We started our meal with some delish drinks like their Grapefruit Moon Mimosas.
We’ve been for dinner to neighbourhood darling, The Stockyards, more times that we’d like to admit (considering we only moved down the street a few months ago.) While the burgers were mouthwateringly good, we knew we had to get in here for SUNDAY BRUNCH and their famed Chicken and Waffles. We had heard many a good thing about it and so we dressed in our finest plaid and headed out with @herroyalmelness.
The place was packed even at 10:30 AM on a Sunday! Pro-brunching tip: Make sure to get here early! It’s small place so seating is at a minimum but most importantly – Worth the wait!
This year I had the chance to visit Niagara region wine country twice in the company of wonderful running enthusiasts and friends. On our last trip we visit winery Foreign Affair and had our minds BLOWN out of the water when we tried their 2007 Cabernet Franc Ti Amo. This one definitely warranted a Wednesday Wine review for sure!
I’ve been adopted by Jackie’s parents. I am their foodie adoptive daughter and I am honoured to be the person that they call when they want to try a new smoked meat place – especially of the pulled pork variety!
We had a yummy family brunch at Smoque N Bones just a stone’s throw away from Trinity Bellwoods Park on Queen West.
It was busy but the 40 minute wait did not turn us away! (Next time we’ll make sure to make reservations!)
There was a little hiatus on the blog while @lifewithcocoa and I prepared, travelled and then RECOVERED from our epic adventures in Paris and Zurich!
If you haven’t started following me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, do it now! Our official travel monkey mascots Darcy and Liam took over our social pages to bring snap shots of our monkey business during our journey!
I wanted to highlight one of our favourite parts of our trip: THE WINE. In France it was everywhere! And we had a wonderful time drinking and enjoying it!
If you don’t already know the level of my obsession for donuts, you’ll get the gist it here, here and here. So I thought I should temper my obsession with the ability to actually make donuts myself and this class at Le Dolci was a perfect primer.
Le Dolci teacher, Chef Lindsey, showed us the ropes and we went home with two donut recipes and about 2 dozen donuts!
It’s always a wonderful day when our friends from San Francisco come home. And it’s an even better day if we get the chance to brunch with these two lovely people.