Yelp Event: “If You Yelp It, They Will Come” at Shoeless Joe’s in Vaughan

 Shoeless Joe's Vaughan storefront

Shoeless Joe’s located at 21 Colossus Dr in Vaughan

April 30, 2019:  Wow, I’m surprised, I have never blogged about a Shoeless Joe’s restaurant before.  I actually don’t even remember if I’ve even been to this sports grill/restaurant franchise before.  XD.

Yelp had a Community Yelp Event at the Vaughan location of Shoeless Joe’s (Weston Road and Highway 7).  Continue reading

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Chefs Plate: Asian Popcorn Chicken

Chefs Plate chicken and rice dish

Asian Popcorn Chicken with Jasmine Rice and Stir-fried Veggies

April 25, 2019:  This was probably the most disappointing Chefs Plate meal I made, and it’s all because of my own mistakes than the recipe itself.  Oh, well.  You live and you learn.

This dish was the Asian Popcorn Chicken with Jasmine Rice, Lime Aioli, and Stir-fried Veggies.  It had a difficulty level of “medium” and a cooking time of 30 minutes.  Continue reading

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Preview Tasting of Hey Noodles’ New Mississauga location

 Hey Noodles Mississauga

Hey Noodles located at 900 Rathburn Rd. W in Mississauga

The newest location of Hey Noodles is in Mississauga at 900 Rathburn Road West.  This is their sixth location in the Greater Toronto Area.  They are open to the public starting today, May 12, 2019!

Hey Noodles is a brand from Chongqing, China with 200 locations worldwide with more and more shops expanding in the GTA.  Their signature noodle style “xiao mian” literally translates to “small noodles” and is a staple food from Chongqing that can be found Continue reading

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Brown Donkatsu and Ramen

Teri Tonkatsu

Brown Donkatsu and Ramen located at 3235 Highway 7 East, Unit 22 in Markham

April 28, 2019:  We were in the area of First Markham Place and looking for a restaurant to have lunch.  We went to Brown Donkatsu and Ramen.  I remember when this restaurant used to be called Sonoya Japanese Noodle House (the ramen was mediocre).  It seems that they still serve all of the ramen choices that they used to offer as Sonoya but now include Japanese tonkatsu (fried chicken or pork cutlets) and donburi (rice bowls) as well.  They’re so Continue reading

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Next to Normal musical in Toronto, May 2019

Next to Normal musical in Toronto

Next to Normal at the CAA Theatre in Toronto

My first time “reviewing” a musical.  I’ve seen so, so many musicals over the years but really didn’t think to “judge” them like I have for my numerous restaurant reviews (but I did assemble a photo slideshow of all my visits).  I like documenting my life and experiences too much, so here is a look at what I thought of watching Next to Normal this time in Toronto at the CAA Theatre (formerly the Panasonic Theatre).  Continue reading

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Chefs Plate: Baked Beef & Cheese Meatloaf

Baked Beef & Cheese meatloaf with Baby Arugula tossed in a Pesto Vinaigrette

Baked Beef & Cheese meatloaf with Baby Arugula tossed in a Pesto Vinaigrette

April 24, 2019:  This was my favourite meal from the entire recent Chefs Plate order!  This was a Baked Beef & Cheese meatloaf with Baby Arugula tossed in a Pesto Vinaigrette.  Described as an “elevated classic,” the homestyle beef meatloaf was baked with a gooey cheese topping and paired with a fresh arugula salad.  A basil pesto vinaigrette was then drizzled over the crispy potatoes and meatloaf.  Continue reading

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Visiting Katz’s Deli & Corned Beef Emporium before it closes May 31, 2019

 eating at Katz's Deli & Corned Beef Emporium

Katz’s Deli & Corned Beef Emporium located at 3300 Dufferin St in North York

April 27, 2019:  After cleaning up the Don and freshening up at home, we went to Katz’s Deli & Corned Beef Emporium, established in 1970, to get a first and final taste of their famed sandwiches before they are set to close on May 31 of this year.  They are closing to make way for the future development of Dufferin Street.

Katz’s Deli & Corned Beef Emporium has been serving up deli sandwiches like corned beef and pastrami for nearly 50 years.  They are located in North York on Dufferin Street near Highway 401. Continue reading

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