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Travel: Where to Eat in Toronto

Gusto 101 Toronto Restaurants Where to Eat in Toronto

This summer Mike and I *finally* visited Toronto!! We were there to celebrate the marriage of our two great friends, but also there to eat eat eat (obviously) and tourist hard. If you follow me on social media, you’ll know I tend to cram in “second lunches” and “third dinners” wherever possible on vacations and Toronto was no exception to this. In fact, Toronto really called for multiple meals given…

Food Reviews

Review: Nara Chicken & Tonkatsu

Nara Chicken and Tonkatsu - Edmonton - Japanese - Korean

There’s a new Korean fried chicken and Japanese tonkatsu spot in town and it is really tasty! Nara Chicken & Tonkatsu is located at 8712 150 Street in west Edmonton and recently opened this summer (end of July). Nara is a pretty unassuming, casual spot – located in a strip mall and set up (I think) to be more of a order at the front and take home kind of restaurant, though they…

Food Things to Do

Recap: Annual Sturgeon County Bounty Summer Food Festival

Sturgeon County Bounty St Albert Food Festival Summer

There’s a lot of festivals to attend in the summertime – that’s one of the things I love most about Edmonton summers! It feels like there’s not a weekend that goes by without a multitude of choices on what to do, where to go, and usually (most importantly) what to eat!  Taste of Edmonton and Heritage Festival are the more obvious food festivals (and I love them), but there’s one just north…

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In Photos: Edmonton Heritage Festival 2017 (The World in a Weekend)

Edmonton Heritage Festival - World in a Weekend - Summer

Visiting the World in a Weekend at the Edmonton Heritage Festival has become an August long weekend tradition for my mom and I. It’s easily one of my favourite summer events! Not only do I love trying authentic foods that I’m normally not exposed to (my Heritage Fest rule is no East Asian foods because I eat those all the time!) But I also love seeing traditional dance performances and…

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Brazilian Rodizio Comes to South Edmonton (Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse)

Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse Edmonton Ellerslie Restaurants All You Can Eat

Ready for meat sweats south Edmonton? Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse has expanded to Ellerslie! The beautiful new space officially opens Wednesday, August 9, 2017, bringing delicious table-side Brazilian churrascaria (rotisserie barbecue) south of the river.  I got to check out the new location at their soft open this weekend. If you’ve never dined in this Brazilian steakhouse style, you must try it! If you have – here’s a great excuse to do…

