I read somewhere that if on weekends you brunch harder than you party… then, YOU OLD. Hi there! I’m Jason, but you can call me old. Brunching and partying is pretty similar if you think about it. You make an effort to get somewhere early to avoid a lineup (but end up lining up anyways) and instead of bottle service and pounding shots to ease the pain of school, you’re hoping the shitty drip coffee comes with free refills and that you can get out in time to run your errands before the afternoon rush at Provigo. I recently hit up Butterblume in the Mile-End and brunched harder than my CEGEP self at Jet Club in the middle of mid-terms. [click to continue…]

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I love food, and appreciate all kinds. From a very young age, I’ve been taught to try everything at least once, not for the proverbial reason, “you never know, you might like it”, but for the very simple reason of, “eat what you’re given or you don’t eat at all.” This plus the fact of growing up in a Asian household (eating things that were literally worlds apart than my caucasian friends) helped me develop an undiscriminating palate which later developed into a love for experimenting and exploring various tastes and flavors of cuisines from around the world. This week I stop for Afghan food at L’Afghan Grillade. [click to continue…]

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What’s better than to beat the hot, humid summer heat than with a cold, frosty, sweet treat? I love ice cream. If you follow me on Instagram, you would know, that I’m a sucker for a cone topped with deliciously creamy scoops or perfectly spiralled soft serve. My passion for ice cream has prepared me for this moment… Today, in collaboration with Ca Lem Creamery, we are launching an exclusive Shut Up and Eat soft serve flavor of the week… and I’m giving some of it away! [click to continue…]

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Hot Hubei Cuisine – Delice Oriental

There’s no denying the fact that I love Chinese food. All of it; saucy stews and crispy noodles of Cantonese cuisine, spicy numbing stir fry dishes and fiery soups of Szechuan, sweet and sour notes of Hunan. The magic of Chinese food is that China is over 9 Million square kilometres, has 23 provinces and […]

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New Orleans Style Cajun Brunch – Bistro Nolah

Dear the person who invented brunch, I don’t know who you are, but I will look for you, I will find you, and I will kiss you on the lips with an open mouth. I mean, what a novel idea. There’s breakfast and then lunch, but to have the presence of mind to discover the […]

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Verdun’s Cambodian Street Food – Les Street Monkeys

What do you consider “street food”? Dirty water street meat from New York? Our version of food trucks that situate themselves in random spots around the city? Or street hawker stalls usually operated by an auntie who’s last fuck she gave was in the late 80s, manipulating a fiery wok and bubbling cauldron wearing flip-flops? […]

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NDG’s Newest BBQ Smokehouse – Prime BBQ Co.

There are a few things in life that I take extremely seriously; family, friends, dental hygiene and barbecue. Friends and family is a given but can you believe that 75%* of the Canadian population suffers some sort of periodontal gum disease? More importantly more than 80%* of all all barbecue aficionados will at one point […]

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