There’s no doubt for many of us, Walmart is known as a one-stop shop for almost anything you need. But did you know you can also get quality groceries from Walmart? We had the opportunity to join Chef Graham Elliot and Walmart Canada for an evening of steak and tacos. We learned some great tips about making our own summer steak tacos and tasted for ourselves the quality of ingredients that Walmart offers. In the spirit of summer, when we arrived at the event we were immediately greeted with margaritas. After mingling and taking photos with Graham Elliot, he proceeded with his cooking demonstration andRead More →

Antler Kitchen & Bar

Antler is a game-focused kitchen and bar, specializing in local wild & foraged ingredients, and it all comes together into a seasonal menu. We were recently invited to Antler to try out a selection of their new late night menu items.   The first item we tried on the menu was the Charcuterie & Cheese board – a selection of meats and cheese curated and made in-house by Antler. We were greatly surprised at the quality of both the meats and cheese, and the fact that it came in such large abundance was a surprise due to the fantastic price point as well! We definitelyRead More →

Good Catch Lobster

If you’re looking for a great spot to catch some seafood and watch the game, look no more! Good Catch Boil House is a new Louisiana-inspired seafood restaurant and sports bar located in the heart of Markham conveniently located at 179 Enterprise Blvd. Traditionally, seafood boil restaurants only serve seafood boiled in plastic bags with the occasional dishes on the side such as fries, chicken wings and fried rice.  Good Catch Boil however does not only serve the traditional seafood boiled in plastic bags, but also includes a very refreshing twist to the menu. Our first impression when we entered was how spacious the restaurant was. There wereRead More →

Light Cafe Menu Items

Light Cafe is a Taiwanese-inspired contemporary cafe in the heart of Baldwin Village in Toronto. In the midst of countless other restaurants on the Baldwin strip, Light Cafe stands out with its large windows, bright aesthetic and a giant living wall as you walk in. Light Cafe serves a mix of European inspired bistro food with Asian flare. They have a variety of salads, sandwiches, soups and desserts as well as unique lattes and loose leaf teas. The menu is quite extensive but feature mostly lighter and healthier options, and the desserts are easily shareable.    We started our meal by ordering drinks: the very popular andRead More →

Do you have a sweet tooth like us?  Then you have fair warning.  Eva’s Original Chimneys now has a brick-and-mortar location! As some food truck aficionados know, Eva’s Original Chimneys started off as a food truck at various events around Toronto, including the Evergreen Brickworks, where the lineups were insane as Torontonians couldn’t get enough of their “doughnut cones”. After this widespread success, fast-forward in time and the move from just a cramped food truck to an actual physical location was a natural progression.   We met the owners of Eva’s Original Chimneys, Kristin and Justin, at their recent soft opening of their new locationRead More →

Tosto Dishes

TOSTO Quickfire Pizza Pasta recently opened shop in the heart of Toronto’s Fashion district and we were fortunate enough to be invited to a media event for the launch of their flagship location. We got to mingle with other food bloggers and learn about the franchise’s history from the owners, all the while sampling their many dishes from their plentiful menu. The recently opened location is located at Richmond St. W. & Spadina Ave and can be easily spotted from a distance with its large, bright sign and the interesting doors made from shipping containers. The open-concept interior is spacious, with adequate lighting and aRead More →

Han Ba Tang Interior

Han Ba Tang is known for Korean fusion tapas, and this year they are offering a multi-course Valentine’s menu once again! Couples will be served a 4-course menu with choice of entrée, and since last year was such a success, they are offering the Valentine’s menu from Feb 12-15 instead of only on the 14th for $35/person. We had the pleasure of trying this menu in advance and also meeting Chae, the owner, and her head chef JJ Shin to learn more about the concept. JJ had just returned from an internship in Korea at a 2 Michelin star restaurant before putting together this menu, soRead More →

Shoko Chocolate Heart

In preparation for Valentine’s day, we were invited by Good Food Toronto to participate in a chocolate decorating event to make our own Valentine’s (or un-Valentine’s) chocolate hearts. The event was hosted by Goûter Patisserie, Boulangerie & Chocolaterie and Shoko Chocolates. We were greeted by Rodney Alleguede, owner of Gouter and Royce Li, owner of Shoko Chocolates.  All the pastries, breads, ice cream and chocolates are made in house at Gouter and are beautifully displayed in their small storefront. Shoko has partnered with Gouter and sells many of their chocolate products in the Gouter location. Rodney and Royce led us downstairs through two floors of kitchens –Read More →

Via Cibo Exterior

Clean, modern decor and an open kitchen. We walked into Via Cibo smelling Italian food wafting in the air. Via Cibo is about authentic Italian food, and their open kitchen invites you to share in the experience. We were invited by Good Food Toronto for a tasting to find out what Via Cibo is about. We were seated at their high marble table in the center of the restaurant and was greeted by the general manager, David. He highlighted some of the seasonal specials with us, and we proceeded to put in our order at the cashier. Via Cibo is a fast casual restaurant, which meansRead More →

Oyster Platter

Two full hours of learning about oysters, how to properly shuck them and also the opportunity to eat 18 oysters? Sign us up! We were recently given the amazing opportunity to attend Oyster Boy’s Shuck U program and we walked away both impressed with the program and our bellies satisfied with the fantastic oysters. Oyster Boy has been a neighborhood favorite in the Queen West area for quite some time, and we were excited to be invited to attend their Shuck U program. The program is a full two hours, where the staff & employees at Oyster Boy do their best to teach the audienceRead More →