Last week I found out thatLittle Sister is not just a great song by one of the bests, Queens of the Stone Age, it’s also an Indonesian Food Bar located just north of Davisville on Yonge Street. I have wanted to try out Indonesian food for a while now and finally had the chance to give it a go last week with a few good friends. I was the only vegetarian in the bunch so before ordering I asked the waitress what I could eat… She kindly let me know that all the skewers and mains included meat and fish but that two snacks and all of the sides were vegan.
My thoughts? This is great, I love a meal of sides
Piano Pianois an Italian restaurant by Chef Victor Barry (of Spelndido), which is appropriately located on 88 Harbord Street, the same number of keys on a piano. Barry humorously explains on his menu that the food is New Jersey style Italian food, which is a nice change from the Italian we are used to in Toronto.
Italian food is one of my favourites so I was excited to try a new spot that had plenty of vegetarian options to choose from. The vegetarian fare includes:
When it comes to eating out in the 6ix, brunch is one of the most coveted meals. On almost every weekend from 10AM-3PM you will find restaurant tables all over the city packed, with queues that sometimes take an hour to get through. Brunch in Toronto can be a pretty ridiculous experience when you consider how much time you are spending waiting and how much money you are paying just to get some eggs, toast, and hash browns. You can just save time and money by making that stuff at home! In most cases this is true… BUT sometimes you find a gem of a spot that cooks up a meal so special that you forget all your woes and fall in love with brunch all over again.
Enter La Cubana, a sea-green tiled diner on Roncesvalles (with a location on Ossington too) that specializes in Cuban food…
Sage Cafe is a delightful little restaurant found in Toronto’s Baldwin Village (just south of Baldwin on McCaul) that is a favourite lunch spot amongst many of my co-workers. The cafe prepares fresh eclectic food daily and the majority of the meals are vegetarian friendly.
Sage is a great spot if you’re craving a savoury home cooked style meal. It was a particularly cold and windy afternoon here in Toronto and there was nothing that I wanted more than a hearty lunch that would warm me right up. My friend and I went on a lunch date to Sage and managed to cop a couple of seats at a table in the back room of the cafe. Sage always features an assortment of fresh vegetarian food including: Salads, Quiches, Pasta, Pizza, Soups and Vegetarian or Vegan Wraps. AND, if you’re headed to Sage with an omnivore friend (like me), the cafe has plenty of chicken and fish options as well.
You’ve cheated me. I just got used to waking up to wonderful sunshine these past few weeks, but with one stolen hour last weekend, you screwed it all up. The sun no longer greets me as I awake, I can’t keep my eyes open past 11PM, I wake up in the middle of my sleep thinking, is it 7AM or 3AM? You’ve made me so tired that I have failed to make my lunches for the week. There’s no other way to put it – YOU SUCK.
Yours in drowsiness,
OK so all drama aside… has Daylight Savings messed with my sleep? Yes, probably a little. But can I blame a measly hour time change on my sluggishness and failure to make lunch all week? Nope! That’s just pure laziness.