Tag Archives: foodie

#92 – OG Chimney Cone

So these Chimney Cones have been making the rounds on Instagram in a big way, and so we (well I) decided we should probably get one.  #noregrets

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Details: The Eva’s Original Chimneys food truck is at The Evergreen Brickworks tomorrow for their final Container Market of the season.  After that they can be found around the city and rumour has it they are getting a permanent location.  Website here.

 

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#84 – Surprise date planned by Adam

Adam planned his surprise date this week and took me to Cafe Belong (my all time favourite place in Toronto) for a lovely meal.  He also gets props for planning a surprise birthday dinner for me back in November, but said it didn’t count since it was a birthday.

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Details: Menus and information about Cafe Belong can be found here.

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#72 – Saving Grace

We’ve been wanting to go to Saving Grace for brunch for ages, and finally made it happen this week.   It was really tasty, but the only thing we would wait in line for again were those pancakes.  Holy yum.

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Details: Address and phone number for Saving Grace can be found here.

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#40 – TO’s Finest food passport

TO’s Finest created their first food crawl over two weeks in December. The $10 passport got you a signature dish at 10 different restaurants for $5 (taxes incl).  It was an amazing deal with really excellent and fun restaurants participating.  We only got to 6 of the 10, but we really enjoyed it and would definitely do it again!  We especially loved that while the restaurants were only offering one dish to passport holders, they were full sized, so often it was more than enough food for the three of us. We brought Henry with us to Cut the Cheese, Queen Margherita and The Big Chill; and also went to Glory Hole Doughnuts, Junked and The Bake Shoppe.  The other four restaurants were offering meat dishes, so we didn’t make the trip as only Adam could indulge.

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Details: More information about TO’s Finest can be found here.

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#83 – Surprise date, planned by Sam

We got this idea from our friends over at Our Peculiar Band of Characters (if you are doing your own lists and need some ideas, check out their 2014 and 2015 lists, they have amazing ideas and we love following their adventures!).

So I can’t even be humble about this one, because guys, I rocked this.  Adam had no idea what we were doing on our multi-stage date night on Friday, and I’m pretty confident I’ve set the bar high for his turn at planning a date.

We started out at Wilbur Mexicana, a new-ish Mexican place, featuring tacos, and a salsa and hot sauce bar.  Totally fun, totally delicious.

Next we walked over to the big ticket event of the evening.  The TSO screened Back to the Future, with the full orchestra playing the entire score live.  It was incredible.  Movie scores are designed to mirror and exaggerate emotions and moods on screen, and to have it played live (upping the power, emotions, etc), was just awe inspiring.  Add to that a fairly fun and rowdy crowd (encouraged by the conductor), it was a super fun evening and probably one of the cooler things we’ve done in the city in a while.

THEN we walked over to the newly opened Sweet Jesus ice cream shop for some truly obnoxiously delicious ice cream cones, showing true commitment eating them walking back to the subway in zero degree weather.

Overall, an amazing night (though super sub-par photos!) and really fun having the element of surprise through the whole evening.

#83---Sam's-date

Details: Information about the TSO can be found here.  The next movie they are screening with live orchestra is Psycho on Halloween with full orchestra.  Menu and hours for Wilbur Mexicana can be found here and for Sweet Jesus here.

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#73 – Hogtown Vegan

Hogtown Vegan does classic Southern comfort food vegan, and we thought that sounded pretty cool, so on the list it went.  We went for a midweek date night to check it out.  We shared some Shittake Fried Clams, I got Phish and Chips and Adam got the Southern Combo (unChicken, mac’n’cheese and collard greens).  It was all delicious, and Adam says the clams (mushrooms) and the fish (tempeh) had similar texture to the real thing (for any meat eaters out there).  Overall we really liked it, but it was so much deep fried food, it’s definitely a once in a while indulgence.

#73---Hogtown-Vegan

Details: Hours, location and menu for Hogtown Vegan can be found here.

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#80 – Try a new ethnic food

I have a friend who had a baby at the same time as Henry; we actually had the exact same due date, though her little one was a week early, and Henry was two weeks late.  She is also doing a 100 Thing list and blog with her little family, and recently we were emailing about how hard it is to find the time (or energy!) to blog.  How on earth do people do it?!  I have a major backlog of things we’ve been knocking off but need to be posted, I swear we are making better progress than it appears!

Last weekend we decided to head to La Cubana, a Cuban restaurant, for brunch.  There are two locations in the city, and it is constantly popping up in my Instagram feed from Toronto bloggers and foodies, it’s one of those highly Instagram-able places.  It was really excellent; the food, the service; we loved it!  Adam had the Cuban breakfast with pulled pork, eggs and tostones, and Henry and I shared a breakfast sandwich (with avocado, egg, queso fresco, & tomato) and plantains.  All of it was super delicious.  It will definitely be added to our rotation of favourite restaurants.

#80---La-Cubana

Details: La Cubana has two locations; one on Roncey (where we went), and one on Ossington.  Information and menus can be found here.

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#64 – Make homemade baby food

I have loved making Henry food (so far!).  I found a site I really like (Baby FoodE), that uses really interesting combinations and spices, my hope being that he is an adventurous eater.  Below is yesterday’s batch of food, hopefully it will last a few days.  Not pictured are Henry’s daily avocado (his favourite) and egg.  He’s on a big fruit kick right now, and isn’t that interested in veggies, so we’re just going with it for now (and hiding spinach and kale in fruit mixes once in a while).

#64---Baby-food

Details: Roasted Blueberry recipe found here.  Plum, blueberries & spinach found here (I left out the cilantro since I didn’t have any).  Pear, prunes and clove found here.  Roasted apple and blackberry recipe found here.

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#56 – Family brunch at Little Fish

Since Henry has been born, we’ve basically been shut-ins; largely due to the long, cold, crappy winter we’ve had, but also cause he’s never been a quiet, chill kind of baby, so public outings made me nervous,  Other than a baby music class and our parents’ places, we haven’t ventured out much.   But, last week I grabbed hold of all my courage and headed out to the passport office, sure it was going to be a disaster,  Did he ever prove me wrong – just sat quietly on my lap for the whole hour and a half wait checking out the people around us.  It was a total win, and in the rush of confidence I had after, we decided to try brunch as a family this weekend.

We discovered Little Fish while I was pregnant and it’s quickly become our favourite.  Guys, they make a dish that is pierogis topped with poached eggs and hollandaise.  It is crazy delicious,  First brunch in five months and I was in heaven and so happy to get it back in the rotation.

#56---Little-Fish

Details: Little Fish doesn’t seem to have a website.  BlogTO’s review can be found here.

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#59 – Take Sam’s parents to Cafe Belong

Oh boy, guys, are we ever slacking.  Little Henry has been on sleep strike since day one, and do I ever have a deep and real understanding why they use sleep deprivation as a form of torture.  We are slowly and surely chipping away at our list, but finding a second and a half to post is another thing altogether (this post brought to you by our newly acquired exersaucer).

Cafe Belong is our favourite restaurant in the city; no secret there, we’ve managed to get it on the list every year in a different way.  Ever since we discovered it, we’ve always said how much my parents would love it, but we never managed to get it organized (we took Adam’s parents there at some point).

So two weekends ago we enlisted my brother and his girlfriend to babysit (for those keeping count, that would be two baby-free outings in two weeks), and we all headed over for a lovely lunch.  We wandered the farmer’s market at the Brickworks first, and then had the usual exceptional lunch; great food, great service, great company.

#59---Cafe-Belong

Details: Information about hours, location and menu can be found here.

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