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Cambridge, MA: Royal Pastry Shop

Location: 738 Cambridge St., East Cambridge, MA Having just moved to Boston, one of our explorations took us to the Royal Pastry Shop on Cambridge Street.  We chose a very simple chocolate cupcake. It was divine.  Open since 1941, there are now two other locations feeding locals delicious American and Italian pastries.  I’m looking forward to being … Continue reading

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

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


Location: 330 Bay Street, Toronto http://www.mercatto.ca I LOVE prosciutto on pizza…MMM…. Okay….am back. My friend recommended this spot and she’s one whose taste I can now trust!  Thanks Roobs! 🙂 Pizza: prosciutto, tomato, gran padano, mozza, arugula $15 Pasta:  Chicken, spinach, tomatoes $17 Salad: Arugula, pear, walnuts, pecorino $8 Such a pretty interior with the … 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

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

Grazie Ristorante

Location: 2373 Yonge Street, Toronto http://www.grazie.ca Went to Grazie recently for a friend’s birthday dinner.  The place was packed and as is the case with a lot of restaurants in the city, they don’t seat you unless your whole party has arrived, and they don’t take reservations.   We ended up waiting I think a little over a half … Continue reading

Fusaro’s Kitchen

Location: 147 Spadina Avenue, Toronto Cost: $10-15 for lunch http://www.fusaros.com This is a long overdue post; I guess because it’s such a frequented lunch spot for me that I simply thought I was having a home-cooked meal at times! If you don’t get there by 11:45am at the latest, be prepared to wait in a … Continue reading

Dimmi Bar & Trattoria

Location: 140 Cumberland St, Toronto Cost: $9-15 for a pizza http://www.dimmibar.com We walked around for about an hour before deciding on a place to have dinner. Somehow the places on Yonge St. (Green Mango, Friendly Thai) didn’t appeal to us and Craft Burger further North didn’t entice everyone. Finally, after checking the menus at Nervosa … Continue reading