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First Look: A glamorous evening at Sofia

May 31, 2018

Tsujiri North York gets a second floor of Japanese fare

May 15, 2018

First Look: A trio of chefs at Constantine, Craig Harding's new restaurant inside The Anndore House

We checked out the new Mediterranean restaurant, Constantine, inside the new Anndore House hotel on Charles Street.
April 27, 2018

First Look: The people behind Soi Thai and Shanee bring refined Thai cuisine to Midtown with Dee

Sherry Lertchaiprasert Papa, the seasoned restaurateur behind Shanee and Soi Thai, just opened Dee at Yonge and Davisville.
April 23, 2018

First Look: KaKa All You Can Eat, Markham's popular AYCE sushi spot, lands downtown

KaKa, a popular spot for unlimited sushi, has opened its first location in the downtown core.
April 19, 2018

First Look: Frankie's Italian brings all-day brunch to Leslieville in Lil' Baci's former spot

Frankie’s Italian brings fresh pasta and pizza back to Leslieville in the space formerly occupied by neighbourhood Italian standby Lil Bacci.
April 10, 2018

First Look: Buca’s Ryan Campbell brings Venetian small plates to Little Italy with Il Covo

Little Italy has long been the go-to place for authentic, old-school, Italian cooking. That is, until Il Covo came along.
March 29, 2018

First Look: Chef Stuart Cameron serves up ceviche and good times at new Peruvian spot Mira

Peruvian spot Mira opened in the King West area back in February, the latest ICONINK property.
March 22, 2018

First Look: Brickworks Ciderhouse, Toronto's first downtown cidery, opens in Riverdale

Brickworks Ciderhouse is located in Riverdale, within close proximity of the trendy Broadview Hotel.
March 16, 2018

First Look: Colette Grand Café brings classic French fare to latest outpost in Yorkdale

The luxury department store has partnered with Chase Hospitality Group to bring their French-inspired Colette Grand Café to their outpost in Yorkdale, taking over the old Holt’s Café.
March 13, 2018

First Look: The transformation of Scarborough Town Centre continues with a new Cacao 70

Scarborough Town Centre just got a little sweeter. Chocolate fans will be delighted to discover that a new location of Cacao 70 has opened on the second floor. Complete with a fresh new design that’s different from its other locations, the new spot is a breath of fresh air.
February 20, 2018

First Look: Chubby's Jamaican Kitchen is first non-Italian restaurant by Gusto 101

Chubby's Jamaican Kitchen marks Janet Zuccharini's first independent, non-Italian joint, just a stones throw from Gusto 101.
February 12, 2018

First Look: Kay Pacha serves up cosmopolitan Peruvian cuisine at St Clair West

Chef Elias Salazar is serving up contemporary bites at this Peruvian restaurant and Pisco bar.
February 06, 2018

First Look: Argentinian restaurant Tanto lets the food do all the talking

Ossington gets an Argentinian restaurant from seasoned restaurant pros, Peer to Peer Hospitality Group (Cava, Chabrol, Atlas).
January 30, 2018

First Look: Mad Crush Wine Bar a sign of College Street's renewed popularity

Jamieson Kerr is a seasoned restaurateur and the former owner of Crush Wine Bar (now closed) on King West set his sights on the ex-Bar-Italia space on College Street for Mad Crush Wine Bar.
January 29, 2018

The people behind Terroni and Cumbrae's are teaming up for a new uptown restaurant

The people behind Terroni and Cumbrae's are teaming up for a new restaurant north of Eglinton in 2019.
January 24, 2018

Our guide to Winterlicious favourites that still have space

Done right and if diners approach the idea with properly calibrated expectations Winterlicious can be an unusually good opportunity to try a restaurant outside your usual list at a (slightly) reduced cost.
January 23, 2018

First Look: Akira Back brings some Michelin star power to Toronto

Michelin-star chef Akira Back has set up shop with his eponymous modern Korean eatery inside Bisha hotel.
January 22, 2018

First Look: Rob Bragagnolo’s Campo Food Hall opens at King and Spadina

Toronto has suddenly joined the global food hall trend and Rob Bragagnolo (Carver) is one of the leaders of this revolution with Campo, recently opened at King and Spadina.
January 18, 2018

First Look: The Civic is the showpiece restaurant inside the Broadview Hotel

Eastside restaurant veterans John Sinopoli and Erik Joyal (Ascari Enoteca, Gare de L’Est Brasserie) have been quite busy over the past little while. They built four kitchens in the span of a year, half of them are in the Broadview Hotel, where the duo manages the entire food program from the café to the rooftop patio to the hotel restaurant, The Civic.
January 15, 2018