Figures (137 Avenue Road) is officially one of my favorite new restaurants in Toronto, and it’s about more than just the food, the style, or the very fun comic book theme. Figures is a great restaurant because they do all of those things so well, and they do it all with heart, and excellent attention to every detail.
BBQ season is actually Canada’s longest season. If you’re really a grill-lover, you can almost cook outside all year round, but the real glory days for BBQ sauce and smokers definitely runs from May to September, and now I’m ready to get cooking. This week, Rufus Teague hosted a night of BBQ and sampling at Barque on Roncesvalles in Toronto, and they’ve convinced me to try a few new things this BBQ season.
In two weeks, the annual Terroir Symposium will bring 60 of the top hospitality and tourism professionals in North America together for the 12th annual event for sommeliers, chefs, hoteliers, and producers at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario.
We want to help inspire you and your family to share a meal and a conversation, and thanks to President’s Choice’s Eat Together Day, The GATE is giving away a gift card to help you start planning dinner.
Over the weekend, Ford took a few writers and photographers out of Toronto to #EscapeAndDiscover parts of Ontario, while getting a chance to check out the new 2017 Ford Escape, Titanium Edition, and what it had to offer. My team–Team Green–was whisked away to Sarnia where we picked up the Escape and drove on to Owen Sound. Read the full story, and scroll down to check out the gallery from each part of the trip.
You’d better hurry, or you’ll be late, for a very important date. The Alice on Queen pop-up event has arrived in Toronto for one week, and celebrates the May 27th release of Alice Through The Looking Glass with the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party table brought to life courtesy of YouTube’s How To Cake It star Yolanda Gampp and her team.
The first ever Quinte Craft beer festival was a big hit, drawing hundreds to Belleville’s Empire Square to sample local brews, wines, and food this past weekend. In fact, the event was such a big hit that a second festival is already in the works for later this year.
There are very few invitations that could have made me happier than this one: an opportunity to celebrate 250 years of Hennessy cognac with a special paired dinner at La Société in Toronto. The only thing that could have possibly topped this invitation would have been an invite to the distillery in France.
My favorite time of year is clearly here. Yes, it’s barbecue season, and this year I’ve been convinced that wine–and specifically Carnivor Cabernet–may not be a bad way to go in place of some of the more traditional summer patio drinks.
The season finale of Doctor Who, starring Peter Capaldi as The Doctor and Jenna Coleman as Clara Oswald, is just days away, and that made me realize I never shared something spectacular from earlier this year: my Doctor Who-themed birthday cookies.