Things I Love Thursday – Busy Weeks, Gelato

Do I like a busy week? Maybe. Maybe not. But I don’t have much choice in that this week. So what do I really love? Gelato Taking a break in the afternoon and going out for Gelato with a friend and her son. We’re lucky to have an incredibly tasty vegan-friendly gelato place in our neighbourhood (as an aside, I also love living so close to a pal.) called Boreal Gelato. Once upon a time in 2011 they opened, and I went in shortly after. They were in my area, looked kind of cool, and were on twitter. 2 years later they’re still throwing down excellent vegan gelato – BUT EVEN BETTER. Today we both had Chocolate and Salted Caramel. So. Delicious. If you find yourself in Toronto for any reason, these folks are worth visiting.

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Hawker Bar on Ossington – Hey Vegan Laksa get in my mouth

I work in social media/digital marketing/new media/whatever. So it delights me when I see businesses using social media effectively to connect with customers and potential customers. There is more to it than just blasting your twitter/facebook stream with self promotion, and not everyone gets that. Some businesses use it better than others. I’ve been a fan of the Poutini style of connecting with people. They get a mention, they acknowledge it, and use it to their best interest (by also including the positive comment in a reply to all of their followers.) So when @HawkerBar added me, I thought… oooh neat, another Ossington bar, I live around there, so I like having options. When I tweeted @HawkerBar: hey vegan stuff? They said sure – recommended vegan laksa, sent me a link to their menu, and it looked good. Fast forward to a few weeks later. Last night we went to a Yelp elite event (yes I Yelp – do you?) at the Gladstone. There was nothing vegan (or even vegetarian) to eat at the event, so after several free beverages courtesy of the Gladstone’s “Crappy Hour” event, JC and I wandered down the street. It was time to eat. But where? Poutini’s was the obvious choice, but I walked right on by. Plus there is the whole, devoid of nutritional value thing that comes with gravy soaked potatoes and vegan cheese (sorry folks, potatoes are great, but you can’t convince me they’re dinner.)  Hawker Bar was on my mind –…

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