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What began with a few chefs on Ossington and Dundas has exploded into a movement: Dozens of resto/bars opened in the last year. Artistic control is the one god this cowboy serves. He doesn’t take reservations, he may not have a phone, the place is a hole and he’s open late. A sign outside would be uncool; and since he’s doing this without investors to account to, he can do whatever he wants. We flock! Which makes us uptown girls into food tourists. We live north of Bloor but we graze in downtown’s Wild West.
BY JOANNE KATES

What began with a few chefs on Ossington and Dundas has exploded into a movement: Dozens of resto/bars opened in the last year. Artistic control is the one god this cowboy serves. He doesn’t take reservations, he may not have a phone, the place is a hole and he’s open late. A sign outside would be uncool; and since he’s doing this without investors to account to, he can do whatever he wants. We flock! Which makes us uptown girls into food tourists. We live north of Bloor but we graze in downtown’s Wild West.
By Joanne Kates

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1
Buca
2
2
Scaramouche Restaurant
3
3
Buca Osteria & Bar
4
5
Edulis
5
4
Bar Isabel
6
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Boralia
7
23
Byblos
8
7
Splendido
9
8
Cava
10
10
Bar Buca
11
6
Hopgood’s Foodliner
12
-
Yasu
13
11
Tutti Matti
14
9
Zucca Trattoria
15
12
La Cascina Ristorante
16
13
Yunaghi
17
20
Sushi Kaji
18
-
Actinolite
19
19
Grand Electric
20
21
Scaramouche Pasta Bar
21
17
Zen Japanese Restaurant
22
16
Solo Sushi Ya
23
18
Kaiseki Yu-zen Hashimoto
24
25
Joso’s
25
24
Auberge du Pommier
26
32
Patria
27
31
7 Numbers
28
-
Bar Raval
29
-
Patois
30
14
Frank’s Kitchen
31
15
Campagnolo
32
38
Enoteca Sociale
33
39
L’Unità
34
42
Union
35
43
Khao San Road
36
41
Nota Bene
37
56
Big Crow
38
22
Lee
39
29
JaBistro
40
30
Foxley
41
96
Woodlot
42
27
The Black Hoof
43
33
Richmond Station
44
-
Dandylion
45
35
Local Kitchen & Wine Bar
46
-
Los Colibris
47
44
One
48
34
Momofuku Noodle Bar
49
45
The Saint Tavern
50
46
The Harbord Room
51
48
The Carbon Bar
52
37
F’Amelia
53
-
Hanmoto
54
-
Pukka
55
54
Hiro Sushi
56
92
The Drake Hotel
57
49
Chiado
58
50
North 44
59
51
Bymark
60
52
Barque Smokehouse
61
-
Peoples Eatery
62
-
Bar Fancy
63
57
Banh Mi Boys
64
-
Nana
65
59
Porchetta & Co.
66
-
Chantecler
67
-
Mr. Flamingo
68
62
Taste of China
69
63
Guu Izakaya
70
64
Guu SakaBar
71
-
Nao Steakhouse
72
28
Mistura
73
65
Rose and Sons
74
66
The Stockyards
75
67
Pizzeria Libretto Ossington
75
67
Pizzeria Libretto Danforth
76
-
King Place
77
68
Pho Tien Thanh
78
69
Golden Turtle
79
-
Nodo
80
70
Pho Hung
81
-
Jim Chai Kee Wonton Noodle
82
61
Asian Legend
83
71
Carmen
84
-
The County General Riverside
84
73
The County General
85
74
Playa Cabana Cantina
86
72
Kingyo
87
75
Kinton Ramen
88
80
Electric Mud BBQ
89
77
Grand Chinese Cuisine
90
78
Chiu Chow Boy
91
79
New Sky
92
76
Torito Tapas Bar
93
81
Amaya Indian Room
94
82
Dayali
95
83
Origin North
95
83
Origin South
96
84
Queen Margherita Pizza
97
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Rasa
98
93
Luckee
99
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Kwan
100
53
Aria
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