Foodora Keeps You Fed With Delivery Anywhere

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Here in Canada, we don’t get as many warm months as other places do. So we have to utilize and optimize each and every great weather opportunity we get. Summer is all about being outside and enjoying the sunshine every chance we get, right?

foodora #DeliveryAnywhere

So when I found out that Foodora delivers anywhere, and I mean ANYWHERE – I knew exactly what to do. I called up my friend Jen and told her to get her little butt downtown for a picnic in the park!

Foodora knows what’s up, so they’ve launched the #DeliveryAnywhere option.

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Eating My Way Through The 6 In The Ford Fiesta

#FiestaFoodie | Exploring Toronto, Turrono, The 6 – in the Ford Fiesta. 

Ford Fiesta Foodie

I don’t think it’s been proven exactly where the nickname “The 6” came from. It could be from our local area codes here in Toronto, 416 and 647…or, it could be from the fact that the city is built of six boroughs that combine to make Toronto. Either way, thanks to Toronto’s fave local boy done good, Drizzy Drake – the term “The 6” is here to stay.

Ford Fiesta Foodie

The six boroughs are just part of what contributes to creating the multi-cultural awesomeness that is Toronto. And while it may not always be easy to get around the city (#TTCproblems, am I right?!) – I always try to encourage people to get out there and explore. The city has so much to offer and if you can, you should venture out to each of the six boroughs to see it all for yourself.

Heading out and exploring and finding new hidden foodie gems around the city is one of my favourite past times. I’m a city gal, born and raised – and I love finding the hidden gems, the mom-n-pop shops that the locals of each ‘hood swear by.

Ford Fiesta Foodie

A couple of weeks ago I got to partner with Ford Canada to do exactly that. I got my hands on what may very well be the best city-driving car ever, the Ford Fiesta – and headed out to find some delicious eats; the best flavours (and hidden gems) that only a true Torontonian would know about.  

Ford Fiesta

A #FiestaFoodie weekend in the Ford Fiesta

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CONTEST | Kick-Off Summer At Taste of Toronto

Taste of Toronto showcases the true flavours of the local food scene.

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Toronto is not new to the whole food-festival thing. The city is home to numerous festivals all year long. While some go off without a hitch and others are…not so great. Well – Taste of Toronto is def one of the good ones!

Now in its 13th year, Taste has rapidly grown to become part of the social season for foodies, restaurant-lovers, and chef groupies in 19 different cities around the globe.

Taste of Toronto

Each and every Taste festival all around the globe is heaven on earth for foodies. A combination of world-famous chefs, some of the cities top restaurants preparing their fave dishes, delicious cocktails paired with fabulous entertainment – all in a great outdoor setting (hello natural lighting making for the perfect Instagram shot) equals a guaranteed good time.

The four-day Taste of Toronto festival runs with six sessions (afternoon and evening) that are each around 4-5 hours. During that time, you can load up on your crowns and feast on your pick from over 50 restaurant dishes, check out the stalls for some goodies you may want to take home, and even participate in some interactive fun such as live cooking demonstrations.

Taste of Toronto

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CONTEST | Pizza Love At Queen Margherita Pizza

Queen Margherita Pizza – Authentic Neapolitan Wood Burning Pizzeria

Queen Margherita Pizza

So, here’s the thing. Since I’ve started making an effort to eat better and exercise more, I try to only allow myself one 24-hour cheat day per week. M does the same, which makes it a whole lot easier for me to stick to. Typically our 24-hour cheat day falls on Saturday, AKA – date night for JJ and M.

Needless to say, M and I always look forward to our Saturday date nights. Sure – we get to see each other and go out, which is awesome – obvs – he’s hilarious and simply the best, but…but…BUT – we also get to devour delicious food.

win-win

Once we decide where were heading for date night out of our ever-growing list of restaurants that we want to check out –  the anticipation builds daily. Seriously – not a week goes by where a text saying, “Is it Saturday yet?” isn’t sent between the two of us.

Our love for food is just one of the many things we have in common. I’m not going to lie, leading up to our date nights we usually end up drooling over the restaurants Instagram feed for days prior to Saturday night. LOL Don’t act like you haven’t done it yourself!

Anyways – such was the case this past week when we knew we were going to be heading to Queen Margherita Pizza.

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CONTEST | Enter To Win A $50 Dublin Calling Gift Card

Dublin Calling

While St. Patrick’s Day may have passed – that doesn’t mean the celebrating has to end! If you follow me on Twitter and Snapchat (awesomejennjenn) – you’ll likely remember my night of debauchery at the recent reopening of Dublin Calling.

