Le Burger Week kick-off: what to eat!

9 Sep, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin
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If this year’s Burger Day didn’t satisfy your patty-loving needs, then may we suggest Le Burger Week? That’s right, another festive occasion to celebrate all things sandwiched between two burger buns because even though these delicious creations are a year-round treat, the smell of freshly-grilled meat (or veggie patties, for you non-meat eaters) is the pinnacle of summer. And here’s a reminder: summer is almost over. So embrace the last days of warm, sunny weather with these exciting limited-edition specials!…

Handcrafted Perfection – Upping your Candy Game with Cake and Loaf

8 Aug, 2014  |  by Carly Mcleod

Located on Dundurn and Aberbeen is one of my favourite places in Hamilton – Cake and Loaf Bakery. They produce a excellent variety of breads and pastries that perfectly compliment a good home cooked meal and punctuate your gatherings. With a strong commitment to community, Cake and Loaf is successful in their ability to create a neighbourhood bakery that works with the local economy, making local and seasonal ingredients a staple in every single thing they make. This summer, the…

#WomenCrushWednesday – Elsa Billgren

8 Aug, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

*editor’s note: we’re totally late posting this! blame the summer cold of death* My #WomanCrushWednesday this week is possibly the cutest human ever, the lovely Elsa Billgren. A Swedish television personality and vintage fashion enthusiast, I found her style blog about six years ago and I still can’t get enough.

Real Talk – Beach Parties are for Everyone

8 Aug, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin
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Thinking back, I can honestly say that I’ve never had the chance to experience a day surrounded by babes who are my size. Above average, plus size, voluptuous, fat- doesn’t matter the specified or preferred title, I still can’t recall any situation where I wasn’t around people smaller than me. I’m not saying that there is anything wrong with being skinny, because there isn’t, but for a self-identified happy fat chick, having a group of ladies with similar body types…


Toronto’s Secret Patios: The Porch at Rock N’ Horse Saloon

8 Aug, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

Please note that this article appeared first in Ama’s weekly column on Toronto is Awesome If there is something in Toronto we’re always looking for, it’s a good patio. Hidden away in the massive Rock N’ Horse Saloon building is a gorgeous rooftop patio which they have aptly titled, The Porch. Located in the heart of downtown’s entertainment district (250 Adelaide Street West)- The Porch is like Rock N’ Horse Saloon’s rock n’ roll little sister. With it’s impressive view,…

The Attack of the Cronut Burger

8 Aug, 2014  |  by Guest Post

As a kid, I attended the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) for its whimsical allure: rows of oversized stuffed animals floating over me, bells and whistles going off left and right exciting my senses and sky-high rides that weren’t yet tainted with a fear of plummeting to my carnie death. As an adult, I still find these things amusing, but hardly the reason for my attendance. I go for the thrill and adventure of the coveted food building. The steely concrete…

National Waffle Day: Waffle Bar Problems

8 Aug, 2014  |  by Aviva Cohen

Recently I received my first wedding invitation. In the RSVP where you are supposed to wish the couple good luck or that you hope they don’t blow it, I simply said “don’t forget about the waffle bar” and signed it, “forever yours.” My friend who is getting married contacted me to say that there is a caterer in Toronto who does waffle bars. This really changed the whole wedding party game. First of all, I now don’t know what to…

FGFS takes their #PANTSOFF with JustEat.ca

8 Aug, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

In case some of you avid FGFS haven’t noticed – a lot of us here are pretty avid fans of pizza. You might say, it’s one of our favourite things to eat. So when we were approached by Just-Eat.ca to host our pizza party, the resounding answer was: YES! Using Just-Eat is pretty simple: log on, enter your postal code and bam! Food choices galore! I must admit that I have had many lonely nights with Just-Eat, but they’ve always…

A love letter to the Meditterean: Byblos

8 Aug, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

The below piece originally appeared in Ama’s weekly column on Toronto is Awesome! In the last few months, Toronto has been flourishing in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine restaurants. One of those restaurants has been Byblos (11 Duncan) located in the Story’s Building. Of all the current openings, Byblos is chic and takes a higher-end approach to classics. The restaurant itself is romantic and informal with beautiful throw pillows, vaulted ceilings and shelves lined with Turkish delights including pottery. Executive…

#WomenCrushWednesday – Jazzmine ‘Babydoll’ Rixen

8 Aug, 2014  |  by Amarina Norris

Jazzmine “Babydoll” Rixen is a German/Indian body positive activist living in Kuala Lumpur. She’s all over Instagram – her personal style blog was so successful that she branched out with her I Am Proud to Be page. The #iamproudtobe hashtag features women from all over the world flaunting their beauty with pride. Babydoll has unending confidence, amazing style and I am in constant hair envy – her pink grapefruit locks are now an incredibly vibrant fuscia. I am sure this…