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Little India

Location: 255 Queen St W., Toronto For lunch buffets…this is KING….what else do you call 3 FLOORS of lunch buffet?? Of course, the third floor parties had to come down to the 2nd floor for refills, but have you seen a bigger buffet than this? The onion bhajis could have been fresher and some of … Continue reading

Lettuce Eatery now Freshii

Location: 140 Spadina Avenue, Toronto $12 for a custom-crafted salad http://www.lettuceatery.com Since we’re on the topic of how the word “fresh” is being used in marketing, let’s talk about the once named named Lettuce Eatery which is now known as Freshii…making us question: Is it Fresheye, or is it like the Wii, making it Fresheee … Continue reading

TRAVEL: London, ON: Raja

Location: 428 Clarence Street, London http://www.rajafinedining.ca Had a family anniversary celebration here.  The space is up-scale and elegant and nicely done up for large groups, such as us. The service on the other hand, could use some tweaking.  Although it wasn’t busy, our server took a while to come over.  Then he failed to correctly … 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

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

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

Gandhi’s Roti

Location: 554 Queen ST W, Toronto Cost: $6.95 – 12.95 http://www.gandhicuisine.ca * A huge thanks to Lurgee from My Little Sweatshop for lending me the use of her Canon to capture these shots.  There’s no reason to really review a place as well known and loved in the city as Gandhi’s. ‘Cause if you’re willing to wait … Continue reading

Bar Wellington

Location: 520 Wellington St W, Toronto Oh, Bar Wellie, how you’ve changed. Okay, not to be quite so dramatic, but we really had some good times Bar Wellie and I. Once upon a time, when the service was nice and friendly, and I had my first taste of Leffe beer. Let me tell you, it … 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

Starving Artist

Location: 584 Lansdowne Ave, Toronto Cost: $9-10 per breakfast entree http://www.starvingartistbar.com What better way to end (and start) a year than to brunch? First, there was the 31st. Upon the suggestion of a friend, our annual xmas reunion, of sorts, took place at Starving Artist, one of the few places open for brunch on New … Continue reading