Weekly Restaurant Recap: The Grove to close on November 15, new Southeast Asian cuisine, pubs and more

Toronto’s Western invasion continues with another franchise for Local Public Eatery, and The Grove is closing up shop on November 15—suffice it to say it’s been another week of flux for T.O. dining.

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Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: The fruit-infused flavour of Barone Montalto

Tony Aspler continues his look at the wines of Sicily with this a pear- and apple-infused pinot grigio, vintage 2013.

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First Draught: Weihanstephaner, proof that de-alcoholized beer isn’t undrinkable

Beer is more than just its buzz. So, it follows that it must be possible, at least in a vague, theoretical way, to create a de-alcoholized beer that is worth drinking.

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Counter Culture: Little Sister, the answer to what happens when Queen Street comes to Yonge and Eglinton

Offspring of Quince, from Jennifer Gittins and Michael van den Winkel, this laid-back Thai restaurant is rough around the edges in all the right ways.

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Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: Introducing the bagel options at Schmaltz Appetizing, newly opened behind Fat Pasha

Tucked away behind Fat Pasha, this wee shop hearkens back to T.O.’s days of yore, when Jewish food stores were a much larger part of the culinary landscape.

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First Look: Bobbette and Belle, Leslieville’s pastry oasis, brings its patisserie chic to Yonge-Lawrence Village

Bobbette and Belle, the wildly popular Leslieville patisserie, has opened a second location that will be slinging scrumptious sweets to the uptown set.

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First Look: Boston’s Wahlburger, coming Nov. 15, is more than a family affair

Brothers Paul, Mark, and Donnie Wahlberg have a successful Boston-area burger restaurant, an Emmy-nominated reality show based on it, and as of November 15, a Canadian franchise location.

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Weekly Restaurant Recap: Great news for pierogi lovers, Wahlburgers is coming to town, seafood and more

From hip, mix-and-match seafood joints to dispensaries of pulled pork sandwiches, it seems like every taste in the city had its day this week. Here’s a sampling of the last seven days in Toronto’s ever-changing restaurant scene.

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Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: A lively taste of Argentina for rich appetites

Argentinian Malbec is all the rage it seems.

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First Look: Nana is Khao San Road’s edgier, adventurous younger sibling

As of last Saturday, Queen West near Palmerston has a new Thai restaurant from Monte Wan, the owner of Khao San Road.

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