Author: James Shay

"Jerk Seared Ahi Tuna", Charred corn-compressed watermelon salad, crispy plantain

Executive chef and entrepreneur Toben Kochman, owner of Toben Food by Design, presented a new pop-up restaurant concept, TWISTED.

From his travels throughout Asia, South America, and Europe, chef Toben Kochman’s street food inspired flavours and ingredients have hitchhiked a ride back to Toronto and onto our dinner plates.

An impressive cityscape view from The Porch

High flying Rock’n;Horse Saloon is the talk of downtown these days when it comes to casual summer patio parties. And does it ever show with lines out the door and on to the sidewalk weekdays and weekends filling this country-themed bar to the brim. Thankfully, they’ve just expanded with a similarly themed roof top patio, The Porch.

Taking an old-fashioned elevator up to the 6th floor at the Burroughes building brought us into a lively charity party surrounded by 300 fashionably fabulous people in a fun and entertaining atmosphere complete with a DJ, photo booth, silent auction, casino and carnival games and premium bar. There was even a giveaway for a Vegas trip.

It was the idea and the potential that got my mind enthralled, my mouth salivating and my stomach growling. The potential for a world-renowned chef, Jonathan Waxman and Toronto native, restaurateur and Hollywood director, Ivan Reitman, to transform the void that exists in the entertainment district with such a restaurant; charming, eclectic, upscale but warm and inviting. A destination for both foodies and socialites alike. A new Toronto dining experience is soon to be born.

Girls girls girls! …Of the cabaret, but this Blackheart Burlesque show is not your typical Moulin Rouge.

Spellbound Hair Design recently held their grand opening for their 2nd location, now conveniently located in downtown Toronto just south of Dundas Square for those who can’t make the trip to their original salon in Markham. Carlos Pang and his team of hair stylists have been applying their trade at countless beauty pageants and fashion shows. The grand opening was packed with friends, fans and models mingling over drinks, hors d’oeuvres and hair styling. The new location is at 261…

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