Thursday, 7 August 2014

Bakerbots Baking Reivew

  It is no secret that Instagram is currently flooding with instas of "gourmet" ice cream sandwiches - no, not the $1 variety we remember from convenience stores which was exclusively vanilla ice cream squished between two chocolate soggy "cookies".  While I still have some fond memories of those bad boys back in the day, I couldn't resist having a go at this new spin on an old childhood favourite.  On the top of the list was Bakerbots Baking, located literally right outside Ossington Station in the West end.  

Friday, 11 July 2014

Sassafraz Summerlicious Review

  My first Summerlicious ever was destined to take place at Sassafraz in Yorkville.  Unmistakeable and raved about my many, I was extremely excited to give it a go.  A friend of mine and I chose the lunch option which included an appetizer, main and dessert for $25.  From the outside, Sassafraz's appearance is very European in my opinion -- after all, our waitress described the cuisine to be "Canadian with Fresh inspiration".  Considering its popularity, we expected it to be packed and our suspicion proved to be correct; there were barely any seats left, even at 2:30 on a Thursday when we went. 

Friday, 20 June 2014

Mildred's Temple Kitchen Review

  My cheat meal this month was, much to others' surprise, pancakes.  And of course, considering Blog TO proclaimed Mildred's pancakes to be 3rd best in Toronto, I had to give them a go with a good friend of mine.  Mildred's Temple Kitchen was located in Liberty Village, east of King and Yonge; needless to say, it was quite the mission.  Nevertheless, we were greeted with nice but albeit slightly awkward service.  They were trying to get us to buy a lot more than we were intending to, which started to really irk us at one point.  Although we sat on the patio, both the interior and exterior dining area was very clean, modern and ritzy.  

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Joey's Yorkdale Review

  Joey's has been longtime favourite of mine and the Yorkdale location is no different!  This time I went with a friend to celebrate the end of the school year with some good food and good talks after much needed retail therapy.  

Fresh on Eglinton Review

  It is no secret I'm a huge lover of Fresh; in fact, I've been to all their locations and absolutely adore their food.  When I found out Fresh opened up on Eglinton&Yonge which is very close to me, I had to see if it's to par with its downtown locations!  Thankfully, it was!  The restaurant itself was far more spacious than the other three locations and is less busy!  

Friday, 11 April 2014

Lee Review

  In my opinion, the best way to celebrate the end of exams is a nice meal out... especially after that killer Accounting exam this morning.  Anyways, Lee, owned by the renowned Susur Lee, is located at King West and has been on my wish list for a while.  They have a "sharing style" menu - much like Origin North, for example - and specialize in Asian fusion food.  

Friday, 14 March 2014

The Stockyards Smokehouse & Larder Review

  Two words.  Fried chicken.  It's so good you SHOULD feel guilty but you just can't logically regret something that felt so right.  Either way, a good friend of mine was craving some good fried chicken -  nothing of KFC quality - and took note that BlogTO rated Stockyards Smokehouse & Larder #1 in Toronto for the best fried chicken (if you want to read the list yourself feel free here).  We decided to go on a Friday afternoon as we were both in the mood!  

  First impressions included a) ridiculously strong smell of Barbecue b) ridiculously strong smell of meat c) ridiculously packed and d) ridiculously cramped.  We waited approximately 15 minutes for seats as the restaurant only provided stools and counters.