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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

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