Happy National Ice Cream Day!
Lately, I’ve preferred milkshakes, but I’ll never say no to an ice cream run. The best ice cream I’ve had recently was a royal treat with my last name on it. I recommend heading over to the new Häagen-Dazs pop-up shop to order your own custom ice cream bar.
Bär Häagen-Dazs sells many cold items, but how could you say no to a snack that literally has your name written all over it? Once you’re inside, you can choose your flavour. Then a talented staff member will decorate and customize an ice cream bar just for you. After she put my name with a heart on top, I requested the crown. The final product looked amazing!
As soon as I saw a transit ad for The Founder, I knew I had to see it and I was right. It was fantastic. The Founder, starring Michael Keaton, focuses on the early days of McDonald’s and explains how Ray Kroc transformed a burger shack in California into an international institution. This portrayal of Ray Kroc’s life deserves to be nominated for awards and win.
Ray met the brothers behind the original McDonald’s while selling mixers. He was impressed by their story and observed that their cooking process was like “choreographing a crazy burger ballet.” After learning about their speedy system for serving fast food, which they called a “symphony of efficiency,” he convinced them to open franchises under his leadership.
St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market, which is located near the Kitchener-Waterloo region, is one of my favourite hotspots to visit during the summer. Browsing the market has been a family tradition for many years, as it’s one of the best places to stock up on fresh produce.
Toronto is filled with amazing restaurants, as well as many foodies and drink connoisseurs. That’s why this weekend’s Taste of Toronto was such a hit in the Six.
Scrolling through Instagram made me even more excited to attend, as my friends posted pics of highly photogenic and tasty treats. Once I looked at the restaurant menus, however, I realized that my choices were limited due to dietary restrictions. That didn’t stop me from having fun though!
Last year I celebrated Hot On The Street’s 5th anniversary and that was a really big milestone. Marking Hot On The Street’s 6th anniversary is sweet too. Aside from going to school or camp, this is the longest I’ve ever done something and it feels great.
I’d like to thank all of my readers for your support. I’m also grateful for the encouragement I’ve received from friends, family, publicists and strangers. The blog has given me the opportunity to meet a lot of people and I’ve particularly enjoyed connecting with the people who I’ve interviewed.
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