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  • The @MonkiBistro in Calgary coats their hashbrowns with cinnamon and brown sugar soooooo 🀀🀀🀀🀀 We also give 4 thumbs up to @mikethyking's hash and my beef, mushroom, truffle eggs benny with prosecco hollandaise. #BrunchSoHard πŸ™πŸ»
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  • There are soooo many beautiful #InstagrammableWalls in Calgary! This one (called #BeCubed) is a popular #yyc photo spot. πŸ“Έ Having fun exploring the city with our friends @kathytrinhle, @big_mitchy16, and of course @mikethyking, who has been a great #InstagramHusband. πŸ’• Also nice to meet @worth_y, who shared a lot of great wall spots with us!! Watch my blog this week for a Guide to #IGWallsofYYC! #capturecalgary πŸ€—
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  • Crispy, skinny fries are the BEST fries, whose with me?! πŸ™‹πŸ»πŸ˜ Refuelling at @the_brasskens in #Kensington after a morning exploring Calgary's most #InstagrammableWalls! (and before an afternoon exploring more!) Can't to share our wall photos!! #CaptureCalgary πŸ“Έ
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  • TGIF! πŸ’›Last weekend we were exploring Edmonton's beautiful river valley on wheels with @travelalberta. This weekend we are capturing Calgary's most #InstagrammableWalls with @tourismcalgary! πŸ™πŸ» Hope everyone has a wicked weekend. πŸ€—
πŸ“Έ photo credit: @alexscuccato πŸ“Έ
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  • My favourite appetizer at the new @thebutternuttree is their Grilled Bannock topped with wild mushrooms, berries, pumpkin seeds and "winged kelp." πŸ€— It was delicious! The Broccoli with crispy pork belly and leek ash coated duck egg (check my IG Story for #yolkporn!) was also excellent. Beautiful plates and beautiful views at this restaurant too (high ceiling windows all over). We had a lovely dinner last night at the #yegmedia event in a private room with #yegfood friends! Pricing wise- appetizers at #TheButternutTree are $13-$19, entrees are $28-$44, so it would make for a bit pricier a night out but you'll find a lot of unique ingredients here. You can tell lots of care is going into these dishes. Congrats on your opening Chef Downey & team! And thanks @bonafidemediapr for inviting us to check it out. #MeetatTBT ☺️
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  • New on the blog πŸ‘‰πŸ» check out my recommendations on what to do in Toronto (beyond just eating, though thats a fine thing to do too. πŸ˜‹) @mikethyking & I were ultimate tourists, catching the @city_sightseeing_toronto bus, visiting the @cntower, exploring @casalomatoronto, hitting up #instagrammablewalls around #downtowntoronto and more! Read the post on my blog (link in bio). πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»
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  • Still one of my favourite sushis in the city. πŸ’• The pressed wild salmon sushi from @izakayadorinku is πŸ’―! πŸ™ŒπŸ» Had a fun night in @oldstrathcona with @mikethyking & @amandy_jb. Before this we got to meet John Rhys-Davies (#Gimli from #LOTR!) at the #EdmontonExpo #yegmedia party. @EdmontonExpoOfficial runs this weekend!
Check it out!! ☺️
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  • My favourite person to get my #yegseglegs with! πŸ‘«@mikethyking & I killed it (if I do say so myself 😌) on @rivervalleyadventureyeg's segways yesterday while filming for @travelalberta's "Edmonton on Wheels" promo video! πŸ’• I actually wish I could segway as a primary means of transportation, it's so fun/easy (and you can end up going so fast it's thrilling! πŸ’¨)
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  • Sunday Funday! πŸ’• Today we went on the 15-passenger @urbanpedaltours bike through @oldstrathcona with @travelalberta! We stopped at @elcortezyeg (for chips, salsa & guac 😍), @maltandmortar, and @situationbeer before renting segways & bikes from @rivervalleyadventureyeg! It was a pretty wicked day exploring Edmonton on wheels. I can't wait to see the video (not airing until next spring lol). I LOVE segways!! #yegseglegs πŸ€— See more from the day in my Insta Stories!
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  • Thanks to the nearly 40 people who came out on the fourth Instagrammable Walls of Edmonton photo walk (#IGWallsofYEG) with me & @britl today! πŸ’•πŸ˜ŠπŸ“Έ 20 walls and 7 km later, safe to say we explored the heck out of Edmonton. πŸ˜… I'm excited to head to Calgary next weekend with @mikethyking & @tourismcalgary to help map out their most #instagrammablewalls! If you've got #yyc wall suggestions, please let me know. (We'll be crowdsourcing all week! πŸ“Έ)
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  • New Blog Post! ✨ I recap the 20 places @mikethyking and I ate during our recent trip to Toronto including the terrific @Lee_Restaurant, where we had Peking & Char Sui Duck Breast wraps. Delicious. πŸ’―πŸ‘ŒπŸ» Read "Where To Eat in Toronto" at the link in my bio and thanks everyone for your food suggestions! Wish I could've gotten to them all. 🀀
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  • Dogs are welcome (and encouraged!) on the downtown Edmonton Instagrammable Walls photo walk I'm hosting this Saturday! 🐢 Walk from 1-4 pm. Meet me and co-host @britl & my pups @OliveAndArtie at the Churchill Square Fountains. We'll be visiting lots of great #yegdt #IGwallsofYEG! πŸ“Έ (I hope I kick my cold by then 🀧)
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