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Homeslice – London Food Edition

When I was looking up restaurants to eat in and out of Covent Garden, Homeslice appeared several times across different mediums. I spent quite some time drooling over the endless photos I found on Instagram; read through countless reviews and knew I would have fomo if I didn’t stop here during my time in London. Before I go off on a tangent about how amazing their pizzas are, I want to mention that we visited 2 of the 4 Homeslice locations. Quality and service is consistent throughout both locations however, the shop in Covent Garden – inside Neal’s Yard to be specific is a must visit. When we walked through the small alley way to…

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GIVEAWAY: 1pair of Tickets to Eva’s Taste Matters for Nov 2nd

I’m thrilled to be giving away a pair of Tickets to Eva’s Taste Matters for Nov 2nd! I’m happy to be partnering up with Eva’s Taste Matters this year to be giving away a pair of tickets to the Eva’s Taste Matters on Thursday Nov 2nd. Eva’s Taste Matters is an annual celebration with 500 guests in attendance to raise funds for Homeless Youth to provide shelter and opportunities for homeless and at-risk youth in Toronto. Guests can expect fine food, great wine, craft beer and exciting silent and live auction experiences. This year, the event will be hosted by Cook Book authors from BiteMeMore.com, sisters Julie & Lisa. Guests can sample tastings from different…

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London Travel Diary – Meeting Big Ben

Within our short 4 day trip to visit London, we actually made 2 separate treks to see Big Ben. Our first visit was at the end of river cruise that took us from Tower Bridge all the way to Westminister Bridge / Big Ben (more on that in a separate post). Our second visit consisted of us waking up bright and early (5am to be exact) to arrive right at sunrise to catch some good shots of the Tower & Westminister Bridge. No visit would be complete without a visit to these infamous tourist spots. The weather that particular morning was especially chilly & crisp – just the way I like! Here are some of…

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Breakfast at Duck & Waffles – London Food Edition

I spent the last 15 days falling in love with different parts of Europe and it has been one of the best trips for me so far. Before this trip, I’ve never stepped foot on European soil so this vacation was definitely an eye opener for me in many ways. Our first of many stops was London and I instantly developed an attachment to the rhythm of the city . It’s the hustle and bustle of the London that makes me feel like I’m at home. One of the best views of the City of London was found during our breakfast at Duck & Waffles. Steps away from Liverpool station, Duck and Waffles is situated…

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Saturday mornings at Souk Tabule

Can’t believe summer is officially over! Makes me a little sad that the patio weather will soon disappear before us – I remember making it my summer goal to hit up a new brunch spot every weekend. I surely brunched quite a lot but have been incredibly back logged with everything happening here and there but nonetheless, its definitely but a busy and fulfilling summer. A few weeks ago, my friends and I visited Souk Tabule for brunch out in the Canary District. The atmosphere in this eatery is quite relaxing. I can see myself grabbing a latte and tucking away in a corner to do some work with my laptop. My favourite part of…

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GIVEAWAY 3 Winners x 2 Poutine Vouchers to New York Fries {CLOSED}

I’m thrilled to be giving away 2 Poutine Vouchers to 3 lucky winners to New York Fries! On August 23rd, New York Fries launched their new Beef Lover’s Poutine, made with hand cut fries, real Quebec cheese curds, and tender braised beef marinated in its own rich gravy. Hungry and crave for poutine? Don’t worry – We’re giving away 2 Poutine Vouchers to 3 Lucky Winners! 3 WINNERS WILL BE RECEIVING: 2 Poutine Vouchers each To enter, you must (1) follow me on Twitter (@foodinthecityTO) and (2) follow @NewYorkFries on twitter & (3) tweet the following message: I’ve entered for a chance to win 2 Poutine Vouchers X 3 winners @NewYorkFries from @foodinthecityTO You can too! https://wp.me/p7VHwg-2JT…

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First Rogers Cup Experience

The Rogers Cup took place earlier last month from August 5th to 13th at the Aviva Centre. With Toronto hosting The Rogers Cup this year for its 125th anniversary, we were tres excited to take part of an evening with great eats and incredible game play. Our evening consisted of us taking front row seats for celebrity Chef David Rocco’s cooking demonstration, where he and Garbiñe Muguruza (2017 Wimbledon Champion) showed us how to make his infamous Cavatelli pasta. We then tasted our way through the revamped Rogers Cup menu including pulled pork poutine, brisket parfait, poke bowls, tacos, quinoa salad and epic topped foot long hot dogs. After our tummies were satisfied, we were…

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Morals Village Celebrates 4 Years!

