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His Take: Arms Reach Bistro

His Take: Arms Reach Bistro

Vancouver is a rare city in that almost every single tourist attraction is just as popular with locals as it is with visitors. Take a stroll on the seawall and you’ll find a just as many tourists out for a bike ride as you will Vancouverites training for the next marathon. If you’re in half decent shape, you can make ... Read More »

His Take: Wind Down the Night at Gringo in Blood Alley

His Take: Wind Down the Night at Gringo in Blood Alley

A lot of the restaurants that Jamie and I have recommended over the past few years have been stand-outs in a culinary sense. I wouldn’t be surprised if the good majority of our friends, who know us quite well, would have assumed that we were quickly becoming – God forbid – foodies. I hate that word, with a vengeance. It’s ... Read More »

His Take: Best Break from T-Dot in Muskoka

His Take: Best Break from T-Dot in Muskoka

Only 2-3 hours north of Toronto (depending on traffic) is a spot perfect for water sports, grabbing some sun, escaping the hectic lifestyle of the big smoke, and all around chilling out. Huntsville is the town most central considering the location of the majority of cottages in the region, but these second homes extend throughout the entire Muskoka region. Located ... Read More »

His Take: Crazy Addictive Korean Tapas at Oddseoul on Ossington

His Take: Crazy Addictive Korean Tapas at Oddseoul on Ossington

If Hal from Breaking Bad decided to cook incredible Korean tapas instead of the purest form of meth that he could concoct – that would be just as addictive – he would have opened Oddseoul on Ossington. It is almost impossible to describe how perfectly tasty just about every single dish at Oddseoul is. So I won’t. All that I ... Read More »

His Take: The Best Canadian Themed Restaurant in Toronto at Rock Lobster Food Co.

His Take: The Best Canadian Themed Restaurant in Toronto at Rock Lobster Food Co.

I have very little doubt that Rock Lobster is on the verge of taking Canada by storm. True, it only recently opened it’s second location in Toronto a few short weeks ago. However, taking into consideration that it only opened it’s flagship on Ossington within the past year, it’s a pretty remarkable feat and goes to show just how immensely ... Read More »

His Take: As Delicious as Cheap Can Get at Pho Hung

His Take: As Delicious as Cheap Can Get at Pho Hung

Pho Hung is the quintessential haven for cheap and incredible Asian food. The Pho is some of the most flavourful I’ve had in Toronto, as well as some of the most generous portions in regards to the noodles and meat that are served up in each bowl. For that alone, I would recommend Pho Hung over any other pho spot ... Read More »

His Take: Toronto’s Only Full English Breakfast at Bristol Yard

His Take: Toronto’s Only Full English Breakfast at Bristol Yard

Although Jamie grew up with beans on toast and breakfasts that were traditionally British, I was a milk and cereal kind of guy for the majority of my life. That changed when I lived in London (UK) for the summer of 2011. I was living in an apartment building approximately five minutes from King Cross Station, and just down the ... Read More »

His Take: $2.50 Sausages at Chicago Butcher Shoppe on Roncesvalles

His Take: $2.50 Sausages at Chicago Butcher Shoppe on Roncesvalles

The longer that I live in Toronto, the more I come to realize that I do not like anywhere in the city half as much as I love Roncesvalles Avenue. The street is littered with antique shops, bakeries, butcher shops, restaurants, coffee shops, ice cream and frozen yogurt spots, fruit markets… and not to mention, it’s a ten minute walk from ... Read More »

His Take: Explore the Rocky Mountains in Banff

His Take: Explore the Rocky Mountains in Banff

When I meet people from other countries and they ask me where in Canada they should visit, Banff is always in my top 5 recommendations. Banff is perfectly located in the heart of the Rockies with easy access to Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, Nakiska, Norquay, and countless other world class ski hills. The town has an “old west” kind of ... Read More »

His Take: Best Sandwich on Dundas West at Porchetta & Co.

His Take: Best Sandwich on Dundas West at Porchetta & Co.

Porchetta & Co. is a little hole in the wall sandwich shop on Dundas West that offers up some of the tastiest pork buns I’ve ever had. My personal favorite is the house special (how adventurous of me). The pork seems to melt in your mouth and is quite possibly some of the most perfectly spiced red meat I have ... Read More »

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