FGFS takes their #PANTSOFF with JustEat.ca

8 Aug, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver
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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
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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
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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…

A Brunch to Remember: Malaparte Sundays

8 Aug, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver
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This post first appeared on Ama’s regular weekly column “Breaking Bread” on Toronto is Awesome If there is something in this city that we cherish most, it is brunch. Where you go to eat brunch can be seen as a status symbol. Yes, brunch is a pretty big deal to Toronto peeps. Thanks to Oliver and Bonacini Events, weekend brunches can be kicked off properly with Malaparte Sundays. This new brunch experience is on the rooftop patio of the TIFF…

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Kick-Ass Coffee: Parachute Small Batch Coffee Subscription

8 Aug, 2014  |  by Yuli Scheidt
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I recently admitted to Hamilton Squad Leader, Carly, that 75% of the reason I go on any road trip to the US —including our last one together to Detroit— is to grab coffee. I’ve told myself countless times I’ll sign up for monthly coffee subscriptions, like Bear State out of California, or Craft Coffee down in NYC. Because, that would be easy, right? I also tell myself that I’m going to coffee shops right here in Toronto and pick up…

#BeerMe – Celebrating all things beer at the Toronto Beer Festival

8 Aug, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

Originally posted to Ama’s weekly column on Toronto is Awesome If there is one thing we love, it is beer and lots of it. So when the annual Beer Festival rolls around each year, it is a cause for celebration. The Bandshell Park at the Exhibition is turned into a thirsty beer drinkers paradise for one weekend with all the different craft brews, world brews and art & crafts one can take in. There is nothing better than a summery…

#WomenCrushWednesday – Naomi Shimada

8 Aug, 2014  |  by Amarina Norris
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My #WomanCrushWednesday this week is feminist, model and healthy body image activist Naomi Shimada. With a smile that could sink ships, I first saw this babe when she was one of the main faces of ASOS Curve and suddenly she was everywhere! Naomi has received a lot of criticism for being too thin to represent plus-size women in fashion campaigns but I personally don’t have an issue with seeing her repping these lines. To throw in my two cents on…

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Older, Wiser and still (Bad) Feminists – meet your Admin Team

8 Aug, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin
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This post has been edited from its original. As a loyal FGFS supporter and reader, you may have noticed that we have undergone some changes in the last little bit. Some have been cosmetic and some have been growing pains. Back in April of 2013, we started Fat Girl Food Squad as a space for bodies of all sizes to promote eating good food and feeling good doing it. Hell, we told all y’all there was a fat girl living…

Exotic Flavours + Perfect Execution + LOBSTER MASHED POTATOES = Toben Food by Design

8 Aug, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin
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One of the most important parts of enjoying a wedding, work function—or, let’s be real, ANY event—is the food. Work functions with the same pasta salad (sidenote: how does every catering company seem to make the same gross pasta salad?) seem to be never-ending, and catering fare doesn’t usually excite. When we went to Twisted – Pop Up Restaurant hosted by 2nd Floor Events and catered by Chef Toben Kochman of Toben Food by Design, we were expecting the traditional…

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FGFS Film Night – Easy A with Drunk Feminist Films

8 Aug, 2014  |  by Yuli Scheidt

For our second film night, we’ll be taking on feminism and screening the film Easy A with a little help from our friends DRUNK FEMINIST FILMS!The film was partially inspired by The Scarlet Letter and will lead into our discussion surrounding feminism post-film. And it’s possible there will be a drinking game for those so inclined. The Bell Jar  (2072 Dundas West) makes lovely drinks and they’ll be for sale during the night. Show up at around 8PM to get a set…

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