The Bean Blog – Quantum Coffee

Well this might be a first.  I guess I can call this live blogging since I’m currently sitting in Quantum Coffee as we speak.  It’s the Friday of Easter long weekend and I had some work (and blogging) to catch up on so I decided to head out and hit one of the many coffee…

Alo

It was a cold, rainy (maybe romantic?) and wet Thursday when I found myself in the cozy, candlelit bar of Alo.  A few good friends and I had just finished a gluttonous dinner of authentic Chinese food and we were looking for a place to indulge in a few tasty libations.  We started to make…

The Brunch Buzz – Cafe Neon

I’m surprised it took me this long to write a new brunch post seeing as it’s by far my favourite thing to do on the weekend.  Aside from sleeping in.  Although it’s probably because I’m so hungry by the time we get to brunch that I forget to take pictures and then there goes the plan…

Piano Piano

Every now and then I go out for dinner and leave just in LOVE with my entire experience.  This was the feeling when I left Piano Piano a few nights ago.  It had been on my list for some time and quite a few people I know had been with raving reviews.  Needless to say,…

The Bean Blog – Rooster Coffee

I had an idea.  I have the opportunity with my full-time job to work a few days from home and instead of sitting at my dining table in my pyjamas, I thought, “why not go to coffee shops in the city and write about them?” Yes that is exactly how I think. And so this…

Planta

My first blog post of 2017! If only you could see how long my list has grown.  I’ve had the chance to cross a few off so clearly I’m just behind in telling you about my experiences.  I’m going to start out with the most recent adventure which took me and two of my long-time…

The Pie Commission

I’ve mentioned before in previous posts that I work in what is probably the mecca of food options for lunch.  On College, around the corner from Kensington and a hop & skip to Dundas West.  I’ve also posted before about some of the delightful lunch excursions I’ve been on and decided that maybe I should…

Amsterdam Brewhouse

It’s officially August which means that our Canadian Summer is slowly coming to an end.  My fingers are crossed on the warm weather carrying over in September since itI feel like I haven’t really had a chance to ENJOY the summer.  So in continuing my Patio Pursuits series I’ve been trying to suggest places with…

The Spoke Club

This one will be a quick one in an effort to keep up with my Patio series.  You can see I’m serious about this one 🙂  I don’t head up to the Spoke Club very often but every now and then one of my friends with a membership takes me there for some bevvies.  Have…

Sidecar

Patio, wine, steak.  Pretty much sums up my recipe for the perfect summer.  Sidecar is one of my staples in the sense that I probably eat here at least once a month.  Not just out of convenience since its down the street from my office but they make a pretty kick ass steak frites.  They…

The Captain’s Boil

“If it’s from the sea, it’s not for me” is a statement one of my favorite people at work uses quite often when we refer to any meal that includes seafood.  Although I don’t necessarily prescribe to that exact feeling, I also can’t say that I overly LOVE seafood.  I probably have fish 1-2 times…

The Walton

Sigh, that inevitable smell of summer.  A mix of sunscreen, ice cream and sweat all rolled into one.  Which also means its time for patios to dust off their benches and tables and get ready for the swing of Torontonians looking to get day drunk while enjoying the outdoors. This week has been surprisingly above…