April 23, 2014
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Best of Toronto: Top bars for craft beer near the Rogers Centre

04/23/14

Best of Toronto: Top bars for craft beer near the Rogers Centre

There is no joy in Craftbeersville. The Blue Jays have cancelled the arrangement that brought Steam Whistle to the Rogers Centre for the 2013 baseball season. But, do not despair my baseball and beer-loving friends, because while the Jays have been asleep at the switch over the past few years, bars and restaurants in the area have picked up the slack.

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Drink This: the Michelada Especial from Milagro

04/23/14

Drink This: the Michelada Especial from Milagro

In Mexico, the Michelada goes hand-in-hand with hazy days on the beach. Here in Toronto, the afternoon cocktail of choice would have to be the Caesar, though both libations share more than just the partiality of daytime drinkers, boasting crimson colours, salted rims and a noteworthy heat (not to mention similar ingredients).

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Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the pork knuckle sandwich from Red Sauce

04/22/14

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the pork knuckle sandwich from Red Sauce

After shuttering Little Italy's beloved Acadia, Lindsay and Scott Selland turned the space into a beacon of Ital-Amer comfort food. At Red Sauce, simple, homey fare like mozza-plus-prosciutto shares an area code with blistered peppers — though it's the classic sandwiches that are the main draw.

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Counter Culture: Mark McEwan announces plans and location for his new downtown gourmet food market

04/21/14

Counter Culture: Mark McEwan announces plans and location for his new downtown gourmet food market

Celebrity chef Mark McEwan has announced plans to open a 5,000-square-foot gourmet food shop at the base of the Toronto-Dominion Centre in downtown Toronto across from Bymark—McEwan's upscale restaurant that's famous for its high-priced burger.

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Kitchen Confidential: Mt. Pleasant sandwich shop’s offering is delicious, but maybe not nutritious

04/21/14

Kitchen Confidential: Mt. Pleasant sandwich shop’s offering is delicious, but maybe not nutritious

At Sandoozles, the namesake sandwich carts 80 per cent of a day’s worth of fat and 109 per cent of daily sodium.

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Weekly Toronto Restaurant Recap: Wahlburgers, Gourmet Gringos, Hanif Harji, Sam James and more

04/18/14

Weekly Toronto Restaurant Recap: Wahlburgers, Gourmet Gringos, Hanif Harji, Sam James and more

Weekly restaurant recap rounds up the week’s Toronto restaurant news. In this edition: the latest from restaurateur Hanif Harji, news about Marky Mark’s Wahlburgers, Gourmet Gringos, Sam James opens another location, and more.

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Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: a full-bodied Portuguese wine

04/18/14

Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: a full-bodied Portuguese wine

Encruzado is a grape grown in Portugal's Dão region.

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First Look: Luckee, a new high-end dim sum restaurant from chef Susur Lee

04/17/14

First Look: Luckee, a new high-end dim sum restaurant from chef Susur Lee

While dim sum will always be a part of Toronto’s collective unconscious, it seems to be having a bit of a moment these days. High-end chefs are getting into it, including the inimitable Susur Lee, who opened his highly anticipated Luckee at the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel earlier this month.

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First Draught: A funky beer from Belgium, by way of Toronto’s Bellwoods Brewery

04/17/14

First Draught: A funky beer from Belgium, by way of Toronto’s Bellwoods Brewery

Yeast plays a role in the flavour of every beer, but is probably most noticeable in the recipes that have historic roots in Belgium. Farmhouse ales, including the loosely defined saison style are typical of this characteristic. Bellwoods Brewery on Ossington has a few excellent ones in their lineup including the Farmhouse Classic and the Farmageddon Barrel-Aged Brett Saison.

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Counter Culture: New plans for Mark Wahlberg’s first Toronto Wahlburgers outpost

04/16/14

Counter Culture: New plans for Mark Wahlberg’s first Toronto Wahlburgers outpost

New explansion plans were announced yesterday for Toronto’s first Wahlburgers, a burger restaurant founded by brothers Mark, Donnie and Paul Wahlberg.

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