Meals

Leña Restaurante

Good thing I beat the Human Engineer to lunch; I was able to grab seats at the bar, the only spots left without a reserved tag. Within minutes, the lunch hour struck and the execs piled in, packing the tables around the circular bar at Leña’s centre. Do you have a palate refined enough to …

People’s Eatery

The Cheery Milliner and I pushed through the heavy drapes shielded the door. We were seated at the back next to a table of three bottle blonds sharing a salad: one wears a red dress, while the other two wear much more respectable affairs (the trio’s snippets of conversation provide us endless amusement throughout the …

Mo’Ramyun

The Human Engineer and I were seated during the height of the late lunch rush, a sizzling hotpot of ribs and a mound of cheese on the table next to us, bowls of rice and bbq meat on the other. Despite the bustle, our bei shumai appear quicklike. Cute little dumplings topped with green onions …

La Société

I arrived early to lunch with the Human Engineer and the Wisen Scientist and spent five minutes reading under the coloured glass decorating the ceiling of La Société. A lovely aesthetic of polished wood and suited waitstaff hinted at elegance, competence, and high class. These illusions were quickly shattered over the meal. For a restaurant …

White Brick Kitchen

Dragged through a bitter cold morning and I find the staff at White Brick Kitchen awake, bright-eyed, and bushy tailed; I immediately dislike and resent them for it, though this comes entirely from my lack of sleep and has nothing to do with them. I wait for the Silly Vogelfänger, who suggested breakfast. Neither of …

La Villa Bakery & Cafe

Behind the fogged front window of La Villa Bakery & Cafe, I found a hearth-like hideaway. Local construction workers laughed with the elderly clerks, each woman behind the counter in a forest green apron laughing and switching between English and Italian with a fluid ease that always marvels. I had picked the coldest day of …

Uncle Betty’s

Walking north up along Young St. from Eglington station, I ran into the Silly Vogelfänger, and so we skipped off to lunch. We’d been laughing too much to choose a place as we walked north, and so we turned back south and stopped at the first restaurant that we came across: Uncle Betty’s. Don’t eat …

Light Cafe

I lunched with the Human Engineer at Light Cafe, a cozy Taiwanese eatery nestled in Baldwin Village. The restaurant’s presentation was crisp and alluring, from the verdant plant life growing out of the wall behind me to the modern aesthetic in which their menu was laid out, brimming with trendy, sharp photography that would make …