Each year, the Toronto Vegetarian Association (TVA) organizes an event throughout Toronto called Veggielicious. Veggielicious Toronto is a celebration of vegetarian food in the city within vegetarian and non-veggie restaurants alike. With over 40 locations participating, there was sure to be a sampling of food for every taste. It takes place each year from November 15th – 30th. Each restaurant has a fixed menu that generally includes an appetizer, a main dish, and a beverage or dessert. Visitors are able to discover new restaurants and taste delicious sampling of vegetarian dishes for a low price. I only wish that we had found out about Veggielicious sooner – it wasn’t until planning our visit to see the David Bowie Exhibit at the AGO that I discovered Veggielicious! We were able to try two restaurants during the final week of Veggielicious – Grasslands and Bello Bio.
Justin and I are both huge music fans, so when we heard that there was going to be an exclusive exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) called “David Bowie Is”, we knew that we had to attend! All the way back in 2002, I had the pleasure of seeing David Bowie perform live in concert in Toronto. It was one of my most memorable concert experiences. My sister and I had seats in the lower section near the stage at the Molson Amphitheatre, and when David Bowie came on stage, we ran up to the front of the stage. The security guards didn’t seem to mind that we were out of our designated seats. The legendary David Bowie was performing on stage so close to us that I could have reached out and grabbed his foot at times if I had wanted to! The man puts on a fantastic show. At the AGO, fans of Bowie are able to immerse themselves fully in his music and his art.
Friday, September 17th, 2013 – continued from last blog post, Niagara Wine Tour (Part 1)
After we got back from the wine tour, we were a bit tipsy and really hungry since we didn’t eat much at all (which could be a reason why we were even more tipsy from the wine!). We ventured out into town in search of food and whatever else we might stumble upon. For a Tuesday in the middle of September, Niagara-on-the-Lake was bustling with activity! It was mostly retired folk, but also many tourists that came for the wine and town small atmosphere. Niagara-on-the-Lake’s main downtown strip was pretty cute and quaint, lined with shops and restaurants. There was a clock tower in the middle of town, which fit in with the classic small town charm.
Tuesday, September 17th, 2013
For Justin’s birthday, we wanted to do something special! Justin had never been to Niagara-on-the-Lake for a wine tour before, so we decided to make a little overnight vacation of it by staying overnight, sampling lots of wine, and going to a fine dining restaurant. Niagara is well known for its many wineries due to the unique climate of the Niagara region, surrounded by the Niagara escarpment and the Great Lakes. Let me tell you, if you’re a wine lover, there are so many fantastic wines to discover in this region of all varieties!
Sunday, September 8, 2013
The 29th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival was held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada over a three-day weekend from Friday to Sunday. I’ve been two times before in the past, but this was Justin’s first time attending the huge festival celebrating all things Vegan and Vegetarian! It is the largest festival of its kind in all of North America, and we are very lucky to have it practically in our own backyard. Justin and I took the Go Train from Port Credit to Union Station in Toronto, and from there we walked for about ten minutes down to Harbourfront Centre by the lake where the festival was being held.