Tag: Toronto

Best of Japan Restaurant Week February 22-24

Best of Japan Restaurant Week February 22-24

It’s the first Best of Japan Restaurant Week! Canadians are invited to celebrate at the Vancouver, Montreal & Toronto restaurants certified as “Japanese Food Supporter Stores” February 22-24th. For 3 days, each participating restaurant will offer one FREE dish so their clients can discover the […]

Fat Pasha Toronto | Middle Eastern Food

Fat Pasha Toronto | Middle Eastern Food

Some time ago we were visiting Toronto for a friend’s wedding. Like any other trip, it becomes culinary at some stage. We arrived at Fat Pasha. This was Anthony’s Rose latest collaboration with Robert Wilder. It is located at 414 Dupont Street (between Spadina Road and […]

Warby Parker Toronto Opens | Canada’s First Eyeglass Optical Store

Warby Parker Toronto Opens | Canada’s First Eyeglass Optical Store

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Warby Parker is coming to Toronto, Canada. The first Warby Parker Canadian store opens at 684 Queen Street West on Saturday, August 6th. No doubt I love online shopping! Pretty boxes mailed directly to my home and I barely even need to lift a finger! Free from crowds and disappointments that they don’t carry my size.

 

Grady Whiskey Tortoise
Warby Parker’s Summer 2016 Collection

 

Shopping for glasses seems a little difference however. It’s always hard to know the fit (size and style) of a pair of eyeglasses until it rests comfortably on your face. Warby Parker promises beautiful designed optical eyewear online without the overhead costs of middleman.

I am lucky for an Asian woman to have a higher nose-bridge and do not normally struggle with plastic frames sliding off.

Talbot

Talbot in Whiskey Tortoise (@jamdownflava)

Topper

Topper in River Stone Blue Fade (@lidomarinavillage)

 

 

Warby Parker’ Home Try-On Program

Warby Parker’ Home Try-On Program for our American friends is pretty awesome. Choose up to five frames you like (just hit “Try at home for free” to put them in your box), and they will send them out—shipping is free both ways.

 

Canada: The Fine Details

  • Frames start at $150 Canadian dollars, including prescription lenses. Free shipping and Free returns, always.
  • Instant gratification—Prescription glasses are shipped within days. Sunglasses and non-prescription lenses are available immediately.
  • Giving feels good—You can help someone in need through Warby Parker’s “Buy a Pair, Give a Pair” program. You buy and Warby Parker donates.
  • Home Try On Program —Try on 5 favorites at home for free with Warby Parker’s Home Try-On Program. Hallelujah!

 

Exclusive Frames to Celebrate the Toronto Store Opening

For Canadian customers only (in store and online), two of their favorite frames in two hues will be available for a limited time:Durand in Moss and Chamberlain in Jet Black (sunglasses or eyeglasses). And, there’s a special treat for those who visit the Toronto store—TheHaskell eye frame in Crystal or the Haskell sunglass frame with a touch of red.

 

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In the meantime, Toronto rejoice! Vancouver is hella jealous! Then again, there’s always Warby Parker online shopping! Yay!

 

Warby Parker Canada
URL: https://ca.warbyparker.com
Store Hours 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
684 Queen Street West


 

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FTC Disclosure: This article is written for Warby Parker and contains affiliate links. Product reviews and opinions are our own.
Toronto FOOD & WINE Festival 2015 | Contest Win a Pair of Tickets

Toronto FOOD & WINE Festival 2015 | Contest Win a Pair of Tickets

Formerly known as the Delicious Food Show, the Toronto FOOD & WINE Festival presented by Time Inc.’s FOOD & WINE Magazine – the ultimate authority on the best of what’s new in food, drink, travel, style, and entertaining – is set to take place from September 18 to 20, […]

Roselle Desserts Toronto | Divine Pastry Shop on King Street East

Roselle Desserts Toronto | Divine Pastry Shop on King Street East

  Roselle Desserts is a pastry shop on 362 King Street East, Toronto that you have to visit! When we were planning our Toronto trip, there was a few places on our “to try” / “must eat list”. After our disappointing experience at Dufflet Pastries […]

Buca Toronto King | Canada’s Best New Restaurant

Buca Toronto King | Canada’s Best New Restaurant

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We were promptly greeted by the server who asked if we wanted sparkling or flat water. First of all, as much as we like sparkling water, our experience tells us that carbonation makes us more full than we want to be. I understand fully that this is an upsell from a business perspective but I do hope the establishment would understand and respect the customer’s choice.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”11774″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]The waiter returned to feature the wine selection in which we also had no interest in and this is where things got ugly. When we told our Italian accented waiter that we were not interested in wine, he hissed at us with dissatisfaction that we were peasants dining at the very same spot high level Italian royalty and socialites dined at and we were not worthy. Which got me thinking, is it mandatory to order wine or other alcohol?

