Posts Tagged ‘Ama Scriver’

Anna Eidt & Her Vintage Plates for a Modern World

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver

If you’ve ever been scrolling through Instagram, as one does – you might have come across artist Anna Eidt’s plates under the Instagram account name Lousongmade. Her plates are a bit saucy, a bit sassy and a whole lot of fun. One of the very first encounters I had scrolling through her account, was a bright and whimsical donut plate, as documented below. A month or so back, Anna reached out to us, at Fat Girl Food Squad inviting us…

Come Dish Out on the PC® Insiders Collection™

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver

So if you’re a big fan of President Choice and their innovation products, then you may have heard they just recently rolled out their newest PC® Insiders Collection™ for the holidays.  Um, can I just say it’s mega dreamy?!? First things first, there are more than 70 different products featured in the line for this year in four different and distinct entertaining including dine, brunch, mingle and gift. Just recently, I had the chance to go and visit the PC® Insiders Collection™ pop-up…

Food oasis amidst Toronto’s concrete jungle: First Canadian Place’s Food Terrace

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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For those of us who live and work in the downtown core, sometimes food selection can become a bit of a daunting task.  In a city rich with options, it is never a question of where you want to go but more about what will give you the best experience, who will provide you with a unique experience and what selection will go beyond food for that one hour you can escape your desk (if you can escape your desk) and your just…

Skyhigh for The One Eighty’s new fall menu

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver

It was just in March of 2015 that we were invited to The One Eighty to check out the brand new relaunch that happened from itself former self, the Panorama Lounge. While the view from the 51st floor was still the same: breathtaking and an obvious draw – it was the food and cocktails that really had us talking. For starters, the menu had lots of different and playful options, that really speak to the culinary vibrancy of Toronto as…

#WomenCrushWednesday – feminist artist Frances Cannon

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver

I’m not going to lie, I don’t remember how exactly I stumbled across Frances Cannon’s Instagram page but one night when I was doing my usual thing of endlessly scrolling through image after image of photos, I came across it. There in front of me was one of her images that stopped me dead in my tracks and for good reason, too. This Melbourne based artist name is Frances Cannon (whose work can be found via her Instagram page and…

Wanderlust: A Love Letter to Montreal

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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Dear Montreal, It’s hard not to be captivated by your city. With each and every single visit, I find there are more and more things that I am discovering and falling in love. Your city has a frenetic yet calm, cool and collecting pace – something that as I get older and older, I’m craving more and more with each passing day. Everywhere I look and turn in Montreal, be it that cobblestone street or farmer’s market, I feel as…

Italian dining close to home: Trattoria by Mercatto

9 Sep, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver
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Nothing says comfort like a good old fashioned and well-cooked Italian meal.  With Toronto’s abundance of restaurant choices – it’s hard to find one that stays true to authentic Italian cuisine.  However, I found just that when I attended Trattoria by Mercatto located inside Toronto’s Eaton Centre. From the outside, the restaurant seems unassuming but once inside you’re greeted with an abundance of delicious and fresh flavours in their menu with a beautiful selection of cocktails. On the day in…

South American influence hits Parkdale: Mata Petisco Bar

7 Jul, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

For those that were wondering what would finally launch in the old Keriwa Café spot, the wait is no longer. Mata Petisco Bar is a restaurant largely influence by South American flavours and backed by a culinary powerhouse of Felipe Faccioli, Tulio Lessa, Patrick Fraser, Steve Fernandes and Sharath Dwarkanathan, whom all met while working in various Toronto restaurants together. The concept of the restaurant is comfort yet shared plates. For reference, Petisco, which means shared plates in Portuguese –…

Proud to be Canadian: Mandarin Buffet

7 Jul, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

Can I be 100% real for a moment? Mandarin Buffet was pretty much a staple of my childhood growing up. Every weekend (Sunday to be exact), my dad would take me to the Mandarin Buffet where we would chow down and catch up on life. You know: like good parents do. Fast-forward to 2014: here I am at the Mandarin Buffet with my home-girls Yuli (lead photographer in life) and writer, Carly. Since we took a road-trip, we find ourselves at…

Toronto’s Secret Patios: Milagro Catina Mexicana

7 Jul, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

If there are two things I take pretty seriously in life, its brunch and a good patio hang. So colour me surprised me when I came across Milagro Cantina (various locations) on Queen West which had a rooftop patio.

From the outside, this Mexican restaurant seems rather unassuming. You know, your typical colorful accents and friendly vibes. But no indication that a glorious rooftop patio awaits you. Tucked away in the back of the Milagro Cantina space, the small and charming…