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 …

Ginger

I’ve been sick recently and food while sick is always problematic. Flavours finish into a cardboard-like slag of extremes, if even that. I push water and tea into myself at a staggering rate. My head swims with congestion and the throes of a cold that seems to have it out for me. Perhaps this is …