April 20, 2014
April 18, 2014

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Weekly Toronto Restaurant Recap: Wahlburgers, Gourmet Gringos, Hanif Harji, Sam James and more

Weekly Toronto Restaurant Recap: Wahlburgers, Gourmet Gringos, Hanif Harji, Sam James and more Weekly restaurant recap rounds up the week’s Toronto restaurant news. In this edition: the latest from restaurateur Hanif Harji, news about Marky Mark’s Wahlburgers, Gourmet Gringos, Sam James opens another location, and more.

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April 18, 2014

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Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: a full-bodied Portuguese wine

Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: a full-bodied Portuguese wine Encruzado is a grape grown in Portugal's Dão region.

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April 17, 2014

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First Look: Luckee, a new high-end dim sum restaurant from chef Susur Lee

First Look: Luckee, a new high-end dim sum restaurant from chef Susur Lee While dim sum will always be a part of Toronto’s collective unconscious, it seems to be having a bit of a moment these days. High-end chefs are getting into it, including the inimitable Susur Lee, who opened his highly anticipated Luckee at the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel earlier this month.

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April 17, 2014

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Weekend Warrior: Record Store Day, Lou Dawg’s, Brewer’s Backyard, Internet Cat Video Festival, Harbourfront Centre Spring Fling

Weekend Warrior: Record Store Day, Lou Dawg’s, Brewer’s Backyard, Internet Cat Video Festival, Harbourfront Centre Spring Fling It's the long weekend (and the weather seems to be co-operating), so get out there and enjoy what the city has to offer. On the docket this weekend: pulled pork poutine and live music on King St., brews at Evergreen Brick Works, a day of well-deserved veneration for the art of vinyl, an all-ages festival, and (the pièce de résistance) a cat video festival. Happy Easter, everyone.

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April 17, 2014

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Sewell: Elections coming, but who will stand up for Toronto?

Sewell: Elections coming, but who will stand up for Toronto? We are now at the point in the game where the cards have been put on the table by all the major players — the leading candidates for mayor of Toronto, the candidates for premier of Ontario and the candidates for Prime Minister of Canada.

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T.O.'s Best Sandwiches

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the slow-roasted beef brisket from Black Camel

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the slow-roasted beef brisket from Black Camel

After a cruel, too-brief taste of spring, we're back to the melancholy-inducing snow. The answer to the mid-April blues, clearly, is found in one of Black Camel's sandwich offerings. Rosedale's...

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

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...

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the shrimp burger from Destingo

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the shrimp burger from Destingo

A shrimp burger isn’t your usual restaurant find—especially when it’s encased in a pretzel bun. However, at Queen West’s Destingo, the combo is found in the panini section of the menu,...

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T.O.'s Top Cheap Eats

Cheap Eat of the Week: the cupcakes from Desmond & Beatrice

Cheap Eat of the Week: the cupcakes from Desmond & Beatrice

’Tis the season.. for birthday parties, engagement parties, friends’ bachelorette parties and soon to come, holiday parties. Sure, you could be that friend who brings the veggies and dip or...

Cheap Eat of the Week: the mango pudding from Tracy Dessert

Cheap Eat of the Week: the mango pudding from Tracy Dessert

Growing up at a Chinese dinner table, dessert was always a hard sell. The go-to for most restaurants is a red bean soup. Beans? For dessert? You’re furrowing your brow skeptically and my...

Cheap Eat of the Week: the kothu roti from Saffron Spice Kitchen

Cheap Eat of the Week: the kothu roti from Saffron Spice Kitchen

The next time you take a stroll along Queen West during lunch, try not to be enticed by the delicious, exotic aroma of traditional Sri Lankan fare wafting from Saffron Spice Kitchen (hint: it's...

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