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First Look: Skippa is the new sushi spot on Harbord run by a Kaji alumnus

Skippa, which is Bajan for “skipper” a colloquial for “captain” is an appropriate name for Harbord Street’s new sushi spot. It occupies the space that was formerly the Roxton.
August 17, 2017

Eat This Minute: One hundred layers of delicious at La Palma

“They made lasagna a lot in the style of southern Italy,” Harding says, noting that the south uses a red sauce while the north uses white sauce. With his nonna’s classic dish as a foundation, chef transformed it into a deep-dish, indulgent 100-layer lasagna. “What I’ve done is tried to combine the best of both worlds,” he says.
August 17, 2017

Too Close to Call: CNE bugs & DuWest worms

Jiminy Cricket! Bug Bistro dishes out bug tacos and beetle smoothies at the Ex, while Cookie Martinez serves cricket empanadas and silkworm spoons. We find out who’s the real bugaboo.
August 14, 2017

First Look: King Taps lands in First Canadian Place with 72 beers on tap

King Taps, the massive beer-focussed restaurant and bar in the financial district is finally open.
August 10, 2017

Restoronto: Toronto's food news including the return of Claudio Aprile

Summer is here (we think?), and Toronto’s resto scene has been peppered with some fresh finds.
August 08, 2017

First Look: b.good opens their fifth GTA location near Yonge and Eg

For a corporate, fast-casual food counter that has aggressively expanded (five locations in the GTA, opened in the last two years), b.good is not afraid of showing their patrons how the proverbial sausage is made. Portraits hang on the wall in their recently opened Yonge and Eglinton outpost of smiling farmers in lush fields.
August 01, 2017

Taste Test: King of the cob, Mark McEwan picks the best all-dressed corn

It’s harvest time in Ontario, so we asked chef Mark McEwan to sample the city’s best known purveyors of Mexican street corn — or elotes. Whose kernels rule supreme? Read on to find out.
August 01, 2017

First Look: Kū-kŭm Kitchen combines Indigenous Canadian and French cuisines

Toronto is experiencing a renaissance for indigenous cuisine. The new midtown spot Kū-kŭm Kitchen is just one of the restaurants (along with Nish Dish) to lead that cause.
July 31, 2017

Mexico meets Japan

July 26, 2017

Madame Boeuf and Flea, a new eatery like no other

At Madame Boeuf and Flea it’s all backyard party, all the time. The newest arm of the Anthony Rose empire — squirelled away behind Bar Begonia — is dotted with picnic tables, retro concert posters (Grateful Dead, anyone?) and, let’s be honest, a patron or two looking to get their late afternoon drank on.
July 25, 2017

Sixteen restaurants sign on to cook regional Italian food for 2nd Giro d'Italia

This weekend is the kickoff for the second installment of Giro d'Italia, Toronto's now semi-annual Italian Restaurant Week. This is a sort of thematic, focused Summerlicious that involves 16 local establishments each producing a prix fixe menu based on the cuisine from a specific Italian region.
July 21, 2017

First Look: Wong’s offers a pan-Asian take on ice cream to east-end neighbourhood

Toronto’s love for ice cream lives on, from the charcoal variety to the confection-topped kind we just can’t get enough. Cue Wong’s Ice Cream, located at Gerrard and Broadview.
July 20, 2017

Estia lacks the direction needed to compete at the top level in Yorkville

Estia is a spot with Mediterranean-style fish and seafood cooked in a wood-fired oven.
July 19, 2017

At the Bar: Inspired cocktails at Momo San, the new Japanese hot spot

At Baldwin Village’s Momo San, things have been bustling. Still shy of the actual grand opening, the in-demand Japanese eatery has had all the queues since opening shop early this May.
July 18, 2017

First Look: Copetin by Claudio Aprile opens in the former home of Origin King East

Claudio Aprile wears many hats — that of restaurateur and celebrity chef, to name two. But perhaps a phoenix rising from the ashes is another apt description for the chef who closed both Colborne Lane and Origin and now returns with Copetín at King East and Church.
July 17, 2017

Taste Paris in North York on Bastille Day

July 14, 2017

From deli to Dirty Bird, unconventional options for wedding catering in Toronto

For these couples, it helps that the private catering business is booming among their favourite fast-casual or just fast-food restaurants. Whether couples are looking for a late-night dancefloor snack break or a whole-hog backyard barbecue bonanza, these casual standbys are ready to make a memorable day even more delicious.
July 13, 2017

First Look: Café Cancan continues Victor Barry’s affair with Harbord Street

Victor Barry seems to have a love affair with Harbord Street. First, he shuttered Splendido for Piano Piano earlier last year. Now, he’s back with Café Cancan, a French bistro that occupies the former Harbord Room space.
July 10, 2017

First Look: La Palma brings a taste of Venice Beach to Dundas West

Craig Harding and Alexandra Hutchison, the duo behind Campagnolo have partnered with Mercatto on a new venture called La Palma. It’s in the old Café Brasiliano space across Dundas from their existing restaurant.
July 04, 2017

Restaurant Review: Canis on Queen West fixes the prix fixe for Joanne Kates

Choice aplenty at this fastidious Queen West resto makes for fab multi-course menus.
July 04, 2017