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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

Recipe: Summer Skewers

Here’s an easy BBQ recipe for Summer Skewers. Cut into cubes, desired veggies (like zucchini,eggplant, onions and mushrooms), fruits (like pineapples and/or watermelons).  Optional:  tofu and/or shrimp (marinated in soy sauce, chilli sauce, black bean sauce) Skew the cubes onto skewers and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and BBQ. Enjoy with a nice cold beer (such … Continue reading

Vegetarian Cafe @ The Big Carrot

Location: 348 Danforth Avenue,Toronto http://www.thebigcarrot.ca As far as vegetarian cuisine goes, a lot of it is spent on trying to recreate MEAT!  I’ve got an idea.  Don’t!  Vegetables are delicious on their own, and we don’t need the fake stuff pretending to be what it ain’t. Since returning from Hawaii a month ago, I’ve stopped … Continue reading

Local Feature: Harlem Underground

Location: 745 Queen St W, Toronto http://www.harlemrestaurant.com/underground With a wall-mural/graffitied glass hallway and red interior walls, Harlem looks like how you’d expect a restaurant in Harlem to look: cultured-chic, friendly and somewhere you’d want to spend a few good hours with friends and wholesome Southern cooking. Cajun Tempura Fried Okra $4.95 Of all the fascinating … Continue reading


Location: 147 Spadina Avenue, Toronto http://www.freshrestaurants.ca As is the case with a lot of food-related businesses these days, the word “fresh” embodies all that is “organic” and “new” in our age of health-consciousness.  If it contains the word FRESH chances are people will gravitate towards it. And Fresh, the restaurant chain, is vegetarian, another kick … Continue reading

LOCAL FEATURE: 360 Restaurant

Location: CN Tower, 301 Front Street West, Toronto The 360 Restaurant at the CN Tower has a magnificent revolving view of Toronto and is located more than 351 metres (1,151 ft) from the ground.  The subtle rotation of the restaurant takes a few minutes to get used to but the changing landscape takes no adjustment at all!  It’s quite simply, stunning! … Continue reading

Frugal Fare #4: Ghazale

Location: 504 Bloor St. W, Toronto Cost: $3.49 for a falafel http://www.ghazale.ca We found ourselves searching for food in the Annex one evening before the start of Filmi 2009. I laugh now when I think about how we walked right PAST Ghazale (even though it was packed; which we all know is a clear indication … Continue reading

Boathouse Grill

Location: 207 Queens Quay W, Toronto Cost: $10-15 per entree Take a look at their menu on the site, here: http://www.boathousegrill.sites.toronto.com Now… Yes, the food tastes as bad as it looks on the menu. Let’s see, where should we start? Perhaps with the veggie burger? Vegetarian Burger – soy based vegetarian patty made from our … Continue reading