Posts Tagged ‘toronto’

Anna Eidt & Her Vintage Plates for a Modern World

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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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…

Meet Us At The Red Tomato

11 Nov, 2015  |  by Kirthan Aujlay
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Toronto is all about pizza. It seems that every month there’s a new place in town claiming that its pizza recipe is the only one you need in your life. The options are endless and why not? All you need is a quality crust, flavourful sauce, and cheese and you can do just about anything with it. When Ama and I were invited to try some new additions to the menu at The Red Tomato (a long time staple of…

Love Food, Give Food: Love Food Fest with Action Against Hunger

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Danielle Morgan
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On October 15, Action Against Hunger had us check out their second annual Love Food Fest. It’s an all you can eat – and drink – affair where 12 Toronto chefs make dishes inspired by a country assigned to them through a lottery. Each of the countries represents a location where Action Against Hunger is actively working to put an end to issues of malnutrition, hunger etc. Some of these included Peru (Celestin), Myanmar (Pai), India (Gushi), Lebanon (Levetto)… Let…

Just-Eat launches its very own food truck with FREE FOOD!

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of Just-Eat.  I’m not even lying when I say this but I ordered from them last night (Mother India, Saag Paneer roti – anyone?).  So if I told you that Just-Eat was taking all the amazing restaurants they have on their website and putting them onto a mobile site, you would call me a liar, right?  Well – I’m here to prove you wrong! Just recently, the company who has…

Food, frights and more at Canada’s Wonderland Halloween Haunt

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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One of the fondest memories I have of childhood is attending Canada’s Wonderland with my friend and family. My friends and I would run through the park, go on every single ride (twice even) and indulge in many a blue-coloured ice cream cone from Smurf’s Village. Okay, so I might be totally dating myself but that’s besides the point. Basically what I’m saying is: Wonderland was freakin’ awesome and such a fond memory. Now that I’m all grown up (and…

Touring the Upper Beaches with Streetcar Developments

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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In Toronto, there are people who are hardcore, ride-or-die West End folks and then there are people who pledge their allegiance to the East End. I’ll put things right out in the open: I’m a West End girl. So when we got an invite from Streetcar Developments to explore the Upper Beaches, a quiet and cozy neighbourhood in the East End – I couldn’t say no. I wanted to see what the fuss was about in the East End and…

Shy Kids Love Candy

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Vanessa Vaillant
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I love candy.  Toronto-based band Shy Kids recently created a video for their song Rockets entirely made of candy.  I knew I wanted to know about them from this fact alone.  I had the chance to chat with Walter, Matt, and Patrick of Shy Kids about their new album Lofty, as well as this candy-filled music video. The members of Shy Kids have backgrounds in film.  They went to Ryerson university together and created a short film titled Noah which…

Toronto is treated to the New Boulud

10 Oct, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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In June of this year, Toronto’s own Café Boulud closed its doors to the public. The restaurant located inside the Four Seasons was at the forefront of many rumours in Toronto’s food world: why had the restaurant closed, would it be re-opening and how did namesake Daniel Boulud feel about this. After a whirlwind two month renovation including a brand-new interior and re-tooled food program, Café Boulud re-opened in September to much fan fare. The New Boulud, as it was…

A Discussion with Jill Connell on Her Play, The Supine Cobbler

9 Sep, 2015  |  by Kirthan Aujlay
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Tucked away by the train tracks on Strachan Avenue, I recently found myself at an early showing of Jill Connell’s newest play The Supine Cobbler. The venue is a revamped warehouse, its barren appearance seems a fitting place to hold this modern Western about a woman waiting to have an abortion. I’ll admit, I was both intrigued and confused by the idea of a modern Western. The five women in the play wear cowboy boots but also routinely pull out…

Hungry for Rosena Fung’s comics

9 Sep, 2015  |  by Vanessa Vaillant
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I stumbled upon Rosena Fung at this year’s Zine Dream 8, a massive zine fair held in Toronto.  I walked up to her table and quickly started fawning over her illustrations and comics about food.  They were cute, creative, and showed her passion for eating. Without hesitation I purchased her comic Eating Time, brought it home to read, and knew I wanted to know more about her.  I had the chance to interview her and here is what I learned. Rosena Fung…

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