Where To DINE Now: 360 Restaurant

A Tale of Two Palates: Sara Waxman and Adam Waxman dine-out in Toronto’s restaurant scene and share their views.

ashtower Adam Waxman: Staring out at Toronto’s city lights, my son is mesmerized by the disco-lit tower that projects into the night sky. “Would you like to go there?” I ask. “Yaaaa!” He beams. Next morning, with his face pressed against the window, our 57-second glass elevator ride shoots us up to the observation deck of the CN Tower. He is awestruck. Chasing him around the Skypod, my little guy is giggling from 447 m above the ground. On this sunny day I hold him up, we look out and I whisper to him, “From up here, you can see everything.” Continue reading “Where To DINE Now: 360 Restaurant”

Where To DINE: Over the Holidays

We’ve enjoyed so many wonderful dinners this year. If you haven’t already enjoyed these DINE recommendations from our 2016/17 issue, here are our dining picks for over the holidays.

Allen’s: Focusing on local food and wine since long before it became fashionable, Allen’s takes enormous care with their product and service. Succulent lamb chops, tandoori chicken popsicles, thick, juicy burgers from Limousine beef, and the most uniquely decadent Chocolate Guinness Cake can be paired with the largest VQA wine selection, over 300 different whiskies and over 140 beers. Allen’s “Meats of Designated Origin” steaks, identified by farm, breed, feed and age, are unrivaled. The loyal and professional team at Allen’s has all been there for decades, and know what their clientele expects. Continue reading “Where To DINE: Over the Holidays”

Sara’s Holiday Pix

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, here are eight gift ideas to put you in everyone’s good books:

choco 1) There’s only one Swiss Master
This year Santa’s helpers have come to town and have left a sleigh-full of goodies: Chocolate Boots brimming with truffles; Adorable small, medium and large chocolate Santas Continue reading “Sara’s Holiday Pix”

Hamilton Renaissance

ham-poke2 What do I know about Hamilton? Comedians, steel, doughnuts. But, recently there is a flourishing arts scene, and a dining explosion. Really! Who knew? The architecture, the galleries, and the restaurants have all forced me to recalibrate to this up-and-coming destination along the Golden Horseshoe—and apparently I’m not alone. Check out (and check off) this culinary blitz: a dozen edible reasons to explore #HamOnt. Continue reading “Hamilton Renaissance”

Where To DINE Now: STK

A Tale of Two Palates: Sara Waxman and Adam Waxman dine-out in Toronto’s restaurant scene and share their views.

stk_lv_dining_ii_b-1024x670 Sara Waxman: Over the past few months, the excitement built around Yorkville as we watched the construction of the glass walls and the installation of the huge renowned letters: “STK. Opening Soon.” At the launch party, wall-to-wall beautiful people sipped cocktails, nibbled on hors d’oeuvres and admired the polished wood, the undulating ceiling sculptures and the unique lighting. We were excited to get a dinner reservation and taste the menu with its unique American take on steak-house-fare. First impression, the room resonates with glamour. Continue reading “Where To DINE Now: STK”