I’ve heard about The Fisherman Clubhouse from my Chinese friends for a long time now and I thought it was time for them to let me in to this hidden lobster and crab heaven. Located in Markham, just north of
Toronto Scarborough, The Fisherman Clubhouse is a tightly kept secret within the Asian Community in the GTA. (It’s true, you can say whatever you want but it’s true) I was invited to join my friends for a lobster dinner at the clubhouse on a weekend and my mind was blown…
April has been a busy, interesting, eye-opening, frustrating, educational and a few other adjectives that I really don’t want to share on the web kind of month. Although I have all these mixed reactions towards April, of course I managed to slice out some time to have fun in the city. Meeting with friends over awesome Korean food in the Annex, going to a concert at The Drake Hotel and oh yeah, getting to try out a 2013 VW Beetle TDI.
It’s been a crazy busy few months and it has been more than challenging to keep up with my writing. Going through some changes personally and professionally and I think this is the perfect time to bring the change to the site too.
For years I have been thinking about a new name for my blog and I just couldn’t find something that I could connect with but now – as you can see, I have found the one. “Solmaz In The City” is going to be my permanent home, so buh-bye LifebySAJE and hello to SolmazInTheCity.com . For the next little while there is going to be more changes an transformations happening with the layout, a new logo and some other cool things that I’m working on.
Hopefully you all would like the changes and keep coming back to visit me here.
I rarely find a restaurant that makes me want to keep going back to eat there everyday. Well, I found one more restaurant to add to that short list. Banh Mi Boys located just west of Spadina and Queen street is a hidden gem to the untrained eyes. A small hole in the wall few doors down from the famous Spadina/Queen McDonald’s, Banh Mi Boys is a true Toronto hotspot.
During the Canadian International Autoshow I checked out the Beetle Fender edition and learn more about the collaboration between Volkswagen and Fender. The Beetle Fender inspired by the curves and styling of a classic Fender guitar; from the sunburst dashboard to the magnificent Fender Premium sound system, 18″ disc alloy wheels, black Uni and deep black pearl (exclusive to the Beetle Fender) and many more little upgrades. Volkswagen is the only automaker that offers the Fender Premium Audio System with eight speakers, a subwoofer, and a 400-watt amplifier. This is as close as anyone can get to a live sounding audio system on the road.
For the last few years I have visited the Canadian International Autoshow and I’ve been amazed about how fast the technology evolves from one year to the next. My favorite part of the CIAS is checking out the new lineups and the concept cars. It’s great to see how far imagination, design and innovation can go to bring one of a kind automobiles to life. Here are a few of my favorite concept cars….
On Friday I attended the very first Volkswagen Digital Media Day at the Canadian International AutoShow. I have a total soft spot for the VW brand thanks to my Baby Jetta and I was very excited to learn about the 2013 lineup and other new and exciting things happening with Volkswagen. We were greeted by Peter Blackwell Director of Marketing for VW Canada and VW product Planners, ready to answer all our questions. The event was packed with exciting news about addition of new cars to the 2013 lineup, turbocharge and hybrid engines and so much more. It was exciting to be one of the first few people to see the TV commercials for the Jetta Turbocharged Hybrid.