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NEAR: L’Unità

18 Apr

So I figured I’d wait a while to try a new restaurant since I’ve been working on other resolutions. After all, I have now completed NINE of my ten resolutions and it hasn’t even been six months. Go me! But the sacrifice is my waist line (and after trying on a few pairs of shorts, I’m realizing I need an exercise resolution, not a restaurant one).

The culprit in feeding me copious amounts of delicious food this time? L’unita.

I’ve attached pictures but it was so dark in there that we literally had to crowd four candles around the food to get a decent picture.  Yes, were one of *those* diners.

After deciding to try out L’unita instead of Niagara Street Cafe (which beckoned my first twitter hater who didn’t like the fact that I wasn’t coming to Niagara Street Cafe because it was closing), I’m glad I made the choice.

I went into a detailed review of my first experience on Yelp. I’ll talk about the food on my second visit and the vibe as a whole here.  Thus, the two reviews will be mixed. Continue reading


February 2012: Monthly Update New Year’s Resolutions 2012

9 Mar
Nine to Five; To Seven to Eleven; to Seven AM...

PS Banana Republic really needs to recreate THIS dress in THIS colour! Come on BR. Though they've stepped it up this year a bit.

I’m committed to crossing all of these off my 2012 list and start making some dreams come true.

RECAP: New Year’s Resolutions are here. January update is here. Continue reading


8 Feb

I’m a bit surprised at how quickly the Restaurant Resolutions are coming along. I have now completed my eight restaurant that I’ve been meaning to try called The Ace, located in west-end new hot spot strip called Roncesvalles. Known as the landing strip for Polish immigrants, it’s now filled with hipster hang outs like The Ace. I didn’t necessarily come for the food.I just merely wanted to try something new.  As you can see, the light was very dark so the pictures are not the best.

Moules Frites at The Ace

Here’s my take:  Continue reading

NEAR: Tati Bistro

16 Jan

Tati Bistro

Tati is the sixth restaurant I have reviewed out of 10 restaurants on my Restaurant Resolutions list and I’ve been able to complete more than half the challenge before the half way point of January. Huzzah! You can see this review on Yelp as well.  This is going so much more well than my 30 day resolution which was supposed to be yoga in January. Yikes! Continue reading

NEAR: Gale’s Snack Bar

6 Jan

Gale's Snack Bar

In the continuing update of My Restaurant Resolutions of 2012, I decided to visit Gale’s Snack Bar, a diner that has been around for over 40 years in Toronto and is evident by its dilapidated exterior. It’s never changed and once you go inside, you can see why. I also wrote my review on Yelp. Continue reading

NEAR: Nota Bene Part 1

3 Jan

Photo: Renee Suen

Nota Bene has been on my list for a long time and I finally made it part of my 2012 restaurant resolutions to try it since it had been regarded as one of the top restaurants in the city. Not a bad way to end the year (I started this list before 2012 but still, I am making progress!). I’ll be back at Nota Bene and am excited to see what Part 2 brings!

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NEAR: The 2012 Restaurant Resolutions List

19 Dec

Pancakes with smoked duck leg, blueberry compote, chevre from Barque. Photo: barque.ca

2011 marked a great year for restaurants in Toronto. There were many new openings this year and a lagging economy doesn’t seem to stop patrons from going out and enjoying the multitude of excellent restaurants in our fair metropolis.

A brief overview of new openings this year that I’m LOVING:

1. Acadia 2. Grand Electric 3. Estiatorio Volos 4. Campagnolo  (late last year, but still) 5. Porchetta & Co. (ok, late last year)

So what will I try this year?! I think that depends on new openings but I also realized there’s a few classic restaurants that I haven’t yet tried. Challenge Accepted! Continue reading

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