April 2014 Archives

SheDot Comedy Festival: Special Offer

SheDot-web_200ht.jpgMy favourite people are the ones who can really make me laugh, and some of the most intentionally funny people I know are women. One of those super funny women is Martha O'Neill, a veteran of Toronto's comedy scene. She had the very clever idea to corrall lots of amazing female comedians into one festival right here in Toronto. The SheDot Comedy Festival is Toronto's first and only female comedy festival and takes place May 1st to 4th. The main venue is comedy hot spot Comedy Bar on Bloor, and right now you can get a three-day pass for only $17. The pass lets you choose six of twelve different shows featuring performers such as Keesha Brownie, Allison Dore and Wanda Carroll. It also gives you a discount off admission to the inaugural SheDot Gala at the Opera House on May 4th, hosted by the fabulous Trish Stratus. Rosie :)

The Pie Commission: Butter Chicken Pie

The first time we visited The Pie Commission, we had Beef 'N Beer pies. I am planning to try all the flavours on the menu, and was especially looking forward to the Butter Chicken pie everyone is always raving about. Went back. Had it. Totally lived up to the hype. Love the caraway seeds on top:

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There is a Lobster and Shrimp pie on the menu right now I'm excited to try, but it's always sold out. It smells SO GOOD in this little shop... I'm such a fan! Rosie :)

Ezra's Pound on Dundas West: NOW CLOSED

**UPDATE: Ezra's Pound has closed. In March 2014, it was converted by owner Ezra Braves to S. Lefkowitz, Toronto's first hummusia. S. Lefkowitz closed permanently in October 2014.**

PUBLISHED AUGUST 18 2012: I like a coffee shop that is not afraid to tell you they WANT YOU TO DRINK BETTER COFFEE. Sometimes we all need a reminder.

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The coffee at Ezra's Pound is certainly better. I like a good bold Americano and each cup is made to order, and brewed to perfection, every time.

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There are two locations of Ezra's Pound in the city. This one is at 913 Dundas St. West at Bellwoods. The other is 238 Dupont, at Madison. Rosie :)

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Mezza Lebanese Kitchen | Etobicoke: NOW CLOSED

Recently I had lunch at an excellent Lebanese restaurant in Toronto called Mezza. The food was delicious, fresh and beautifully presented. I drove by yesterday and was surprised to see it is now a Japanese restaurant! I was quite disappointed, as I definitely would have returned. The service, decor and cuisine were top-notch. Rosie :)

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Koya Edibles: Fruit Bouquets in Toronto

Have you ever received an edible fruit bouquet? It is such a lovely gift idea. We all enjoy eating perfect juicy delicious fruit, but no one wants to chop it up. And no one wants to arrange it in a stunning basket that is delightful to look at. This is why it is the perfect gift. A change from flowers, but just as bright and colourful.

Koya Edibles is a local Toronto company that creates personalized fruit gifts for any occasion. Baskets and bouquets start from $30.00 and can be customized for any occasion:

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Not only are these bouquets gorgeous to look at, they are healthy and so delicious. An amazing gift or dessert centerpiece for your next party. For the full range of products visit the Koya Edibles website. Mention you read about this company on My Toronto Scoop and receive 10% off your order. Rosie :)

Toji Sushi | Etobicoke

There is a strip of restaurants along Dundas in Islington Village with some real treasures including Chodang Soon Tofu and Anatolia. Toji Sushi is nestled in this rapidly growing restaurant row and a great spot to try if you are looking for some of the best sushi in Etobicoke. I recommend the "Rose" roll (spicy tuna with shrimp tempura) and the Black Dragon (Dynamite roll with BBQ eel on top.)

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Fresh delicious fish, and the complimentary miso is some of the best I've ever had. Rosie :)