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Restaurant Review: Seafood abounds at Ardo, Corktown’s Sicilian eatery

Then there’s Ardo, the super-popular newish Sicilian restaurant in Corktown. It’s friendly and pleasant-looking, done in pale colours with warm lighting, Sicilian tchotchkes and a great buzz. Lots of people, lots of noise. And a few ringside bar seats overlooking the fast-moving and superbly fragrant open kitchen.
October 19, 2017

What to Eat this Minute: An uptown paradise for crème brûlée lovers

A menu of the available flavours sits next to the cash at Craque de Crème. Sweet-toothed patrons can order iterations of the dessert in everything from white chocolate rose to lychee vodka to, of course, a classic vanilla bean.
October 17, 2017

Looking Back: Toronto on rye

Now, the museum at Beth Tzedec Synagogue is hosting an exhibition called From Latkes to Laffas, celebrating the humble deli, which opened last month and continues until March 30, 2018.
October 16, 2017

Taste Test: Chef Mark McEwan helps us taste Toronto's best tandoori chicken

McEwan’s menu at Diwan restaurant in the Aga Khan Museum features South Asian, Middle Eastern and north African cuisines.
October 16, 2017

First Look: Little Italy’s favourite Thai joint is now Shanee, a café and bar

Soi Thai, the restaurant that brought Thai food to Little Italy is now a café by day and bar by night. Shanee, from owners Nopphawan (Sherry) Lertchaiprasert Papa and Pablito Papa came out of a “changing demographic” in a neighbourhood that is “full of bars targeting a younger demographic,” says Sherry.
October 12, 2017

Restaurant Review: Joanne Kates finds Café Cancan’s food isn’t as glorious as the decor

It was with something bordering pornographic lust that I crossed the threshold of Café Cancan, son of Piano Piano, Victor Barry’s divine downscale Italian pasta ’n’ pizza parlour.
October 11, 2017

First Look: Northern Maverick opens with a deep list of craft beer and Mark Cutrara in the kitchen

Northern Maverick, owned by Jason Kaptyn and with Mark Cutrara in the kitchen and Andrew Crowder leading the brewing team, opened its doors at Bathurst and Adelaide in late September.
October 05, 2017

Feeding the 5,000 aims to bring Thanksgiving to the masses sustainably

For this mammoth event, Feeding the 5000, EDIT has linked up with George Brown’s Chef School and Second Harvest, the country’s largest food rescue charity (yes, it’s just how it sounds). This is the first time that F5K, a global initiative founded by Feedback Global, has occurred in Toronto.
October 03, 2017

First Look: Annabelle from the Lil’ Baci team offers fresh pasta on Davenport

Annabelle Pasta Bar, the newest addition to the family has opened just around the corner from BOB.
September 29, 2017

Grant van Gameren celebrates one year at Harry's with Parkdale Food Bank fundraiser

On Oct. 5, from noon until 4 p.m., Harry's Char Broiled restaurant will give away its Plain Jane burgers to hungry customers, who will be asked to make a donation to the Parkdale Community Food Bank in exchange.
September 27, 2017

Eat this Minute: ‘The Pile’ at Parkdale’s Tennessee Tavern

This quirky new Grant van Gameren haunt offers up a smorgasbord of eastern European fare.
September 25, 2017

Restaurant Review: Atlas is a boîte with bite

I continue to adore the food at Cava; Chabrol is a triumph of la cuisine française; and Atlas, their third resto, follows their model of both impeccable food and service.
September 25, 2017

McEwan Food Market this weekend at Shop at Don Mills

Surprisingly, it looks like gelato season has been extended until late September this year. So, with high temperatures forecasted to reach solidly into the 30s attendees at Mark McEwan’s farmers’ market this weekend will be happy to find that Death in Venice is one of the featured vendors.
September 21, 2017

Taste Test: Victor Barry helps pick the best options for pint-sized, plant-based eaters

We had chef Victor Barry of Piano Piano and the new restaurant Cancan — along with his two daughters, Sofie, age two, (left) and Charlotte, age three — sample the best kid-friendly vegan food from around Toronto.
September 19, 2017

First Look: Owner of popular Argentinian food truck opens Ama on Queen West

Sebastian Gallucci is no stranger to Toronto’s dining scene – it’s in his blood. His father, Sam Gallucci opened Toronto’s first Argentinian restaurant, Martin Fierro on College Street back in the 1970s. He’s blazed through the streets with his food truck, Che, and Ama is the continuation of his journey in bringing the “love and culture from Argentina to Toronto.”
September 18, 2017

First Look: Armenian food gets its turn in the spotlight at Mayrik on Bayview

Mayrik is Bayview’s new restaurant serving up Balkan and Caucasian cuisine with a focus on Armenian, Greek and Lebanese recipes. The restaurant is an homage to chef Seb Yacoubian’s mother, who passed away in a car accident.
September 14, 2017

The Billiard Room inside Casa Loma is now home to BlueBlood Steakhouse

Enter the splashy new BlueBlood Steakhouse, located in the castle’s Oak, Smoking and Billiard Rooms. It boasts a restored interior, the oldest wine cellar in town and some very handsome cuts of meat.
September 12, 2017

First Look: Mister Frenchy gives the Danforth a taste of Lyonnaise street food

Founders Youcef Boudouh and Mohamed Bordo are the first to bring a particular brand of French street food — born in big city suburbs mostly from North African immigrants — to Toronto.
September 11, 2017

Toronto gets in on the latest round of restaurant-worthy meal delivery services

There are plenty of great options in meal delivery services that will get you the nutrition you need; with all the flavour you want. Toronto entrepreneurs are leading the way with local additions to the list of options.
September 07, 2017

At the Bar: Revenge in a glass from Figures in Yorkville

Our pick is the villainous Maleficent ($19). Using the Angelina Jolie flick as inspiration, this inky black concoction conjures up revenge in a glass.
September 07, 2017