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Her Take: The Ideal Date Night at Arms Reach Bistro

Her Take: The Ideal Date Night at Arms Reach Bistro

Kyle and I were first introduced to Arms Reach Bistro back in 2013, right before we headed off for our epic six month Southeast Asia trip. It’s a spot that we’ve returned to since then due to the great food, scenic views and cozy atmosphere. While we’ve never actually been there on a date night (every visit has been with ... Read More »

Her Take: The Shebeen and Irish Heather in Gastown

Her Take: The Shebeen and Irish Heather in Gastown

Sean Heather is a busy man – as the owner of both the Shebeen Whiskey House and Irish Heather in Gastown, he spends most days ensuring that business is running smoothly. While he was born in Canada, he identifies mostly with Ireland after jumping across the pond as a child. The real challenge was moving back to Canada and struggling ... Read More »

Her Take: $3.50 Beer and Unpretentiousness at Gringo Restaurant

Her Take: $3.50 Beer and Unpretentiousness at Gringo Restaurant

Kyle and I stumbled upon Gringo restaurant one rainy Saturday afternoon in Vancouver, with the intention of sitting down for a few tacos and good conversation. After finding out that the beer was only $3.50 all day every day, however, we quickly turned what was supposed to be a brief pit stop to the beginnings of some serious day drinking. ... Read More »

Her Take: Devouring Delicious Food in Vietnam

Her Take: Devouring Delicious Food in Vietnam

The minute we sat down at our first restaurant in Vietnam and devoured a massive bowl of pho, I knew we were in for a few tantalizing treats for this leg of the journey. In Toronto Kyle and I had tasted our fair share of Vietnamese food, including pho and banh mi (a Vietnamese sandwich), so we had an idea ... Read More »

Her Take: Korean Fusion at Oddseoul on Ossington

Her Take: Korean Fusion at Oddseoul on Ossington

Oddseoul on Ossington is easy to miss. The narrow restaurant and darkened lighting all add to its mystique, and Kyle and I would have easily walked right past if we hadn’t been seeking it out. Toronto Life had just come out with its Top 20 Sandwich list, and Oddseoul made the cut with its Philly Cheesesteak at number fifteen. I’m ... Read More »

Her Take: Lobster Caesars and More at Rock Lobster Food Co.

Her Take: Lobster Caesars and More at Rock Lobster Food Co.

What started as a pop-up food truck in Toronto has now transformed into a seafood hit, complete with two restaurants and a growing fan base. Rock Lobster Food Co. run by Matt Dean Pettit serves up all things lobster and seafood at his two locations on Queen street and Ossington. Considering I have a borderline obsession with seafood (I would eat ... Read More »

Her Take: Cheap Sausages at Chicago Butcher Shoppe on Roncesvalles

Her Take: Cheap Sausages at Chicago Butcher Shoppe on Roncesvalles

Even after moving away from the High Park area near Roncesvalles in Toronto, Kyle and I still headed over to this neighborhood to buy meat from the Chicago Butcher Shoppe. For $7 you can buy ten freshly baked buns and a pound of ham, which is ridiculously cheap compared to the $15 you would pay at Loblaws. On Saturdays you ... Read More »

Her Take: The Best Pho on Spadina at Pho Hung

Her Take: The Best Pho on Spadina at Pho Hung

There are a few places in Toronto that compete for the best pho. The Golden Turtle on Ossington has been toted as the cream of the crop, and a couple spots down sits Pho Tien Thanh, both of which serve this cheap Vietnamese dish for as little as $7 for a small. However, our favorite place to go when we’re ... Read More »

Her Take: A Real English Breakfast at Toronto’s Bristol Yard

Her Take: A Real English Breakfast at Toronto’s Bristol Yard

Finding a real English breakfast in Toronto is not an easy task, and while many places claim to offer this go-to British staple, many fail miserably. The Bristol Yard is one restaurant that knows its stuff, and provides the real deal including grilled mushrooms and tomatoes. For anyone feeling the effects of the previous night, head here to get your ... Read More »

Her Take: Indulge Your Carnivorous Side at Porchetta & Co. on Dundas West

Her Take: Indulge Your Carnivorous Side at Porchetta & Co. on Dundas West

Porchetta & Co. on Dundas West is a tiny joint that specializes in one thing: pork. Although this may sound mundane, imagine pork marinated in lemon zest, wrapped in prosciutto then again in pork belly with a final slow roast for 30 minutes. Thus a simple piece of meat is transformed into an irresistible temptation of flavor in under an hour. Porchetta ... Read More »

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