Friday Restaurant Recap: The Beer Bar, Thomas Lavers Cannery & Delicatessen, Ramen Raijin, Crown Cooks


Published:

Friday Restaurant Recap rounds up the week’s Toronto restaurant news. In this edition: a new beer bar on Eglinton, some competition for Snakes & Lattes, a chef de cuisine for Crown Cooks and more.

Opening Soon

  • The Beer Bar is coming soon to Eglinton East. We don’t know much, but we presume there will be beer. [The Beer Bar]
  • Kensington Market is a hub of eclectic food, and a new addition is set to arrive come December. Thomas Lavers Cannery & Delicatessen brings canned, cured, pickled, brined and handmade food to the table. [NOW Magazine]
  • Vancouver izakaya Zakkushi is coming soon to Carlton Street, bringing its Japanese-style pub food to Toronto for the first time. [The Grid]
  • The team behind The Fifth Grill and The Fifth Social Club are opening a pub and café in the former Fluid space. It’s expected to be open by spring of 2013. [BlogTO]

Newly opened

  • Rashers opened its doors last week, supplying Leslieville with bacon sandwiches — and lots of them.
  • Just when you thought the ramen craze couldn’t get any crazier, Ramen Raijin opens on Gerrard Street.
  • When one door closes, another opens. At least that’s what happened in Bloordale with the closing of The Bloordale Pantry and the recent opening of The Whippoorwill Restaurant and Tavern in its place.
  • Go Lounge is bringing some healthy competition to Toronto’s board game café scene. [BlogTO]

Change-ups

  • Grant van Gameren’s much-anticipated Crown Cooks is slated to open in February (fingers crossed), and this week, van Gameren announced that Brandon Olsen (formerly of The Black Hoof) will be his chef de cuisine.
  • Chef Bruce Woods has resigned from Modus and is looking for a place to call his own. [Toronto Life]
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...

Raspberries at Leaside’s brew house

Raspberries at Leaside’s brew house

Posted 2 days ago
First Look: Alberta’s CRAFT Beer Market brings their 160-deep beer selection to Yonge and Adelaide

First Look: Alberta’s CRAFT Beer Market brings their 160-deep beer selection to Yonge and Adelaide

Taps are pouring at the first Ontario location of CRAFT Beer Market. Originally from Calgary, the two-storey restaurant has set up shop at Yonge and Adelaide.
Posted 3 days ago
First Look: Patrick Kriss’s Spadina restaurant family expands with the opening of Aloette

First Look: Patrick Kriss’s Spadina restaurant family expands with the opening of Aloette

Chef Patrick Kriss, the man behind Alo, one of Toronto (and arguably Canada’s) hottest restaurants, has opened Aloette at Queen and Spadina. You’ll be glad to know you won’t have to wait months for a reservation because the new sister restaurant operates on a “first come, first served” basis.
Posted 1 week ago
Best new restaurateur in America is Torontonian Janet Zuccarini

Best new restaurateur in America is Torontonian Janet Zuccarini

Janet Zuccarini has made plenty of waves around T.O. thanks to her knack for stellar restaurants. Since opening Yorkville’s Trattoria Nervosa back in ’96, she’s added Gusto 101, Pai, Kiin and, most recently, Chubby’s to her Rolodex of restos.
Posted 1 week ago
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleEdit Module