June 2015

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First Look: Uncle Tetsu adds Matcha Café to growing dessert empire

As of last Monday, the uber popular store – notorious for two-hour lineups for cheesecake – has opened a sister shop, Uncle Tetsu’s Matcha Café, specializing in matcha-based desserts.

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Local craft beer and meat pairings for your Canada Day cookout

Our guide to what beers pair with what you are grilling this Canada Day. The extensive list includes local breweries like Side Launch, Granite, Great Lakes and Left and butchers Oliffe, Bespoke, Macelleria Atlas, Sanagan's and others.

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Lunch Pick: The Moroccan sweet potato lunch box from Oats & Ivy

Our pick from Oats & Ivy is the Moroccan sweet potato lunch box ($10.35), one of the most popular menu options.

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Where to buy beer in Toronto on Canada Day 2015

The LCBO and Beer Store will be closed on Canada Day, but several of Toronto’s craft breweries will be open for tastings and bottle sales. Here is your guide to buying beer on Canada Day 2015.

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Taste Test: Our expert panel picks the best ice cream from all the wild flavours in Toronto

The city’s ice cream artisans are creating wild flavours far from vanilla. Our resident chef Grant van Gameren enlists chefs Brad Moore and Ian Kapitan of hot new eatery Old School to taste T.O.’s wackiest flavours.

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Restaurant Update: Flock, Cibo and Bac Ky open; strike date set for Loblaws

The chefs and owners of new restaurants this week seem to be operating on the idea that we wouldn't want to tackle large, multi-course meals in the summer heat. Instead, we have a new lunch counter with roast chicken, a wine bar on Yonge and a casual Vietnamese spot downtown.

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First Draught: Tapping the source for Indie Ale House’s Barnyard IPA

Indie Ale House’s Barnyard IPA is delicious and unusual enough to justify the trip to the Junction.

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First Look: With Flock, Cory Vitiello joins the high-end rotisserie chicken trend

Flock from chef Cory Vitiello (Harbord Room, THR and Co.) opened its doors yesterday in the city’s Entertainment district. It joins the North America-wide trend to rotisserie chicken.

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Kates 100 restaurants in Summerlicious 2015

We’ve ranked the top 20 Summerlicious restos according to our 2015 Kates Top 100 list and checked out the top five menus to give you an idea of what’ll be on the table at this ever-popular event.

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First Look: Noodles and Company opens in TD Centre

Noodles and Company is fast casual restaurant from the United States that just opened up its first international location in the TD Centre.

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