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No, not a restaurant, but a delightful website dedicated to scanning sandwiches, hence the name Scanwiches!

NEW RESTO: Cafe Melektaus

Just got an e-mail regarding Cafe Melektaus which opened in February 2010. Here’s what it’s about: “we are primarily focused on serving shisha and ethnic drinks alongside the regular coffee/espresso/teas. teas and shisha are both herbal from us. we also took great efforts at offering an exotic decor and environment.” Location: 1088 Bathurst Street The … Continue reading

Frankly Eatery NOW OPEN!

Our friends have just opened up Frankly Eatery, down in Leslieville. Here’s the scoop directly from one of the owners: “Our menu will consist of fantastic coffee, an all day brunch type menu with delicious items for both gourmet breakfast or lunch and a warm friendly atmosphere.  You may also be wondering why we chose … Continue reading

Gandhi’s Roti

Location: 554 Queen ST W, Toronto Cost: $6.95 – 12.95 http://www.gandhicuisine.ca * A huge thanks to Lurgee from My Little Sweatshop for lending me the use of her Canon to capture these shots.  There’s no reason to really review a place as well known and loved in the city as Gandhi’s. ‘Cause if you’re willing to wait … Continue reading

Fynn’s of Temple Bar

Location: 489 King Street West, Toronto http://www.fynnstemplebar.com It used to be a Fionn MacCool’s and now the name isn’t all that different but the menu certainly is.  For one, they have these God-awful photographs that don’t really look related to anything ON the menu. Things like three scoops of vanilla ice-cream that looks as if … Continue reading

Frugal Fare #5: The Bellwoods Bar & Grill

Location: 756 Queen St W., Toronto Cost: Under $10 for breakfast It’s almost refreshing to find a place in TO that doesn’t cater to all your dietary concerns (ie. lactose-free and/or soy milk, gluten-free what-have-you). It’s plain white or brown bread. Milk or cream. Sausages or bacon. That’s what was so perfect about spotting the … Continue reading

Grand Opening: Compass Lakeside Grill & Lounge

Location: 2340 Ontario Street, Oakville So I was invited to attend the VIP Grand Opening of the latest waterfront resto in Bronte’s Harbour:  Compass Lakeside Grill & Lounge. When we arrived just after 8pm, Compass was out of food so I can’t make any judgments on that however I can comment on the drinks and … Continue reading

Bar Volo

Location: 587 Yonge Street, Toronto There’s cosy, then there’s cramped! Granted, it’s not meant for large groups, but they certainly have a small bar considering 50% of its name is BAR.   I do love the variety of beers though, although it’s not too enjoyable drinking standing up crammed between the bar and a few stools. … Continue reading


Just got a heads up that WEBPIGGY has been running for 3 months now in Toronto! It’s the same concept as Groupon but Canadian! They’ve already featured discounts off of the following: Mirvish, Mt. Everest Restaurant, T Café, quad Spinning, Original Motorcycle Gourmet Burger, Montfort, Wynn Fitness, Concepts Spa, Salon Libertè, Crepe It Up! I’m … Continue reading

Raq n Waq

Location: 739 Queen St. W. 2nd Floor, Toronto http://www.theraq.ca The Raq is a great place for summer after work drinks. They have a really nice partly-sunny patio, pool tables (hence the name) and fireplaces indoors.  The service is semi-attentive and the food, although nothing to write e-mail  home about, is fine for drink snacks, but … Continue reading