Happy Diwali! And PLEASE WELCOME THE LAUNCH OF MY NEW WEBSITE OVER AT: HOGGER & CO. Let me know what you think, and if there are any bugs!
Location: 81 Charles Street, Boston MA 02114 http://www.izzyscurlycakes.com photography by photohogger My girlfriends were visiting from Toronto this past weekend. As we toured around Boston and wandered towards Boston Common on Charles St. we came across Curly Cakes. I’d been past it before and have always wanted to visit. We did. Gorgeous Little Shop. Gorgeous … Continue reading
Location: 165 Tremont Street, Boston, MA Honestly, this place should be called thinking crap. Hands down, the worst Earl Grey I’ve ever tasted…and I’ve tasted plenty. And besides, the chocolate croissant was nothing to write home about. Boo. Very disappointing. Someone quickly direct me to a good bakery/coffee shop. I miss Le Gourmand.
What’s wrong with this photo? Despite this quite humorous typo, the TID bits are very good!
Location: 15 West Street Boston http://www.maxanddylans.com/ Running errands one day in Boston, it was inevitable that our hunger pangs would set in. We were able to scope out a couple of places finally deciding upon Max & Dylan’s. It may have had something to do with the quaint bookstore beside it, The Brattle Book Shop, … Continue reading
Location: 738 Cambridge St., East Cambridge, MA Having just moved to Boston, one of our explorations took us to the Royal Pastry Shop on Cambridge Street. We chose a very simple chocolate cupcake. It was divine. Open since 1941, there are now two other locations feeding locals delicious American and Italian pastries. I’m looking forward to being … Continue reading
Location(s): A. 732 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montreal B. 1658, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal http://www.les3brasseurs.ca (All images photohogger) Let me start with the pros of the restaurant: Amazing beer-battered poutine. Great atmosphere: loud, bustling, was fun to be there during the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Food (pros & cons): Everything was grease-central (could be a pro for some?). The … Continue reading
Location: 3706 Rue Saint-Denis Montreal, QC http://www.nilbleu.ca/ Hands down the best Ethiopian restaurant I’ve been to thus far. But don’t ask me, ask my Mom and Mom-in-Law who couldn’t stop raving about it. And they know how to cook, if you know what I mean. The dishes we ordered were: YETIMATIM SALAD $4.95 (tomatoes, onions, … Continue reading
Here’s an easy BBQ recipe for Summer Skewers. Cut into cubes, desired veggies (like zucchini,eggplant, onions and mushrooms), fruits (like pineapples and/or watermelons). Optional: tofu and/or shrimp (marinated in soy sauce, chilli sauce, black bean sauce) Skew the cubes onto skewers and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and BBQ. Enjoy with a nice cold beer (such … Continue reading
This is one of my favourite cake recipes handed down to me from my Mother. It’s the Elachi (Cardamom) cake…a spongy cake that’s great for tea parties or rainy days. Ingredients: 2 Cups All Purpose Flour 1/2 Tsp Cardamom crushed 1/2 Tsp Nutmeg crushed 1/4 Tsp Salt 2 Tsp Baking Powder 1 Cup Sugar 1/4 Cup … Continue reading
Location: 3537 Fairview Street Burlington, ON Beerhogger celebrated his birthday BEERFEST (thirty)SEVEN at Better Bitters Brewing Co (more commonly known as Nickelbrook in Burlington. The owner John welcomed our group with open arms, catered food for us from The Raging Olive (a local restaurant with awesome middle-eastern food and they carry Nickelbrook brews on tap), gave us the … Continue reading
Location: 1480 Major Mackenzie Drive East Richmond Hill, ON http://www.heroburgers.com I like to jokingly think it’s me saying “hello” to the burger. “Herroo Burger!” Having eaten at Hero Burger once before at the Queen Street location, I wasn’t blown out of the water. It was almost good bye burger. But seeing it again in Richmond … Continue reading
Location: 112 Salem Street Boston, MA 02113 http://www.lafamigliagiorgio.com/ There are large portions, and then American super sized portions. La Famiglia super sizes it. I ain’t complaining. I know how to mangi. The food is tasty, fresh and MASSIVE. Best bruschetta to date. If you plan accordingly you can feed your intera grande famiglia here for under $20! Just … Continue reading
Location: 226 Lewers St Honolulu, HI http://www.roysrestaurant.com After visiting Mama’s Fish House in Maui three years ago, we didn’t think anything could come close. Let me tell you, Roy’s comes pretty close! I’ve never been to a restaurant where there has been such incredible attention to my dietary concerns! Our server was worried that I … Continue reading
Location: 1554 Queen Street West Toronto, ON http://www.mitzis.ca Best place to go with your best friend after getting your hair did? Mitzi’s Sister. Absolutely, hands down, the best brunch place I’ve eaten at, yet. Challah French Toast Served with home fries, fresh fruit, pure maple syrup & fresh whipped cream. $13.50 This week’s topping was … Continue reading