Posts Tagged ‘La Carnita’


A few years ago, I was in love with Hot Balls at Table 17!  Now I’m in love with Hot Bunzz! I mean seriously…what’s not to love about these buns that are the perfect texture and filled with fabulous flavours and then topped off with more goodness!!

The brains behind Hot Bunzz are these two guys. Mark (on the right) has been involved with the food business for years and Mitch (on the left) has been involved with marketing for years. They make a great team.

hot bunzz - mark and mitch

What I love about Hot Bunzz is their ability to join forces with other restaurants to create a unique bunzz. They have collaborated with Cheesewerks in the past and now they have joined forces with Rock Lobster Food CoFidel Gastro’s and La Carnita, to introduce the #TUMalumCOLLECTION. How brilliant? All three of these delicious creations will be launched at the upcoming TUM Event.  (Toronto Underground Market)

The Spiced Sailor Bun

The Spiced Sailor Bun

The B.L.T.O

The B.L.T.O

hot bunzz - mole rojo

However if you aren’t able to attend the TUM event, don’t worry – you can still grab a Hot Bunzz at their retail location which is located at 21 St. Clair West. (just west of Yonge St. on the south side of the street).

hot bunzz - store

One last thing I should mention is that Hot Bunzz is doing an incredible job using social media to spread the word about their amazing product!! I love companies that “get it” and these guys “get it”.

For more information:

Hot Bunzz: 21 St. Clair Ave. West, Toronto (647) 748 5510

Twitter: @HotBunzzTO


Instagram: HotBunzz


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Home of the Brave is the type of place where I would want to hang out on a regular basis. It’s got a cool vibe and a kick ass menu. The first thing I noticed upon walking in, is the open window that overlooks King St. W, (as the restaurant is on the second floor). The second thing that grabs my attention is the food!!

HOB - front

The menu TOTALLY appeals to me. Why? Coz there’s plenty of unique items that you just don’t see on too many menus in Toronto.  This is what I ordered.

A FRIED BOLOGNA SANDWICH – Bologna, house made (that’s right – house made) american cheese, toasted pistachios, and spicy sour cream. Soon as I saw this item on the menu I knew that I was going to order it. Of course, I knew that I was going to split it too. Thankfully my blogger friend @nearafar was right there to help me out with the other half of this killer sandwich.

HOB - bologna

My friend also tried the Kentucky Fried Handshake Sandwich – Fried Chicken, Mayo, Iceberg Lettuce, Louisana Hot Sauce. Take a peek at this presentation. Is this not brilliant?

Creative. Don't you think?

Creative. Don’t you think?

Guess what’s hiding under the napkin?

HOB - napkin

Next time I visit – this is what I’m going to order. Bones in a Bucket (Kansas City Rubbed Beef and Pork Ribs, Ranch Dressing, Celery and Carrot) and the Buffalo Cauliflower (this has my name written all over this dish…Beer Battered Cauliflower, Louisiana Hot Sauce, Ranch dressing, celery and carrots). Something tells me I’m going to try one of their famous cocktails too. (which they take seriously by the way).

HOB - bucket

Congratulations to Andrew (from La Carnita) who is behind this new venture. I can’t wait to return.

For more information:

Home of the Brave:  589 King St. W, Toronto, ON,  416-366-2736

Twitter: @theHOTB

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This week, I received an invitation from a fellow food blogger, the hungry cat,  asking me if I would like to attend a TUM event called “Sips ‘N Nibbles”. I had never been to a TUM event so I quickly accepted the invitation.

The invitation stated that the event would include 10 of TUMS top vendors and would include live music by the St. Royals, as well a cocktail. The invite also said “dressed to impress”. (eek – only worried for 2 minutes what I was going to wear) . As for the location: Steam Whistle Brewery.

I guess I should take a second and explain what TUM is all about!  Basically it’s a social food network that allows the opportunity for entrepreneurs to showcase to the public, their (tasty) creations.

Ok back to the food!

Participating vendors included: La Carnita, Fidel Gastro, Rock Lobster, Babi & Co, ESE, Neptuno Oysters, Hot Bunzz, Laura Slack Chocolate, Bite Me Bakery, Little Tomato Catering and more.

Here’s a few photos to help you understand how happy my taste buds were!

PS. If you want to learn more about future TUM events…check out their facebook page:

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tum - group photo 1tum- group photo 2My favorite vendor was definitely from Hot Bunzz: Port soaked porcini mushrooms, baby portobello, San Marzano tomato and fennel, with balsamic glazed parsnip parmesan and kissed with black truffle. #happy #happy #happy. I had been introduced to Hot Hozz at the Interior Design Shows opening party and can’t wait to find them again at future events!!

My favorite drink was the gin and tonic from Dillons Distillers that just opened up in Beamsville two months ago. I am not a gin drinker AT ALL – but something tells me I will be having more gin and tonics in my life from now on. Can’t wait to tour their distillery in the Spring.

Congratulations to Abbey’s Kitchen and TUM for a well organized event. I was super impressed.

For more information about future TUM events, follow them on facebook:

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Last year I wrote a blog entry about My Bucket List for 2012 and I’m pleased to say that I accomplished everything on that list except for 3 items.

Not bad eh?

This year, I’m going to make my bucket list more specific and write a blog post about the restaurants that I really want to try in 2013.

Restaurant Bucket List for 2013:

1. Belly Busters – this restaurant has been an institution for years, yet I have never been. It’s not even far from where I live. No excuse. I must get there!

2. Owl of Minerva – a well known spot that is open 24 hours a day and yet I have never been. Go figger.

3. Aunties and Uncles – an extremely popular brunch spot. Need to “brunch” more often. LOL

4. Bar Volo – this has been on my list forever. Must attend a “cask” nite. Again, it’s not far from where I live. What is wrong with me?

5. Campagnoloa – I have been reading about their fresh burrata with roasted grapes for over a year and yet I haven’t been. This will be a priority for 2013.

6. La Carnita – Don’t judge me – I haven’t been. All my foodie friends have been but me. Sniff.

7. The Depanneur – Would love to attend one of their drop in dinners. If you don’t follow them on facebook – you should.

8. OK it’s not a a restaurant but I must participate in one of these CSA drop off programs. Thinking to try The Cutting Veg. It’s TIME.

9. Farmhouse – have been following their tweets since before they opened and must must visit

10. Your turn…what else should be on my bucket list?


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