Summer Grubbin’ Happened So Fast

Here’s Wee Urban’s comprehensive and thoroughly researched, top 5 list of places to eat this summer in Toronto.

So whether you’re travelling to the big city, or living in it, chances are… you’ll love the places we list.

*2 of the 5 are outdoor patios*

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Harvest Kitchen

Harvest Kitchen is graced with two patios, one awning-covered, street-level space with room for 8 out front and the other, a 35-seat deck on the second-floor that’s surrounded by lush tree canopies. Snag a spot at brunch and indulge in pancakes and morning mimosas while soaking up the sun.

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The Porch

The patio above the Rock ‘N’ Horse Saloon benefits from sweeping views of the city including unobstructed photo ops of the CN Tower. At night, the rooftop lounge feels like a street party, but by day, the place is a casual hangout with a snack bar menu to enjoy alongside beers.

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Pi Co. 

BRAND NEW! Yorkville is now home to a quick-service pizza parlour. Pi Co. serves Neapolitan style pizza and allows you to pick your own toppings. The pizza is made in a brick fire oven, with the stones imported all the way from Italy. Pi Co. also serves up Sweet Pis for dessert, and a breakfast pizza.

20090628-stockyardssignThe Stockyards

The Stockyards is the modern day interpretation of the family diner/ BBQ joint while embracing traditional methods of dry curing, aging, and smoking that require time and patience. They also have Chicken & Waffles. Who doesn’t love Chicken & Waffles?

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Vesuvio

Toronto was first introduced to New York style pizza when the Pugliese family founded Vesuvio in 1957. This is by far, without a doubt, the best pizza the “6” has to offer. So if you’re travelling West, it’s a must-stop. Grab a large pepperoni, walk down High Park Av. into the park and enjoy a pizza themed picnic with the fam.

Mmm… I’m hungry!

5 Dinner Table Games

family dinner table gamesOur busy schedules can make spending proper bonding time with our families difficult. We want to have quality time, but between work, school, activities, lessons, and chores, there just aren’t enough hours in the day. If you’re lucky enough to have the time to spend dinner together, use that as an opportunity to play some fun games to reconnect as a family. Normally your kids may run off to the TV or video game console after eating, but with these games they might prefer to stick around.

Who Would You Invite?

Ask each person at the table who they would like to invite for dinner. They have to come up with good reasons why they would spend time with this person, and even propose some questions they might ask. Ask them to imagine what king of antics that person would get into. Challenge them to recall someone from their school lessons and explain why they would make a good guest.

Finish the Story

This is a collaborative give game that will make anyone laugh. One person starts the story with a sentence or two. Then next person adds a little bit. Go around the table with each person continuing the tale. Stop every once in a while to recap what’s happened so far for younger minds that can’t remember it all. Try to establish a conclusion to your story before dinner ends.

Pig

Pig is a simple tabletop game that requires a set of dice (usually two to four). Even though it requires a prop, it won’t take up too much rom on your table. The goal is for each player to roll the dice until they add up to 100, but if they roll a 1, their score is reset to 0. This is a great game for teaching your children math skills while having fun.

A Day in Review

First pick a letter of the alphabet. Then, each person has to go around the table and say ten things about their day without using words that start with that letter. If someone uses the unavailable letter, they are to be challenged to remake their statement with a different word. This game will help your children experiment with language.

Who Am I?

Without revealing your choice, pick a person that everyone at the table knows. It could be a family member, friend, person from history, or celebrity. Give a brief narrative about yourself without giving away too much. Players should ask you questions until they can figure out who you are. The first person to guess your identity wins and get play the next role. For older children, limit the questions to only those with “yes” or “no” answers.

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