Baked French Toast with Hong Kong Style Coconut Bread

Coconut bread, also known as “cocktail bread” (gai may bao in Cantonese), is readily available at Chinese bakeries and grocery stores (like T&T). This sweet-tasting bread is perfect for making French toast, which is what we did on Christmas Day. … Continue Reading

Delicious Gourmet Quick Bite SLICED

Gourmet quick bite restaurants are popping up all over the city, but few are anything like SLICED Gourmet, which recently opened on Bay and Elm.  This restaurant, with its rustic interior, features both packaged, ready-to-eat sandwiches as well as the… Continue Reading

MBCo Yorkville: What HAPPENED To You?

I recently had lunch at MBCo, a gourmet quick bite restaurant in Yorkville.  I hadn’t been there in several months and even longer for anything more than coffee.  The place has changed a great deal.  I recall having lunch there… Continue Reading

Restaurant Helps Youth Become the Next Jamie Oliver

UK celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, known for his healthy eating tips has restaurants in several cities which give young people the chance to train to become chefs. I had the opportunity to try the location in London. Risotto from the dining… Continue Reading

Cantine: A Brunch Stop Before Shopping

  Cantine, a restaurant located at the Avenue Road and Davenport area, is an amazing place to grab some brunch on weekends before you hit Yorkville for some shopping.  The brunch menu has a host of different choices, including sweet… Continue Reading