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Monday, July 30, 2012

[Events] Dish Crawl Markham

A group of strangers meet together at a pre-determined spot, at a pre-determined time, armed with nothing but an empty stomach and an eye to discover local cullinary delights. This is what I signed up for when I decided to join the inaugural Dish Crawl even in Markham (@dishcrawlMK)

But Dish Crawl (@dishcrawl) has long existed before else before this. There are close to 20 cities across North America (San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Montreal, Ottawa, and many many more) that have established a Dish Crawl presence, with what seems like no signs of stopping.

For the price of $60, the ticket holder had the privilege of sampling four mystery spots in the beautiful Markham Main street area. Having the specific restaurants and food items revealed to us the day of, simply added to the anticipation of the event!

Ribbon cutting ceremony with Zeion Wilson, Carolina Moretti, and Gretchen Wilson

Thursday, July 26, 2012

[Toronto] Parts and Labour - Summerlicious

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1566 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON
(416) 588-7750

I normally don't go to Licious I find it being very hit and miss, and even the best restaurants normally will more often than not miss with a pre-set mass produced Summerlicious menu. I'm not going to judge, but my personal opinion is that there are many times I've left feeling a bit unsatisfied.
The upside of this, is that when you do find a restaurant that knocks the summerlicious menu out of the park, it really impresses you. And this is exactly what happened on my visit to Parts and Labour (@partsnlabour) with Grace (@foodinthecityTO), Andrew (@_aneb), Vickie (@kiki_BFF) and Ben really restored some faith in Licious (@LiciousTO) menus!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

[Toronto] The Harbord Room

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89 Harbord Street
Toronto, Ontario

Just the other day, Vickie (@kiki_bff), Grace (@foodinthecityTO), Joe (@jsinb88), Mike (@chopstickhero) Jing (@Jingloh), and I headed over to The Harbord Room (@theharbordroom) to celebrate a very special occasion. (a) it was on record as the hottest day of the year in Toronto (even in the air-conditioned restaurant it was not to be avoided...was still so so hot!), and  (b) we were about to try the the #1 burger as rated by Toronto Life (@toronto_life) More on this part later. So really, what's not to celebrate?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tasting Dinner at Noka

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513 Bloor Street W
Toronto, ON
(647) 351-1188

Probably due to it's proximity to University of Toronto, the Annex is saturated with countless budget friendly food establishments. I regret to say that I don't usually eat in this area, but just walking through that strip of Bloor, I couldn't help but notice how many Japanese restaurants there were. And just when you thought there were already way too many, another pops up. Situated between Menchies and Sushi on Bloor, is the newly opened Noka Japanese Cuisine & Sushi (@NokaToronto). They have lunch specials for as low as $5.95, how can you NOT come here?

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

[Yorkville] MBCo

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100 Bloor St W
Toronto, ON
(416) 961-6226

Despite working relatively close to Yorkville, I am not one to say that I've tried much of the food in the area. Many establishments offer dine-in meals, which may not be very accommodating to a typical individual's one hour lunch timeframe. Enter  MBCo (Montreal Bread Company) : a lunch-friendly spot right at a convenient location in Yorkville. Coupled with the fact that my co-worker, Gary has been advocating the MBCo quesadillas for a while now, naturally I wound up here on a Friday with him for a mid-day meal.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

[Richmond Hill] Jim Chai Kee

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270 W Beaver Creek Road
Richmond Hill, ON
L4B 3Y9

Well hidden in a strip plaza on Highway 7 is somewhat of a gem when it comes to wonton noodles. And that's a great thing because I love wonton noodles. So much that it's kind of comfort food for me. And this place just gets it. I have yet to find a place in the GTA with comparability in terms food consistency and speed. I always leave happy and satisfied!

Friday, July 6, 2012

[Toronto] Harbour Sixty Steakhouse

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60 Harbour Street
Toronto, ON
(416) 777-2111

Habour Sixty has been on my list of restaurants to try for a while, but seeing as it's not an inexpensive meal I've been holding off. To a point where I almost forgot that I wanted to try it. That is until a month ago when I wrote up my review on Jacobs and Co. People started asking me how it compared to  Habour Sixty, and it was like a lightbulb lit-up in my mind. I thought to myself "I must make time to try this!" And so I did, and the rest is history.