Dim Sum at Royal House in Markham

Royal House dim sum

Located at 10 Apple Creek Blvd in Markham

November 26, 2017:  I didn’t like this restaurant at all.  I had high hopes for Royal House because it was one of those relatively unknown Chinese restaurants in the Markham area that I hadn’t heard much about before.  I was hopeful for this restaurant to be a good one so that I could return in the future since it was located so close to me.

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Comfort Food at The Pint House in Toronto

The Pint House Beefshires

The Pint House located at 678 Yonge St in Toronto

November 25, 2017:  After attending The Gentlemen’s Expo at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, we set out for dinner.  I was starving — the expo didn’t have any complimentary samples of food like I thought it would — so when we were deciding where to eat in the Front Street vicinity, I was more than happy to see The Pint House metres away from us.  A quick look at their menu outside their door and we were in.  I wanted some comfort food! 😀  Continue reading

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The Gentlemen’s Expo 2017 Event Recap

The Gentlemen's Expo 2017

Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building in Toronto

November 25, 2017:  This was my first time attending The Gentleman’s Expo!  To be clear, this is an expo event that anyone can attend; it’s not just exclusive to men as the name suggests.  However, I did have to look at their FAQ on their website to be sure of that.  XD

I had a vague idea of what to expect and the website told me there would be Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene

 Summer sunrise over a lake

McRae Point Provincial Park, Ontario. July 2012

The definition of “serenity”!  When you escape the city and go north into the depths of Mother Nature.  On this clear summer morning, Steph and I got up at the crack of dawn to witness and capture this view.  The water was so clear, the air was so crisp, and there was not a sound in the area.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation

Much Music Video Awards stage

Much Music Video Awards, Toronto. June 2017

Every year in June on Father’s Day weekend, the streets of downtown Toronto transform from ordinary streets to the huge stage and set for the Much Music Video Awards!  I happened to pass by this year when the transformation was taking place and it was neat to be able to capture its in-transformation look Continue reading

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Sukiyaki, Donburi, and Udon at Ken Oh

Ken Oh food

Ken Oh located at 183 Dundas St W in Toronto

November 21, 2017:  There are so many restaurants on Dundas Street that I have yet to try.  Tonight, Grace and I tried out Ken Oh.  It’s a restaurant that serves Japanese “spaghetti” or udon and rice bowls.

There were a decent number of customers here when we arrived at 5:30 p.m.  The restaurant itself is rather small but comfortable enough to fit a lot of tables Continue reading

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Butter Baker’s Grand Opening on November 24! (Plus Gingerbread Man Croissants!)

Butter Baker croissants

Butter Baker located at 120 Dundas Street West

Butter Baker, the new pastry bakery featuring French confectionery cooking from the minds of Butter Avenue, is set to have their Grand Opening this Friday, November 24, 2017 at their shop at 120 Dundas Street (near Dundas Square)!

Their intersection is at Dundas Street and Bay Street.  The store opens from  8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  They will  be launching the first two holiday items at this time also to celebrate the Grand Opening!  The first 50 customers will receive these two holiday items complimentary along with a chance to win $100 Butter Baker app credit on the spot!   Continue reading

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