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#lovemyhood

#LOVEMYHOOD: 24H in King West w/ @jasonrjohnson

If neighborhoods affected your health and well being, I would say I’m somewhere in between casual athlete and occupational alcoholic. Welcome to my King West – a neighborhood that is constantly on. This is #LoveMyHood for Bench Canada.I wanted to capture the essence of this street, between Spadina and Bathurst, highlight some of the spots I visit. I won’t go in to much detail about each spot but rather give you a quick overview of the places, some things to order and leave the rest for visual consumption.

I eat, breathe, work and sleep (literally) in this neighborhood and you can often spot me cruising these side streets on two wheels.

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Here are some of my go to spots, some at different times. Feel free to drop my name at any of these restaurants or establishments. Disclaimer: Saying my name will actually do nothing for you.

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Breakfast
Well “Breakfast” is a loose term in my world some nights turn into mornings and some are way too “A.M” ish for me. I alternate between two spots Brioche and Portland Variety, PV for the win with the comfortable seats and home feel. Plus the deserts/treats are actually worth the price. A must order: the Patatas Bravas.

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Lunch
Lunch meetings are a norm and frequent so I stick to places that are quick, casual, and has great food. My Go-To is definitely Gusto 101, the casual feel, rustic mechanic garage shop turnt Italian Cuisine heaven reaffirms that Italians take pride in everything they do. If Only I had the Ferrari outside…

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Dinner
Believe it or not, I like to keep dinner casual. I being an excellent Chef when it comes to all day breakfast or anything microwaveable, eat out more than I would like to admit. For super casual eats, you can find me grabbing a takeout order from Coco-Rice, Pita Express or the One that Got away. No that’s not my ex’s house. For something a bit more “date night” – Lees, Blowfish, or Fring’s if she’s really cool.

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Jason wears the Watergates Well B Jacket

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Bars
I prefer the laid-back vibe of a bar and if / when I hit one it’s Home of The Brave, yea not technically a bar but I sit at the bar and the Hip Hop mix is always on point s/o to brains4breakfast (when he does play)

Night Life
I’m going to be biased here (partly because this is my blog and partly because I can) – Wildflower, Thursday – Sunday.

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Jason wears the Caducity Tee

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This post is also available in: French

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