A Viennese Café – Luxurious Til’ the Last Bite

If there’s one thing I learned from my tour guide, it’s that there are a lot of coffee houses in Austria. Apparently, the Ottoman’s introduced coffee to Austria but the locals didn’t know what it was at first. They experimented and even thought it was soup at one point. Eventually, they realized it was great…

Damascene Food

It’s interesting how different cultures can shape a society. Being in Canada, we are so diverse that I think it has made us more understanding about others. Most recently, we’ve had many Syrian refugees come to Canada. Other than all the tragedy that the media exposes about Syria, I’m not sure many people know much more than…

Mongolian Style Hot Pot

Have you ever tried eating a Mongolian hot pot? It’s something simple you can do at home or at a restaurant. All you need is a mobile electric or propane gas stove, a pot, broth and a variety of food. For this particular occasion, we went to a restaurant that had a stove that was…

Popcorn Gifts

This is a very random post, but I’ve noticed that my friends have been bringing me gifts/souvenirs from around the world and there has been a common theme – POPCORN! Not that there is anything wrong with popcorn, I just found the trend interesting. The first being popcorn flavoured candy from Taiwan. These little square, yellow…

Izakaya – A Loud but Delicious Experience

I love Japanese food. Although a majority of people may only be familiar with sushi and teppanyaki, there are many other delicious dishes too. Thus comes Izakaya – a type of Japanese bar styled restaurant that typically offers skewers and tapas. It’s a very informal setting where people come in for drinks and food. I…

Le Petit French Bistro

When it comes to French food, I think one of the most classic dishes is escargot (aka snails). I know many people get the heebie jeebies when it comes to things that look squirmy, but escargot is delicious! Often, you will find them in a special dish that is cooked in a simple garlic and butter concoction….

Bottle Shock and Wine

The holidays are coming, which means people are probably starting to wind down with food and drinks. More specifically, I’d like to say wine is probably appearing on many tables. It comes in a variety of price ranges and types – Malbec, Pinot Grigio, Merlot, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc…the list goes on! I have found good and bad…

Bacon! Bacon! Bacon!

There is some insane love for bacon out there. One of my friends is so obsessed with bacon that he is quoted saying “Bacon is love. Bacon is life”. While I may not necessarily feel the same sentiments as he does about bacon, I do enjoy eating it periodically if it is cooked the right way – super thin and…

Sushi Go – It Leaves You Craving for More

  Yesterday, I kicked off the holiday season by co-hosting the first party of the year. We had plenty of food and played a Stealing Santa/Reindeer Ripoff/White Elephant gift exchange where everybody brings a gift, draws a card to see who goes first, and then unwraps a gift or steals someone elses’. It’s all in good fun and…

Dusty Boots Hard Root Beer

I finally found it! The drink that flies off the shelves the minute it’s stocked and has been sold out all summer – Dusty Boots Hard Root Beer! If you like root beer and you like alcohol, this is as good as they say. It tastes exactly like the soda pop with a hint of vanilla…

Signs – An American Sign Language Themed Restaurant

For my birthday ago few years ago, I went to a themed restaurant in Toronto called O. Noir. They say when you have multiple senses running simultaneously, that they’re not as heightened. O. Noir is the type of restaurant where the hired staff are visually impaired (I believe this is the politically correct term now…

Apples + Beer = ?

I love green apple flavoured products. There’s something about the cold and crisp sourness to it that gets my taste buds dancing. Recently I discovered something called Green Apple Beer. Straight forward to the point, the company says that the drink is a miracle of science and is brewed in Burlington, Ontario (a city in Canada,…