For an Elevated Thai Experience, go ‘Kiin’

From owners of Toronto’s most beloved Pai, Chef Nuit & Jeff Regular have unveiled their newest addition to their line of Thai restaurants: Kiin. In Thai, ‘Kiin’ means eat! And eat, I will. Except for the unique fresh-flown produce from Thailand, you will not find any dishes similar to Pai. Instead, Kiin’s menu revolves around Royal…

For Middle Eastern Snacks & an All-season Patio? Go to Bar Reyna.

Bar Reyna is the one place you want to be nestled away in regardless of the weather. Located in Yorkville, the one-of-a-kind interior presents each of its own feel on both the main, back patio and top floor. Set in wooden panels throughout the space and exposed bricks throughout the space, there are white accent spray pieces…

In Pictures: Sushi-Making at Ebisu, Toronto + Get your Free Ramen

Watching Jiro Dreams of Sushi just once did not prepare me for this moment. Be real delicate with the rice, or in my case, the sushi will end up clumped and mushed together with each bite. With the guidance of Chef Tatuka Matsuda at Ebisu, we were each able to take part in forming sushi in…

Liberty Commons, a brewpub by Big Rock Brewery and O&B in Liberty Village

Liberty Commons is a modern-day brewpub which serves up the brews of Calgary-based Big Rock Brewery and food pairings by Oliver & Bonacini’s Corporate Executive Chef Anthony Walsh, District Executive Chef John Horne (Canoe, Auberge du Pommier), and newly appointed Chef de Cuisine Ryan Lister (formerly of Canoe). Oliver & Bonacini, highly recognized as one…

The Final Brunch of 2016: Lisa Marie

  I haven’t loved brunch enough this year. I can only recall venturing downtown voluntarily to try a new brunch spot four times this year (really – Fat Pasha and now-closed Wind Up). Lisa Marie was on my 2016-brunch-history twice. I’m not a stickler about getting up so early and making the journey south for a…

Visit Spicy Mafia for Personal-sized Hot Pot

Going out for hot pot is always a very long and mindful process. Usually at 2-4 people per pot and at a premium price, we’ve got to get our moneys worth! It’s an all you can eat – give me all of the seafood you have – hand over that menu again, let’s make it…