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TRAVEL: Montreal: Les 3 Brasseurs (3 Brewers )


Location(s): A.  732 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montreal B.  1658, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal http://www.les3brasseurs.ca (All images photohogger) Let me start with the pros of the restaurant: Amazing beer-battered poutine.  Great atmosphere: loud, bustling, was fun to be there during the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Food (pros & cons): Everything was grease-central (could be a pro for some?).  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

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

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

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

TRAVEL: Banff: The Maple Leaf


Location: 137 Banff Avenue Banff, AB http://www.banffmapleleaf.com After a two hour trek across Lake Louise and back to the Chateau and by the time we reached Banff, we were riddled with cravings for salmon (or really, anything other than sandwiches and soups), so we headed straight to The Maple Leaf, number one on my list of Banff eateries. Also, … Continue reading

Red Room


Location: 444 Spadina Avenue, Toronto Cost: $7-10 for an entree Ah, the Red Room….takes me back to my university days…when “dining out” meant spending less than $5. An item on the eclectic menu will set you back about $7 – 10 and the portions are decent enough to split when you order a few items. … Continue reading

Spice Safar


Location: 270 Adelaide St W, Toronto http://www.spicesafar.com In the heart of downtown Toronto you’d be hard pressed to find a sexy lounge with a decent menu to offer. And let’s be honest, a menu is one thing, an actual edible tasty meal is another. Fear not, I’ve found the place that has it all. It’s … Continue reading

Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco, CA


Location: 900 North Point St., San Francisco, CA Hours: Monday – Thursday 10am – 6pm | Friday – Saturday 10am – 9pm Sunday 10am – 6pm | Restaurant Hours Vary.Cost: FREE! (well, free sample square of Ghirardelli caramel chocolate to nibble on whilst perusing the crowded shop) http://www.ghirardelli.com/ After Cold Stone you’d think it absurd … Continue reading

Urban Restaurant: For the Urbanite


Neighbourhood: King West Address: 303 King Street Phone: (416) 598-5656 If one is to go back in time, to the 19th century, a time when the Phantom haunted the Opera Populaire in Paris (if only in reality is three hours of musical theatre), one may as well eat as urban as possible prior to it, … Continue reading