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E-mail from Charlie

From : “charlie” CHARLIE’S BURGERS The Anti-Restaurant http://www.charliesburgers.ca The Anti-Restaurant is about the food experience first. It is not-for-profit, so the costs involved resume their proper place as something simply incidental to the event. WHEN? At random intervals. WHERE? At random locations. WHO’S COOKING? A Chef who CAN and still loves to – someone whose … Continue reading

Charlie’s Burgers

The anti-restaurant. You may have read about this in the Toronto Star recently…it’s the place that’s ‘not’ a restaurant…but more a covert culinary mission, of sorts. A mystery dinner. I was curious, so I went to the website and added my e-mail so that I could fill out their survey. I hope to be invited … Continue reading

Frugal Fare #1: CJ Lunch Box

“Frugal Fare” is going to be a new feature on Foodhogger, where we’ll cover the more affordable places to dine for lunch/dinner in Toronto and still get great food & service. CJ Lunch Box (but everyone refers to it as “Lunch Box”) is one such place.  Location: 409 Richmond St., W, Toronto (Spadina/Richmond) Cost: under $10 (cash only) … Continue reading

Future Bakery & Cafe

Location: 483 Bloor St. W., Toronto Cost: $10-15 Speaking of cake… Future Bakery’s Kahlua Truffle Cake is to die for….or to share with friends. Great little cafe in the Annex, to hang out with the people you love until the wee hours of the morning…or until 2am, when they close 🙂

Zucchini Chocolate Orange Cake

I made this cake for a work potluck, recently.  It’s a super easy recipe (considering it was baked at nearly 1am) with an extremely (if I do say so, myself!) yummy result!   I found this on Allrecipes.com, which seriously makes you wonder:  do people even bother with cookbooks anymore?  What I love about Allrecipes are the ‘reviews/modifications’ by … Continue reading


Location: 969 Bloor St West, Toronto Cost: approx $8 per person incl drink, tax & tip! Although a table of 5 is a tight squeeze in this tiny establishment, the generous portions and tasty home-cooked flavour more than make up for it. The girls and I decided to dine at Nazareth after hearing much about … Continue reading

Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

True to my word, here’s a RECIPE (from the Toronto Star) for Chocolate Guinness Cake! I can’t wait to try it! Sláinte! Have a Safe & Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! -FH INGREDIENTS Cake: 1/3 cup Guinness draught stout 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/3 cup buttermilk 1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/4 … Continue reading

It’s a green, fresh, organic recession!

We’ve all heard the words GREEN, FRESH, ORGANIC and RECESSION used countless times in the last few months….I’ve just decided to put them all together in one sentence to get it out of the way. With our economy having taken such a downturn as we’ve now come to accept, I would like to do some things … Continue reading


Location: 225 King St. W. Toronto Cost: approx $50 for two http://www.peneloperestaurant.com/home.html  I love Greek Food.  Sure, it’s just meat and potatoes…but that is precisely why I love it. There is something very comforting about Greek food.  How can it go wrong? At Penelope, it doesn’t. Around the King Street area, dinner options grow sparse the more … Continue reading

Le Sélect Bistro

Location: 432 Wellington Street West, Toronto Cost: Approx $130 for 2 Every once in a while, you come across a really outstanding dining experience. One where there is not a single thing out of place or out of line. Le Sélect is that happy place. Within minutes of me running in to check if they … Continue reading