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Taste Test: Toronto’s top salads that eat like a meal

It’s hard to make a meal of most greens, but here are eight that are filling and fulfilling. Say hello to the freshest plates of spring with Delica Kitchen’s Devin Connell as she susses out Toronto’s healthy and hearty salads.
April 18, 2017

Thai impresarios Jeff and Nuit Regular on their next big opening

That perfection has bloomed and blossomed since the two met in northern Thailand on an elephant. The year was 2001 and he was backpacking through Thailand, and she was working as a nurse, and they took a ride that would change Canadian cuisine.
April 17, 2017

Whole Foods in Leaside to open later this month

Whole Foods, the American grocery chain known for selling premium, organic food, is opening its newest Toronto store later this month. An ad on Facebook announced that the location will open on April 26.
April 13, 2017

Yorkdale Mall lands Toronto's first Cheesecake Factory

The Cheesecake Factory, the popular American chain known for its expansive menu of pizzas, hamburgers, pastas, steaks, brunch and over 50 types of cheesecakes and desserts, is finally landing in Toronto this fall.
April 12, 2017

NAO Steakhouse has closed and will reopen as Estia

Two-and-a-half years after opening, NAO, the modern, Yorkville take on a steakhouse has closed. According to a series of posts (between March 28 and April 7) to a Facebook group by Brent Maxwell, the restaurant’s chef de cuisine, the plan is to reopen as Estia, “a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant focusing on the regions of Greece, Southern Italy, Spain, Portugal, etc.”
April 11, 2017

Restaurant Review: Perched above Bay Station, Brothers is home to a very clever kitchen

Every single plate of food they put in front of us is … fabulous. Glorious ingredients, sourced carefully, fresh, pure, excellent. All treated with utmost respect and grace. Worth putting up with the guy.
April 11, 2017

Casa Loma gets lavish new steak house

This June, Torontonians will be invited to dine in true royal fashion when Liberty Entertainment Group opens their long-anticipated steak house, Blue Blood, inside the city’s most well-known heritage property, Casa Loma.
April 10, 2017

First Look: Figures hopes to add an eclectic dash of fun to Yorkville

Figures, a new restaurant is bringing a little fun to Yorkville. The 2,000-square-foot, 80-seat space has been meticulously designed by Prototype Design Lab.
April 06, 2017

Toronto restaurateurs fight new patio proposal

Since a dramatic patio fee increase for businesses across Toronto was proposed by City of Toronto Municipal Licensing & Standards (ML&S) department in late January, restaurant owners have been nervously anticipating the city’s revised report due this spring.
April 06, 2017

Eat this Minute: Chicago-style pizza from Double D’s

Ever since opening Double D’s in early 2017, Yaworski’s Chicago-style deep-dish pizza has been the hot ticket item in the city, with oh-so-eager locals breathing down his neck to get a piece of the pie.
March 28, 2017

Treating canine pain with medical cannabis

Like Ralph’s mom, pet owners throughout the city are turning to both hemp- and cannabis-derived CBD oils to help ease the health symptoms of their loved ones.
March 22, 2017

Powerhouse restaurateur Janet Zuccarini dishes on T.O. food scene

Since opening Trattoria Nervosa in 1996, Zuccarini has refused to let her Yorkville stalwart go stale.
March 21, 2017

First Look: Jen Agg moves into Kensington with Grey Gardens

Jen Agg, the well-known restaurateur who won Toronto diners over with the Black Hoof, has added Grey Gardens in Kensington Market to her restaurant empire.
March 20, 2017

Scruffy Murphy’s, Midtown’s Irish watering hole relocates after 20 years

Scruffy Murphy’s may have just opened its new location at Eglinton Avenue West and Redpath Avenue, but the traditional Irish pub has been a popular watering hole for locals for more than 20 years.
March 16, 2017

Taste Test: The Adamson BBQ team helps us pick Toronto’s best bacon breakfast sandwich

So we asked the team behind T.O.’s new Texas BBQ hot spot Adamson Barbecue, Adam Skelly and Alison Hunt, to taste-test the city’s top morning sammies. From peameal to poached eggs, which ’wich is the winner?
March 16, 2017

Dirt Candy's Amanda Cohen could be opening a restaurant in Toronto

A well-placed source tells us that Toronto-born chef Amanda Cohen has leased a space near King and Portland and plans to open a local outpost of her hyper-popular, all-vegetarian restaurant Dirt Candy.
March 14, 2017

Lunch Pick: Planta’s vegan menu offers no-regrets satiety

Step into Planta any day of the week, and you'd never guess this buzzy room is swimming with folks eating entirely plant-based grub.
March 14, 2017

First Look: Pinky’s Ca Phe features Leemo Han’s take on Vietnamese bar food

Of all his restaurant projects, Pinky’s is the one that Han says he would be a regular diner at. “I don’t want to bastardize the food,” says Han who is taking Vietnamese flavours and refining them.
March 14, 2017

Uptown Dinesafe infractions from February

Uptown Toronto restaurants that registered infractions during recent Dinesafe inspections.
March 09, 2017

Restaurant Review: La Banane is Ossington’s dishy new bistro

Take a restaurant dream team, add a pinch of hipster, a soupçon of cream and a healthy dollop of impeccable seafood, season it à la française, and what have you got? The dishiest new resto to hit Toronto in a year!
March 08, 2017