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Eat this Minute: ‘The Pile’ at Parkdale’s Tennessee Tavern

This quirky new Grant van Gameren haunt offers up a smorgasbord of eastern European fare.
September 25, 2017

Restaurant Review: Atlas is a boîte with bite

I continue to adore the food at Cava; Chabrol is a triumph of la cuisine française; and Atlas, their third resto, follows their model of both impeccable food and service.
September 25, 2017

McEwan Food Market this weekend at Shop at Don Mills

Surprisingly, it looks like gelato season has been extended until late September this year. So, with high temperatures forecasted to reach solidly into the 30s attendees at Mark McEwan’s farmers’ market this weekend will be happy to find that Death in Venice is one of the featured vendors.
September 21, 2017

Taste Test: Victor Barry helps pick the best options for pint-sized, plant-based eaters

We had chef Victor Barry of Piano Piano and the new restaurant Cancan — along with his two daughters, Sofie, age two, (left) and Charlotte, age three — sample the best kid-friendly vegan food from around Toronto.
September 19, 2017

First Look: Owner of popular Argentinian food truck opens Ama on Queen West

Sebastian Gallucci is no stranger to Toronto’s dining scene – it’s in his blood. His father, Sam Gallucci opened Toronto’s first Argentinian restaurant, Martin Fierro on College Street back in the 1970s. He’s blazed through the streets with his food truck, Che, and Ama is the continuation of his journey in bringing the “love and culture from Argentina to Toronto.”
September 18, 2017

First Look: Armenian food gets its turn in the spotlight at Mayrik on Bayview

Mayrik is Bayview’s new restaurant serving up Balkan and Caucasian cuisine with a focus on Armenian, Greek and Lebanese recipes. The restaurant is an homage to chef Seb Yacoubian’s mother, who passed away in a car accident.
September 14, 2017

The Billiard Room inside Casa Loma is now home to BlueBlood Steakhouse

Enter the splashy new BlueBlood Steakhouse, located in the castle’s Oak, Smoking and Billiard Rooms. It boasts a restored interior, the oldest wine cellar in town and some very handsome cuts of meat.
September 12, 2017

First Look: Mister Frenchy gives the Danforth a taste of Lyonnaise street food

Founders Youcef Boudouh and Mohamed Bordo are the first to bring a particular brand of French street food — born in the suburbs of Lyon, mostly from North African immigrants — to Toronto.
September 11, 2017

Toronto gets in on the latest round of restaurant-worthy meal delivery services

There are plenty of great options in meal delivery services that will get you the nutrition you need; with all the flavour you want. Toronto entrepreneurs are leading the way with local additions to the list of options.
September 07, 2017

At the Bar: Revenge in a glass from Figures in Yorkville

Our pick is the villainous Maleficent ($19). Using the Angelina Jolie flick as inspiration, this inky black concoction conjures up revenge in a glass.
September 07, 2017

Baby got Akira Back!

September 06, 2017

Taste Test: T.O.’s perfect pie à la mode

September is apple-picking season around these parts, so we rounded up the city’s most decadent apple pies and matched them with this town’s best gourmet ice creams in search of the perfect dessert pairing. Which duo did chef Mark McEwan crown tops in T.O.?
August 31, 2017

Restaurant Review: Next of Kiin

Chef Nuit Regular and her husband Jeff have made a delicious niche in Toronto catering to us, the not-so-hot-chili people. And now Kiin, their fourth restaurant (after Pai, Sukhothai and Sabai Sabai), a pale and lovely room.
August 28, 2017

First Look: In the Rec Room Toronto gets 40,000 square feet of interactive games and food to match

In a prime location across from the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and the Rogers Centre, the Rec Room has 40,000 square feet of interactive games, restaurants and live entertainment. The Rec Room’s biggest draw is The Yard, a grown up mid-way featuring over 90 games.
August 24, 2017

Fiesta Farms purchases the land it sits on

Fiesta Farms confirmed that the vendor, Essex Properties Inc., sold the four properties that make up the 2.10 acre site, to Salina Properties, the store’s parent company, for $28,500,000.
August 24, 2017

The Broadview Hotel could do for the east end what the Drake Hotel did for the west

Helping to ring in the change are Erik Joyal and John Sinopoli. The longtime restaurateurs behind area staples such as Ascari Enoteca are heading up the hotel’s food and bev program. With a café-slash-bar, a casual fine dining restaurant and a rooftop bar, the food scene at the hotel is set to be the star of the show.
August 24, 2017

Hemant Bhagwani sells his Toronto restaurants

One of Toronto’s best-known restaurateurs, Hemant Bhagwani has sold his restaurants and plans to take an extended break to travel and recharge.
August 22, 2017

First Look: Mana’eesh and knaffeh are the Syrian-style specialties at Soufi’s on Queen West

Soufi’s is a new café specializing in Syrian-style mana’eesh, a Levantine flatbread that comes in a variety of toppings, and knaffeh, a cheese pastry soaked in sweet syrup. It has taken over the old Come and knaffeh, a cheese pastry soaked in sweet syrup). It has taken over the old Come and Get It space just west of Bathurst on Queen West.
August 21, 2017

At the Bar: Frosé all day with Dbar’s boozy slushy concoctions

“Rosé is the hottest wine style in the world,” Walker says, explaining why this season dbar has introduced a menu devoted to the stuff. Leading the tightly curated rosé offerings is, yes, the frozen rosé ($14).
August 21, 2017

First Look: Skippa is the new sushi spot on Harbord run by a Kaji alumnus

Skippa, which is Bajan for “skipper” a colloquial for “captain” is an appropriate name for Harbord Street’s new sushi spot. It occupies the space that was formerly the Roxton.
August 17, 2017