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John & Sons Oyster House

John & Sons Oyster House

I’m all about second chances. And in some cases, even third chances. But I’m sad to say that I doubt I’ll be able to give this place a third chance for quite some time. When I found out about John & Sons Oyster House opening just a 10 minute walk from my house, I was … Continue reading

Four-Course Prix Fixe at Ruby Watchco

Four-Course Prix Fixe at Ruby Watchco

I’ve been meaning to check out Lynn Crawford’s Ruby Watchco for a long time. After months of my mom’s ravings about this place, I figured it must be worth a shot. Small problem: they serve a set menu, family-style, every night. So not only do you have to coordinate with your group on which restaurant, … Continue reading

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Island Creek Oyster Bar

Mondays can be slow nights for many restaurants. And it usually doesn’t help when it’s pouring rain as well. Not the case for Boston’s Island Creek Oyster Bar, where I’m oh so glad we made a reservation. Walking into this bustling bivalve joint, we’re greeted by not one, but three hostesses. I wonder how many hosts … Continue reading

Fou de Fafa

Fou de Fafa

On my first night in Avignon, I did some research on where to go for dinner. According to TripAdvisor, the #1 rated spot was a spot called Fou de Fafa. Thank god for the Flight of the Conchords, otherwise it may have never caught my eye so immediately. I quickly looked it up on my … Continue reading

Shots From Above v.s. Shots From Below

Shots From Above v.s. Shots From Below

These montages may be a couple months old, but for those who haven’t seen them: Please enjoy. I’m not a die hard Wes Anderson fan, but Tarantino certainly does it for me. And who doesn’t love a great montage set to an even greater soundtrack?

Restaurant Review: Frank’s Kitchen

Restaurant Review: Frank’s Kitchen

At Frank’s Kitchen, chef Frank Parhizgar hand rolls his own pasta, serves house made charcuterie, and locally sources St. Jacobs lamb and pork that is butchered and cured on site. And, as if that’s not enough, he bakes four types of bread daily: one eggy brioche, a crispy Epi, and a focaccia topped with basil … Continue reading

My Top Five Viral Videos of 2011

My Top Five Viral Videos of 2011

From cute kids to cute seniors, to badass Michael Bolton to cute kids (again), to a pop tart shooting rainbows out of its behind – these videos truly capture the essence of 2011. 5. Home – Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros Acoustic Cover by Jorge & Alexa Narvaez (16,577,138 views) 4. Webcam 101 for … Continue reading

A Very Calvin & Hobbes Christmas…

A Very Calvin & Hobbes Christmas…

Check out this video I found via LikeCool. It’s pretty straight-forward in concept: a recreation of the classic snowman torment scenarios you 90s kids know and love. Merry Christmas! UPDATE: Just came across this image and, needless to say, it warmed my heart right up.

Gosh, your lips look delicious…

Gosh, your lips look delicious…

Somewhere between the Starbucks holiday cups and the CN tower lit up like a Christmas tree, I finally realized that the holiday season is upon us. You wouldn’t know it by the Vancouver-like weather Toronto has been experiencing as of late, but that doesn’t change the fact that there are a mere 19 shopping days … Continue reading