P.J. O’Brien ~ 39 Colborne St ~ (416) 815-7562

Hidden away on Colborne St, right behind the King Eddy, is P.J. O’Brien. This is the city’s top Irish pub; a downtown fixture for as long as I can remember. I had my first “legal” pint here and continue to frequent when I need a place for a semi-casual client lunch or a pint before…

Patrician Grill ~ 219 King St E ~ (416) 366-4841

I have always had a soft spot for the Patrician Grill.  When I was a kid, my dad used to take my brother and I to his office on Saturday mornings. We’d head directly across the street to the Patrician Grill for a peameal on a kaiser at lunch.  Some thirty years later, it feels…

A Salute to National Sandwich Day

It’s National Sandwich Day, people, and to honour such an important event, it’s fitting to give shout-outs to some of the best places in the city to celebrate. And though I have yet to find a sandwich as good as the Assorted Cold Cut Sub from the DeRosa Bakery (549 Wilson St.) in Hamilton, Toronto…

Mangia & Bevi – 260 King St E. – (416) 203-1635

  I ran into a friend this week (@ Dinosaur Jr.) who commented on how he hadn’t seen a new Toronto Food Blog post in about a month. My wife and I were in Barcelona at the beginning of the month, and I figured my next Blog post would be about the amazing food we had…

Bistro 243 – 243 King St. E – (647) 350-8800

  Tucked away on downtown’s east side is Bistro 243; a place that teeters on the edge of tying to be gourmet, while being rife with well-priced cuisine. Sandwiches and Burgers can be found along side Pastas and Chops… and although the menu lacks a specific theme or direction, it more than makes up for it in the taste and value…