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Sunday, April 6, 2014

[Toronto] Ichiriki Japanese Restaurant

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120 Bloor St East
Toronto, Ontario
(416) 923-2997

Situated between Yonge and Church on Bloor, Ichiriki is a inconspicuous little Japanese-run restaurant. Like most other eateries in this area, they draw a big lunch crowd from all the nearby offices. However, after-hours Ichiriki is just as lively. Aside from a seasonal omakase menu and a monthly live jazz band night, every Tuesday evening they welcome Soba Canada to take over the kitchen and serve fresh handmade authentic soba.



Thursday, April 3, 2014

[Giveaway] Win a Dinner at 7 Numbers!

If you happen to stumble your way here yesterday, you may have seen my enthusiastic recount of one memorable night of Italian cooking at 7 Numbers. The post was heavily focused on the cooking class, but rest-assured 7 Numbers is first and foremost a worthy restaurant to dine on a regular occasion. Serving up home-style comfort Italian eats, this restaurant feels like having dinner at Grandma's house!


If my post didn't convince you to try out 7 Numbers yet, hopefully this giveaway will!


Win a dinner at 7 Numbers! I am giving away a $50 gift certificate to spend at either the Eglinton or Danforth location of 7 Numbers . Just follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter box, and enter before 11:59PM Wednesday April 16, 2014.


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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

[Event] #CookingWithRosa @ 7 Numbers Restaurant

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516 Eglinton Avenue West
Toronto, Ontario
(416) 322-5183

A few Mondays ago, I was invited to attend a monthly cooking class at 7 Numbers Restaurant (@7_Numbers), hosted by chef and owner, Rosa Marinuzzi. How often do you get to cook with the chef of one of the city's favourite restaurants? Well, apparently you can do it once a month at 7 Numbers. Offered on the last Monday of every month, the $85 tuition fee includes an entire night of cooking, a massive family-style Italian feast, bottomless wine, and fine company. And if you have the luck that I did, you might get a free Italian-language lesson out of it too!


Cooking Class Menu

Thursday, March 20, 2014

[Toronto] Sfizio Pizzeria & Wine Bar (Soft Opening)

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401 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario

Occupying a unit in the strip plaza near Sherbourne and Bloor, is a new Italian restaurant and winebar. This area being my neighbourhood, I was excited to try it out - I could use a good Italian eatery close to home! So one Sunday afternoon, I ventured into Sfizio Pizzeria & Wine Bar for a quick lunch. The owner cautioned that they weren't officially opened yet, only accepting customers as part of a soft-opening. Although a large part of their menu wasn't offered (mainly alcohol and their Neapolitian style pizzas), the warm and welcoming owner was convincing enough for me to stay.


Sfizio Pizzeria & Wine Bar

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

[Giveaway] Carlsberg St. Party's Day

Besides recovering from the apocalyptic snow storm Toronto is experiencing, guess what else will be happening this weekend? Oh yes. It's that time of year again. Your annually opportunity to enrobe yourself in green and get in touch with your Irish roots is here. Happy early St. Patrick's Day everyone!

Since 2011, Carlsberg has been hosting Canada's largest St. Patty's Day party, aptly named as St. Party's Day! (Twitter: @StPartysDay, Facebook page here)


Who/What: 4th annual St. Party's Day festival hosted by Carlsberg
When: March 14th-16, 2014
Where: Andrew Richard Designs (571 Adelaide Street East, Toronto)

Monday, March 3, 2014

[Toronto] The Happy Hooker

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887 Dundas Street W
Toronto, Ontario

If you did an internet search for "The Happy Hooker", you might get some pretty risqué search returns. Don't worry, today's restaurant review is more than suitable for work. Some time ago in February, I was invited to a media tasting at The Happy Hooker (@happyhookertdot). Captained by Attilio Pugliese (@attilio25), this affordable seafood haven opened just under a year ago, celebrating its one-year anniversary this Wednesday March 5. In celebration, the establishment has been offering many promotions this week, including FREE fish and chips on anniversary day. Definitely check out their Twitter and Facebook pages for more details!

Okay, now back to the food.


The Happy Hooker

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

[Toronto] Tabule Middle Eastern Cuisine

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810 Queen Street East
Toronto, Ontario

Following much success of the first Tabule Middle Eastern Cuisine restaurant (@TabuleToronto) in Midtown, Riverside welcomed the second location of this Middle Eastern eatery with open arms mid last year. Admittedly, I am not a regular in this neighbourhood of the city. Being in the area a couple weeks ago with my friend Meghan (@Meghancheung), we scoured the internet and polled social media for the best spots to eat in Riverside. Because this was unanimously recommended, we dropped by for a quick meal.