‘Guy’ Foods and ‘Girl’ Foods

Cynthia Cheng The Toronto Star published an article today which discusses the “gendering” of foods.  For example, guys are typically more interested in foods that are meat-concentrated (such as steak and potatoes or spaghetti and meatballs) while women prefer foods that are more veggie-centric.  Though women would likely eat spaghetti and meatballs, men are less likely […]

Brunch at Le Pain Quotidien

Cynthia Cheng About a year ago, I wrote about breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien, a European/French-inspired communal table restaurant chain which can be found all over the world.  Recently, my fiance and I revisited (actually, I revisited the place – it was the first time for my fiance) the downtown Toronto location for brunch.  Rather than ordering […]

Trattoria Nervosa: The Golden Charm of Yorkville

Nhi La Summertime dining calls for lighter fare to beat the heat, and nothing is more fitting than casual trattoria dining on an open air patio.  The rich history of Italian cuisine with its numerous regional delicacies makes each trattoria experience special and unique.  On this side of the Atlantic Ocean, Italian eateries can range […]

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 […]