Weekly Restaurant Recap: Lisa Marie, PS by Prettysweet, Brioche Dorée, Appetite, Cowbell, Tortilla Flats


Published:

A sandwich from Fidel Gastro's (Image: David Ort)

Weekly Restaurant Recap rounds up the week’s Toronto restaurant news. In this edition: two new confection shops for King West, a new restaurant from the Fidel Gastro’s team, a longstanding Queen West restaurant closes and more.

Opening soon

  • The east end’s popular Rooster Coffee House is opening a second location on King Street East. The expected opening date is April 1. [Read our post here]
  • Matt Basile, the man behind the Fidel Gastro’s pop-up shop and food truck, is opening a new sit-down restaurant on Queen West called Lisa Marie. [The Grid]

Newly opened

  • A new confection shop called PS by Prettysweet has opened on King Street West. It has no affiliation with the Pretty Sweet cupcake truck. [Read our post here]
  • In other King West/sweet-tooth news, the first downtown Toronto location of Brioche Dorée is now open. [Read our post here]
  • The east end has a new sandwich shop with Appetite, which opened yesterday at 722 Queen Street East. [Appetite]
  • Brothers Peter and Alex Kiriakapoulos (who are behind the Java Joe’s chain) have opened a family-friendly café near Bloor and Runnymede called Black Rabbit [Toronto Life]
  • Kensington Market’s Big Chubby Burger has been replaced with a new burger joint. Continuing the theme of ridiculous names, the new place is called The Burgernator. [Read our post here]

Change-ups

  • An eviction notice was spotted at Kensington Market’s The Bellevue this week, but The Grid reports that the place is not closing down. There was a dispute with the landlord — which has apparently been settled — and the restaurant is continuing with its renovations, which should be completed by spring. [The Grid]
  • Hopgood’s Foodliner has launched an “oyster shack,” which is pretty much what you’d expect: a private dining space where lots of seafood-splurging takes place. [Read our post here]    

Closing

  • After six years, Queen West’s nose-to-tail restaurant Cowbell has gone out of business. [The Grid]
  • The future of Queen West’s Tortilla Flats is in question as an eviction notice was spotted there this week. [BlogTO]
Edit Module

Join the conversation and have your say by commenting below. Our comment system uses a Facebook plugin. Please note that you'll have to turn off some ad-blockers in order to see the comments.

Edit Module

Follow us on Twitter @PostCity for more on what to eat, where to shop and what to do in Toronto.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

You may also like...

Restaurant Review: Uptown Kwan does decent — but unexciting — dim sum

Restaurant Review: Uptown Kwan does decent — but unexciting — dim sum

This peak eating moment has made the good stuff less exciting. And the Kwan dim sum isn’t. Exciting. All the regulars are here and done pretty nicely.
Posted 20 hours ago
What to Eat this Minute: This summer’s  perfect sundae

What to Eat this Minute: This summer’s perfect sundae

Patrons choose two flavours (such as ube, jackfruit, corn and cheese and more), which are joined by ube turon: a spring roll wrapper filled with ube halaya, which sees ube cooked down with condensed and coconut milks.
Posted 2 days ago
At the Bar: Reyna’s summer cocktail is meant for serious patio flirting

At the Bar: Reyna’s summer cocktail is meant for serious patio flirting

Served in a copper-coloured pineapple, this super-refreshing — not to mention handsome — drink is ideal for sharing during the dog days of summer.
Posted 5 days ago
First Look: Les Sabilano opens Lasa by Lamesa in the former home of Kaibigan on St. Clair

First Look: Les Sabilano opens Lasa by Lamesa in the former home of Kaibigan on St. Clair

Les Sabilano has taken over the space that formerly housed his parents’ Filipino grocery and take-out joint, Kaibigan, at St. Clair West and Wychwood Avenue, an area with a sizeable population of Filipinos.
Posted 5 days ago
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit Module