Give me a cool drink and a nice patio in the summer, and I’m a happy guy. That’s probably why I had such a big smile on my face when Fionn MacCool’s invited me for their preview dinner last month to sample their new summer menu, which arrived on June 24.
It’s time to dig out that old family recipe that everyone always loves as the smash cooking competition TV show Recipe to Riches is back and they’re looking for your recipes. On the show, amateur Canadian cooks submit a recipe for the chance to win a grand-prize of $250,000.
Spring has definitely sprung in Toronto, and that means it’s time to start getting back out on the patios, and trying some fresh, new seasonal-themed food and drinks. In that spirit, the Bier Markt has launched their Biers of Spring menu, which pairs some of the best food and beer together to help inspire your taste buds.
As far a the hosts of the many food shows go, Toronto’s John Catucci (Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here) has to be considered one of the most unassuming. But the show has proven to be so popular that HarperCollins has now released a big, wonderfully produced companion book to the show that is interesting, informative and very entertaining, and takes the reader even deeper into the places and dishes covered on the show.
Bier Markt is a shrine to ales, lagers, and stouts from around the world, and this month they opened their fourth restaurant in Toronto–the latest arriving across from Sherway Gardens along the Queensway in a neighborhood with a few mid-level chain eateries, but none that offer the same artisan-style eats or the range of craft beer.
The Drake Hotel is celebrating summer with style as they launch their unique take on the traditional summer fairground on Queen Street West in Toronto. Dubbed Drakeland, the special summer-long event includes an art exhibit, hotel packages, parties, and a fresh menu to celebrate the season.
Need a tasty drink to add a little red-carpet style to your Oscar party? Look no further than these two Oscar-themed mixed drink suggestions from Belvedere Vodka, which offer up a little extra class for your party guests.
I may call Toronto home these days, but to be honest, I’ll always be a New Brunswicker. I grew up in New Brunswick (the province, not the city in New Jersey), and I still try to get back every now and then, and the last time I was there I stumbled upon my new favorite thing: Covered Bridge potato chips.
During the average week I’m around downtown Toronto a lot for lunch, so I end up eating out more often than not. Since I’m trying not to spend a fortune on food, I also like to find little hideaway restaurants that don’t charge a lot, and for the first time I wanted to mention one here: Xtreme Taste at 6 Cumberland Avenue.
Today was a fantastic day in Toronto; the sun was shining, there was lots to do, and it was also the first day for the Canadian National Exhibition.