July 23, 2014
July 22, 2014

Eat

First Look: Pai, a Northern Thai restaurant in the entertainment district

First Look: Pai, a Northern Thai restaurant in the entertainment district 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.

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July 21, 2014

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National Hot Dog Day returns to Fancy Franks

National Hot Dog Day returns to Fancy Franks Since 2013, Fancy Franks has brought the city free hot dogs while supporting Sick Kids. Owner Angelo Economopolous hopes this year will be the tastiest, most popular, and most successful event yet—all for the children.

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July 21, 2014

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Momofuku's David Chang on setting up shop in Toronto and headlining Taste of Toronto this month

Momofuku's David Chang on setting up shop in Toronto and headlining Taste of Toronto this month Culinary superstar sounds off on the city’s new Taste of Toronto festival, our burgeoning dining scene and why bologna sandwiches will rock your world in 2014

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July 18, 2014

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Weekly Toronto Restaurant Recap: El Furniture Warehouse, Tutti Pizzeria, Lobster Monster and more

Weekly Toronto Restaurant Recap: El Furniture Warehouse, Tutti Pizzeria, Lobster Monster and more Here’s the weekly roundup of restaurant news. El Furniture Warehouse has finally made its way to the Annex while there's a new pizzeria coming to Yorkville and an eccentric lobster restaurant in the offing near Yonge and Lawrence.

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July 18, 2014

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Tony Aspler's Weekly Wine Pick: A crisp, perfumed Torrontés to welcome the dog days of summer

Tony Aspler's Weekly Wine Pick: A crisp, perfumed Torrontés to welcome the dog days of summer Embrace the dog days of summer with a highly perfumed Torrontés grape, an Argentine specialty and one of the most seductive of wines.

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July 17, 2014

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Evergreen Brick Works hosts a celebrity chef infused rodeo and BBQ this fall

Evergreen Brick Works hosts a celebrity chef infused rodeo and BBQ this fall Evergreen Brick Works conjures up a lot of bucolic images but their aiming to go full-on rustic this fall with the Urban Rodeo and BBQ as their annual fundraiser.

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July 17, 2014

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First Draught: A Sour, Salty Beer

First Draught: A Sour, Salty Beer A late arrival to the LCBO's summer class of 2014 brings delicious pairing options and a zesty, citrus finish.

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July 17, 2014

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First Look: The Ossington Stop

First Look: The Ossington Stop 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.

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July 16, 2014

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Drink This: the Ume Yuzu Mojito from Shibui Robata Bar

Drink This: the Ume Yuzu Mojito from Shibui Robata Bar Shibui Robata Bar, located in the hub of the Entertainment District, is making a case for a previously overlooked Japanese style of cooking: robata. Fittingly, the cocktails selection is given a Japanese twist.

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July 15, 2014

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Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the grilled chicken banh mi from Nam Sandwich Shop

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the grilled chicken banh mi from Nam Sandwich Shop Until recently, most folks didn’t head west of Chinatown to grab a banh mi. Now fans of Vietnam’s most recognized sandwich need not hoof it over to the city centre to get their fix. Nam Sandwich Shop, sitting pretty at the southern end of Trinity Bellwoods, is a new eatery turning out a compact selection of banh mis.

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Restaurant Reviews

T.O.'s Top Cheap Eats

Cheap Eat of the Week: the cupcakes from Desmond & Beatrice

Cheap Eat of the Week: the cupcakes from Desmond & Beatrice

’Tis the season.. for birthday parties, engagement parties, friends’ bachelorette parties and soon to come, holiday parties. Sure, you could be that friend who brings the veggies and dip or...

Cheap Eat of the Week: the mango pudding from Tracy Dessert

Cheap Eat of the Week: the mango pudding from Tracy Dessert

Growing up at a Chinese dinner table, dessert was always a hard sell. The go-to for most restaurants is a red bean soup. Beans? For dessert? You’re furrowing your brow skeptically and my...

Cheap Eat of the Week: the kothu roti from Saffron Spice Kitchen

Cheap Eat of the Week: the kothu roti from Saffron Spice Kitchen

The next time you take a stroll along Queen West during lunch, try not to be enticed by the delicious, exotic aroma of traditional Sri Lankan fare wafting from Saffron Spice Kitchen (hint: it's...

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T.O. Taste Test

Wine Finds

Uncorking the top spring wine releases

Best pound-for-pound plonk for less than $20

Five-star wines that are easy on the wallet

Palate-pleasing Chardonnay has legs from here to ya-ya

Chile out: five great February buys

These bottles offer bang for buck

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T.O.'s Best Sandwiches

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the grilled chicken banh mi from Nam Sandwich Shop

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the grilled chicken banh mi from Nam Sandwich Shop

Until recently, most folks didn’t head west of Chinatown to grab a banh mi. Now fans of Vietnam’s most recognized sandwich need not hoof it over to the city centre to get their fix. Nam...

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the decadent Reuben from The Hogtown Cure

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the decadent Reuben from The Hogtown Cure

As legend goes, the Reuben came about in 1914 when Charlie Chaplin’s famished leading lady trounced into a restaurant and demanded a huge sandwich from the owner’s son. His name, of course, was...

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the meatball from Drake One Fifty

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the meatball from Drake One Fifty

The original Drake’s younger (and classier) sibling, perched in the heart of the financial district, is now offering a weekly sandwich. A rotating roster of the so-called Side Door Special will...

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Rose's Recipes

Chef's Secret: Rose and Sons' Anthony Rose offers up the recipe for his bodacious BLT

Chef's Secret: Rose and Sons' Anthony Rose offers up the recipe for his bodacious BLT

Anthony Rose’s unique twist on the classic

Secret Recipe: Go ahead, indulge

Secret Recipe: Go ahead, indulge

From the first day of December to the new year, we love to eat non-stop! Here are some of my favourite holiday desserts that are sweet, delicious, decadent — yet lighter in calories and fat.