July 29, 2014
Eat
Sneak Peek: French-style opulence at Colette Grand Cafe and Bakery

07/28/14

Sneak Peek: French-style opulence at Colette Grand Cafe and Bakery

When The Chase Hospitality Group describes a forthcoming new property as "upscale," it's pretty safe to say they know what they're talking about.

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Hogtown cuisine hits the global big time as Taste lands in Toronto

07/25/14

Hogtown cuisine hits the global big time as Taste lands in Toronto

As a sign of our noteworthiness in the global food arena, foodie fest Taste made it to Toronto this year. Last night’s festivities ushered in the weekend-long fest which is bound to be a trip and a half for those passionate about all things pertaining to the culinary world.

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Weekly Toronto Restaurant Recap: Montecito, Tinto Bar De Tapas, Jellyfish flavoured ice cream and more

07/25/14

Weekly Toronto Restaurant Recap: Montecito, Tinto Bar De Tapas, Jellyfish flavoured ice cream and more

Here’s the weekly roundup of restaurant news. Montecito is in the soft-opening phase, there's a new tapas place to try in Leaside and a lot of new places popping up along Pape.

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Tony Aspler's Weekly Wine Pick: The 2013 Winzer Krems Grüner Veltliner, an Austrian delight for any palette

07/25/14

Tony Aspler's Weekly Wine Pick: The 2013 Winzer Krems Grüner Veltliner, an Austrian delight for any palette

This crisply-dry, light-bodied grape is fast becoming a favourite.

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Big things coming for Caplansky's?

07/24/14

Big things coming for Caplansky's?

Caplanksy's has had quite the ride this last year. Which isn't surprising if you know anything about the College Street purveyors of smoked meat and all things deli-style delicious. Since its inception, the delicatessen has been on a crazy ride, period.

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First Draught: striking a seasonal balance with St. Louis Gueuze

07/24/14

First Draught: striking a seasonal balance with St. Louis Gueuze

Every autumn Ontario beer drinkers get a crack at a world-class stout or porter, one of the top high-octane Belgians in the winter, an IPA in the spring, and something sour in the summer. The LCBO seems to have found a rhythm this way and for summer 2014 they brought in the St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition.

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Toronto's Best Sandwiches: Me Va Me's classic falafel

07/23/14

Toronto's Best Sandwiches: Me Va Me's classic falafel

Until a few months back, Me Va Me was a bit of a Thornhill secret. The mini-chain recently set up camp in the heart of Hogtown and has been wooing downtowners with its Israeli eats ever since.

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First Look: Little Sister wants to introduce Toronto to Indonesian street food

07/23/14

First Look: Little Sister wants to introduce Toronto to Indonesian street food

Many restaurants pull dishes from southeast Asia, but Indonesia does not register near the top of that list. The challenge of breaking new ground is part of the reason that the owners of Little Sister Indonesian Food Bar chose to strike out in that direction.

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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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