Winterlicious at The Saint Tavern | Toronto

Winterlicious at The Saint Tavern | Toronto

Winterlicious is pretty much the best part of shitty ol’ winter in Toronto: I can wear a loose sweater to dinner and eat lots of high-end food for cheap prix-fixe prices all over the city for two weeks straight. I had to control myself on how many…

What I ate at Taste of Danforth: Toronto

What I ate at Taste of Danforth: Toronto

I am a Taste of Danforth virgin no more. The street festival that takes over Greektown every summer is in its 22nd year and is as big as ever — it’s actually Canada’s biggest. Sunday afternoon was the final day of the festival and didn’t seem…

Learning the fundelentils

Learning the fundelentils

When I think of lentils, I think hippie food — like carob chips or bean sprouts. I never grew up eating lentils in Newfoundland, and they’ve always reminded me of split peas, which I truly dispise. But after eating at four great Toronto restaurants that are…

Nova Scotia Ice Wine Festival in Wolfville

Nova Scotia Ice Wine Festival in Wolfville

I’ve always despised ice wine. While my experience with the syrupy libation has been limited to a few attempts at being fancy while I lived in Toronto, every glass ended in a disappointed, sugary depression. I didn’t like the overt sweet nature of Ontario ice wine, so I…

Anthony Bourdain sat in front of me at the movies

Anthony Bourdain sat in front of me at the movies

Last week I went to the movies and Anthony Bourdain sat in front of me. It was hard not to reach out and rustle his mostly salt and pepper hair. The lanky 6’3 rebel chef took the tiny university town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia by storm when…

Dine By Design East 2014: Halifax

Dine By Design East 2014: Halifax

Imagine a room filled with dining rooms and beautiful food to eat, but not a place to sit. This might sound like a cruel joke, or a line from an Alanis Morissette song, but it’s actually a unique fundraiser that happened just last weekend. Dine…

The Doughball & Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Doughball & Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

What is a Doughball? Well, it’s the most delicious kind of event where businesses from all over the city make baked goods, put them in the one place and people come and get to eat it all up, all the while drinking wine and coffee.…

Diner en Blanc: Halifax’s Inaugural Party

Diner en Blanc: Halifax’s Inaugural Party

On Saturday, 1000 Haligonians were transported to Paris for a night at the white wonderland that is Diner en Blanc. Started in Paris in the late 1980s by Françoise Pasquier and a small group of friends, Diner en Blanc is now hosted all over the world in over…

North by Night Market: Halifax

North by Night Market: Halifax

On Friday evening Squiggle Park was hopping! The corner of Gottingen and Falkland became a lively night market hosted by Squiggle Park food truck in residence, The Food Wolf. North by Night Market (NXNMRKT) is a newly established monthly event that showcases local vendors, food trucks, and…

Savour Food & Wine 2014: Halifax

Savour Food & Wine 2014: Halifax

Imagine if all the best restaurants around Halifax and Nova Scotia got together in one place, made a crap load of food, and served the best of the best in spirits. Oh wait, it happens every year at Savour Food & Wine Show where I…

Devour! Food Film Fest: Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Devour! Food Film Fest: Wolfville, Nova Scotia

A whole film festival about food? Yes please! Films about growing food, making food, eating food? This is what the world is made of people. A few weeks ago, Adam and I drove out to Wolfville to attend the Devour Food Film Fest. I was pumped! To start…

Seaport Beerfest 2013: Halifax

Seaport Beerfest 2013: Halifax

I love to drink beer, but I have to emphasize that by writing this post, I do not consider myself a beer expert, only a beer drinking expert. However, somehow during the countless chugs of my mini beer mug, I did learn something about beer…