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Where to Eat on St. Clair West

Cookie Roscoe remembers when just about the only option for a meal out on St. Clair Ave. was Fatso’s Burgers (“run by this young Greek guy who thought he was a god, and would wear a banana-coloured Speedo to sit in the park and suntan”). Fatso’s served up typical fare; “deep fried – horrific,” she… Read More »


A Night of Drinking at the MadeWithLove Cocktail Competition

Last night, seventeen of Toronto’s best bartenders set up shop at the Liberty Grand to compete for the best cocktail at the MadeWithLove competition. Instead of simply relying on a small panel of judges to select the winner, the huge audience was tasked with the job of sampling each drink and picking out the diamond… Read More »


Make a Spring-Inspired Pink Grapefruit Vieux Mot

It’s almost spring time in Toronto, and I can’t wait to begin entertaining outdoors and making my pals delicious, chilled cocktails. I’ve had this gorgeous Pink Grapefruit Vieux Mot on my mind for a long time, and couldn’t think of a more fitting cocktail to welcome spring. (PS. In case you’re wondering, it tastes just… Read More »


Dreaming of Sunshine: Wine That Will Make Spring Come Faster

Mother Nature teased us with a taste of spring, but before we could put away our salt-covered boots, she decided to give us one last test. The #WeAreWinter chant of enthusiasm has been replaced with utter desperation for a glimpse of sunshine. Until that happens, we drink. Warm climates result in ripe fruit. This, in… Read More »


Weekly DIY: Hot Tea and Apple Toddy

There has been a distinct chill in the air which has got me pulling out my chunky sweaters, wool caps and cozy fall recipes. Among them is this Hot Tea and Apple Toddy which warms the soul with a kick of bourbon and a twist of apple and lemon. It’s the perfect sidekick to a… Read More »


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