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Porzia

Porzia

In October of last year, my friends and I made a visit to Porzia (@PorziaParkdale), the new Italian restaurant in Parkdale, a hipster neighbourhood. It has been voted for one of the best new restaurants in Toronto by Air Canada’s enRoute Magazine. It wasn’t too difficult to make a reservation on a Friday night for … Continue reading

Lou Malnatis Pizzeria & Giordano’s, Chicago IL

Lou Malnatis Pizzeria & Giordano’s, Chicago IL

Can’t leave Chicago without their signature deep dish pizza! Looks like Lou Malnatis (@LouMalnatis) was the most popular based on web research/reviews. They have several locations around Chicago. Store locator here. I ended up visiting the one at Chicago – Gold Coast, 1120 North State Street (at State & Rush) for lunch. They had high … Continue reading

Vaticano, Summerlicious 2013

Vaticano, Summerlicious 2013

Vaticano Trattoria (@VaticanoToronto) is an Italian restaurant located in Yorkville. It is actually interestingly situated underground but there are areas for patios. The restaurant itself (inside) has a relatively low ceiling but it seems like a cozy place. We decided to sit outside due to the great weather that we are getting in Toronto these … Continue reading

La Grotta

La Grotta

Upon my trip back from Asia, I was really craving for pasta! MJ then brought me to Unionville at Main St. for some italian food. Again, Unionville Main St is our go-to place if we want to avoid driving to downtown. La Grotta offered a 3-course prix fix menu for $29.95. The restaurant was sort … Continue reading

Julian Serrano @ Aria, Las Vegas

Julian Serrano @ Aria, Las Vegas

As I mentioned in my review of Picasso, I stayed at Aria Hotel during my stay at Las Vegas in October. Aria is one of Vegas’s newer hotels in the CityCenter complex with modern amenities, sky trains to other casinos, and good security. They place guards near the elevators to check your key card before … Continue reading