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TRAVEL: Montreal: Nil Bleu

Location: 3706 Rue Saint-Denis Montreal, QC http://www.nilbleu.ca/ Hands down the best Ethiopian restaurant I’ve been to thus far.  But don’t ask me, ask my Mom and Mom-in-Law who couldn’t stop raving about it.  And they know how to cook, if you know what I mean. The dishes we ordered were: YETIMATIM SALAD $4.95 (tomatoes, onions, … Continue reading

TRAVEL: Quebec City, Carlo’s Pizza

Location: 117, Rte Principale E RR 2, Sainte-Cécile-de-Masham, QC J0X 2W0, 819-456-4545 Not only does Carlo do pizza, and amazingly well (the veggie one we got was chock-full of tasty veggies and not very greasy), he does the best poutine I’ve ever tasted in Quebec!  Mighty squishy curds and a not-too-salty gravy that’s just the right consistency.  The pan fried tilapia was amazing … Continue reading

NEW: L’eat

Location: 410 Adelaide St W http://www.leatcatering.com/home.htm In the cursed location where Zimbel’s Cafe and before that,  Mosaic used to be, L’eat Express is the newest addition to the building beside Toronto School of Art.  Herbal Infusions is faring quite well so far, so maybe there is hope for L’eat (such a difficult name to wrap my head around.  Sometimes … 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

Moxie’s, Yorkdale Mall

Location: Yorkdale Mall, 1 Yorkdale Road, Toronto Moxie’s has the lowest lighting possible, which is really no excuse for bad photos, and these really are the worst pics ever, so I’ll just leave you to them whilst I turn away.


Location: 140 Cumberland Street, Toronto Cost: Avg main is $13 http://www.hemingways.to In the heart of Yorkville there’s a cosy little people (or celeb) -watching pub that has the likeness of some Great-Grandfather’s study. Green walls, heavy bookcases laden with old books, equestrian oil paintings lit up with dimmed wall sconces, antique wooden furniture dusty with … Continue reading

TRAVEL: Palm Beach, Hamburger Heaven

Location: 314 South Country Road, Palm Beach, Florida Cost: $25 for two Hamburger Heaven is a cute little diner in Palm Beach and one of two places suggested to us to get breakfast in the area – I’m sure there are more joints to grab freshly squeezed OJ, but HH was super close to our … Continue reading

Peter Pan Bistro

Location: 373 Queen Street West, Toronto Cost: $10 per entree http://www.peterpanbistro.com A landmark on Queen St. West since 1921 (read the history here), Peter Pan Bistro has always been a prime lunch time spot, perhaps for it’s ambiance (spectacular tin ceiling) or delicious lunch dishes for under $10. Whatever the case, how befitting it was … Continue reading


Location: 225 King St. W. Toronto Cost: approx $50 for two http://www.peneloperestaurant.com/home.html  I love Greek Food.  Sure, it’s just meat and potatoes…but that is precisely why I love it. There is something very comforting about Greek food.  How can it go wrong? At Penelope, it doesn’t. Around the King Street area, dinner options grow sparse the more … Continue reading

Happy Valentimes: Butler’s Pantry

Location: 591 Markham St. Mirvish Village, Toronto, ON Cost: $28 incl tip http://www.butlerspantry.ca How fitting a name for a place that serves everything that could possibly exist in a Pantry!  (On a side note: A butler’s pantry was commonly used for the storing, cleaning and counting of silver by the butler…). Whatever the name, this cosy nook in the Annex  serves brunch until … Continue reading