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Raspberries at Leaside’s brew house

December 13, 2017

First Look: Alberta’s CRAFT Beer Market brings their 160-deep beer selection to Yonge and Adelaide

Taps are pouring at the first Ontario location of CRAFT Beer Market. Originally from Calgary, the two-storey restaurant has set up shop at Yonge and Adelaide.
December 12, 2017

First Look: Patrick Kriss’s Spadina restaurant family expands with the opening of Aloette

Chef Patrick Kriss, the man behind Alo, one of Toronto (and arguably Canada’s) hottest restaurants, has opened Aloette at Queen and Spadina. You’ll be glad to know you won’t have to wait months for a reservation because the new sister restaurant operates on a “first come, first served” basis.
December 05, 2017

Best new restaurateur in America is Torontonian Janet Zuccarini

Janet Zuccarini has made plenty of waves around T.O. thanks to her knack for stellar restaurants. Since opening Yorkville’s Trattoria Nervosa back in ’96, she’s added Gusto 101, Pai, Kiin and, most recently, Chubby’s to her Rolodex of restos.
December 05, 2017

First Look: Toronto gets a taste of neo-Neapolitan pizza

As of today, Toronto has a new downtown source for pizza with a niche, Naples-meets-New-York pedigree.
December 01, 2017

Grant van Gameren’s Tennessee Tavern hosts a pierogi eating contest for a good cause

Last Sunday, restaurant impresario Grant van Gameren (Bar Isabel, Bar Raval, Harry’s Charbroiled, El Rey, Tennessee Tavern) kicked off the holiday season with a two-for-one celebration. In tandem with his Coats for Cocktails event — a donation of a winter coat got revellers a cocktail on the house — van Gameren also hosted Toronto’s first annual pierogi-eating contest at Tennessee Tavern.
November 28, 2017

First Look: Mary Be Kitchen brings whole food and coffee to Yonge and St. Clair

Midtown has a new restaurant dishing up “soul food”. No, not the jerk chicken or stewed oxtail variety but “whole food for the soul.” A lawyer and sometime food blogger Sarah Huggins and her partner are behind the new Mary Be, located at Yonge and St. Clair.
November 27, 2017

Restaurant Review: Chef Craig Harding knows how to dress up the simple stuff at La Palma

November 27, 2017

First Look: Cheesecake Factory gives diehard fans a local outpost at Yorkdale Shopping Centre

Whether overtly or just secretly, Torontonians are buzzing with excitement for The Cheesecake Factory’s Canadian debut at Yorkdale Mall on November 21, 2017.
November 21, 2017

Thornhill deli gets new life at Yonge and St. Clair as Zelden’s Deli and Desserts

Irene and Shelley Zelden recently opted to return to their roots with Zelden’s Deli and Desserts.
November 20, 2017

Eat This Minute: Yonge ’n’ Blythwood’s newest resident Koek Koek is both healthful and stylish

Bowls are another main draw. The Obi Wan Bulgogi ($15) has been the top seller to date. (We’re pretty sure that name has helped steer its path to popularity.) Beginning with a bed of black rice, the meal-in-a-bowl is loaded up with purple cabbage, roasted broccolini and a poached egg.
November 14, 2017

First Look: Howard Dubrovsky returns to Toronto restaurants with Bar Sybanne

It seems Toronto restaurateurs are still enamored with Mediterranean cuisine and Ossington Avenue. The latest addition is Bar Sybanne in the former home of Yours Truly, near the intersection with Dundas West.
November 13, 2017

Legalization could lift mental health stigma and allow the use of CBD oil

Ideas perpetuated through prohibition have given birth to the “stoner” image and also led to the widespread acceptance that THC, one of the psychoactive components in cannabis, will cause schizophrenia. This notion has kept dozens of researchers from exploring the anti-psychotic potential of cannabidiol (CBD), another cannabis compound that is non-psychoactive and shows promise in treatment of psychosis.
November 13, 2017

Taste of Iceland brings a nordic preview to Toronto this weekend

Taste of Iceland returns to the city in full force this year; hosted by Iceland Naturally. The four-day long festival hopes to inspire Torontonians to soak up the Nordic country’s cuisine, music, film and literature. Iceland is full of enchanting natural wonders, beauty and creativity - but if you’ve yet to visit the breathtaking land, fear not, they’re conveniently setting up (temporary) digs in the heart of downtown Toronto with numerous engaging and informative events — many of which are free.
November 10, 2017

Taste Test: Mark McEwan picks Toronto’s best high-end hamburger

McEwan introduced the Bymark burger 15 years ago. It contains brie de meaux, shaved truffle and grilled porcini mushrooms.
November 06, 2017

Legendary Midtown restaurateur Roberto Martella to be celebrated at special dinner

On Nov. 6, Franco and Barbara Prevedello are hosting a special dinner at Villa Colombo to celebrate Martella and recognize the contributions he has made to dining and culture in the city. TVO broadcast personality Steve Paikin will act as emcee for the evening.
November 03, 2017

First Look: Poor Romeo is an all-American snack bar with craft beer on Gerrard East

Gerrard East has become a hot spot in the east end for new restaurants with up-and-coming chefs. Andy Wilson, executive chef of Pinkerton’s Snack Bar (an anchor on the strip) is now a first-time restaurateur with Poor Romeo, just across the street.
November 02, 2017

Partners in love, life and food

November 01, 2017

New Buca restaurant coming to Yonge and St. Clair

King Street Food Company will be opening a new Buca restaurant at the northwest corner of Yonge and St. Clair.
November 01, 2017

First Look: Bacchanal has all the elements of an old-school French bistro

Luke Donato, executive chef and co-owner of the newly opened Bacchanal, is no stranger to fine dining. He graduated from the French Culinary Institute in New York City and worked in some of Toronto’s finest restaurants such as North 44, Ortolan and most recently as sous chef at Campagnolo.
October 31, 2017