How Sweet It Is

Sweet!: The Delicious Story of Candy By Ann Love and Jane Drake; Illustrated by Claudia Davila Tundra Books; $14.99, 64 pp. softcover publication April 14th, 2009 (hardcover © 2007) Some might say that a book about candy, with kids as the target market, could be a little off-base in this era of childhood obesity and […]

Read More

Sunday Brunch – Cafe Du Lac

Café du Lac 2350 Lakeshore Boulevard West 416-848-7381 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $30 If Toronto wasn’t already known as a brunch town, just wait until people really start feeling the recession pinch. Already considered much more economical and family-friendly than dinner at a high-end restaurant or a business lunch, brunch […]

Read More

We’re All Family Here

Mother’s Dumplings 79 Huron Street 416-217-2008 Dinner for two with all taxes, tip and soda: $25 I’m not exactly sure how I’ve managed to miss this place for so long. Shortly after Mother’s Dumplings started getting good buzz in the food-loving community, the husband came home with some leftovers from his lunch there and it’s […]

Read More

Sunday Brunch – The Harbord Room

The Harbord Room 89 Harbord Street 416-962-8989 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $43 Restaurateurs spend a lot of money making their places look elegant. Only sometimes is that comfortable elegance actually achieved; more often than not many restaurants feel stilted, contrived and downright inhospitable, which is generally not the original goal. […]

Read More

Falling Flat

Tortilla Flats 458 Queen Street West 416-203-0088 Dinner for two with all taxes, tip and margaritas: $80 This was supposed to be a review of Tattoo Rock Parlor. But when we arrived to an empty restaurant, then waited for a server who never appeared while bad rock music blared on the sound system, we bailed. […]

Read More

Dinner on the Roof of the World

Tibet Kitchen 1544 Queen Street West 416-913-8726 Dinner for two with all taxes, tip and beer: $50 A week from today, the eyes of the world will be on China. Some people will watch with fingers crossed, cheering on their country’s athletes, while others will direct their attention toward the potential political protests that may […]

Read More

Sunday Brunch – The Ultimate Cafe

Ultimate Café 293 King Street West 416-977-9690 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $30   Ultimate is a big claim when it comes to a restaurant. Working with the definition “not to be improved upon or surpassed”, calling yourself the ultimate anything sets the standard of quality pretty darn high. Higher than […]

Read More

Sunday Brunch – Lula Lounge

Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas Street West 416-588-0307 brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $34   “Hey, did you know Lula does brunch?” my husband asked, waving a colourful postcard that he had found on the sidewalk at me. “We should go!” And so we do, because we like brunch and because we’ve […]

Read More