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Boston: Curly Cakes


Location: 81 Charles Street, Boston MA 02114 http://www.izzyscurlycakes.com photography by photohogger My girlfriends were visiting from Toronto this past weekend.  As we toured around Boston and wandered towards Boston Common on Charles St. we came across Curly Cakes.  I’d been past it before and have always wanted to visit. We did. Gorgeous Little Shop. Gorgeous … Continue reading

TRAVEL: Montreal: Les 3 Brasseurs (3 Brewers )


Location(s): A.  732 Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montreal B.  1658, rue Saint-Denis, Montréal http://www.les3brasseurs.ca (All images photohogger) Let me start with the pros of the restaurant: Amazing beer-battered poutine.  Great atmosphere: loud, bustling, was fun to be there during the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Food (pros & cons): Everything was grease-central (could be a pro for some?).  The … Continue reading

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

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

TRAVEL: Paris: Paul’s


Location: Outside the Louvre. Paul, the French bakery (since 1889) came highly recommended by our friend A, so when we discovered a kiosk outside the Louvre, we stood right in line! I must say, eating a chocolate chip baguette and tomato, mozzarella and basil sandwich under the shade of a tree in the Carrousel Gardens was one … Continue reading

Starbucks 40th Anniversary Deal


Starting today until Saturday, Starbucks will give you a free cake pop or other Petite Pastry if you buy a drink. This is to celebrate Starbucks’ 40th anniversary and it will be honored from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  from Thursday, March 10, 2011 until Saturday, March 12. (Image via)

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

Sukhothai


Location: 274 Parliament Street, Toronto http://www.sukhothaifood.com So it’s in a shady location, what does it matter when you can get real, authentic Thai food? Sukhothai, which sounds wonderful when chanted (su-kho-THAI! su-kho-THAI!) as my friend did in anticipation of our visit, is a tiny Thai resto in Corktown. We got there at a decent hour … Continue reading