Red velvet ANYTHING spikes my interest almost immediately, so when I came across a picture of The Good Fork's red velvet pancakes... I just had to try them after exams were over. The Good Fork is a cute brunch restaurant located on Jane & Bloor in the Bloor West Village, which I've never been to prior. Inside, it looked very new and clean with large wooden tables and chairs, and dull metal details which I love. One thing I can say regarding the service is that is is VERY slow and the wait for tables is long (we had to wait 50 minutes for a table for three). The food took a while to come as well -around half an hour.
Thursday, 7 August 2014
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
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
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
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
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.