Table 17 is a lovely little neighbourhood bistro on Queen St E, east of Broadview. It has a cozy and charming ambiance, with a delightfully long wine list and lots of choices by the glass. The menu offers a blend of tasty Italian, French and Spanish fare. As the winter approaches, or maybe it’s just the little snow flakes that I’ve spotted this week, I dream about candle-lit dinners in cozy places like this.
A cute new place opened up last week on the Dundas West strip, just east of Trinity Bellwoods Park.
The Black Hoof is a charcuterie, serving up cheeses, meats, and tasty snacks to accompany your beverage of choice. The Charcutier is Grant van Gameren who has worked as a sous-chef at Lucien, saucier at Amuse-Bouche, and cook at Canoe.
Their hours will be from 6pm -2am on Thursday though Mondays. If you enjoy wine with bread, cheese, olives and cured meats, then this is the place for you.
I like the fact they are open on lousy Mondays.
The Toronto Zombie Walk is on Sunday (October 19th), starting at 3:30pm. The parade begins at Trinity Bellwoods Park and ends on Bloor, east of Bathurst.
It’s time again to get your ghoul on. Or at least cheer the ghouls in their search for human brains- Baahaaaahaaaaha!
This lovely coffee spot, that plays on the name of a famous poet (Ezra Pound), is located in the north end of the Annex. I have to say this is a new favourite in the area. Ezra’s Pound is on Dupont just east of Spadina. They roast their own beans, which are organic and pesticide free. They serve up fantastic hot chocolate, espresso drinks, nice croissants and pain au chocolat … plus sandwiches if you are there early enough. All cups are biodegradable to reduce guilt when taking a drink to go. I highly recommend a drop-in if you are in the area.
Nuit Blanche is finally here! (on Saturday night) The leaves are starting to turn and fall has rolled in ( or ‘reared it’s head’ – as sarah palin would say), signaling it is time again for an all night art crawl. I love this event. My optimistic side imagines me staying out ’till dawn on Sunday… but by early morning I’m sure my eyes will begin to shut, and unless there’s someone to carry me around in a bed, I will likely just dream my way around from my bed at home.
I was hoping to just wander, but with 155 destinations this may take a little planning.
Luckily the subway is running all night and the blue night bus/streetcar routes will be running at 30 min intervals or better. The easiest approach would be to buy a day pass for $9 for two adults, since it will last all night for nuit blanche. For more info check out http://www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/gettingAround.shtml ..