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TRAVEL: Paris: Paul’s

Location: Outside the Louvre. Paul, the French bakery (since 1889) came highly recommended by our friend A, so when we discovered a kiosk outside the Louvre, we stood right in line! I must say, eating a chocolate chip baguette and tomato, mozzarella and basil sandwich under the shade of a tree in the Carrousel Gardens was one … Continue reading

Michel’s Baquette

Location: (Yorkdale Mall) 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto http://www.michelsbaguette.com One of my favourite “go-to” bakeries in Toronto is Michel’s.  It’s an European-inspired cafe/bakery and there are several locations in Ontario.  It reminds me of Paul’s in Paris.  No nonsense pastries, sandwiches and cafe lattes. It’s the perfect spot for a giggly group of girls women to go … Continue reading

Black Forest Pastry Shop

Location: 184 Lakeshore Road East Oakville, ON L6J I’m happy to announce that I have found possibly the best apple pie, ever. It exists at Black Forest Pastry Shop in Oakville and is only $12.99! After popping it into the oven for a few minutes, it came out flaky yet melted in the mouth. The … Continue reading

NEW: Khao San Road

Location: 326 Adelaide St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1R3 Cost:  $30 (for lunch) It’s the “high maintenance” sister resto to Sukho Thai.  It resides in a more expensive neighbourhood, believes less-is-more and is worth the wait. Open only a month KSR already has its hands full.  Of customers.  Having arrived just past noon, we were lucky to snag a … Continue reading


Mycitycuisine is a great Wiki project aiming to help travelers discover local foods from all over the world.  It’s an open invitation to anyone who would like to include a dish that is indigenous to a certain area; a local dish.  Not a recipe.  A local meal or food. For example: Vancouver:  Beans on Toast: … Continue reading

Swiss Chalet Channel!

On February 28th, Swiss Chalet announced the launch of their exclusive Rotisserie Chicken Channel through Rogers Cable. Like the the seasonal “Yule Log” channel offered during the holidays, the channel offers a  rotisserie chicken….24 hours a day! Swiss Chalet will also be offering deals and coupons through the channel.  You just have to watch for … Continue reading

NEW: Sukho Thai’s SISTER Resto

Have you heard? Sukho Thai has opened a sister restaurant at Adelaide and Peter! It’s called Khao San Road and is getting rave reviews! Toronto Star Toronto Life Globe and Mail Looking forward to trying it out!

Starbucks 40th Anniversary Deal

Starting today until Saturday, Starbucks will give you a free cake pop or other Petite Pastry if you buy a drink. This is to celebrate Starbucks’ 40th anniversary and it will be honored from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  from Thursday, March 10, 2011 until Saturday, March 12. (Image via)

TRAVEL: Boston: La Famiglia Giorgio

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

Tokyo Bay

Location: 125 Kerr Street Oakville, ON Since when are you not allowed any substitutions at a Japanese restaurant? Isn’t everything made fresh? It’s not like the sushi is pre-made and stuffed with something else beforehand? And worse, this wasn’t even a sushi substitution but rather a bento box substitution. Instead of CHICKEN, I requested SALMON. … Continue reading