Thursday, August 28, 2014

EVENT | Food Sisterhood at The Ex - Toronto's annual event for the whole family #CNE2014

It's that time of the year again - time to go to The Ex (Canadian National Exhibition)! This festive annual event that takes place by Toronto's waterfront welcomes Torontonians and tourists of all ages with music, games, entertainment, rides, food, marketplace for local vendors as well as a casino. Check out the photos from Monica's visit earlier last week.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

REVIEW | Touhenboku Ramen's new location at Yonge & Eglinton

It's not too long ago that Japanese Ramen became all the rave in Toronto's food scene and ramen specialty restaurants were popping up within the city. Last winter, we got a taste of Touhenboku Ramen on Queen St that differentiated themselves by offering chicken broth (read review). We had a great experience there with their various offerings and when the news came that a second location was opening at Yonge & Eglinton, I was more than excited to try it!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

EVENT | Pizza & Gelato Party at G for Gelato in the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood - what a blast!

We've always been told not to judge by a book by its cover and we shouldn't judge a restaurant by its name either. G for Gelato - gelato and espresso bar definitely offers more than just that!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

OPENING | Montreal's popular PoutineVille opens in Toronto's Annex neighbourhood

The arrival of Poutineville to the Annex means that we can finally have all you can eat poutine and a heart attack - just kidding! We don't mean a real heart attack but Poutineville's infamous 15 lb. poutine called 'The Heart Attack."

Thursday, August 14, 2014

GIVEAWAY | Win tickets to the Delicious Food Show 2014: Oct 17 - 19 in the Direct Energy Centre!

The annual show that features the best in cooking, food and entertaining, the Delicious Food Show is back at the Direct Energy Centre from October 17th through the 19th.  We had a blast last year at the show (read 2013's recap here) discovering local vendors, watching live cooking demonstrations and of course, eating our hearts out. We can't wait to go back and we're giving away a pair of tickets for a lucky winner to share the fun experience! Sharing is caring, right?

Image courtesy Delicious Food Show

OPENING | Much anticipated DaiLo (not GwaiLo) opens on College & Bathurst with #sickasianfood

Ever since my first bite of the Big Mac Bao I had at YumChaTO earlier this year, I was intrigued by Chef Nick Liu's way of cooking "New Asian Cuisine." With a bunch of pop-ups and participation in various events in the Toronto food scene, Nick Liu is well know to many foodies. When it was announced that he will finally have a basecamp, a kitchen to call his own, we were eagerly awaiting the opening. DaiLo is located on College St., a block West of Bathurst St.

Photo Credit: Mauricio Calero, MJCPHOTOGRAPHY 

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

EVENT | Dimsum 101 Workshop with Masterchef, Susur Lee at Luckee Restaurant

 If someone was to ask us what the most memorable event that we've attended this year, this experience would undoubtedly take the cake. Which event are we referring to? We're talking about the time we were invited for a dim sum workshop with Chef Susur Lee at his newest restaurant, Luckee inside Toronto's Soho Met.  Having been to Luckee for dim sum before (and enjoying every single bite - read blog post) and having watched the sensational chef on a variety of Food Network shows, we were thrilled to say the least!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

EVENT | Impressive cocktails & tasty nibbles to #PayPalIt at the Beverley Hotel's rooftop patio

What goes well with sunny weather and a group of friends? If you guessed patio, you're thinking what we're thinking. Last week, we went on a mini 'patio-hopping' on Queen St. with a group of bloggers and started our night at Fonda Lola. Our second stop was the modern & chic Queen West neighbourhood gem, The Beverley Hotel's rooftop patio - one with a gorgeous view!

Teddy Chau Photography

Monday, August 11, 2014

GIVEAWAY | WIN a $50 Gift Card to the newly renovated Elephant & Castle on King St.

Elephant & Castle on King St. is back opened and looking better than ever! We're giving away a $50 gift card for one lucky winner to go and try out the new menu items. The location makes this pub & eatery a perfect spot for lunch or after work cocktails, not to mention that it's also a great hangout spot on the weekends! Feeling lucky? Enter our contest!

Castle Club - roasted turkey, tomato, lettuce, aged cheddar, mayo and bacon on multigrain toast

LAUNCH | Toben Food by Design launches their new catering division, Twisted

2nd Floor Events on King St. W is in for a treat with it's newest tenant Toben Food by Design Catering (TFBD) hosting a pop-up restaurant from August 6-8 and August 12-13.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

EVENT | Enjoy Fonda Lola's hidden patio & save $5 when you #paypalit with the PayPal app!

If you still don't have the PayPal app, you really need to get on that! Following the last free coffee campaign that PayPal Canada had, they launched an August campaign that is perfect for Toronto's summer. All month, we can receive $5 off at 12 restaurants with awesome patios when we simply, #paypalitTO. We were invited to Fonda Lola on Queen & Shaw last week to celebrate great offer!

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

EVENT | Twilight Tuesdays by Drake One Fifty & Momofuku featuring gourmet street food & drinks, summertime treats & music!

This summer has been quite the eventful one for the Toronto food scene and here's another one to put on your radar! In fact, it's a weekly event created by Drake One Fifty & Momofuku to provide gourmet street food, thirst quenching drinks, delightful treats by local vendors and music by Canadian artists - all in the little parkette, located behind the Drake One Fifty.

Monday, August 04, 2014

REVIEW | Pai Northern Thai Kitchen - Chef Nuit's newest restaurant in Toronto

Pai Northern Thai Kitchen, which just opened on May 30 of this year, is already being called Toronto's best Thai food by many.  Pai's kitchen is led by Chef Nuit Regular, well known to the food scene for the two popular sukothai locations, and formerly Khao San Road.