Japan: Why everyone loves the Instagram Famous Chef @ Kichi Kichi

When I first came across the viral videos on Facebook & Instagram of a Japanese Chef in a red beret making epic omurices, I knew I had to visit him at Kichi Kichi in Kyoto. If you haven’t seen Chef Motokichi Yukimura cutting his infamous omlette yet, where have you been?! I’m kidding and you can definitely find these videos…

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Food with a Twist – STK Toronto

This post was done in collaboration with STK Toronto but gracelisamay.com remains unbiased in our content. – Located in the heart of Yorkville, STK has been around since 2016 and is known for their hip and lively backdrop with the menu of a modern steakhouse. The ambiance and decor is sleek and ultramodern, and despite having a chic lounge, STK…

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Dressing up our Turkey Burgers for Thanksgiving

I love burgers. One of the best burgers I’ve ever had was at a random restaurant that Eden & I stumbled upon while we were aimlessly wandering around the South Coast of France. The burger looked simple but tasted like nothing we ever had before. This burger was made with the freshest ingredients and so ever since that experience, we’ve…

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Saturday mornings at REDS (Square One)

As I’m sitting at my desk drafting this post, I’ve realized in a blink of an eye, come September is my 5 years working downtown Toronto. Time seriously flies. One of the restaurants that I frequent after work in the downtown core is REDS Wine Tavern inside First Canadian Place (due to its convenient location). While I can totally rave about…

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My Top Go-To Weekend Restaurants in Toronto

I’ve decided to start a new series on my blog where I share with everyone my top picks of restaurants or activities in Toronto for those that may not be living in the city. As you can probably tell from the title of this post, I want to share with everyone my top 5 go-to restaurants I crave for most…

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Patio Season at Kaka All You Can Eat (Downtown)

Photo by Janey @foodrealm I swear it was still flippin’ chilly in Toronto not too long ago and here we are now celebrating the spring weather at Kaka All You Can Eat’s Patio. A few days ago, we had the pleasure of spending our evening enjoying Kaka’s new patio located in the heart of downtown Toronto with some exclusive tapas…

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Going Organic for our first Barbecue of the year

For the past few weeks, I’ve been anxiously waiting for the cold to go away so that I can switch up my winter closet for my spring, hit up as many roof top patios as I can, stroll along the sunny waterfront whilst getting tanned (if getting tanned for me is actually possible), happily window shop along Queen West –…

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Saturday mornings at Brassaii

There are endless amount of restaurants in Toronto serving up their take on brunch and I’ve made it my mission to  to slowly hit them up (lol this will probably take me years) But seriously, I love brunch! For some reason, when I incorporate brunch into my weekend schedule, the rest of my day turns out to be really productive…

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Where to eat in Paris

We spent  4 full days in Paris and ended up visiting a lot of the restaurants on our list. The foods in Paris were even better that how I imagined it to be. I wish we could have stayed in Paris for another week just to find more ‘hole in the wall’ type restaurants because the list here is endless!…

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Saturday mornings at The Carbon Bar

I love brunch. I especially love brunching in the east end of town. I feel like there are so many brunch spots in the east end that are the next up and coming spots (minus a few older staples like Le Petit Dejeuner). I’ve been to The Carbon bar on several occasions and have been pretty impressed with their dinner…

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Saturday mornings at The Green Wood

The brunch spots on the east end are slowly making its way to the top of my “go-to” Saturday brunch list. Tucked away in Leslieville, I’ve been honestly living and breathing the brunch at The Greenwood. I’ve visited them about 4 times now since November 2017 and have tried an array of items from their menu. In my post today,…

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Fresh City – Breakfast, Salad Jars & more

In today’s world, its hard to resist the temptation of eating out and hitting up all the new hot spots in Toronto’s ever growing food scene. I’m 100% guilty of this as I’m surrounded by all this temptation everyday working 9-5 in the financial district. I can tell you for a fact that it is way too convenient for me…

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Pre-opening celebration with Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Last Friday, we had the pleasure of attending Ruth’s Chris’ pre-opening rehearsal dinner at their new restaurant. Their new restaurant located literally across the airport (970 Dixon Road) officially opened to the public on November 13th. The cost of the meals that evening went to benefit the Leukaemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. Before this visit to Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse,…

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