Dinner at Odd Seoul

One of my best friends was visiting from the UK (she of course has lived in Toronto) but I got to take her around the city so she could see it through my eyes.  It was an unnecessarily cold and rainy Monday in March but we made the most of it with a boozy lunch,…

Bar Raval – Eat On Your Feet

If you’re like me then you thrive on having your finger on the pulse of everything new in the city.  I have an ongoing list I keep on my phone of all the new bars and restaurants I want to try and it seems like I can never keep up. Shockingly I was able to…

Hapa Izakaya

What better way to be greeted upon entering a restaurant then to have the entire staff chant “Welcome” at you in Japanese.   This is what patrons can expect upon entering any ‘Izakaya” style establishment.  Traditionally, izakaya is a Japanese style pub which focuses primarily on drinking first and food second in an informal environment. Amongst…