Mazar Kabob | Etobicoke

The Scoop is very excited to start a brand new project today! For every single country in the world, we are going to find a restaurant in Toronto (or the GTA) & eat there. It's called #WorldInMyCity­čîÄ and we start in Afghanistan (yes we are going alphabetically.) There is no specific way we are choosing the restaurants... it's a mixture of recommendations, proximity, driving by and saying THAT LOOKS GOOD... so if you have a suggestion for any country please let me know! We started in the west side of Toronto at Mazar Kabob on the West Mall. The meals come with salad, grilled vegetables and perfect naan bread. The tandoori chicken was delicious and spicy:

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Chicken breast kabob was tender and full of flavour:

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The naan bread was so perfect, slightly charred at the edges:

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Meals come with a fresh green salad with a very spicy delicious dressing:

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Amazing! Mazar Kabob is located at 33 The West Mall #1 in Etobicoke, 416-620-9898. Afghanistan checked off. Next is Albania... if there is a restaurant you think we should check out let me know at rosie@mytorontoscoop.com. Thanks guys! Rosie :)

Toronto Light Festival 2019 | Distillery District

Another year, another lightfest. So thrilled the Toronto Light Festival has returned to the Distillery District this year. It's free and it lasts several weeks, which is great because it's such an easy one with kids, you can go for a little while and then come back and see another section if you can't do it all at once. I keep telling people to go before it gets as popular as the Toronto Christmas Market and they start charging! Here's are some highlights from this year's visit.

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It started on January 18th and you still have time to go, the Toronto Light Festival is on until March 3rd in the Distillery District, Sunday to Wednesday sundown to 10pm and Thursday to Saturday sundown to 11pm. Rosie :)

Katz's Deli | North York

My dad and I have been eating our way through Toronto and the GTA since I was a little girl. Trying new restaurants was always a wonderful way to explore the city and discover new delicious places to eat. Recently we decided to embark on a deli crawl and check out every. single. deli. in. the. city. Where better to begin than Katz's on Dufferin?

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The perfect deli lunch... corned beef on rye, pickles and a Vernors gingerale:

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Knish special:

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The deli salads and pickles all look so good. Coleslaw, potato, macaroni, carrot, cucumber, bean salad...

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It's been there since before I was born and it's great. They have all the meats including beef tongue and they only use Canadian beef. They also only use Ontario cucumbers to make their amazing dill pickles. And they are good at the pickle-making... Katz's cranks out over 7000 pounds of pickles every year. The perfect way to start our Toronto deli crawl. Katz's is open Monday to Saturday from 8:30am to 8:30pm at 3300 Dufferin Street. Rosie :)

Katz's Deli Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Just Greek | Etobicoke

Many restaurants have come and gone in the lovely Kingsway area of Bloor and Royal York in the west end of Toronto, but one that has stood the test of time like Merlot is Just Greek. Delicious food, efficient service and a cozy, contemporary atmosphere makes it a perfect place for lunch or dinner especially if you are heading to the wonderful Kingsway movie theatre just down the street.

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I'll make it easy for you... order the saganaki to start (pictured above) the house Greek red, a large gyro dinner and you will be very, very happy. Takeout is also available, park in the back for easy pickup. OPA! Rosie:)

Just Greek Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Happy Place | Harbourfront Centre

Happy Place has arrived and it's just what we needed on a grey and drizzly November morning. This bright and beautiful art exhibit is my favourite type... you can touch everything as much as you like. The massive installations from seven-foot stilettos to the world's largest indoor confetti dome is room after room of colour and joy. Everyone is smiling and taking fun pics and it's really just what creator Jared Paul envisioned... a place to walk in where you are surrounded by all things happy.

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Toronto is the third stop for Happy Place after Los Angeles and Chicago and runs until January 1st 2019 at the Harbourfront Centre in downtown Toronto. Check out @wearehappyplace on Twitter and Instagram for updates and promo codes. Kids four and under are free of charge. Rosie :)

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