Sunday, July 16, 2017

Fonda Lola

Restaurant: Fonda Lola
Address: 942 Queen St. W
Phone: 647-706-9105
Operating Hours: Mon Closed; Tues-Fri 12-2 PM, 6-9 PM; Sat 11 AM - 3:30 PM, 6-11 PM; Sun 11 AM - 3:30 PM, 5-8 PM
Website: N/A


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Fonda Lola is a Mexican restaurant by Trinity Bellwoods that serves a variety of tacos and magaritas. I had the pleasure of trying some of their menu items while sitting at their back patio on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon. The manager recommended a couple of their best-selling items, which were the Candied Jalapeno Bacon and the Baja Fish Taco. I ended up loving both of those items! The Candied Jalapeno Bacon has a spicy kick to it, but is still manageable for people who usually avoid spicy food. I thought the Baja Fish Taco was absolutely delicious. It has a great combination of flavours that melts into your mouth. The other taco I tried was the Tacos al Pastor. I say to pass on these. The pork was not very tender and the pineapple did not make for a great combination.

I ordered one of their margaritas, the Guadalupe. It was alright, I wasn't completely wowed by the drink as it was a bit more sour than sweet. I did try the Horchata for the first time and loved it. It's non-alcoholic as well! It's a light and naturally sweet drink. I learnt that people would drink horchatas to clean their palate while eating. I highly recommend drinking this if you order some spicy food!

Fonda Lola has a great array of food, which some are hits and others are misses. The downfall is probably their price point. The portions are smaller and best if you want to eat something light to share but don't mind spending a little bit more on.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

[Event] Taste of Toronto 2017


Event: Taste of Toronto
Date(s): Garrison Common at Fort York
Location: June 15-18, 2017
Website: toronto.tastefestivals.com

I had the pleasure of going to the Taste of Toronto last month. Filled with vendors, food events, and delicious eats, Taste of Toronto is a great event for all foodies alike! There were plenty of samples to try and you get exposed to new and familiar brands. I got to cook in one of the Metro Master Classes with Ted Corrado from The Drake. These cooking classes are free to sign up and I suggest everyone to try one if they go. You should definitely check out Taste of Toronto next year if you missed this year!

Monday, June 19, 2017

[Event] The Stop's Night Market 2017


Event: The Stop's Night Market
Location: 181 Sterling Rd.
Dates: June 13-14, 2017
Website: www.nightmarket.thestop.org

The Stop's Night Market is one of the most anticipated charity events that happens annually. For $100 a ticket, you get unlimited drinks and food from restaurants such as Momofuku, Kanpai Snack Bar, Oyster Boy, and much more. This is a fundraiser for a variety of The Stop's community services, such as the food bank and community kitchen. For a few hours of delicious food and amazing music, this is a fantastic event to try out if you are a huge foodie.