If not, here is a video to refresh your memeory:

…feel free to laugh at my expense.

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New Location, New Menu, Same Party!

Dublin Calling has moved to our new and improved location on 250 Adelaide Street West. Looking for a place to watch the game, play some darts, shoot pool or just a great place to hang out and share a pint? Bring you’re friends down and experience the party!

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Take The Stress Out Of Planning Date Nights – Let Foodism And Zomato Do All The Work

#TOMealsForAYear

When I mentioned the other day that I was jumping back into the craziness that is known as my life, I wasn’t kidding. No days off. No rest for the wicked motivated. Wednesday night was another good one – I headed out to The Good Son for an intimate dinner with Zomato and (the newly launched in Toronto) Foodism.

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Zomato and Foodism brought out a small group of bloggers and foodies to share a delicious meal and head about how Foodism is coming about in Toronto, and what their next steps are.  Having launched in London, England – Foodism has made their way across the pond to Toronto and they are making a splash!

(see what I did there? pond…splash…get it?)

Anyways, you can sign up for a weekly newsletter with Foodism and every Wednesday you’ll get the best of the best in your email inbox. Everything food and drink in Toronto, coming straight from foodies mouths. It was said last night, at Foodism they are not food experts, they are food lovers – and they want to share that love with you.

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Out Of Bed And Back To Reality – Media Dinner At Green Eggplant

Green Eggplant

As you know, from my rants and rambles whilst on T3s – I have been practically bedridden for this past week or so. While my surgeon DID say to give myself two weeks of rest – I’ve forced myself back to reality because I’m a rebel like that.

*insert ‘…don’t act like you’re not impressed’ Anchorman joke*

While I could say my first foray into the real world was on Saturday for my niece’s birthday dinner/party…I actually bailed on that pretty quickly. A bunch of 10yr olds screaming and running around is NOT what the doctor ordered after having ear surgery. So…I gave myself a few more days of rest and relaxation, which really wasn’t rest and relaxation because I can only manage to get 3 hours of sleep a night, and I’m still in quite a bit of pain in the ear area…so…yeah.

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But yesterday – I jumped back into the hecticness that we all know my life is and headed out for a media dinner at Green Eggplant with a bunch of other blogger friends. And it’s like Mother Nature knew I needed some beautiful weather so she graced us Torontonians with sunshine and mild temperatures. See photo proof in the above selfie.

Thanks, boo. 

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A Night For The Ladies With HiM Revolution

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HiM Promotions is back at it again with an all-new, hot and steamy show – and I’ve got a chance for you to catch it!

Did you know that Handsome International Men were selected to promote the theatrical release of Magic Mike XXL. HiM has been featured on CP24, BT Breakfast Television, Global Morning Show, and e-Talk.

Have you seen HiM? It’s time you did.

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What’s New With Ford Canada At The Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS)

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It may only be February, but 2016 has already been a whirlwind of a year for me…and I’m loving it! This past weekend was no different. I got to head back to the Canadian International Auto Show (CIAS).

I had visited the CIAS briefly on the media day before the show actually launched, but had to leave early to catch my flight to Quebec City. (You’ll read more about that trip soon!)

Ford Canada brought me out on the CIAS media day to learn more about the automaker’s advancements in safety, including Gorilla Glass. The team set up a hail bazooka shooting giant ice balls at your face, don’t worry – we were protected behind the Gorilla Glass! Though I will admit, it was terrifying standing there having giant ice balls shot at your face!

I’m sure you’re thinking to yourself, “What the heck does JennJenn know about cars?!” And that’s a fair question – because, I really don’t know much. But what I do know is that I throughly enjoy heading out on road trips, and more often than not – I like to drag my two young nieces along for the fun. So learning more about the safety features that different brands are implementing is important…because, I love those rugrats to bits! LOL

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Scot on Scotch – The Glengoyne Way

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The Glengoyne Way – “Our craftsmanship can be tasted in every bottle that leaves our distillery.”

A couple of weeks ago I was asked to invite a couple of whisky-loving friends out for a private, intimate dinner and whisky tasting with Neil Boyd, of Glengoyne.

Over the past couple of years I have been fortunate enough to attend many different whisky and scotch tastings, and have developed a taste for both. Being able to chat with, and learn from, different brand ambassadors has given me the ability to strengthen my palate and find what I like, and don’t like, about different whisky and scotchs. 

Glengoyne is filled with bold, complex flavours from the slowest stills in Scotland matured in only the finest sherry casks.

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