TIFF ’18 My Movies to Watch

Being a local while TIFF is happening in the city can be really interesting.  Even more interesting when it’s happening down the street from you.  In some ways I feel extremely proud that my home city is hosting a world renowned festival that has been around for almost 40 years (I know!) and attracts the…

Bring on 2018

Happy New Year my lovely readers! I meant to publish this post much earlier in the week but since we’ve been living in Elsa’s Frozen universe, I have been dealing with a nasty sinus cold which had me down for a few days and unable to look at screens for very long.  Still not 100%,…

One Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken & Rice Recipe

I haven’t done a recipe post in a while and seeing as this is the 2nd time I am making this particular dish, it felt like a good time to share it with all of you.  I guess you can say I live the quintessential downtown life – I work, I socialize and probably spend…

Lunch at La Palma

Dundas West might slowly be becoming one of my favourite areas of the city.  It’s unassuming, chilled out, unpretentious and home to some of my favourite cocktail bars. The only thing I would change is their weekend opening hours.  How is a girl supposed to get day drunk if you only open at 6!? I…

A Weekend in Nashville, Tennessee

One thing is for sure.  After this trip, I believe in Nashville!  About 2 months ago, a friend and I spontaneously decided to book a trip to Nashville for our joint birthdays.  Why Nashville you ask?  Well, we both LOVE the show, so the prospect of meeting a Deacon like cowboy was enough to get…

Lunch at 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…

Dinner at 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…

Brunch at Marben Restaurant

Oh the days of Friday nights at Marben.  No dress code, no cover and the best music a 90’s hip-hop and R&B loving girl could ask for.  Those days are gone but the lovely Marben is luckily still around.  Since those days (almost 4 years ago now), Marben has undergone a few re-inventions.  Apparently it…

Dinner at Cafeteria (NOW CLOSED)

Dinner Club Round 2!  Our adventure this time brings us to Cafeteria, the newest addition to the Playa Cabana family.  I guess in comparison to other cuisines I’m on the fence about Mexican food.  It has never over delighted me but at the same time, who can deny the satisfaction after biting into a perfectly…

Hapa Izakaya

What better way to be greeted upon entering a restaurant then to have the entire staff chant “Welcome” at you in Japanese.   This is what patrons can expect upon entering any ‘Izakaya” style establishment.  Traditionally, izakaya is a Japanese style pub which focuses primarily on drinking first and food second in an informal environment. Amongst…