Weekly Restaurant Recap: Great news for pierogi lovers, Wahlburgers is coming to town, seafood and more

From hip, mix-and-match seafood joints to dispensaries of pulled pork sandwiches, it seems like every taste in the city had its day this week. Here’s a sampling of the last seven days in Toronto’s ever-changing restaurant scene.

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Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: A lively taste of Argentina for rich appetites

Argentinian Malbec is all the rage it seems.

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First Look: Nana is Khao San Road’s edgier, adventurous younger sibling

As of last Saturday, Queen West near Palmerston has a new Thai restaurant from Monte Wan, the owner of Khao San Road.

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First Draught: Southern Tier’s Warlock, an imperial stout for Hallowe’en—or any other time of year

Skip the traditional pumpkin beers this Hallowe’en and head straight for this imperial stout from Southern Tier.

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Counter Culture: Kujira, a tapas-style experience of Japanese authenticity in Yorkville, focuses on the essentials

There’s a palpable sense of Japanese authenticity at Kujira, a Yorkville sushi bar that’s been open for about a month at 12 Cumberland Street.

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Counter Culture: Little Fin, a “seaside-style” gourmet seafood counter, officially drops anchor today

Ever eaten a lobster hot dog? Well, with Little Fin now open, a brand new gourmet seafood joint next to The Chase, you'll definitely have your chance.

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Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: Asian-flavoured comfort on a bun at Kinton

While the Japanese comfort food at Kinton Ramen is undoubtedly the main draw, there are other items filling up the menu that are of note.

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Counter Culture: Italian food market Eataly poised to arrive in Toronto?

Possibly confirming rumours that have been swirling around the Toronto foodie scene for months, Mario Batali, writer, chef, and co-owner of the Eataly chain of Italian-themed food markets, appears set to announce a local arrival for the franchise.

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Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: Black cherry scented Cusumano Syrah 2013

The first thing Sicilians will tell you is that they are not Italian. And the inhabitants of the Etna region, surrounding Europe’s largest and most active volcano, will impress upon you that they are ‘an island within an island.’

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Foodie alert: Mario Batali in Toronto this weekend for Delicious Food Show

Held in the vast expanse that is the Ex’s Direct Energy Centre, the show runs until Sunday eve and aims to be everything the T.O. foodie has ever dreamed of.

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