My goodness Mr. Waiter Sir, look around you…do you think you are at a 3 Michelin Star restaurant with a dress code? You are at a trattoria style restaurant which serves wood oven pizzas. Get off your high Italian stallion and stop offending your customers.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”11775″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]At this point I have already lost my appetite but we must investigate why this is such a popular spot for Torontonians.

SALSICCINE 18: cured spicy sausage, virgin mozzarella, bariole olive, testun di barolo cheese. Thin crusted and served with a pair of scissors. Cut your pizza to your liking.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][divider line_type=”No Line”][vc_raw_html]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[/vc_raw_html][divider line_type=”No Line”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”11776″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]When the pizza arrived the Italian aristocrat waiter asked us peasants of which ordered the pizza. I asked the Italian to simply put the pizza down right smack in the middle of the table and that we are sharing.

At this particular point he was even more offended like we have just broken every rule in the Roman dining etiquette rulebook. He was bewildered by the fact that my wife and I would like to cross over the imaginary boundaries and taste the food we have selected.

Here is where I might just offend our reader’s a little bit and ask why some of you wouldn’t share food each other have ordered? Apparently this is a new trend in the dining scene with the term “Family Style”. What it really means is putting everything in the middle, and use public utensils to share everything that has been ordered. Us Asians have been doing this for a while, and it wouldn’t hurt anyone if you decided to give it a try. Isn’t that so much better? Paying a price to dine out so you can taste everything?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”11779″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][image_with_animation image_url=”11777″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]After finishing everything came the Branzino finally came 30 minutes later.

BRANZINO 36: raw sea bass carved table side, finished with prosecco and lemon marinated whole fish with bariole olivers and olive oil.

Basically, this is the last of the disappointments. I get the concept though, grilled fresh fish, with acid coming from the lemon and olives, and finished off with the best olive oil available. This is something a home cook can do at home as long as he doesn’t cheap out on the ingredients, but $36 dollars is a little too much. There is no technique, no finesse with our main course for the night.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image_with_animation image_url=”11778″ animation=”Fade In” img_link_target=”_self”][vc_column_text]

PATATE E ALICI 12: cookstown amarosa potato, white anchovy, duck yolk, black garlic.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_raw_html]JTNDYSUyMGhyZWYlM0QlMjJodHRwJTNBJTJGJTJGd3d3LnVyYmFuc3Bvb24uY29tJTJGciUyRjEwJTJGMTQ3OTUwNiUyRnJlc3RhdXJhbnQlMkZLaW5nLVdlc3QlMkZCdWNhLU9zdGVyaWEtRW5vdGVjYS1Ub3JvbnRvJTIyJTNFJTNDaW1nJTIwYWx0JTNEJTIyQnVjYSUyME9zdGVyaWElMjAlMjZhbXAlM0IlMjBFbm90ZWNhJTIwb24lMjBVcmJhbnNwb29uJTIyJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cCUzQSUyRiUyRnd3dy51cmJhbnNwb29uLmNvbSUyRmIlMkZsb2dvJTJGMTQ3OTUwNiUyRm1pbmlsb2dvLmdpZiUyMiUyMHN0eWxlJTNEJTIyYm9yZGVyJTNBbm9uZSUzQndpZHRoJTNBMTA0cHglM0JoZWlnaHQlM0ExNXB4JTIyJTIwJTJGJTNFJTNDJTJGYSUzRQ==[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]Buca Osteria & Enoteca
URL: http://www.buca.ca/
Cuisine: Italian

Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm Closed now
Wed 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

604 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1M6
(416) 865-1600

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Trattoria Nervosa Toronto | Yorkville Casual Authentic Italian

Trattoria Nervosa Toronto | Yorkville Casual Authentic Italian

  Trattoria Nervosa is chic casual authentic Italian restaurant in Yorkville, Toronto. It neighbours several trendy boutique shops like Anthropologie, Pink Tartan which also carries WANT Les Essentiels and Uncle Otis Clothing. The restaurant itself has two floors with a beautiful patio space upstairs and […]

Momofuku Daisho Toronto | Milk Bar + Bo Ssäm Large Formats

Momofuku Daisho Toronto | Milk Bar + Bo Ssäm Large Formats

South of the 49th Parallel, Korean-American chef and entrepreneur David Chang founded Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Má Pêche, Milk Bar and Momofuku Ko in New York City. North of the boarder is the Great White North Toronto Financial District where David Chang’s expanded Momofuku Noodle Bar […]