October 2017

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Taste Test: Mark McEwan picks Toronto’s best high-end hamburger

McEwan introduced the Bymark burger 15 years ago. It contains brie de meaux, shaved truffle and grilled porcini mushrooms.

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Partners in love, life and food

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New Buca restaurant coming to Yonge and St. Clair

King Street Food Company will be opening a new Buca restaurant at the northwest corner of Yonge and St. Clair.

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First Look: Bacchanal has all the elements of an old-school French bistro

Luke Donato, executive chef and co-owner of the newly opened Bacchanal, is no stranger to fine dining. He graduated from the French Culinary Institute in New York City and worked in some of Toronto’s finest restaurants such as North 44, Ortolan and most recently as sous chef at Campagnolo.

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First Look: Blue Blood Steakhouse completes the vintage picture for Casa Loma

Liberty Entertainment Group’s answer is Blue Blood, a steakhouse which includes a stunning bar and lounge (in Casa Loma's Oak Room & Smoking Lounge) and lavish dining room (in the Billiard Room).

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Seal meat at Midtown restaurant sparks debate

Ku-kum, a restaurant serving Indigenous dishes near Mount Pleasant Road and Davisville Avenue, has become the subject of controversy due to the inclusion of seal meat on its menu.

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Baked creations with an extra edge of gruesome for Hallowe’en

Lifelike intestines crafted from a mix of chocolate and fondant spill out from the belly of the cake.

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Chef Alexandra Feswick throws an artsy dinner party with a feminist agenda

The job is not only physically taxing, but can be emotionally demanding, too, especially when you end up in a kitchen run by a Gordon Ramsay–esque tyrant. Feswick weathered her share of sexist, macho bosses before helming the kitchen at the now-shuttered, then-raved about Brockton General. But even as a top chef, she felt a disrespect she attributes to her being a woman.

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Restaurant Review: Seafood abounds at Ardo, Corktown’s Sicilian eatery

Then there’s Ardo, the super-popular newish Sicilian restaurant in Corktown. It’s friendly and pleasant-looking, done in pale colours with warm lighting, Sicilian tchotchkes and a great buzz. Lots of people, lots of noise. And a few ringside bar seats overlooking the fast-moving and superbly fragrant open kitchen.

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Looking Back: Toronto on rye

Now, the museum at Beth Tzedec Synagogue is hosting an exhibition called From Latkes to Laffas, celebrating the humble deli, which opened last month and continues until March 30, 2018.

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