It’s no secret that Parkdale is a locavore’s mecca these days. Just east of Roncesvalles, the nose-to-tail advocates at Cowbell source practically everything from local farmers. Next door, Parts and Labour grows produce and herbs in its expansive rooftop garden. Local Kitchen and Wine Bar’s commitment needs no explanation: it’s named after the movement. These restaurants were quick to make fresh and local a selling point, so the neighbourhood’s newest addition, Keriwa Cafe, had to do something to stand out. Opened in mid-August, it too boasts fresh, local and seasonal food, but the hook is its aboriginal cuisine.
October 12, 2011