Dinner at Hashi Izakaya

Hashi Izakaya food

Hashi Izakaya located at 5582 Yonge St in North York

May 2, 2017:

After our long and arduous trip back from New York, we headed back uptown to Yonge and Finch area and decided to eat at Hashi Izakaya.  I had won an online contest back in February where my prize was a $25 gift card to Hashi Izakaya.  (The contest held by @frances.menu had three prizes: one $100 gift card, one $50 gift card, and one $25 gift card — I won the last one.)  After I had been picked as one of the three winners, I sent a private message to Hashi Izakaya to confirm my prize and inquire about the details for the Continue reading

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Yelp Elite Event: “We Are Family at Aunty’s Kitchen”

Auntie's Kitchen dessert naan

Auntie’s Kitchen located at 6039 Erin Mills Pkwy in Mississauga

Last night, I had the pleasure of attending a Yelp Elite Event at a new-ish Pakistani casual restaurant called Aunty’s Kitchen in Mississauga.  A Yelp Elite Event is an invite-only event where the organizers of Yelp GTA select Yelp Elite members to dine in on a pre-selected restaurant to celebrate and thank them for their contributions on Yelp.ca.

This was my fourth YEE and I was very thankful to have been selected to be one of the 50-ish people to attend.  I know that not everyone gets into the wait list and that Yelp Elite Events are always Continue reading

OktoberFEAST 2016 Supporting the Canadian Cancer Society at Markham Museum

OktoberFEAST 2016 in Markham

OktoberFEAST 2016 located at Markham Museum at 9350 Markham Rd. in Markham

OktoberFEAST 2016 was held last night at the Markham Museum near Markham Road and 16th Avenue in Markham.  It was an event where local food and drink vendors came together to raise funds to fight against cancer by supporting the Canadian Cancer Society.

I was aware of this event a month ago when Andrea, the digital content specialist at CCS, contacted me about helping them to promote this event in exchange for some compensation and free admission to the event.   Continue reading

La Maison du Chocolat (Paris, France)

La Maison du Chocolat macarons

La Maison du Chocolat located at 5, rue du Cercle, Aéroport Roissy Charles de Gaulle Terminal 2F1, Zone sous douane, 95700 Roissy-en-France

We arrived at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport early ready to board our flight back home.  After we proceeded through customs and x-rays, I saw that there were many boutiques and souvenir shops.  Typical of Paris, France, there was also a Ladurée shop!  Even though I had tried my first French macarons from there already, I still wandered into the shop to peek around. 🙂  Across from it though, there was a La Maison du Chocolat that also had displays of chocolate and macarons!   Continue reading

Prix Fixe Media Tasting at JaBistro’s Rooftop Patio!

JaBistro sashimi sampler

JaBistro Modern Japanese located at 222 Richmond Street West in Toronto

I had the greatest pleasure to be invited to JaBistro Modern Japanese to try a prix fixe menu of their signature sushi, sashimi, and bistro dishes all on their newly renovated rooftop patio!  It has been a beautiful summer in Toronto and it was a perfect evening to dine on some top-notch and delicious Japanese food at JaBistro.   Continue reading