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Gift Guide: All the gifts for the foodies on your list

A selection of tasty and thoughtful gifts for your favourite foodie.
December 16, 2016

Taste Test: With David Lee, the cheesecake connoisseur

We asked chef David Lee, the brains behind Yorkville’s hottest new restaurant, Planta, to help us find the best slice in the city. Who takes the cake?
December 15, 2016

First Look: Cadillac Jenkins is a new Caribbean snack bar on Queen West

Tyrone Gale is the owner of Cadillac Jenkins, Queen West’s newest Caribbean snack bar.
December 13, 2016

Eat this Minute: Midtown’s amazing butter chicken mac at Ji

When it comes to comfort food, mac ’n’ cheese and butter chicken are at the top of the list. So when Pukka’s Harsh Chawla and Derek Valleau were finalizing the menu for Ji, their new Indian gastropub, there was a moment of genius.
December 13, 2016

Food for Everyone: Jamie Kennedy on foodservice trailblazer Joshna Maharaj

I became acquainted with Joshna during her tenure as head chef at the Stop Community Food Centre. She invited me to come to the centre one day and cook with her to prepare and serve lunch for about 100 people. Joshna introduced me to this wonderful level of hospitality that I hadn’t yet experienced. I have followed Joshna’s career in the years since.
December 12, 2016

First Look: Baro picks up where Valdez left off

Almost six months to the day since Valdez closed its doors, chef Steve Gonzalez and the team are back. They've moved just a hop, skip and jump from the former digs on King West and opened Baro (or Valdez 2.0) in a 15,000 square-foot space spread over four floors.
December 09, 2016

At the Bar: Unique cocktails at Grant van Gameren’s new watering hole PrettyUgly

December 07, 2016

Noticed: Artisanal yule logs

Also known as bûche de Noël, these handsome cakes have a history that reaches back to tribes from Europe’s north who would celebrate the winter solstice during Yule.
December 06, 2016

4 of 6 local bars tested served alcohol to minors

On Nov. 23, a Post City editor accompanied two 18-year-old students into several bars to see if the establishments would serve them without asking for their IDs.
December 06, 2016

Restoronto: The lowdown on the city’s latest openings including Baro, Kaboom Chicken and Dolly’s

Riverside hasn’t exactly been known as a culinary destination, but Kaboom Chicken is about to change that.
December 05, 2016

First Look: Doma takes over longstanding restaurant address on Clinton

Kim hopes to recreate Korean flavours using local ingredients at his new restaurant, Doma, on Clinton.
December 05, 2016

Undiscovered Eats: Biting into Vietnamese history on St. Clair West

Her historical narrative works back to the first century BC — touching upon the Chinese colonization of Vietnam — and we barely get up to the early 15th century Ming occupation by the time we pull up to St. Clair’s Pho Xua, our hunger taking precedence over conversation.
December 05, 2016

Restaurant Review: Why I ordered a $140 steak at Branca, the hottest table in town

It’s an Argentinian grill: the Argentinian tradition is to cook over a live fire of hardwood and Argentinian lump charcoal, which imparts a bit of a smoke undertone to the meat along with a charred crust that’s kissin’ cousin to crispy. Rather splendid.
December 01, 2016

First Look: Pai Market makes Nuit Regular’s Northern Thai food an option for lunch

Now, some of their favourite flavours are available from a daily lunch counter in a newly expanded section of their Duncan Street restaurant, which is also available for private rental in the evening.
November 29, 2016

Eat This Minute: Cruller intentions

Since flinging open the doors of this pocket-sized takeout counter, owner Pawel Grezlikowski has been feeding mountains of fried bird to a happy crowd.
November 29, 2016

Spotted: The wave of unusual serving formats washing over Toronto’s restaurants

With the arrival of Toronto’s very first, um, Poop Café (which serves ice cream in miniature toilets), we sought out other local spots serving dishes in atypical dishware.
November 24, 2016

First Look: Superpoint is pizza, eclectic eats and wine by Jonathan Poon and Jesse Fader

Superpoint is Jesse Fader and Jonathan Poon’s new wine bar on Ossington. that focuses on pizza, casual Italian fare and a wine program which will please wine geeks.
November 22, 2016

First Look: Food writer Amy Rosen's first restaurant, Rosen’s Cinnamon Buns

Amy Rosen is a James Beard nominated, award-winning freelance journalist and former food editor at Chatelaine and House & Home magazines. She’s also a cookbook author. her first Toronto Cooks was published in 2014 and her next one, Toronto Eats is slated for a fall release in 2017. With the opening of Rosen’s Cinnamon Buns she added restaurateur to the list of titles.
November 22, 2016

First Look: Pusateri’s opens food hall downtown and reopens their Avenue Rd. location

After months of preparation, the Saks Food Hall by Pusateri’s is finally open. Judging by the crowd on opening morning, Torontonians have been eagerly awaiting this day. The 25,000-square-foot space is expansive.
November 18, 2016

Martell cognacs return to the LCBO, but who drinks cognac these days?

The spirit, which is technically brandy because it is the product of twice-distilled white wine aged in wooden barrels, is one that is likely to call to mind a vaguely cartoonish image of luxury. Historically, owing to its often hefty price tag, Cognac has been the stuff of private clubs, evoking thoughts of bankers in back rooms, fireside with bulbous snifters in hands.
November 16, 2016