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.”

Luckee 101

If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Many people (myself included) shy away from alterations to traditional favourites. Dim sum is one of those things. Susur Lee has crafted his culinary career around elevating the foods he grew up with…

The Real Fat Pasha

The air is damp and it’s drizzling as I sit down on the barely moist bench at Fat Pasha’s back patio. The Dupont Street restaurant – the third on the midtown strip launched by chef and co-owner Anthony Rose –…

Pai On Duncan Is Your Answer To Authentic Thai Cuisine

For anyone that’s traveled to Thailand, descending the stairs to Pai will be a nostalgic experience. In contrast to the mountainous 762 turns one must climb en route from Chiang Mai to Pai, the seven stairs down to the comfortable…

Here’s To Another 100 Years At One King West

On July 1st, One King West Hotel & Residence turned 100 years-old. Their centennial anniversary is marked by a remarkable set of changes within and around the storied building at the corner of King and Yonge. Its current iteration stands…