April 19, 2014
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Weekly Toronto Restaurant Recap: Farmer's Daughter Eatery, Fat Pasha, Workshop by Latitude, Pretty Sweet, Yours Truly

04/11/14

Weekly Toronto Restaurant Recap: Farmer's Daughter Eatery, Fat Pasha, Workshop by Latitude, Pretty Sweet, Yours Truly

Weekly restaurant recap rounds up the week’s Toronto restaurant news. In this edition: The Beach food scene continues to evolve, a spin-off from Farmhouse Tavern, Fat Pasha and Speakeasy 21 open their doors, and a cupcake food truck sets down roots.

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Best of Toronto: A quick and easy guide to the city’s best dim sum

04/11/14

Best of Toronto: A quick and easy guide to the city’s best dim sum

In the time that the trend-empires ruled by sushi, cupcakes, and charcuterie have come and gone in Toronto, one style of restaurant has remained: dim sum. It leads many "Must Do While in Toronto" lists for visitors, and the best draw inspiration from diverse sources, and run their shops all over the city (and neighbouring suburbs).

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Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: a medium-bodied pinot noir from Ontario

04/11/14

Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: a medium-bodied pinot noir from Ontario

G. Marquis is a Magnotta label that celebrates the life of the late Gabe Magnotta, who co-founded the Ontario winery.

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First Look: Byblos, a new Mediterranean restaurant in Toronto’s club district

04/10/14

First Look: Byblos, a new Mediterranean restaurant in Toronto’s club district

In continuing their steady takeover of Toronto’s dining scene — following the openings of the hugely successful Weslodge Saloon and Patria — restaurateurs-du-jour Hanif Harji and Charles Khabouth had originally planned to open a seafood restaurant as their latest venture. Then, Harji took a business trip to the Middle East, where he experienced food that he knew he had to bring to Toronto.

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First Draught: Montagnarde, a strong, dark Belgian ale

04/10/14

First Draught: Montagnarde, a strong, dark Belgian ale

Belgium is well represented in the LCBO spring beer release. The difference in character, but consistency of quality demonstrates how sophisticated the brewing culture is in one of beer’s spiritual homes in Europe.

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Drink This: the negroni from Chiado

04/09/14

Drink This: the negroni from Chiado

Chiado isn't the first name that rolls off the tongue when out-of-towners pose the question: Where shall we eat? However, the west end Portuguese restaurant has been a quiet mainstay of the Toronto dining scene for an awe-inducing 23 years.

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Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the fried bologna from Home of the Brave

04/08/14

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the fried bologna from Home of the Brave

David Chang recently vowed that, of all things, a certain notorious schoolyard lunchmeat is the next hottest thing. "I'd put my chips on bologna," he stated in a GQ article. But, he doesn't mean your average low-brow, thick-cut, supermarket-style meat. No, this version should be akin to the traditional Italian stuff, but come warmed and sliced oh-so-thin. Elevated bologna, if you will.

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Boys will be boys: the trio of brothers behind Toronto’s banh mi revolution prepare for the launch of Lucky Red

04/07/14

Boys will be boys: the trio of brothers behind Toronto’s banh mi revolution prepare for the launch of Lucky Red

There was once a time not so long ago when nobody — nobody — would have paid more than $2 for a Vietnamese banh mi sandwich in Toronto. These days, Torontonians are lining up for tricked out versions of it, filled with marinated short ribs, spice-rubbed pork belly or even duck confit. And they’re paying upwards of $7 a pop. How did this happen?

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Table Talk: Joanne Kates reviews Bar Buca

04/07/14

Table Talk: Joanne Kates reviews Bar Buca

Buca’s new Italian snack bar packs serious punch.

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Weekly Restaurant Recap: Grand Electric’s Muskoka chapter, Luckee, Tavern by Trevor, Woods and more

04/04/14

Weekly Restaurant Recap: Grand Electric’s Muskoka chapter, Luckee, Tavern by Trevor, Woods and more

Weekly restaurant recap rounds up the week’s Toronto restaurant news. In this edition: Grand Electric’s northern sibling, an update on Susur Lee’s Luckee, Muddy York Brewing, and Bruce Woods heads to Harbour Sixty.

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