After moving to Toronto from his native Delhi, Sumit Kohli noted Hogtown’s dearth of Indian street food options. “Toronto has so many sit-down Indian restaurants,” he says, “but it’s missing some of the staple foods that people eat daily back in India.”
One way to get a lot of publicity for Toronto is to have the mayor in a video that seems to show he is smoking crack cocaine.
Truth be told, when I was asked to review Soulpepper’s latest production, The Barber of Seville, based on Pierre Beaumarchais’ 1775 French farce and Rossini’s 1816 opera, I initially balked. Soulpepper, I adore. French farce? Je t’aime. But opera? No grazie.
The Fountain, nestled along the Dundas West bar strip, is both watering hole and art gallery. Currently, trippy pieces from local artist Tomas Del Balso dot the walls, illustrating his take on dream imagery in fantastical detail. Behind the bar, tatted up co-owner Sarah Delany pours drinks for art-loving barflies while The Growlers play overhead.
Toronto’s street meat is getting some competition with the arrival of Craft Dogs, an upcoming gourmet hot dog shop near the St. Lawrence Market. Located at 95 King St. E., Craft Dogs is the brainchild of Brian Morin and Kathleen McGinn, formerly co-owners of the nearby Beerbistro, along with a third partner, Craig Smith.