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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

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

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

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