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NEW: Frankly Eatery

Location: 1118 Queen Street East, Toronto http://www.franklyeatery.com So, I first posted about Frankly Eatery in April.  Our friends opened up Frankly (the name deriving from them not knowing quite frankly what name to give it) in Leslieville and we finally got the chance to check it out this past weekend. Loving the signage outside and how warm and cosy the … Continue reading

Hollywood Gelato

You scream, I scream, we all scream for gelato!? Hooray for gelato! I’ve never been one to jump at the chance for ice-cream. Sure, I’ll admit I’ve stood in line with everyone else half my height at the ice-cream truck, shelling out $2 for my scoop of vanilla dipped in chocolate or whatever that stuff … Continue reading

The Wine Bar

Location: 9 Church St., Toronto So, clearly I missed the boat on Jamie Kennedy’s Wine Bar, instead this place is now known simply as The Wine Bar. And, I know I’ve said it before and I should’ve listened to me: If a restaurant is EMPTY, go somewhere else. The Wine Bar was eeeempty. Aside from … Continue reading

TRAVEL: India: Delhi: Haldirams

Location: somewhere in Delhi http://www.haldiram.com Anyone who has ever visited an Indian family’s home or is Indian is familiar with the Haldiram’s symbol.  See below (image from Google) No Indian tea-time is complete  without Haldiram’s. A bag of bhel puri or chiwda will always be kicking around the cupboard of an Indian home. So think … Continue reading

NEW: Jimmy’s Coffee

Went to Jimmy’s Coffee and got some Earl Grey (Mighty Leaf brand) and a banana caramel cake/bread – which was tasty but greasy. My tea has a funny aftertaste, which I can’t pin-point, tastes like the cup? Still, I like this place – it’s cosy and they have a lovely sunny patio out back. Reminds me … Continue reading


Location: 99 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto http://www.morocochocolat.com Our friend whose baby shower we threw treated us to a fabulous evening at Morocco, er, sorry MoRoCo, not like the North African country. A very lush and lavish, sumptuous, velvety, romantic place. We had tea and more tea. The selections were highly unusual and came in little test … Continue reading

Le Gourmand CLOSED!!!

All three locations of LE G have shut down due to evasion of rent. The one at Yonge & Eg had shut down in January of this year (2010) but they said the other two were still going strong. However, now both the Yonge/Bloor and Spadina locations have shut down. This is a sad day … Continue reading

Cafe Cinquecento

Location: 791 King St W., Toronto http://www.cafecinquecento.com Went here for a friend’s birthday, one who is a trusted foodie with great taste, and she was right. I loved the atmosphere and the service and the story behind Cafe Cinquecento. The menu left me absolutely TORN…there were many routes I wanted to go: there was pizza, … Continue reading

Thai Princess update

Went to Thai Princess again a few weeks ago and noticed that the portions have decreased incredibly. Smaller servings and half-filled bowls of my favourite dish: the vermicelli with chicken and spring roll. Prices are still the same. Four dishes at Thai Princess will buy you six dishes at Sukhothai. Well, that’s just how the … Continue reading

Bricks + Cornish hens

I’ve been busy BUT have plenty of reviews coming up next week, stay tuned. Last night I went to a friend’s birthday dinner at Cafe Cinquecento and had the BRICK PRESSED CORNISH HEN (full review with pics coming soon). That inspired me to look up recipes! Like this one. And this. Have you ever made … Continue reading