If you are like me, then good food is a very important part of your life.  I love going out for dinner because it makes such an event of an otherwise dull day.  It introduces a glamour into one’s life.

Good restaurants are hard to come by so I hope this list helps you.  These are my ‘foodie travels’ of the past, restaurants I have been to over the past year and a half.  Please accept my apologies for the rubbish quality of the pictures.

REDS Wine Tavern – A restaurant that was recommended to me by a friend.  Pictured above is their ‘Crispy Potato Flatbread.’  I would go there for the sole purpose of having that flatbread again.  It was so delicious.  They used a Chimichurri Aioli that was absolutely heavenly.

Playa Cabana Cantina
A wonderful little mexican restaurant in The Junction, Toronto.  They have a chain of restaurants under their ‘Playa Cabana’ name.  The ambience of this restaurant was ahh-mazing!  The food was also incredible, we had Chicken Tacos (Pollo Tinga), Oysters, and Tres Leches.  Someone once said to me that Oysters should not taste fishy, they should taste like the sea.  These Oysters were fresh and did very much taste like the sea.  We also had Haddock Tacos (Pescado) and they were so fresh, succulent and delightful.  Man, does this place know how to do seafood well.  They also made my favourite mexican drink: the Mojito.  This restaurant is definitely worth another visit!

Blowfish Restaurant and Sake Bar
This is a restaurant that I was dying to visit for a while.  Overall, it was a good experience. The ambiance was so beautiful and service was satisfactory.  Would I go there again? Probably eventually to indulge on their Sake variety but I’d like to try other gourmet asian restaurants before coming back to this one.  I had a (yummy) Pomegranate Mojito and shared a variety of their Sushi Rolls. There are two circumstances under which I would not recommend you to go there: do not go if you are going with people who are not willing to spend money on food, and do not go there if you expect it to be like an all-you-can eat restaurant.  This place is gourmet asian food.   The last comment is that they have two locations:  King & Bathurst and Bay & Adelaide.  I went to the King & Bathurst location.  I would be interested to get a better sense of their crowd and the general whole experience by going to the Bay St. location.
JOEY Restaurant Eaton Centre
JOEY is a wonderful chain of restaurants.  They have locations all over Canada and America.  After visiting their Eaton Centre location, I can see why they have been so successful.  I went there with my friend for a Valentine’s Day lunch.  Upon entering and while we were waiting to be seated, we were served a sample of their ‘Pesto Shrimp Flatbread.’  It was absolutely delicious and a perfect way to get a customer’s palette started even before they are seated.  Service was really friendly.  We ordered Yam Fries & Truffle Lemon Aioli (YUM), Crispy Chicken Sandwich and Soup, and Chicken Fettucini Alfredo.  I would definitely go back there for the location and for a pleasant dining experience.

Are there any restaurants that you think I should visit?  Let me know!