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Anchor Bar

Anchor Bar

1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209, United States When my husband and I were in Fort Erie two weekends ago, he suggested going to Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York. The Main Street location in Buffalo is the home of the original buffalo wing, back 

Blackhorn Steakhouse

Blackhorn Steakhouse

251 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough, ON M1R 4E4 It was a milestone birthday for my dad this year. I originally wanted to throw him a party or BBQ to celebrate it, but since several family members wouldn’t have been able to make it, my husband and 

B’s Kitchen

B’s Kitchen

3550 Rutherford Rd Unit 88 & 89, Vaughan, ON L4H 2T8 Ordering products online is very convenient (and if there’s free shipping – bonus!), except for if you need to exchange or return the item. I need to estimate my size more accurately. 😂 That 

Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and Sour Soup

Even though hot and sour soup originated in China, you can probably find it on a menu in some Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, or even Indian restaurants. I can see why different versions of it have been developed over time – hot and sour soup is 

Boustan

Boustan

2074 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1R 2Z5 I had never heard of Boustan until a few months ago when I saw an article about it on blogTO. Even though they have over 40 locations in Montreal and one location in Ottawa, they only opened 

Duckworth’s Fish and Chips

Duckworth’s Fish and Chips

2282 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, ON M1N 1T9 My husband abstains from consuming meat during Easter weekend so in turn, I mostly avoid meat then as well (“mostly” because I did eat one slice of pepperoni pizza that weekend 😳). Since we eat a lot of 

Japanese Carbonara

Japanese Carbonara

The restaurant my best friend and I went to for her birthday this year, The Wilcox Gastropub, had a dish called Japanese carbonara. We ordered it because it sounded interesting…and it was delicious. Ever since then, I have wanted to try making it at home 

Scrumptious

Scrumptious

700 Elgin Mills Rd E, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0H8 “Scrumptious” is a word I should use in my blog articles as a synonym for “delicious” when describing the food I’ve tried and loved. It makes you almost salivate for the food it is describing 

Skinny Pop Butter Flavour Microwave Popcorn

Skinny Pop Butter Flavour Microwave Popcorn

During the icebreaker portion of a meeting at work a few years ago, we were each asked to say our name and what our favourite snack food was. I instinctively said “popcorn” and that was the first time I realized my favourite snack is popcorn, 

East Court & Mike’s B.B.Q

East Court & Mike’s B.B.Q

4400 Sheppard Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1S 5H9 East Court & Mike’s B.B.Q is a takeout restaurant located in the plaza at the Northwest corner of Brimley and Sheppard. It has been featured on blogTO and Toronto Life and I also keep seeing it on 

Islanderz Caribbean Grill

Islanderz Caribbean Grill

2131 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1R 5G4 Jerk chicken is always so tasty, but none of the jerk chicken I’ve previously tried in restaurants has become my favourite. That’s why I was glad when I finally found Islanderz Caribbean Grill, which wowed me, and 

Chubby’s Subs

Chubby’s Subs

1265 Morningside Ave, Scarborough, ON M1B 1C1 Chubby’s Subs at Morningside and Sheppard is proof that you shouldn’t judge a restaurant by where it is located or how it looks. I did that and ignored the fact that Chubby’s Subs kept showing up on searches 

Red Potato Fries

Red Potato Fries

I love French fries; it is one of my favourite foods. If someone asked me if I had to eat just one food for the rest of my life, what would that be? I might actually pick fries. For some reason though, roasted potatoes are 

Aleppo Kebab

Aleppo Kebab

1960 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1R 2Z1 Delicious food is abundant in Scarborough and a lot of these restaurants seem to be in the Warden and Lawrence area. I could probably spend a week eating at all the good restaurants there and still wouldn’t 

King George’s Arms

King George’s Arms

2501 Victoria Park Ave, Scarborough, ON M1T 1A1 I have lost count of how many times I’ve been to King George’s Arms so that’s a testament to how much I like it. The funny thing is that even though I have been there so many 

Meatballs

Meatballs

I always thought pasta tastes just as good with crumbled ground beef so I never spent the time to make meatballs before. That is, until a few weeks ago when I felt like cooking something new. The meatball recipe I threw together is below. Surprisingly, 

Clarkson Pump & Patio

Clarkson Pump & Patio

1744 Lakeshore Rd W, Mississauga, ON L5J 4N8 My friend and I were looking for a restaurant to eat at in Mississauga and came across Clarkson Pump & Patio in some Google searches. It is one of 5 locations, which all have different names. I 

