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LOCAL FEATURE: The Blake House

Location: 449 Jarvis St  Toronto http://www.theblakehouse.ca Open only three months, one of the last standing heritage structures (built in 1891) in Toronto  has been converted into a restaurant called The Blake House (previously, The Red Lion). One of the three owners and brothers, Jim Vasilakakos sat down and chatted with us as well.  He described … Continue reading

Mill Street Brewery

Location: 55 Mill Street, Toronto http://www.millstreetbrewery.com For beerfests and the like, Mill Street Brewery has the capacity for the people and the beers. Check out their Ontario‘s first “Original Organic Lager” for a light and hoppy flavour. I’m now more interested in their new Lemon Tea Beer and this contest they’re having.

Overdraught Irish Pub

Location: 156 Front St W., Toronto Overdraught is what I like to consider a hidden gem of an Irish pub, situated underground right between Joe Badali’s and Canyon Creek Chophouse. Here you can find all the usual pub details: dark corners, cheery folk and most importantly, GUINNESS. The fish n’ chips and wings are just bonuses. … Continue reading

Frugal Fare #6: The Banknote

Location: 663 King Street West, Toronto The Banknote is one of those work-lunch and after-work dinner/drinks places serving up burger & beer type meals in a bank setting.  Yes, aptly named The Banknote, as it used to a bank, they still have the ol’ vault in the back and teller booths.  If that ambiance doesn’t suit you, there’s always their cosy patio on … Continue reading

Wayne Gretzy's

Location: 99 Blue Jays Way, Toronto  http://www.gretzky.com  Poutine$6.99  Salmon Burger $14.99  ….and the BEST apple pie I’ve ever had!  With pecan ice-cream, what a change from vanilla, and so delish!! (Not the greatest pics here, but I was more interested in digging in!)    The food is really great at Gretzy’s and the service is … Continue reading

Boston Pizza

Location: 2458 Queen St E.,Brampton I’d never been to a Boston Pizza before but have seen it many times from driving across four lanes. It is the quintessential surburban restaurant. Oddly, we didn’t care for pizza that day and opted for sandwiches and burgers. Menu described it as follows: Buffalo Chicken Sandwich Breaded chicken breast … Continue reading

Fynn's of Temple Bar

Location: 489 King Street West, Toronto http://www.fynnstemplebar.com It used to be a Fionn MacCool’s and now the name isn’t all that different but the menu certainly is.  For one, they have these God-awful photographs that don’t really look related to anything ON the menu. Things like three scoops of vanilla ice-cream that looks as if … Continue reading

Bar Volo

Location: 587 Yonge Street, Toronto There’s cosy, then there’s cramped! Granted, it’s not meant for large groups, but they certainly have a small bar considering 50% of its name is BAR.   I do love the variety of beers though, although it’s not too enjoyable drinking standing up crammed between the bar and a few stools. … Continue reading

Raq n Waq

Location: 739 Queen St. W. 2nd Floor, Toronto http://www.theraq.ca The Raq is a great place for summer after work drinks. They have a really nice partly-sunny patio, pool tables (hence the name) and fireplaces indoors.  The service is semi-attentive and the food, although nothing to write e-mail  home about, is fine for drink snacks, but … Continue reading

Bar Wellington

Location: 520 Wellington St W, Toronto Oh, Bar Wellie, how you’ve changed. Okay, not to be quite so dramatic, but we really had some good times Bar Wellie and I. Once upon a time, when the service was nice and friendly, and I had my first taste of Leffe beer. Let me tell you, it … Continue reading

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