Naan & Kabob “Foodie Bloggers Event” Recap

Naan & Kabob Foodie Bloggers Event

Naan & Kabob located at 1780 Markham Rd in Scarborough

Last Thursday, Naan & Kabob held a “Foodie Silk Route Event” at their Markham Road and Sheppard Avenue location in Scarborough.  This was a food event held at lunchtime to showcase some of their food offerings on their menu at this new location.  Naan & Kabob is a fast casual restaurant that offers Afghan street food.

Luckily, because a two-day reporting job had vacated its second day, I was able to make it out on this weekday to partake in this “foodie bloggers event” (I’ve never heard of ‘foodie bloggers’ before; either it’s “food bloggers” or “foodies” XD).  I was excited to try the Continue reading

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Trying out Basil Box at Queen & Spadina!

Basil Box food and drink

Basil Box located at 441 Queen St W in Toronto

Thanks to winning a contest on Instagram that Basil Box hosted for winning a pair of tickets to the Taste of Toronto food festival this year (blogged about here) and two customized boxes of food, I got to try this chain of Southeast Asian food boxes for the first time! 😀

“The street markets of Thailand and Vietnam were the inspiration for Basil Box: a new restaurant where you can mix and match ingredients to build one of thousands of possible boxes.  Start with a base of rice, noodles, or greens, and then add veggies, proteins, sauces and toppings in unique combinations that will have you both coming back for your favourites and experimenting with something new.”

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The New Pho-rritos from Sushitto on the Road

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Sushitto on the Road, a moving food truck in Toronto

This past Monday, when I was heading to work for an afternoon job, I spotted the Sushitto on the Road food truck right outside my work building!  I had only seen this food truck for the second time (first time spotted them at the second Coconut Festival that I attended) and had never tried them before.  As far as I know, Sushitto on the Road was the very first vendor in Toronto to serve sushi burritos when the food trend blew up in 2016.  I had always wanted to try their sushi burritos and never got to do so because they are a moving Continue reading

Preview of the Pork Belly & Cheddar Croissants from Butter Baker!

"Pork Belly & Cheddar" Croissant

Butter Baker coming soon to Toronto!

Calvin of Butter Avenue found the blog post that I wrote a few months ago about the macarons that I had tasted from Butter Avenue and treated me to a preview of the baked goods that will be opening up this summer from his new bakery, Butter Baker!  Butter Baker is a new sister brand of Butter Avenue.  It will be opening up in the heart of downtown Toronto (location will be announced officially soon ).

“Butter Baker offers an evolving selection of sweet and savory pastries created using classic French confectionery cookery and techniques, made from scratch and local ingredients including fresh herbs, fresh fruits, and free-run eggs.  With gratitude and humility, we conduct our business with order and creativity to fully indulge all of your senses.  In Butter Baker, simple is better, order is an expression, and your experience is our reflection.”

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Neapolitan-style Pizzas Ready in 90 Seconds from Pi Co.

Pi Co. pizza

Pi Co. located at 1200 Bay St, Unit #4 in Toronto

After our dinner at Figures (we weren’t full), we headed towards Pi Co. for some pizza as a second dinner.  I hadn’t been to Pi Co. yet despite this being such a popular spot and having been shared by foodies all over Instagram at one point (I think there was a media tasting there).

We went to the original location of Pi Co. which was at Bay and Bloor (right in the heart of Toronto).  (They also have a new second location at Yonge and Eglinton and their website tells me that they will have two more locations coming up in the GTA as well in the next two years.)  I was excited to try Pi Co. to see what their pizzas Continue reading

Tapas Styled Dinner at Figures, Toronto’s comic book themed restaurant

Figures comic book restaurant

Figures located at 137 Avenue Rd in Toronto

I recall when BlogTO posted an article about the opening of this unique restaurant called Figures in which comic books were the theme and there was even an “secret entrance” in order to enter the restaurant.  Well, my friends and I visited the restaurant last Saturday evening and I have to say I was really disappointed (and felt a little jipped) about the entire experience. :/

(Don’t get me wrong, I’m really Continue reading

T.W.’s Bar & Grill at Delta Toronto East Hotel

T.W.'s Bar & Grill appetizer

T.W.’s Bar & Grill located at Delta Toronto East Hotel at 2035 Kennedy Road in Scarborough

While we were in the middle of looking through the LEGO creations at the LEGO Fan Event, the babe was getting hungry so we headed to the restaurant that was inside the hotel where the LEGO Event was.  T.W.’s Bar & Grill serves bar food in a really comfortable bar and lounge-like environment.

Since the staff must be used to serving tourists and out-of-town visitors from the hotel, Continue reading

Lunch at Cafe Belong at the Evergreen Brick Works

Cafe Belong dessert

Cafe Belong located at 550 Bayview Ave in Toronto

After a nice hike in the paths at the Evergreen Brick Works on a hot and humid day, the three of us went for lunch at Cafe Belong!  Cafe Belong is the only restaurant on site at the Evergreen Brick Works and I was so excited to try it out with Cyn.

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Media Tasting on the Patio of Tapagria Spanish Tapas Restaurant

Tapagria Spanish Tapas Restaurant patio

Tapagria Spanish Tapas Restaurant located at 230 Commerce Valley Dr E #2 in Thornhill

“It’s all about the new patio!”  That’s what we were told when we were invited to Tapagria Spanish Tapas Restaurant last Thursday for a media tasting.  This was part of a dual event that DKLoEvents hosted for us (the first part was next door at It’s a Bao Time — blogged here).  🙂

I had been to Tapagria Spanish Tapas Restaurant before.  I had been here for dinner with two friends back in Continue reading

Media Tasting at It’s a Bao Time Restaurant

It's a Bao Time baos

It’s a Bao Time located at 230 Commerce Valley Drive East Unit 2A in Thornhill

Thanks to DKLoEvents who was hosting a dual event this week, I got the opportunity to taste the food from It’s a Bao Time! :9  (I’ve always wanted to try this bao restaurant too!)

(Although DKLoEvents was the host of this dual event, we did pay $15 per person for all the food provided.)

It’s a Bao Time features “baos”, a steamed Chinese rice bun that originated from and is popular in Asia.  It can be a full meal by eating it no frills or you can sandwich it with various ingredients to make it a fulfilling one.  Here at  Continue reading