Cozy at the Cottage

It was my friend Patrick’s birthday on Sunday (Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!) so a gang of us celebrated in the beautiful old ‘Snug Room’ at Ceili Cottage.  I couldn’t resist the urge to pull out my phone camera when the setting sun spilled onto the walls of our dark and cozy dining room. This was…

Breakfast at Mars

I’m not a morning person, so I’m often not into early brunches, especially in the beaches, far far from my home in Riverside. But it seems lately a few of my pals are diggin Sunday brunches (all over Toronto’s east end!), and by Thursday they are pushing for another get together – Eggs Benny style. They’re…

Hot Dog Hunting

Lately I’ve had overwhelming cravings for the good old fashioned hot dog. Almost every day my belly and brain conspire to feed my body with a juicy bbq’d wiener smothered in mustard and ketchup and onions, wrapped in a squishy white bun. Once I was forced to walk to Nathan Phillips Square for the savoury…

Breakfast with a View

Unless you like lineups that smell like ketchup and make your belly snarl, don’t even try to go out for brunch in Leslieville on the weekend. Popular brunch spots like Lady Marmalade and Bonjour Brioche are perpetually at capacity on Saturdays and Sundays, but during the week you’re likely to find a table, that is,…

Tango at the Bone House

Ever since we’ve been going to The Bone House in Leslieville, I’ve had my eye on Tango, a plush dog toy that looks like Ivan. My Labradoodle muppet turned three today, so on our way home from the bank, I let him walk me into The Bone House for a special birthday treat. Nothing out of the ordinary, really,…