Wing Station

Wing Station

2901 Markham Rd Unit 4, Toronto, ON M1X 0B6 Since I like cars, especially fast and sporty ones, I wanted to check out the new BMW my friend had just leased. We decided to go for dinner at Wing Station (my friend wanted to try 

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

If you want a healthy appetizer that’s fun to make, Vietnamese fresh spring rolls are a great choice. They are on the menu of most Vietnamese restaurants and are similar to fried spring rolls, but use rice paper as the wrapper instead. Rice paper is 

The County Canteen

The County Canteen

279 Main St W, Picton, ON K0K 2T0 Prince Edward County (PEC) is one of my favourite places to go to in Ontario because they have wineries, cideries, breweries, good food, and picturesque scenery. I don’t think I’m the only one who likes PEC because 

The Roti Hut

The Roti Hut

351 Pitfield Rd, Scarborough, ON M1S 3E5 I used to work in Liberty Village and my favourite roti restaurants were the King St. West location of Island Foods and Gandhi Roti, both of which are now closed. 😢 Since I no longer work in that 

Beertown Public House

Beertown Public House

271 Cornwall Rd Unit 101A, Oakville, ON L6J 3J1 My friend got engaged recently so our group of girl friends wanted to get together for dinner to celebrate her engagement. We were originally going to go to Red Lobster, but since they weren’t taking reservations, 

The Upper Deck Taphouse + Grill

The Upper Deck Taphouse + Grill

210 Martindale Rd, St. Catharines, ON L2R 6P9 My husband and I rode our electric scooters on the Niagara River Recreational Trail to visit some wineries in Niagara last weekend. It was just as fun as when my friend and I rented e-bikes a couple 

Chicken Wings

Chicken Wings

I used to not like making chicken wings at home because I could never get them crispy enough for my liking. Even when I got my air fryer, the Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven, and tried air frying the wings, they just didn’t seem right. 

La Scala Ristorante

La Scala Ristorante

2601 Matheson Blvd E Unit 2, Mississauga, ON L4W 5A8 This year, I decided to help my husband a little bit with his plans for my birthday. I don’t usually like eating Italian food at a restaurant because I’m perfectly happy with, and sometimes prefer, 

Beaver and Bulldog Sports Pub and Wingery

Beaver and Bulldog Sports Pub and Wingery

195 First St, Collingwood, ON L9Y 1A6 It had been a while since we’ve been to the Collingwood area so my husband and I decided to go for a day trip when we had some days off work this month. For those of you who 

Lageez

Lageez

641 Pharmacy Ave, Scarborough, ON M1L 1X1 I love Indian food, but I don’t have it often because although my husband likes it too, his body doesn’t. It had been so long since I last had Indian food that I suggested having a free-for-all Friday 

Carbonara

Carbonara

I think the first and only time I had carbonara before making it myself recently was when my sister and I went to Italy in the spring of 2015. It was my first time in Europe except for a 5h layover in Amsterdam in 2010. 

Pho 88

Pho 88

325 Bamburgh Cir, Scarborough, ON M1W 3Y1 Who loves Vietnamese food as much as I do? It is delicious and seems healthy and wholesome in a way. Even fish sauce in small quantities is supposed to be good for you since it contains vitamins and 

Kabob Guys

Kabob Guys

4045 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto, ON M1S 1S8 It took me a while to find a good go-to Afghan grill restaurant. I have tried a few in the past and they were ok, but none of them wowed me. Kabob Guys at Kennedy and Sheppard 

Popcorn

Popcorn

When I decided to start a food blog, I had a tough time deciding on a logo. Since popcorn is my favourite snack food, especially Kernels and movie theatre popcorn, I almost put a popcorn kernel on my logo. I ended up going another route so 

SumiLicious

SumiLicious

5631 Steeles Ave E #5, Scarborough, ON M1V 5P6 Like most of the restaurants I’ve tried recently, SumiLicious came up in some Google searches of best food in East Toronto. I managed to convince my husband to go there for take-out with the promise of 

Egg Salad

Egg Salad

One of the healthiest foods you can eat for breakfast is hard-boiled eggs so I usually boil enough eggs to eat for breakfast throughout my work week. I sometimes use the hard-boiled eggs to make egg salad to change things up a little and because 

Northern Smokes

Northern Smokes

371 Old Kingston Rd Unit 12, Scarborough, ON M1C 1B7 Why does barbecued food, especially smoked barbecue, taste so good? I’m tempted to get a smoker so I can smoke my own meat, but I irrationally think that someone or something will end up eating 

