Le Petit Dejeuner

I’ve been living in Toronto full-time for almost three months now, and I’ve been making my way through its food scene. Admittedly, it’s been a little disappointing, but I’ve found a few spots that have become my go-to’s: Cluny for brunch, Maker for pizza, Miku for sushi (it’s also one of my go-to spots in…

A Northern Ontario Thanksgiving

I’d always been pretty content with my west coast way of life, and I never really thought I’d ever set foot in Ontario, much less Northern Ontario. But life has a way of shaking things up when you least expect, which is why I celebrated Thanksgiving last weekend with Adam and his family in Thunder…

True True on a Crisp Fall Day

After a hot and humid start to my life in Toronto, it’s finally feeling like fall. Leaves have started to turn, and there’s a chill in the air that hits you when you least expect it. I couldn’t be happier. After lunch at True True earlier today, we actually had to pit stop at home…

Labour Day Weekend

I’ve spent the better part of my life in school so this past Labour Day weekend was a little different. Instead of getting ready to fly back to Windsor, we spent the weekend being tourists in a city that we’ll likely be calling home for the next few years. We went to the aquarium and…

Back to Basics

I’m a big believer in basics: white t-shirts, white Converse, chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream, pepperoni pizza…etc. When “basic” is done well, you really don’t need much else. Yesterday was a very long day, and I was trying to figure dinner out. I was thinking pizza, and a girl I work with said I absolutely…

Thunder Bay: soft-serve, a pork chop, & mini golf

It’s been nearly a month since my last post, so we’ve got quite a bit of catching up to do. At the end of July I made my way back to Toronto, pit-stopped in Thunder Bay to see Adam, and I’ve eaten lots along the way. My flight landed at exactly 6:49pm so we headed…

Tangram Creamery

On Friday we visited Tangram Creamery. Their langues de chat ice cream cones were too intriguing to pass up. Langues de chat are thin buttery cookies (a little bit like tuile), often sandwiching a layer of chocolate. As an ice cream cone, they were perfect. While Tangram’s ice cream was great (I had vanilla bean),…

Butter Bakery & Cafe

My mom and I have been loyal customers of Butter Bakery & Cafe ever since it opened in 2007. My mom quickly fell in love with their perfect scones, I couldn’t get enough of their homemade Oreos, and when Stella came into our lives in February 2010, she quickly became frequent consumer of Butter’s buttercreams….

Cluck Clucks

When it comes to chicken & waffles, there aren’t many places that compare to Roscoe’s in Los Angeles. But Cluck Clucks in Toronto is a pretty close second. Roscoe’s and Cluck Clucks season their chicken differently, but they are equally crispy, crunchy and juicy, and neither are breaded. And the waffles at both places strike…

The Prettiest of Ice Creams

There’s something about getting ice cream on Friday nights that makes me so happy. When Stella was still around, Friday evenings were often spent either at Rocky Point or at Steveston, where we would grab ice cream (double chocolate raspberry at Rocky Point, vanilla bean gelato at Steveston) after she was done running along the…

Bidding Windsor Goodbye

After calling Windsor home for the past three years, our last night in the city was bittersweet. We spent the day packing, and at night headed to Point Pelee, where we took about a dozen selfies, collected some pretty rocks, and watched two currents meet while the sun set in the distance. Everyone was happy….

Boston

It’s no secret that I’ve been away from Pup & Grub for way too long. Life got a little crazy, but I’ve graduated and I’m finally home in BC for a month before I head back to Toronto to be an adult. You know it’ll be a month of relaxation and food – I’ve been…