More Vancouver in Toronto? Hapa next month…

If you’ve ever talked to me about Asian food, especially Japanese cuisine, I am pro Vancouver. It’s the best sushi in Canada and best anything Japanese in Canada. So when reading about Hapa Izakaya opening up in Toronto, I can say I’m pretty stoked (even if it’s another izakaya)!

On their website, the new Toronto Hapa Izakaya will be opening in Little Italy at 602 College Street in mid-August. Until then, you can follow them on twitter for updates and familiarize yourselves with the Hapa Izakaya offering!

(Source: http://hapaizakaya.com/2012/07/toront/; http://www.torontolife.com/daily/daily-dish/rumours-rumblings/2012/07/10/hapa-izakaya-to-open/)

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Chef David Hanan – Woodlot

Woodlot is a great place to eat. Not only does it have great food, but also a great atmosphere. When I’m there with my friends, I feel like we’re tucked away in a log cabin, sheltered from the cold blizzard outside and enjoying some hot food that’s good for the soul! In the summer it’s like summer camp. There’s excitement about the next meal and the fun to be had afterwards…with a beer.

I love this “Getting to Know…” series from BlogTO! It’s one of my favourite things to read on the internet right now. They have stories about various bartenders, chefs and baristas from all over Toronto. It’s a neat peak into what makes these influential people think, their passion and why they do the things they do.

In this article, David Haman talks about the separate meat and vegetarian menus and his inspiration for the resto/bakery. Another great read was the article on Teddy Fury, a bartender for 26 years at the infamous Horseshoe Tavern on Queen West. Amazing!

Check ’em out!!!!!!!