Patty Time

Patty Time

2919 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1P 2S8 Party time!! 🎉 Oops, this post is supposed to be about Patty Time and patties… I think pretty much everyone (in the GTA) has eaten a patty at some point in their lives. When I was a 

World Famous Pizza

World Famous Pizza

1145 Morningside Ave #40, Scarborough, ON M1B 0A7 I first heard of World Famous Pizza when someone I know mentioned that their pizza is so good, they drive all the way from Don Mills Rd to Morningside Ave to get it for their team lunches 

Creamed Corn Soup

Creamed Corn Soup

Corn seems to be one of those vegetables that everyone likes because it tastes good in so many different forms. One of my favourites is creamed corn soup, although I don’t think there is anything with corn in it that I don’t like… Popcorn is 

Firehouse Subs

Firehouse Subs

170 Kingston Rd E Unit 4A, Ajax, ON L1Z 0C7 I first learned about Firehouse Subs when a commercial for it came on TV one evening. Thinking they were only in the U.S, I wished that there were more sub-options in Canada. Curiosity got the 

Chris Jerk

Chris Jerk

2570 Birchmount Rd, Scarborough, ON M1T 2M5 Someone suggested Chris Jerk when my co-workers and I were trying to decide where to go to grab lunch one day at work (before covid-19 and working from home every day began). That was the first time I 

Pan Fried Steak

Pan Fried Steak

Sometimes there’s nothing better than eating a good steak…yummy! I used to think that making steaks at home can’t compare to the steaks at steak restaurants like The Keg until I pan-fried some ribeye steak recently. I might have lucked out this time, but it 

Main’s Mansion

Main’s Mansion

144 Main St N, Markham, ON L3P 5T3 I don’t typically like going out for breakfast because I feel like most of it is food I can make at home myself for less than half the cost, that is until I had breakfast at Main’s 

Francesca Bakery

Francesca Bakery

2 Invergordon Ave, Scarborough, ON M1S 2Y8 Since I’m not big on sweets, I have probably passed by Francesca Bakery thousands of times (my grandma lives nearby) without a second thought. My husband loves sweets though so he kept mentioning that we should go there 

Poke Guys

Poke Guys

8110 Birchmount Rd #10, Markham, ON L6G 0E3 Maybe I just wasn’t aware of poke before I went to Hawaii in 2014, but poke bowls seem to be pretty popular in the GTA the last few years. Imagine sashimi on top of rice along with 

Local Leaside

Local Leaside

180 Laird Dr, East York, ON M4G 3V7 Patios have been even more popular this year due to covid-19 and the limitations of eating inside. If you want a good one to go to in midtown Toronto, you should definitely try Local Leaside, near Leslie 

Oven-Baked Salmon

Oven-Baked Salmon

I discovered that my oven-baked salmon is actually decent when I first brought it as my pot luck dish for my family’s Christmas dinner one year. My aunt said the salmon was really good and asked me if I had bought it from somewhere. 😂 I didn’t think 

Buster’s Sea Cove

Buster’s Sea Cove

93 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E 1C3 I don’t know if I’m the only one, but I find it really difficult to find good lobster in the GTA. Most restaurants in the GTA that serve lobster only have lobster tails, except for Red lobster 

Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Soup Chicken

Instant Pot Cream of Mushroom Soup Chicken

I’ve had an Instant Pot for a few years now, but we haven’t used the “Pressure Cook” option too often. My husband and I usually like to slow cook our meat, but sometimes we forget to prep or season and put the meat into the 

Port

Port

1289 Wharf St Bay Ridges, Pickering, ON L1W 1A2 My husband and I have been trying to have a patio date night every Friday before summer ends and we have to hibernate (or self isolate) again. I wanted to try somewhere new and ended up finding 

Osaka Sushi

Osaka Sushi

5762 Hwy 7, Markham, ON L3P 1A5 I wasn’t always a fan of sushi. Eating raw fish took some getting used to because of the texture, but now I love it, especially spicy salmon. Fresh sushi can be difficult to find in the Great Toronto 

Orzo With Chicken And Vegetables

Orzo With Chicken And Vegetables

I put “orzo” at the beginning of the name of this blog post because whenever I eat orzo, I find it is the star of the dish. Orzo might look similar to rice, but to me, it doesn’t taste anything like rice. I like the 

Plank Restobar

Plank Restobar

67 Bronte Rd, Oakville, ON L6L 3B7 For my birthday this year, my friends organized a dinner at the patio of Plank Restobar in Oakville. They wanted to do something special for me since it was a milestone birthday, even though we had to celebrate COVID-style. As 

Kostas Meat Market

Kostas Meat Market

259 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough, ON M1R 4E4 Ok, I know I blog about Greek food a lot, but how can I resist when it’s so tasty? On Valentine’s day last year, I was craving Greek food as I often do so I decided to check 

Pulled Pork Taco Pizza

Pulled Pork Taco Pizza

I don’t think I know anyone (personally) who hates cheese. What’s to hate? There are so many different kinds of cheese, it tastes good and it tastes even better when it’s melted so I use every opportunity I can to melt cheese on my food. 

