It’s Harvest Season

It’s been a weird summer, especially for farmers, but those fruits and vegetables keep on coming regardless. This being the peak of the season, there’s no better time to enjoy a meal prepared from locally-sourced ingredients. The Gladstone Hotel continues its Harvest Wednesdays series until mid-October with a variety of prix fixe dinners and tasting […]

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Sunday Brunch – Morning Glory

Morning Glory 457 King Street East 416-703-4728 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $30 Morning Glory is one of those neighbourhood joints that fly under the radar. A popular Corktown breakfast spot since December 2003, it now tends to get overshadowed by Gilead Café, just around the corner. But on the Sunday […]

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Sunday Brunch – Nyood

Nyood 1096 Queen Street West 416-466-1888 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $50 Those folks that make the clam and tomato juice are on some kind of campaign to make the Caesar Canada’s official cocktail but they’ll get no support from me to do it. The very last thing I want to […]

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Sunday Brunch – Merci Mon Ami

Merci Mon Ami 171 East Liberty Street, #107 647-436-3832 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $40 As had been made evident on this site before, I am not a patio person, especially a streetside patio. But on a quiet Sunday morning, my bags loaded with goodies from the Liberty Village farmers market, […]

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A Summerlicious Survival Guide

It’s that time of year again. Summerlicious (July 3rd – 19th);  when diners flock to Toronto’s restaurants in search of a cheap meal, and restaurant staff groan and complain at the long hours and stiffed tips. Summer (and Winter) Licious are self-perpetuating catch-22s. Diners expect poor service and so tip poorly regardless, while servers expect […]

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Chowing Down with ChowBella

Culinary tourism. It’s a funny phrase but anyone who has ever planned a trip based around where and what they’ll be eating is, in fact, a culinary tourist. And as our palates become more sophisticated, culinary tourism is actually a growing industry. But how to find the best places to eat on your trip? Sure, […]

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Sunday Brunch – Sage West

Sage West – Closed 924 College Street 647-346-6183 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $30 Most people are probably more familiar with Sage Café on McCaul Street than they are with her sister restaurant Sage West. It’s one of those places you really want to like; it’s a pretty space that doubles […]

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Sunday Brunch – Bonjour Brioche

Bonjour Brioche 812 Queen Street East 416-406-1250 Brunch for two with all taxes, tip and coffee: $25 (cash only) People seem to either love or hate Bonjour Brioche. I regularly come across raves about their exquisite pastries and breads, but the service, and the line-up on weekends, can be a sticking point. In fact, in […]

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On the Shelf – May 24, 2009

Here’s a few new things we came across this month that are definitely worth sharing. Margaret’s Artisan Bakery Crisps We came across these at the Ontario Cheese Society tasting in late April. Better known for their Margaret’s Artisan Flatbreads, these organic flour crisps from MJ Fine Foods are made in Vaughn and come in a variety of […]

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