Rosedale Diner: Not Your Typical Burger Joint

You know you’re in Rosedale when you see an item on the menu for $117.  At a diner.  OK, it’s not likely anyone has ever ordered the so-called Gourmet Package and the only reason why it’s that pricey is because of the Veuve Cliquot (the actual dish is $17).  Besides, the restaurant is closer to the Summerhill […]

An Old Fashioned Experience at Avenue Diner

Cynthia Cheng Most diners in the city don’t live up to the nostalgic, old fashioned goodness of the Avenue Diner on Davenport and Avenue Road.  A small shop with very few tables and a counter, the restaurant has been around since the 1940s.  Only open for breakfast and lunch, the menu choices are very much […]

W Burger Bar @ Yonge and College

Cynthia Cheng        (From top left to bottom right: beef burger; 50/50 fries and sweet potato fries; turkey burger; veggies & dip) One of the newest gourmet burger places in the city is W Burger Bar, which replaced Greek Island restaurant on College, just west of Yonge.  Unlike other gourmet joints in the city, […]

FastLane's Evening of Health and Networking

Cynthia Cheng Held at Totum Life Science on King and Spadina, FastLane opened 2010 with an event focusing on health on Jaunary 19.  As usual, the Toronto business crowd mingled and networked, while vendors displayed their health-related displays.  VEMMA, a fruit-based antioxident was there, giving out samples and promoting Verve, their energy drink.  This month’s […]

Designer Burgers Are Not Made Equal

Cynthia Cheng “Designer” burgers – that is, more expensive fast food joints serving traditional fare, have been popping up all over Toronto and other parts of Canada in the past few years.  One of the latest additions to the market is South Street Burger, currently with several locations in the GTA and one in Calgary.  It […]

T Cafe – Trendy Teas and Good Eats

Michelle G. In the heart of the Annex, Bloor Street West is populated by an assortment of eateries, many with an Asian or sushi theme. The T Café, located at 511 Bloor Street West, blends perfectly into this area with its minimalist décor and emphasis on tea culture. The T Café boasts a menu rich […]

Zac's Diner – Ottawa

Caileen Weitz If it is two in the morning and you find yourself craving a meal, then Zac’s Diner, located at 14 Byward Market Square, is the place to go. Open 24-hours every day of the week, this 50’s style diner offers a variety of food ranging from 13 different types of hamburgers to “comfort […]