Toronto. Do not pronounce the second ‘t’; say: tore-on-oh. I will describe it as the free-spirited, simple yet innocent version of NYC. Here’s why:
Your Friday Afternoon: First things first! Anthony (the boyfriend) and I drop off our luggage (using the HotelTonight app – highly recommend), and head straight to St. Lawrence Market to the famous Carousel Bakery and their Peameal Bacon Sandwich. A lean cut of bacon that is cured and rolled in cornmeal – trust me, it’s delicious.
Walk around the stadium, and visit Steam Whistle Brewery to catch a quick drink before waiting for the sunset to take your picture of the CN Tower (don’t bother spending the $35 to go all the way up).
Your Friday Night: Relax back at the hotel, then head down Queen Street West for the more eclectic part of Toronto. Shop around and get cultured, then pop into Gusto 101 for dinner. This old car garage offers authentic Italian food with a great atmosphere that is very unique to Toronto.
Your Saturday: You’re going to want to walk your way to Kensington Market, because the amount of food your about to consume is too, too much. Talk with the shop owners and learn their story! They are all so passionate about their city.
- Blackbird Baking Co. – get the rosemary and pecorino scone and the ham panini (warmed, duh).
- Seven Lives Tacos Y Mariscos – get the carnitas taco and whatever juice of the day they have. It’s worth the wait.
- Windup – get whatever specialty beer the cheery owner, Whitney, has on tap.
Vintage Shops – explore! There’s a great bar shop called BYOB Cocktail Emporium– all things cocktail related.
Into little Italy – it’s a lively neighborhood packed with trendy restaurants, cafés, and if you’re in the mood to dance, this is where you’ll find the clubs to get down. Come hungry, and don’t skip the gelato and an espresso.
Your Friday Late Night Dinner: Enoteca Sociale – So good. So, go good. Order the polenta and shrimp, cacio y pepe, eggplant ravioli and the sticky toffee pudding. Sit at the bar, and chat with the locals and bartenders to really experience their spirit and enthusiasm.
Your Sunday Morning: Ripley’s Aquarium. A touristy yet fun attraction that has some really amazing species of fish.
Finish off you trip at a local spot for coffee and a pastry: We really liked Balzacs!
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Bottoms up to another adventure,