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Boston: Temazcal Cantina


Location: 250 Northern Avenue Boston, MA http://www.temazcalcantina.com We went to Temazcal to celebrate my BIL’s birthday. It was one of those early Fall September days, so the rain was coming down, and it was a Friday so we did get caught in rush-hour traffic. On top of this, a few things to note: Temazcal doesn’t … Continue reading

The Raging Olive


Location: 3537 Fairview Street Burlington, ON Beerhogger celebrated his birthday BEERFEST (thirty)SEVEN at Better Bitters Brewing Co (more commonly known as Nickelbrook in Burlington.  The owner John welcomed our group with open arms, catered food for us from The Raging Olive (a local restaurant with awesome middle-eastern food and they carry Nickelbrook brews on tap), gave us the … Continue reading

TRAVEL: Honolulu, Hawaii: Roys


Location: 226 Lewers St Honolulu, HI http://www.roysrestaurant.com After visiting Mama’s Fish House in Maui three years ago, we didn’t think anything could come close.  Let me tell you, Roy’s comes pretty close! I’ve never been to a restaurant where there has been such incredible attention to my dietary concerns!  Our server was worried that I … Continue reading

LOCAL FEATURE: The Blake House


Location: 449 Jarvis St  Toronto http://www.theblakehouse.ca Open only three months, one of the last standing heritage structures (built in 1891) in Toronto  has been converted into a restaurant called The Blake House (previously, The Red Lion). One of the three owners and brothers, Jim Vasilakakos sat down and chatted with us as well.  He described … Continue reading

NEW: O&B Canteen


Location: 330 King St W, Toronto Another one of Peter Oliver and Michael Bonacini’s babies, O&B is part cafeteria, part full-service restaurant, with all the wood, glass and metal (and gorgeous pops of orange Le Creuset dishes) that entails opening up a restaurant these days, it’s also in the new Bell Lightbox building. In the … Continue reading

Il Fornello


Locations: 214 King Street West, Toronto 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto http://www.ilfornello.com The Queens Quay location of Il Fornello was where we first discovered the delicious Cookoothama Shiraz. With such a funny name and the child-like hand impressions on the bottle, we were intrigued. It’s now a house-hold favourite. The food is reliably good at … Continue reading

Amaya Express


Location: 1574 Bayview Avenue, Toronto The “real” Amaya was closed for lunch and only opened at 5pm so we went express! Looking like a somewhat modern-retro (isn’t that an oxymoron?) cafeteria, we were the only group sitting inside the restaurant; the rest were outdoors on the patio.  We felt like we had the whole place … Continue reading

LOCAL FEATURE: 360 Restaurant


Location: CN Tower, 301 Front Street West, Toronto The 360 Restaurant at the CN Tower has a magnificent revolving view of Toronto and is located more than 351 metres (1,151 ft) from the ground.  The subtle rotation of the restaurant takes a few minutes to get used to but the changing landscape takes no adjustment at all!  It’s quite simply, stunning! … Continue reading

Frugal Fare #6: The Banknote


Location: 663 King Street West, Toronto The Banknote is one of those work-lunch and after-work dinner/drinks places serving up burger & beer type meals in a bank setting.  Yes, aptly named The Banknote, as it used to a bank, they still have the ol’ vault in the back and teller booths.  If that ambiance doesn’t suit you, there’s always their cosy patio on … Continue reading

Alice Fazooli’s


Location: 294 Adelaide St W, Toronto Dear Alice, I think you are a nice spot for lunch, your pizzas are  good, the sangria is nice and the ambiance on your patio patio is lovely. But I’m mad at you because that day after lunch, you forgot to give me my leftovers and when I came … Continue reading