Monday, April 4, 2016

Siam Dish, Burlington, Ontario

Siam Dish serves traditional Thai food in a contemporary space with patio dining & many vegetarian dishes.

Siam Dish
730 Guelph Line, Burlington

Sauter's Inn, Ajax Ontario

Sauter's Inn is a Hungarian-German eatery with hearty, homestyle dishes & European folk art in a Tudor-style building.
109 Old Kingston Rd, Ajax

Fat Tuesdays, Ottawa, Ontario

Fat Tuesdays is a New Orleans-style establishment with a party vibe, dueling piano shows & classic Cajun fare.

Fat Tuesdays
62 York St, Ottawa, Ontario

Wooden Head's Pizza, Kingston, Ontario

Wooden Head's Pizza is a busy pizzeria with a patio offering wood-fired pizza & classic Italian dishes in a cool brick space.

Wooden Head's Pizza
192 Ontario St, Kingston

Fanzorelli's Restaurant and Wine Bar, Brampton, Ontario

Fanzorelli's is a relaxed Italian trattoria with an international wine list, pasta & stone-oven-baked pizzas, providing casual upscale dining.

Fanzorelli's Restaurant and Wine Bar
50 Queen St W, Brampton

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Ethiopian House, Toronto

Ethiopian House is a colourful spot for exquisite and authentic East African food, Ethiopian dishes & share platters, plus a coffee roasting ceremony. As per Ethiopian customs, the meals are eaten using only the right hand with no cutlery. Both meat and vegetarian options are offered.

Ethiopian House
4 Irwin Ave, Toronto

Wayne Gretzky's, Toronto

Named after the hockey great Wayne Gretzky, Wayne Gretzky's Toronto is a casual restaurant & sports bar with a large rooftop patio. The place is decorated with Gretzky's personal collection of memorabilia and features 40 HDTV’s showing all sports, all the time.

Wayne Gretzky's
99 Blue Jays Way, Toronto

Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto

Open since 1947, Horseshoe Tavern contains a front bar with a pool table and a historic back room  where local and touring music acts perform.  Past acts have included Willie Nelson, The Band, Bruce Cockburn, The Ramones, The Police, Matchbox 20, Bryan Adams, The Rolling Stones and more.

Horseshoe Tavern
370 Queen St W, Toronto

Monday, March 7, 2016

Out of Business Restaurants - Toronto

Over the years, I have collected photos of some really interesting and elaborate bathroom signs for restaurants that have since closed and gone out of business.  Nevertheless, the bathroom signs are too good to not include in my blog, so here are some of the best ones:

Matignon French Restaurant

35 Elm Street Restaurant

Aielli Italian Restaurant

Al Ai La Italian Restaurant 

Autogrille Restaurant

Mildred Pierce Restaurant

Rangoli Indian Restaurant

Quigleys Pub

Magic Wok 

Takara Sushi

Tequila Sunrise

JJ Muggs


Taste of Japan

Big Daddy Bourbon Street Bistro & Oyster Bar


Corner House

419 Music Bar & Steakhouse

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Pomegranate Persian Restaurant, Toronto

Pomegranate Persian Restaurant features Iranian fare that specializes in richly spiced stews.  Persian art decorates the establishment including handmade textiles, tablecloths, lush rugs, minakari (copper enamel work), lanterns, paintings depicting Iranian legends and heroes, and turquoise and blue tiles of Persian poetry and calligraphy

Pomegranate Persian Restaurant
420 College St, Toronto

Hugh's Room

Hugh's Room is a A 200-seat club for famous & emerging folk, jazz, blues & roots acts, plus an eclectic dining menu including ala carte appetizers, entrees and desserts, as well as a 3 course concert special.  There is a cover charge for the live music performance on top of the price of the meal.

Hugh's Room
2261 Dundas St W, Toronto

Quiznos Sandwiches

Quiznos Sandwich Restaurants offer toasty sandwiches, fresh salads, and delicious soups.

Various Sites

Lee, Toronto

The self-named Lee is Susur Lee's high-end Asian fusion restaurant blending epicurean traditions of China with the classical techniques of French.  Sharing plates featured on the menu.

601 King St. W

Wylie's Pub, Toronto

Wylie's Pub is a neighbourhood gathering spot for a casual dinner or pint of Steamwhistle.  Interesting combination of traditional pub food as well as pretty good Thai food.

Wylie's Pub
1234 Yonge St, Toronto

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Crown Princess Fine Dining, Toronto

Upscale Chinese dim sum and dinner in a luxurious setting.

Crown Princess Fine Dining
1033 Bay St, Toronto

Fifth Gastropub, Toronto

Fifth Gastropub offers over 20 Ontario Craft Beers on tap and offers elevated pub food in a relaxed environment with a vintage feel.

Fifth Gastropub
221 Richmond St W, Toronto

The Orbit Room, Toronto

The Orbit Room is a second-story bar and music club with a back patio, hosting soul, reggae & rock bands.  Back in 2012, a popup restaurant called The Feasting Room rented out space at the Orbit Room during dining hours for a span of several weeks.

The Orbit Room
580 College St, Toronto

Dailo, Toronto

Meaning "big brother" in Chinese, Dailo is a bi-level, teal-&-gold Asian brasserie & snack bar with French-inspired Chinese fare & dim sum. Sharing plates range from $6-39 or while the Chef's Choice Menus are $50.

503 College St, Toronto