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First Look: Monte Wan adds Bang Sue Bar to the new Khao San Road

Khao San Road is back and this time, there’s a 50-seat bar on the second floor. Bang Sue, the bar’s moniker, is a nod to Bangkok’s main train station.
March 07, 2017

Dolly's the hot new Filipino mojito bar hits the Six

Dolly’s is the latest venture from Dave Sidhu, known for his mini Playa Cabana empire. Inside, red booths hearken back to the space’s diner days, while new touches like a giant mural and some noodly light fixtures help imbue it with artsy charms.
March 03, 2017

Ring in the Persian New Year at North York's Diwan

Like any good celebration, food is involved. At Diwan, the Aga Khan Museum’s restaurant led by Top Chef Mark McEwan, the menu boasts many Iranian-inspired items to feast upon, giving nod to the 13-day event.
March 03, 2017

Undiscovered Eats: Move over Parkdale, Gerrard East is the new cool foodie ’hood

Much like Parkdale, Gerrard and Jones has a bit of an unsavoury history. Pre-reno, the Maple Leaf Tavern was the mother of all dive bars. Not exactly what one wants as the keystone to a neighbourhood. But its recent reno (which took a cool three years) has helped energize the area, transforming it from rough-around-the-edges to foodie magnet and helping to act as bait for those looking for a place to set up roots.
February 27, 2017

Adam McDowell on life as a columnist, writer and drinks expert on CTV’s The Social

Adam McDowell’s first book, ‘Drinks: A User’s Guide,’ was released in 2016
February 23, 2017

For his new restaurant on Ossington, Brandon Olsen has gone bananas

Brandon Olsen is a man obsessed with process. Prior to opening of his French restaurant on Ossington, La Banane, the chef spent hours in the kitchen breaking down every element of his menu in progress.
February 21, 2017

First Look: Tabülè adds a location at Bayview Village to their growing family business

Their latest opened inside Bayview Village just a few weeks ago and is drawing on established Tabülè favourites with a few new twists.
February 16, 2017

Restaurant Review: Chef Steve Gonzalez is back with his gigantic new King West eatery

Cherry-picking the menu works really well. Some of the fusion items, where East meets Latin, are really fun. Chef’s suite of ceviches are superbly entertaining: we’re captivated by the variegated flavours of tiraditos, raw tuna napped in passion fruit and lulo sauce, with black and white sesame seeds, chili-studded purée of butternut squash and baby greens.
February 16, 2017

Post-ROM sips at Museum Tavern

Blink and you’ll miss Museum Tavern. Squirreled upstairs and across the street from the Royal Ontario Museum sits the suitably named brasserie. The charming space has been satiating museum goers since it opened back in 2012.
February 15, 2017

First Look: Toronto gets an outpost of Montreal’s Mochica

Mochica, a Toronto outpost of one of Montreal’s Peruvian restaurants, now occupies the space at 614 College St. The address, near Bathurst, had been home to Pisco 1641.
February 14, 2017

Uptown Dine Safe infractions from January

All information is from the DineSafe website, City of Toronto Public Health’s Food Premises Inspection and Disclosure System.
February 09, 2017

Valentine’s Day calls for black-hearted waffles

At Light Cafe, located at 23 Baldwin St., the petite heart-shaped waffles are the hot ticket item to nosh on.
February 09, 2017

Lunch Pick: A little green from Village Juicery to counter the winter grey

Fortunately, some plant-based grub from Village Juicery will make even the sniffliest of us feel better.
February 08, 2017

First Look: Hemant Bhagwani expands to the Junction with Leela

Hemant Bhagwani, one of Toronto’s leading restaurateurs and the man who has taken Indian cuisine in several directions, has opened his newest project, Leela Indian Food Bar, in the Junction. It took over the former Avec Panache spot.
February 02, 2017

First Look: Sabai Sabai finds a new home on Bloor East

Sabai Sabai has entered into its second incarnation with a move to the Yonge and Bloor area, a doubling of their capacity and a renewed focus on Laotian hospitality and preparations.
January 31, 2017

Bite into South African Sunday brunch at Jack and Lil’s

At Jack and Lil’s, brunch is truly a family affair. Stepping inside the Dundas West space, it feels as though you’ve entered your mom’s kitchen. South African tchotchkes and memorabilia spill from all corners, creating a cheery visual tapestry, while classical music provides auditory ambience.
January 30, 2017

Checking in with Chinatown Sundays at Rose & Sons ahead of Lunar New Year

January 26, 2017

Lunch Pick: One Fifty offers a downtown alternative for Drake brunch

The Drake Hotel has long been go-to for the meal, but downtown’s Drake One Fifty is putting forth a pretty good argument for switching locations.
January 25, 2017

First Look: Pair of friends open Brothers to offer casual and graceful dining above Bay Station

Chris White and Jon Nicolau have been working on developing the idea for Brothers — in the end, it needed to be "casual and graceful and nice and in the centre of the city” — almost from the time they met.
January 24, 2017

The Michelin restaurant guide doesn’t bother with Toronto. Should we care?

For Canadians, despite the rising stock of our homegrown cuisine, international acclaim as a tourist destination and a blooming awareness of our independent cultural identity, the guide has yet to make a Canadian selection in its 116-year history.
January 24, 2017