Category: Restaurant

Dinner at Bywoods

This cozy restaurant is another gem in the St. Clair West area. I love venturing out here and finding new tasty places to eat. Bywoods is a Mediterranean restaurant with an Italian flair.

1-DSCN0604The signature cocktail was the Bywoods. The Bywoods had gin, Rosemary, lemon juice, sugar and club soda. The cocktail was refreshing, but I think I’d try a more fruity cocktail. (more…)

Jazz Bistro Patio

patioThe Jazz Bistro patio is a little oasis in a busy part of the city. Steps from Dundas Square, within minutes you could be relaxing here with a drink in your hand after shopping or just hanging out.

1-IMG_1379The Jazz Bistro serves up dinner as well as brunch. I sampled bites from their shareable plates menu.

1-IMG_1374The menu includes Lobster Tacos with Black Bean Spread, Pulled Pork Sliders and Spicy Buffalo Chicken and Cheddar Balls.

1-IMG_1378I really like the Moroccan vibe that they have going on with the angular tents above. Each evening they have live music. They even have live music during brunch on Sunday. Check out the music schedule.

I would love to return to have brunch or dinner on this rooftop. Would you?

Jazz Bistro is at 251 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1T8

Dinner at Portland Variety

1-CollagesPortland Variety does a little bit of everything and does it damn well. From house made breads, cheese and pastries to seafood platters and fantastic cocktails, it’s all amazing.

The front of the restaurant serves pintxos– small tapas with unique twists. House made bread slathered with cheese roasted cherry tomato and a teeny anchovy. Skewers of olives and cheese. Slices of onion tart. Brie topped with eggplant. House made chorizo.

All of these bites are available to nosh on by the piece/skewer/slice.
There’s also a nice selection of sweets including giant chocolate chip cookies, chocolate bomb cakes and more treats. (more…)

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