July 23, 2014
Eat
First Look: Pai, a Northern Thai restaurant in the entertainment district

07/22/14

First Look: Pai, a Northern Thai restaurant in the entertainment district

It was spring of last year when word got out that chef Nuit Regular and her husband Jeff — the couple behind some of the best Thai restaurants in the city — would be opening a new downtown restaurant in the site of a former Golden Griddle. Now, nearly a year and a half later, the new place is finally open.

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National Hot Dog Day returns to Fancy Franks

07/21/14

National Hot Dog Day returns to Fancy Franks

Since 2013, Fancy Franks has brought the city free hot dogs while supporting Sick Kids. Owner Angelo Economopolous hopes this year will be the tastiest, most popular, and most successful event yet—all for the children.

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Momofuku's David Chang on setting up shop in Toronto and headlining Taste of Toronto this month

07/21/14

Momofuku's David Chang on setting up shop in Toronto and headlining Taste of Toronto this month

Culinary superstar sounds off on the city’s new Taste of Toronto festival, our burgeoning dining scene and why bologna sandwiches will rock your world in 2014

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Weekly Toronto Restaurant Recap: El Furniture Warehouse, Tutti Pizzeria, Lobster Monster and more

07/18/14

Weekly Toronto Restaurant Recap: El Furniture Warehouse, Tutti Pizzeria, Lobster Monster and more

Here’s the weekly roundup of restaurant news. El Furniture Warehouse has finally made its way to the Annex while there's a new pizzeria coming to Yorkville and an eccentric lobster restaurant in the offing near Yonge and Lawrence.

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Tony Aspler's Weekly Wine Pick: A crisp, perfumed Torrontés to welcome the dog days of summer

07/18/14

Tony Aspler's Weekly Wine Pick: A crisp, perfumed Torrontés to welcome the dog days of summer

Embrace the dog days of summer with a highly perfumed Torrontés grape, an Argentine specialty and one of the most seductive of wines.

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Evergreen Brick Works hosts a celebrity chef infused rodeo and BBQ this fall

07/17/14

Evergreen Brick Works hosts a celebrity chef infused rodeo and BBQ this fall

Evergreen Brick Works conjures up a lot of bucolic images but their aiming to go full-on rustic this fall with the Urban Rodeo and BBQ as their annual fundraiser.

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First Draught: A Sour, Salty Beer

07/17/14

First Draught: A Sour, Salty Beer

A late arrival to the LCBO's summer class of 2014 brings delicious pairing options and a zesty, citrus finish.

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First Look: The Ossington Stop

07/17/14

First Look: The Ossington Stop

The restaurant-dense neighbourhood at Ossington and Dundas West is already well-supplied with seafood restaurants, some of Toronto’s best pizza, and at least one high-end burger joint. William Tavares (Fishbar, Salt Wine Bar) thinks that there is an untapped market in the area for value-priced comfort food and no-frills drinks.

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Drink This: the Ume Yuzu Mojito from Shibui Robata Bar

07/16/14

Drink This: the Ume Yuzu Mojito from Shibui Robata Bar

Shibui Robata Bar, located in the hub of the Entertainment District, is making a case for a previously overlooked Japanese style of cooking: robata. Fittingly, the cocktails selection is given a Japanese twist.

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Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the grilled chicken banh mi from Nam Sandwich Shop

07/15/14

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the grilled chicken banh mi from Nam Sandwich Shop

Until recently, most folks didn’t head west of Chinatown to grab a banh mi. Now fans of Vietnam’s most recognized sandwich need not hoof it over to the city centre to get their fix. Nam Sandwich Shop, sitting pretty at the southern end of Trinity Bellwoods, is a new eatery turning out a compact selection of banh mis.

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