New York in Spring 2017 Day 1: Take off!

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Dinner at the airport before flying!

This blog post comes nearly three months after we actually went to New York in April of 2017.  Oops!  With transcripts and work and being tired for two weeks after the trip and letting everything pile up, I had created another backlog for myself and thus never got around to blogging about this trip that we had.  But no more!  It’s going to be blogged this week before we head to another foodie city. 😀

This blog post covers our trip to New York starting on April 27, 2017!

I’ll begin with our dinner and Continue reading

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Playing an Escape Game at Trapped in Markham!

Trapped Markham storefront

Trapped located at 3130 Highway 7 East in Markham

Even though Trapped is located so close to me, this was my first time going there to play an escape game.  We were looking for an escape game that we hadn’t been to yet and this one was on my radar since I had heard about it through social media.  I looked up the escape room themes that they had on their website and it appeared that the Death Note room and another one seemed the most fitting for us since we had four people (Death Note was for 2 to 6 people).  Their website said that if you booked online ahead time, we would save on the cost (its regular price was $28 and after booking it online, it was just Continue reading

Dinner at Hong Far Hong Kong Cafe

I have no photos for this restaurant. 😀  For a simple celebratory dinner, we went to Hong Far Hong Kong Cafe located inside the Richlane Mall at Leslie and 16th Avenue in Richmond Hill last night.  The food was Cantonese style with set menus for dinner and a la carte options too.  We had a set menu which consisted of eggplant and oysters in a hot pot, steamed fish, stir fried lobster, tofu with gluten, Continue reading

Mini Golf at Timber Creek Golf

Timber Creek Golf mini putt

Timber Creek Golf located at 12772 Ninth Line in Stouffville

This wasn’t my first time mini golfing but it deserves a blog post because it was just so much fun at Timber Creek Golf yesterday!  Timber Creek Golf is located in Stouffville at Ninth Line and Main Street area.  It’s a huge golf course area with mini putt, a golf range, batting cage, inflatable bouncer for kids, and a cafe/ice cream parlour selling Kawartha ice cream.

We came here on a busy and very sunny and hot Saturday afternoon.  The parking lot was so packed that cars took up even their grassy lawn.  There were two mini golf putting courses, the  Continue reading

Media Tasting at Mi’hito Sushi Laboratory

Mi'hito Sushi Laboratory sushi burritos

Mi’hito Sushi Laboratory located at 285 College St in Toronto

Approximately a month ago — two months — I went to a media tasting at Mi’hito Sushi Laboratory (on June 2, 2017).  (Yes, I am finally done my current backlog and can go back to blogging about the restaurants I went to in April/May/June again to catch up!! :D)

This media tasting was hosted by @DKLoEvents and was actually the second event of his that I had ever gone to.  I was really thrilled with this event because everything was organized extremely well and the event ran smoothly from beginning with end with lots of delicious food and generous portions for Continue reading

CraveThe6ix VIP Card Launch Party at Pi Co. Yonge and Eglinton!

Pi Co. pizza

Pi Co. located at 2177 Yonge St in Toronto

This past Sunday, I was invited by Darren of @DKLoEvents to the VIP Card launch party from CraveThe6ix.  CraveThe6ix is an Instagram account that features food photos from Instagram users showcasing food from all over Toronto.  They have officially launched a discount card program with many of Toronto’s top and most popular restaurants giving you discounts or special promotions when sign up for the card (there is a physical card that you can show or you can show a mobile version).  The card is free to obtain.  You can get it by visiting their website and completing a quick sign-up.

As part of the launch party, we were Continue reading

Japanese Sushi at Nichiban Sushi 4 U

Nichiban Sushi 4 U sushi

Nichiban Sushi 4 U located at 3517 Kennedy Road Unit 3 in Scarborough

For an early dinner/continuation of lunch, we went to Nichiban Sushi 4 U for Japanese sushi.  I had been recommended to try this place twice; once by my friend Viv and then by another food blogger on Instagram.  Thus, I was curious to check this place out.

Nichiban Sushi 4 U is located on the corner of Kennedy Road and Steeles Avenue behind the Petro gas station.  Those of you who know where Fat Ninja Bite is (a must-try, by the way!), you will find this gem of a Japanese restaurant behind the restaurant.  Their parking lot is tiny but there are Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

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The Captain’s Boil, Newmarket. January 2017

There’s nothing that satisfies me more than a good meal.  I’m talking about the REALLY good meals where the taste of food is delicious and the portion is substantial and you are left completely satisfied and content.  The price of the meal might not matter but the fact that all the details and ingredients tied together and showed complete craftsmanship and skills from the chef is what matters.  It just so happens that I had a really satisfying and contentful meal last weekend.  For a better photo of “satisfaction” though, I decided Continue reading

Seven-Course Tasting Menu at Canis Restaurant

Canis Restaurant food

Canis Restaurant located at 746 Queen St W in Toronto

I had a wonderful tasting menu at a relatively new restaurant called Canis Restaurant last week to kick off the weekend! 😀  I’m so glad that my foodie friends invited me to try this with them as I probably wouldn’t have gone here any time soon by myself.

Canis Restaurant is located on Queen Street West in downtown Toronto close to Trinity Bellwoods Park.  They only have a tasting menu or prix fixe menu for you to choose from.  Their tasting menu changes seasonally as that is the main focus of their Continue reading

Tasting the New Summer Items at the Yonge & Eglinton location of Paramount Fine Foods

Paramount Fine Foods poutine

Paramount Fine Foods located at 2311 Yonge St in Toronto

Thanks to Liquid Communications, I was once more invited to Paramount Fine Foods to partake in a private tasting for myself and a guest to try out their food and help them promote their menu.  This time, the goal of the tasting was to promote their new summer items.  The tasting was held at their Yonge and Eglinton location, one of many Paramount Fine Foods locations all across the GTA.

(Previous tastings blogged here at their Don Mills location and also blogged here at their Bay and Bloor location.)

Clarissa and I entered the restaurant just after 5:30 p.m. where we were led to the upstairs Continue reading