Rodizio Style All-You-Can-Eat Fine Dining at Touro Brazilian Steakhouse

Touro Brazilian Steakhouse grilled pineapple

Touro Brazilian Steakhouse located at 125 York Blvd in Richmond Hill

The final contest meal I won this summer was a meal for two at Touro Brazilian Steakhouse (Touro Churrascaria).  Thanks to Jackie of @theeverydayfoodie who hosted the Instagram contest, I was selected as a winner to enjoy this complimentary meal.  Yay!

I had dined at another Brazilian steakhouse before; that of Copacabana Brazilian Steakhouse located in downtown Toronto.  Thus, I had a general idea of what to expect already.  A Brazilian steakhouse restaurant is where there are servers called Gauchos who bring various cuts of meat like chicken, beef, and lamb on a skewer to your table.  If you want to take it, then you take your tongs to clamp a piece while the Gaucho slices it it on to your plate.  It’s a unique table-side service for all-you-can-eat meat!

I decided to bring my mom with me since she had never experienced a Brazilian steakhouse restaurant before.

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Trying out Fatburger for the first time!

Fatburger in hand

Fatburger located at 10 Disera Dr, Unit #120 in Thornhill

Back in July, Andrew of Fatburger sent me a message inviting me to their store to try out their Fatburger combo in order for some social media exposure for their restaurant.  I didn’t get a chance to visit them until this past Friday.  I hadn’t tried Fatburger before and also never heard of them until recently.

Fatburger is located near Centre Street and Bathurst Street in Thornhill near the SmartCentres Thornhill plaza.  I am not in this area often; in fact, the last time I was here was actually for lunch across the street at Continue reading

The Best Mac n’ Cheese at The Gabardine!

The Gabardine Mac and Cheese

The Gabardine located at 372 Bay St in Toronto

May 15, 2017:  This was one of the best meals I’ve ever had!  The food was good from beginning to end with appetizer and finishing off with dessert.  I had heard a lot about The Gabardine and especially for their mac and cheese (and chicken pot pies as well).  Thus, Grace and I came here after work one day for dinner.

Grace had already arrived when I got there just before 6 p.m.  There were a lot of people there already and dining and drinking on a Monday evening.  I was pleasantly surprised!

We ordered the Korean Fried Cauliflower appetizer, and two mains: Mac n’ Cheese and the Chicken Pot Pie to Continue reading

Tasting at Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill

Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill fire grill

Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill located at 900 Don Mills Rd in Toronto

May 10, 2017:  In May of this year, I was invited to my first ever DKLoEvent!  (Since then, I have been to many and grateful for each one.)  This first DKLoEvent was situated at Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill!  I had always wanted to dine here — both from having heard its name before and having seen an Insider foodie video which showcased its giant circular fire grill.

Genghis Khan Mongolian Grill is essentially a Northern Continue reading

Dim Sum at Omei Restaurant

Omei Restaurant interior

Omei Restaurant located at 420 Highway 7 East in Thornhill

Last Saturday, after my Zumba class, I had dim sum with my relatives at Omei Restaurant.  I had always seen Omei Restaurant from the street when driving along Highway 7 but this was my first time dining there.  I had always thought it was a very high-end restaurant that was fancy inside and expensive.  However, when we went there for dim sum last week, it turned out that Omei Restaurant was just another Chinese restaurant.  It certainly wasn’t Continue reading

Recap of Leslieville Food & Drink Festival 2017

Leslieville Food & Drink Festival 2017

Leslieville Food & Drink Festival 2017 located at 28 Logan Avenue

May 6, 2017:  I had been very lucky in the month of April and May this year where I won several contests on Instagram which allowed me to attend a handful of events for free.  Yay! 😀

One of the events was this Leslieville Food & Drink Festival held at District 28.  When I entered the contest, I really didn’t expect to win (like most people; right?) and when Diana, the Instagrammer who held the contest informed me of the prize, I was happy to attend to see what this food festival was all about.

The contest on Instagram informed me that I had won “two pairs (2) of VIP tickets (early admission + 5 tasting tickets)” to the Leslieville Food & Drink Festival.  I was excited about this because not only Continue reading

Recap of Brewers Plate 2017

Brewers Plate 2017

Brewers Plate 2017 held on at Corus Quay Building at 25 Dockside Drive in Toronto

May 4, 2017:  Brewers Plate is a rock and roll themed event that celebrates local restaurants, chefs, and brewers by offering an unlimited food and beer sampling experience while raising money for a great cause — War Child Canada.  War Child Canada helps children in war-affected communities reclaim their childhood through access to education, opportunity, and justice.  War Child takes an active role in raising public awareness around the impact of war on communities and the shared responsibility to act.  You can visit warchild.ca to learn more.

Brewers Plate 2017 was held on May 4, 2017 at the Corus Quay Continue reading

Private Dinner Tasting at Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ located at 81 Church St in Toronto

I had the pleasure to dine in at the Toronto location of Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ last Friday with my boo.  According to Wikipedia, Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ (牛角 gyū kaku, “bull’s horn”) is a chain of Japanese yakiniku restaurants specializing in Japanese barbecue.

They have over 600 locations all over the world and yet this was my first time encountering the restaurant chain.  (I actually passed by the one in Flushing, New York when we were there in April too.)  Other than having Japanese BBQ in Japan, I have actually never had Japanese BBQ in Continue reading

New York in Spring 2017 Day 1: Take off!

 Dinner selfie

Dinner at the airport before flying!

This blog post comes nearly three months after we actually went to New York in April of 2017.  Oops!  With transcripts and work and being tired for two weeks after the trip and letting everything pile up, I had created another backlog for myself and thus never got around to blogging about this trip that we had.  But no more!  It’s going to be blogged this week before we head to another foodie city. 😀

This blog post covers our trip to New York starting on April 27, 2017!

I’ll begin with our dinner and Continue reading

Media Tasting at Mi’hito Sushi Laboratory

Mi'hito Sushi Laboratory sushi burritos

Mi’hito Sushi Laboratory located at 285 College St in Toronto

Approximately a month ago — two months — I went to a media tasting at Mi’hito Sushi Laboratory (on June 2, 2017).  (Yes, I am finally done my current backlog and can go back to blogging about the restaurants I went to in April/May/June again to catch up!! :D)

This media tasting was hosted by @DKLoEvents and was actually the second event of his that I had ever gone to.  I was really thrilled with this event because everything was organized extremely well and the event ran smoothly from beginning with end with lots of delicious food and generous portions for Continue reading