Jatujak

Jatujak

1744 Victoria Park Ave, North York, ON M1R 1R4 If you are asked to name some good Thai restaurants in the GTA, you can probably come up with a couple located downtown, but if you have been to Jatujak, that one might be on your list 

Eggplant Fries

Eggplant Fries

What is purple and is called both an animal product and a living organism that grows on the earth? Eggplant isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but the people who eat eggplant seem to love it. When I first heard of eggplant fries, I knew I had to try 

Hutch’s On The Beach

Hutch’s On The Beach

280 Van Wagners Beach Rd, Hamilton, ON L8E 3L8 Do you love fish and chips as much as I do? If so, one of the best places to go for fish and chips in the Greater Toronto Area is Hutch’s on the Beach. It’s in 

Ibrahim B.B.Q. Shawarma

Ibrahim B.B.Q. Shawarma

1967 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, ON M1R 2Z2 The Greater Toronto Area has a lot of great food and being so multicultural, you can find food from pretty much every ethnicity. I think the only other city that is similar in terms of variety is 

Air-Fried Jalapeño Poppers

Air-Fried Jalapeño Poppers

If you like spicy food and cheese, air-fried jalapeño poppers are quick and easy to make from scratch. It only requires 3 ingredients – super simple! It also tastes much better than frozen jalapeño poppers because it’s fresh and you can choose how much cheese 

Lucky’s Souvlakis

Lucky’s Souvlakis

Dekigala, Thira 847 00, Greece When my husband and I went to Greece in late September/early October 2019 for our honeymoon, we didn’t plan which restaurants to go to except one – Lucky’s Souvlakis in Fira, Santorini. When I was researching the cities we would be 

Bleecker Street Pizza

Bleecker Street Pizza

69 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014, United States My coworker told me about Bleecker Street Pizza, “an amazing pizza place” in New York City, so we decided to try it when we went in 2016. It ended up being our favourite meal in NYC and that 

Roasted Chickpeas

Roasted Chickpeas

I tried making roasted chickpeas today since, like many of you, I am self-isolating at home. I like to normally eat out at least once a week to change it up from cooking at home, but that seems to be a thing of the past, 

Ground beef and vegetables

Ground beef and vegetables

If you want something easy, quick, and tasty to make, this ground beef and vegetables recipe might be for you. Even though I don’t normally like eating rice (unless it’s with Greek or Indian food), I like eating rice with this dish. I first started 

Bollocks Pub & Kitchen

Bollocks Pub & Kitchen

736 Kingston Rd, Pickering, ON L1V 1A8 One of our favourite pubs is Bollocks Pub & Kitchen. There are 3 locations…in Pickering, Whitby, and Stouffville. The Pickering one is the closest to us so we have only been to that location so far. I first 

Locus Point Steamers

Locus Point Steamers

1100 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230, United States I’m going to start off by saying I love crab. It is my favourite seafood and since I live in a city that is not near an ocean, there aren’t as many restaurant options that serve 

The County Cider Company

The County Cider Company

657 Bongards Crossroad, Waupoos, ON K0K 2T0 For my birthday last July, I wanted to do a day trip somewhere so my husband and I decided Prince Edward County would be a good choice. It was only a 2.5h drive from our place and they 

Chicken and Shrimp Fettuccine

Chicken and Shrimp Fettuccine

Even though I love eating out, one type of food I rarely order when I go out to eat is pasta. I usually find the pasta they serve in restaurants too rich and creamy. It’s super tasty, but for some reason, I feel guilty for ordering it even though I 

Patridogevsia

Patridogevsia

Pl. Pithagorou 2, Chania 731 34, Greece Patridogevsia was a restaurant we found by chance when we were vacationing in Chania, Crete. We had hiked 13km on rough terrain for 7h through Samaria Gorge earlier that day and didn’t get back to our rental car until dark