I’m pretty sure this restaurant is flying under the radar.  High expectations because of it’s pedigree, but not a whole lot of buzz. The reviews I read were mixed. I can definitely say that the food was fantastic. There were three of us and we ordered for sharing. The server was helpful in suggesting dishes … Continue reading

Richmond Station

A few of my relatives are foodies and they chose this restaurant for dinner. I had high expectations, as the “Top Chef” is Carl Heinrich, the winner of Top Chef Canada season 2. We had a late reservation (8:45) as this is a pretty popular place. The restaurant is two levels, with a Chef’s table … Continue reading

Pizza Pide

Sometimes the best food can be found in a dive.  Pizza Pide (Peh-day) is a nondescript eatery on the corner of Gerrard and Pape. You could easily walk by it if not for the hordes that wait on the sidewalk for the streetcar.  If you never had Turkish pizza, you should give it a try. … Continue reading

Wanda’s Pie In The Sky

I love sweets. Some more than others. I could have homemade pie three square meals a day.  I discovered this lovely little place when I was in town a couple years ago.  I did not have a chance to try their wares, but I did buy their cookbook.  I’ve made their coconut cream pie a … Continue reading

Khao San Road

My search for Thai brought me to Khao San Road. Except in Toronto, not Bangkok. This place is popular and like most trendy places, does not accept reservations. Thai food with an urban flair. The green curry was bursting with fresh flavors of lemongrass and spice. The Pad Thai smacked of tamarind. The spring rolls … Continue reading

Kinton Ramen

There are no outstanding ramen places in Calgary. I am so glad that there is a large variety in Toronto. My sister took me to Kinton Ramen, in Baldwin Village. It is small, with everyone sitting at communal tables.  The atmosphere is much like a Izakaya with the staff shouting greetings as you leave over … Continue reading


My sister took me to Hank’s on Church Street for brunch. She has been there many times before and had a great experience each time. I was looking forward to the meal. The servers was very friendly and attentive. I ordered the breakfast poutine and she, the Hank’s Benny.  Our orders arrived promptly and I … Continue reading

Murray Street

Fresh. Local. My calling card. Murray Street does rustic and comfort food.  The portions look small, but don’t be fooled. Very hearty and filling. Sort of what you would want on a cool, rainy fall day.  Which it was the day we visited. We didn’t order an appetizer, but they brought us a cookie and … Continue reading

Hawker Bar

Seeing that I follow food trends on  regular basis, I decided on Hawker Bar. It has been open 6 months, long enough for the buzz to die down but not long enough for it to be not trendy. I was in the mood for Malaysian food, but heard the pickings were slim downtown. The chicken … Continue reading