfast menu, and a beer Stein Club.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

REVIEW | Resto la Banquise - Montreal poutine at its best #FSinMontreal

A trip to Montreal isn't complete without some poutine!  We headed to Resto la banquise, a famous restaurant, known for their delicious fries & cheese curd dish without hesitation.  It's located a few blocks East of Rue St. Denis, one of Montreal's main streets with great shopping.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Getting ready for a food filled 2014 with a 3-day juice cleanse!

The beginning of a New Year is always about making resolutions for the upcoming year and reflecting on the previous year. It’s safe to say that in 2013 we ate our fair share of good food and met so many new people who share the same love for food as us. 

Friday, January 03, 2014

REVIEW | Ravi Soups - offering perfect bowls of hearty soup, fit for a chilly Canadian winter

After our visit to CTV as the audience for The Social, we needed to grab lunch as we were famished.  After tweeting our foodie friends about where to eat in the area, we took Chanry's (@TheRealChanry) suggestion and headed to Ravi Soups, which was the closest from other places recommended.  Oh, are we glad we stepped inside Ravi Soups!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

REVIEW | La maison du macaron - boutique bakery with over 20 flavours of French macarons #FSinMontreal

We looked up some places we can visit in Montreal to get our hands on some  French macarons and many recommended La maison du macaron.  The well-known patisserie  located in the Plateau mont royal neigbourhood along with L'avenue, Resto la banquise & other delicious eateries.