Summerlicious 2017 Restaurant: Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery

Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery smoke plate

Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery located at 42 Liberty St in Toronto

The only Summerlicious restaurant I participated in this year was Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery.  This was such a uncommon practice for me; I used to attend the licious restaurants religiously and would go to more than one restaurant in a season.  This year, I didn’t actively plan any Summerlicious events because I had been going out so often already for tastings and other meals.  Also, not all licious restaurants actually live up to the event — there are a handful of times where I’d rather visit the restaurant as a standalone to see how their usual meals fare Continue reading


The Loose Moose

 The Loose Moose chocolate brownie

The Loose Moose located at 146 Front St W in Toronto

There aren’t too many places on Front Street near Union Station which open very late at night so after we finally stumbled out of the underwater sea world at Ripley’s and were looking for a bite to eat, we ended up at The Loose Moose at around 11:30 p.m. on a Saturday.  The Loose Moose is a pub that serves the typical pub food with lots and lots of beer on tap and drinks to go around.   Continue reading

Craft Beers at the Crafty Coyote

Crafty Coyote food

Crafty Coyote located at 511 Bloor St W in Toronto

After watching A Tale of Samurai Cooking at the Hot Docs Cinema, we were looking for a place to eat on Bloor Street West and ventured into Crafty Coyote after spotting that they had a Seafood Board that looked really good on their menu.  (This is why it’s so important and smart for restaurants to display a menu on the outside of their storefronts so that people like us passing by get intrigued and enter for a bite to eat on a whim.  Foot traffic works!)   Continue reading

Beer Flights & Birthday at Bier Markt (King West)

Located at 600 King Street West in Toronto

My dear friend Tracy celebrated her birthday at Bier Markt last weekend.  (Happy [post] birthday, Tracy!!!!)  I’ve never been to Bier Markt before even though they have a number of locations all across Toronto — this one, King West, the Esplanade, Don Mills, Queensway, and Square One.  From its name, you can tell that it specializes in beer and a lot of it!   Continue reading