Author Archives: Jason Finestone

About Jason Finestone

A Toronto based food fiend and travel nut with a lust for all things tasty. If his liver can process it (somewhat) then he’s likely game to give it a go. His wanderlust spirit has taken him all over the globe, living in 6 different countries from Canada to the US, South Korea to Europe. Along the way he’s developed a propensity for irreverent parlance and inhibition-less adventure. “If meat is king then dumplings are queen — I am a prince of noodle soups and a duke of hard drink — street food is life.”

Taking A Peek Inside The Junction’s Newest Italian Joint, NODO

The Junction is known for homey, neighbourhood restaurants. Despite its thoughtful design and Italian language (not just food) on the menu, don’t let NODO fool you into thinking they’re anything but warm and welcoming… just like nona’s kitchen! A project…

Top 5 Predictions For The Toronto Maple Leafs This Season

The Toronto Maple Leafs are capping off the pre-season in precarious fashion. Perched atop the Eastern Conference standings, the Buds’ winning record is unlikely to foreshadow their regular season results. Bandwagon fans and die-hard hopefuls might be thinking otherwise, but…

The Dish That Made These Restaurants Popular

There are many great restaurants around Toronto, each with their own exceptionalities, bits of charm, and little (or big) bites of heaven. Many of these restaurants are “the whole package,” with flawless service complimenting enchanting ambiance and delicious food. Many…

Hawthorne Food & Drink: A Restaurant With A Social Conscience

Did you know that there are Toronto restaurants wholeheartedly invested in social enterprise? Hawthorne Food & Drink is one of them, and until recently I knew little about their mandate that mixes sustainable dining with social responsibility. Simply put, the…

The Crew Behind 416 Snackbar Open People’s Eatery

People’s Eatery would like to remind diners that Spadina Avenue was not always Chinatown and that its landscape is still recreationally and culinarily evolving. The crew behind the wildly successful 416 Snack Bar has opened up a spot that channels…