Tuesdays are for Tacos at The Happy Hooker

Now don’t get the restaurant’s name confused with Xaviera Hollander (who wrote The Happy Hooker book). The Happy Hooker is located on Dundas St just east of Trinity Bellwoods. It’s small, cozy and easy to talk as the music and ambiance is not loud. Tuesdays at The Happy Hooker are known as Taco Choose-days! Any…

Bang Bang Ice Cream Sammies

ICE CREAM, ICE CREAM, WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM I have had the hardest time trying to find some good ice cream in my area. My go to place for Gelato use to be Mad Italian (College st and Grace st) but they recently closed down; it was a very sad day. I buy…

Finger Lickin’ Good Smoque N’ Bones

I’ve been wanting to go to Smoque N’ Bones ever since it opened on May 5 2014. This place is all about the food and not the restaurant even though it has a cute rustic feel. The kitchen is open which is nice and you can see the smoker they use to cook the meat…

Bienvenido A El Catrin

I spotted a write up about El Catrin on Blog TO and decided to check it out. El Catrin (http://www.elcatrin.ca/) is located in The Distillery District with the most amazing decor. It has a true authentic mexican atmosphere with a huge wall dedicated to graffiti and pop out art. They celebrate cinco de mayo every Saturday by…

Easy as Pai

I’ve been in search of a great Thai restaurant within close radius to my condo. I’ve been going to Thai Shan Inn since I was a little girl with my family. The owner and full time chef taught me how to use chop sticks! It was this little hole in the wall restaurant with the…

Grabbing a bite at The Dizzy Gastro Sports Pub

Third weekend in a row going to High Park.. never get bored of that place and always new trails to experience. The forecast changed from sunny and beautiful to rainy and gloomy but that didn’t stop us! We found the most beautiful spot High Park has to offer… Once you walk down to the maple…

Lunch at Old York Bar and Grill

Old York Bar and Grill (http://www.theoldyork.com) has become one of my favourite brunch spots in the city. They are located at Wellington Street and Niagara Street. For brunch I normally get the breakfast wrap and it comes with the best home fries I’ve ever tasted. All the food is made from scratch! For lunch my…

Sampire In The City

Welcome to Sampire Bites and my very first blog post. My name’s Sam and I just bought a condo in August 2013 in Toronto’s fashion district, along with my black pug Opie. I didn’t go out much last year as I was adjusting to being a first time condo and dog owner. I was a…