Weekly Restaurant Recap rounds up the week’s Toronto restaurant news. In this edition: a popular Queen West brunch destination expands, Jamie Kennedy’s return to dinner service, and a new barbecue spot gets ready to open in the east end.
Spanish sparkling wine made by the champagne method is called Cava. The wine has a yeasty, nutty nose; it’s medium-bodied and bone dry on the palate with a lemony, chalky finish. Great value.
What would happen if two cowboy-themed bars opened up simultaneously in Toronto? Would the space-time continuum implode? We’ll soon find out, because two new saloons — Boots & Bourbon and Rock ‘n’ Horse — hosted their grand opening parties on Wednesday.
With the holiday season now in full swing, chances are those with a sweet tooth (or two) are busy rifling through a mental checklist of desserts to make over the holidays. Giada De Laurentiis’ recipe for chia seed pudding is a snippet of dessert for breakfast.
Craft beer in Ontario is changing at such a quick pace that it sometimes takes an outside perspective to judge our progress. Conversations with beer enthusiasts from other provinces often focus on Amsterdam’s Tempest Imperial Stout as an example of an Ontario beer that they wish could get more of.
For Anthony Rose, of Rose and Sons and buzzy back-patio barbecue joint Big Crow, cooking is about more than putting food on a plate - the experience of preparing it is of equal importance.
The Emerson, part of the Blansdowne restaurant renaissance, just turned one. A narrow storefront belies its cavernous interior, which boasts all the hipster-approved fixings: fussball up front, bearded staff rocking whimsical bow ties, and comforting eats that are nostalgic with a twist.
When Matty Matheson added the burger to the menu at Parts and Labour, he had no idea that it was about to become the most popular kid in school. The much revered duet of meat and bun ended up being labeled the city’s best burger on Burger Wars. After that, there was only one thing to do: open a burger joint.
There are people in this world who like their food with the volume turned up. Maybe their marriage sucks. Or they’re on a really boring date. Or they’re out with an old friend out of obligation and there’s nothing left to say. Diners in any of these situations might really enjoy dinner at the Drake Hotel’s new extension of its brand (as they say on their website).
Weekly Restaurant Recap rounds up the week’s Toronto restaurant news. In this edition: a popular College St. bakery plans to expand, a new restaurant serving Aztec food installs Canada’s first-ever kombucha tap, and a Kensington taco joint closes its doors.