The Dirty Bird is a new restaurant in Kensington Market that serves fried chicken and waffles. It’s a tiny eatery near Baldwin and Kensington Ave., but it’s already hopping with customers since opening in mid-March.
Fans of pastry chef Nadège Nourian's Parisian treats now have an easier way to get their hands on her pasties and desserts, a newest location of the eponymous patisserie recently opened in the Downtown PATH.
Vince Farago and Brian McKilligan, two vets of the restaurant and bar scene, based Junked on the mania for social media’s favourite friend, food porn. They have opened at Dundas and Dovercourt with a menu of modified and tweaked junk food.
The long-anticipated pintxos project from the team behind Bar Isabel opened its doors as Bar Raval on College Street a few days ago. The kitchen is led by Grant van Gameren while his partners, Robin Goodfellow and Mike Webster manage the bar.
It was spring of last year when word got out that chef Nuit Regular and her husband Jeff — the couple behind some of the best Thai restaurants in the city — would be opening a new downtown restaurant in the site of a former Golden Griddle. Now, nearly a year and a half later, the new place is finally open.
The restaurant-dense neighbourhood at Ossington and Dundas West is already well-supplied with seafood restaurants, some of Toronto’s best pizza, and at least one high-end burger joint. William Tavares (Fishbar, Salt Wine Bar) thinks that there is an untapped market in the area for value-priced comfort food and no-frills drinks.