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Product: Godiva Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

Godiva Hazelnut Chocolate Spread € 6.25 ($10-12 CAD) http://www.godiva.be Nutella what? My BIL brought us this incredible Godiva Hazelnut Chocolate Spread from Portugal….it’s am.az.ing. I’m currently munching on a slice of toast slathered with the stuff (and a bit of mango jam!) and it’s sinfully divine. Perfect on toast or on crepes (with some wonderful … Continue reading

Frugal Fare #3: Back Alley Woodfire BBQ & Grill

Location: 188 Augusta Avenue, Toronto (Kensington Market) Cost: Lunch specials (Mon – Fri only) $5.99 -8.99 Beside Back Alley Woodfire BBQ & Grill is a fancy place called Amadeus; you can’t tell from the exterior but inside, the cream-coloured walls, dark wood and cloth napkins don’t exactly call out “lunch specials!” and certainly not “lunch … Continue reading

Frugal Fare #2: Mini Bar

Location: 116 Spadina Ave., Toronto Cost: $1-6 Mini Bar is #2 in Foodhogger’s Frugal Fare in the city! It may be mini, (literally a hole in the wall on Spadina, south of Camden on the West side) but Rachel & Susan (pictured) are doing a splendid job serving fresh sandwiches ($3), sushi ($5.75), edamame ($1.50), miso … Continue reading


Location: 1422 Gerrard St East, Toronto (Gerrard St. or Little India) Cost: $10-15 The Indian McDonalds, we call it.   Much like the famous golden arches the red  Motimahal signage is iconic to Gerrard street. (Top photo via Flickr: Andrew Alexander) It’s one of the oldest restaurants in Little India and definitely one of the best, … Continue reading

New Timmy’s!

Blue Mountain Bistro has shut-down and a shiny new Timmy’s HAS OPENED TODAY in its place! It’s got a great corner; north-east of Spadina/Adelaide. BRB, gotta go get me some timbits.

Astoria Shish Kebob House

Location: 390 Danforth Avenue, Toronto http://www.astoriashishkebobhouse.com I trust you’ve already heard of my love affair with Greek food. I simply adore it. And at Astoria, there’s so much more to love. The portions are gigantic! This particular day, we were out on the patio; which is always packed in the summer months (I’m SO looking … Continue reading

The Jason George

Location: 100 Front Street East, Toronto I’ve been to the Jason George twice. Both times I had the fish n’ chips. Hey, why change a good thing? It’s crispy, flaky, tender, tasty. And the yam frites are scrumptious. Whether indoors or out, the ambiance is fun and friendly. A great local pub.

Watermark Irish Pub & Restaurant

Location: 207 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto http://www.watermarkirishpub.ca Surprise, surprise. The Boathouse Grill is now CLOSED (thanks to Qinn & Glenn for the update)! Aren’t we lucky that its replacement is the Watermark Irish Pub & Restaurant; docking along the Harbourfront very soon. We love other Fab Concepts pubs, such as Murphy’s Law, Pour House & … Continue reading

Boathouse Grill

Location: 207 Queens Quay W, Toronto Cost: $10-15 per entree Take a look at their menu on the site, here: http://www.boathousegrill.sites.toronto.com Now… Yes, the food tastes as bad as it looks on the menu. Let’s see, where should we start? Perhaps with the veggie burger? Vegetarian Burger – soy based vegetarian patty made from our … Continue reading

Peter Pan Bistro

Location: 373 Queen Street West, Toronto Cost: $10 per entree http://www.peterpanbistro.com A landmark on Queen St. West since 1921 (read the history here), Peter Pan Bistro has always been a prime lunch time spot, perhaps for it’s ambiance (spectacular tin ceiling) or delicious lunch dishes for under $10. Whatever the case, how befitting it was … Continue reading