The Han Brothers have opened their new izakaya, Hanmoto and the brothers Chau are apparently close to reopening Lucky Red. We’re still waiting on Grant van Gameren and Bar Raval, but word is that will be any day now.
Tony Aspler completes his tour of Tuscan reds with the 2012 Piazzano Chianti. In Vintages and a good value at $14.95.
Wellington Brewery from Guelph, ON aged their barley wine in Four Roses bourbon barrels, packaged it in a swing-top bottle and called it Frost Quake.
Michelle Edgar, Jason Poynton, Manon Hurtubise and Irene Tzaras are bringing Buster Rhino's BBQ to Toronto. They hope to be open by Spring 2015 in the space that used house Phil's Original BBQ.
Wahlburgers, owned by Paul, Donnie and Mark Wahlberg offers a varied burger card. Mark’s signature pick combines lean ground turkey and dresses it with what are essentially Thanksgiving leftovers.
Andrew Poulsen, owner of Bespoke Butchers in Liberty Village shies away for saying his butcher shop is sustainable, but prefers to note her focusses on land stewardship, animal husbandry and health. Here is his guide to a Super Bowl party.
After opening locations in Guelph and Waterloo, Carl’s Jr. plans to continue their Ontario expansion with two Toronto locations. The midtown one at 1431 Yonge St. is set to open in February and 272 Queen W. is scheduled for March.
Mortlach Rare Old, or The Beast of Dufftown, is now available at the LCBO in limited quantity. This is one of Speyside's most distinctive whiskies, but has flown under the radar as a top dresser for decades.
Clifford Porter is now being contract-brewed at Innocente Brewing in Waterloo while Brad Clifford looks for his own brewery space in Hamilton.
During the week of January 16 to 23, Drupati’s on Yonge opened, Spadina got Homemade Ramen, Honest Weight by John Bil opened in the Junction, Me Va Me opened their third location and Jason Rees took over at BaJu BBQ at the Monarch Tavern.