Patios – Toronto – March 30, 2019

Jamaican patties, kimchi potstickers & other Asian & Caribbean specialties in festive digs.

Address: 794 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1V1
Website: http://www.patoistoronto.com/

Menu:
1. Jamaican Oxtail – rice and peas, bok choi, crispy shallots
2. Jamaican Patty Double Down – two cocktail patties, bacon, swiss cheese fondue, sriracha
3. Curry Goat Doubles – chick pea masala, shadon beni, fresh pimento pepper, trini style flatbread
4. Dirty Fried Rice – lap cheong, red sausage, cajun trinity, farm egg
5. Cookie Butter French Toast – hong kong style, golden syrup, butter

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Jacobs & Co Steakhouse – Toronto – March 23, 2019

Jacobs & Co Steakhouse blends the timeless steakhouse experience with the sleek modernity of a new generation. The elegant piano bar is a nod to the past, while streamlined yet comfortable décor ensures the experience of every guest is warm and modern. Executive Chef Danny McCallum sources select cuts from the best ranches throughout North America, Australia and Japan, adapting the menu each evening to ensure each guest’s culinary experience reflects the standards that Jacobs is renowned for. A key feature of the dining room is the Dry Aging Room, where each cut is finished to its most perfect state. Guests delve into the fascinating world of steak, selecting their cut by region, age and ranch. Meals are complete with classic choices such as Caesar salads prepared tableside, a raw bar of oysters and chilled seafood, and unpretentious and knowledgeable hospitality. It is no wonder the restaurant is one of Zagat’s top rated in Toronto. Dining at Jacobs & Co never goes out of style.

Address: 12 Brant Street Toronto, ON M5V 2M1
Website: https://jacobssteakhouse.com/

Menu:
1. Parusso 2014, DOCG Barolo
2. Canadian Prime Angus-P.E.I. – 8oz Tenderloin
3. Mushrooms – sauteed mixed varieties
4. Duck Fat French Fried Potatoes –  tarragon

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The Chase – Toronto – March 9, 2019

Beach house-inspired eatery offers a seafood-heavy menu with raw bar & small plates.

Address: 10 Temperance St Fl 1, Toronto, ON M5H 1Y4
Website: https://www.thechasetoronto.com/

1. VENISON – pan roast denver hind, served with venison morcilla, caramelized parsley root, glazed chestnuts, swiss chard, chestnut sponge, red wine & dark chocolate jus
2. FRENCH FRIES – tossed in fresh thyme, toasted in black pepper served with lemon truffle aioli
3. CHOCOLATE – layers of chocolate cake, creamy ganache, peanut butter anglaise & vanilla ice cream & candied peanuts

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Playa Cabana – Toronto – February 9, 2019

Relaxed spot for tacos & burritos, with housemade tortillas & salsa, plus tequila-based cocktails.

Address: 111 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R 1V4
Website: http://playacabana.ca/

1. PLAYA BURRITO – Ancho-braised steak, veggies.
2. TACOS DE POLLO AL CARBON – Guajillo-chipotle marinated free range chicken grilled over coals with fresh mango salsa.
3. CHURROS

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The Artist Project – Toronto – February 2019 – Part 2

From collectors and curators, to gallerists and designers, visitors can explore and discover works of art from over 250 top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad. This is a unique opportunity to meet and buy art directly from artists at Toronto’s favourite art fair.

Website: http://www.theartistproject.com/

Location: Better Living Center, Exhibition Place, Toronto

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The Artist Project – Toronto – February 2019 – Part 1

From collectors and curators, to gallerists and designers, visitors can explore and discover works of art from over 250 top contemporary artists from Canada and abroad. This is a unique opportunity to meet and buy art directly from artists at Toronto’s favourite art fair.

Website: http://www.theartistproject.com/

Location: Better Living Center, Exhibition Place, Toronto

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Self Love

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Status: good. better than good. noticed while at the gym yesterday that I wasn’t feeling miserable and dragging my feet as usual. Also noticed that my sinuses have cleared up and that I can actually breathe, I’m not as stuffy as usual. I may extend my non-drinking experiment into February because I’m quite liking this.

I have a date this afternoon. She seems nice, looks normal. Seems normal from our limited correspondence. Based upon past experience, this isn’t a sign of something that will last. I gravitate towards these ‘Lost Girl’ types who have a bit of an edge – usually identified through tattoos and scars on their arms from cutting. Always found it difficult to relate to “normals”, and they to me. They just don’t hold my attention at all. However, I’m going to make a concerted effort and be patient, let things develop over time and let’s see where this goes. I’ll reserve judgment based upon if there is a connection until after I get to know her a little bit better.

This situation with the school students and the Native American gentleman/activist in front of the Lincoln Memorial. I don’t know exactly what happened, and I don’t care that much. What I do care about are the negative reactions to the truncated video clip which seem to be based solely on the skin colour of the school students in contrast to the Native American. Guilt was assigned purely based upon the skin colour of the participants, which has been further amplified by individuals who have chosen to also focus on their gender and alleged membership in a nebulous organisation. My question is this: we have anti-discrimination laws on the books, yet they don’t seem to be applicable to news outlets and social media platforms, why is this?

 

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