I love hot pot. I didn’t realize I could have hot pot anytime of the year until I had it last week for dinner at Morals Village. We had the pleasure of visiting their Dundas and Spadina location to celebrate their 4 year anniversary in Ontario! Starting from a storefront in Markham, then expanding with 4 more locations across the GTA over the last couple of years and now opening a 6th location in Ottawa! To celebrate Morals Village‘s 4 year anniversary, the restaurant is offering patrons 30% off at all of their locations (except Ottawa) until the 31st of August. Morals Village || Instagram || Facebook Cheers! Grace, Food in the City Toronto FOLLOW…

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CNE 2017

The Canadian National Exhibition is back for its 139th edition with a True North theme with many new features and attractions that don’t want to be missed. We visited the CNE a couple of days before opening for a media preview and here are some of the highlights! First off, there is a new eight feet tall CNE sign with a Canadian maple leaf (to commemorate Canada’s 150th) will be illuminated on the west end of the Exhibition grounds near the Princess Margaret Fountain. Highlights include a specially commissioned Unity Pole designed by Ojibway artist Kris Nahrgang to celebrate Canada’s indigenous heritage, a new panoramic origami exhibit of the Canadian landscape and landmarks, a Canadian-themed…

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Recap of Toronto Festival of Beer 2017

A few weeks ago, we attended Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2017 presented by The Beer Store, which ran from July 28 to July 30 at Bandshell Park in Exhibition Place. This year the festival celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday by featuring the fine tastes of the brews and food from coast to coast in a 20,000 square-foot pavilion known as the Canada 150 Pavilion. Splitting the country into West Coast, East Coast, Ontario and Quebec, each section showcased 48 different brands of beer including winners of both the Canadian Brewing Awards and Ontario Brewing Awards. The festival featured 416 beers this year and 16+ food vendors including Fidel Gastro’s, Richmond Station, and Campagnolo. Beer was purchased using tokens…

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GIVEAWAY: 4 X $25 Quiznos Gift Cards! {CLOSED}

I’m thrilled to be giving away 4 X $25 Quiznos Gift Cards! As the pioneer of the toasted sandwich, Quiznos is “pulling” out the stops to make the months of August and September a party for Canadian BBQ roasted pork lovers with two Canadian-inspired sandwiches: Southern Style saluting traditional backyard BBQ pits with melted mozzarella and cheddar cheese and tangy pickles. Spicy Chipotle a fusion of pulled pork, ham, smoky bacon, melted cheddar cheese, jalapeños, pickles, sautéed onions and tomatoes. Both toasted signature sandwiches are offered on a variety of artisan breads and include Quiznos’ Zesty Grill Sauce and chipotle mayo. We tried both sandwiches and the Spicy Chipotle was the winner for us! 4…

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NoMads Resto Bar in the Danforth

I’m rarely in the Danforth area but if I do trek over to this part of town, I know I’ll be in for a solid meal. Last weekend, I was invited by Jonathan, along with his wife to their restaurant and bar in the Danforth. This power couple were both very lovely and extremely passionate about the food industry & incredibly proud of every single dish offered on NoMad’s menu. They pride themselves for the diversity offered on their menu which comes from global inspirations whilst local creations. When you’re craving a little bit of everything – NoMads has got you covered. Their menu is divided into Boards, Shareables, Small Plates, Large Plates and Desserts.…

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Yumba – Toronto’s new healthy delivery service

It’s crazy how busy work has been these past few months. I barely get enough down time for myself let alone plan out a proper healthy meal. Last week, I was reached out by Yumba to check out their delivery subscription service. Yumba is Toronto’s new trending healthy eating experience. Curated by local chefs, the food delivery service offers gourmet meals with exceptional taste, conveniently delivered to your door weekly. Those with busy schedules and always on the go can enjoy a healthy food experience with Yumba‘s services. Ditch the apron because the meals are ready to enjoy in minutes. Meals are delivered in a chilled reusable thermal package. Subscribers of the service will also…

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Famoso – New Season, New Pizzas

Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria is the neighbourhood pizzeria to grab great comfort food in a relaxing setting. Inspired by the energy of an authentic pizzeria in Naples, Italy. At Famoso patrons will find the delicious tastes of fresh, pizzaiolo-toosed pizzas and signature Italian dishes served with a perfect selection of wine, craft beer and cocktails. Famoso is a chain with 30 locations across Canada offering patrons traditional neighbourhood pizzeria that uses fresh ingredients and house made pizza and pastas! Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria has two new pizzas available at all Famoso locations across Canada. Perfect for the fresh summer season, the menu features brand new Mattina and Prawn Pesto Pizzas, as well as the return of the…

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