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