April 25, 2014
April 24, 2014

Eat

First Look: Fat Pasha, a new Jewish-inspired restaurant from chef Anthony Rose

First Look: Fat Pasha, a new Jewish-inspired restaurant from chef Anthony Rose It was only around two years ago when Anthony Rose, fresh off his stint as chef at The Drake Hotel, announced an ambitious — some would say crazy — plan to open three new restaurants in Toronto.

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April 24, 2014

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First Draught: Worthington’s White Shield IPA

First Draught: Worthington’s White Shield IPA In North America, craft beer is becoming a widely popular trend, but writing about it can still feel like trying to push a frontier foreword. By contrast, in England where the Campaign for Real Ale (or CAMRA) has been advocating for traditional British beer since 1971, craft beer is the over-eager, new kid who laughs at his own jokes and talks too much about “attenuation” and “IBUs”.

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April 23, 2014

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Best of Toronto: Top bars for craft beer near the Rogers Centre

Best of Toronto: Top bars for craft beer near the Rogers Centre There is no joy in Craftbeersville. The Blue Jays have cancelled the arrangement that brought Steam Whistle to the Rogers Centre for the 2013 baseball season. But, do not despair my baseball and beer-loving friends, because while the Jays have been asleep at the switch over the past few years, bars and restaurants in the area have picked up the slack.

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April 23, 2014

Eat

Drink This: the Michelada Especial from Milagro

Drink This: the Michelada Especial from Milagro In Mexico, the Michelada goes hand-in-hand with hazy days on the beach. Here in Toronto, the afternoon cocktail of choice would have to be the Caesar, though both libations share more than just the partiality of daytime drinkers, boasting crimson colours, salted rims and a noteworthy heat (not to mention similar ingredients).

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April 22, 2014

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Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the pork knuckle sandwich from Red Sauce

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the pork knuckle sandwich from Red Sauce After shuttering Little Italy's beloved Acadia, Lindsay and Scott Selland turned the space into a beacon of Ital-Amer comfort food. At Red Sauce, simple, homey fare like mozza-plus-prosciutto shares an area code with blistered peppers — though it's the classic sandwiches that are the main draw.

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April 21, 2014

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Counter Culture: Mark McEwan announces plans and location for his new downtown gourmet food market

Counter Culture: Mark McEwan announces plans and location for his new downtown gourmet food market Celebrity chef Mark McEwan has announced plans to open a 5,000-square-foot gourmet food shop at the base of the Toronto-Dominion Centre in downtown Toronto across from Bymark—McEwan's upscale restaurant that's famous for its high-priced burger.

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April 21, 2014

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Kitchen Confidential: Mt. Pleasant sandwich shop’s offering is delicious, but maybe not nutritious

Kitchen Confidential: Mt. Pleasant sandwich shop’s offering is delicious, but maybe not nutritious At Sandoozles, the namesake sandwich carts 80 per cent of a day’s worth of fat and 109 per cent of daily sodium.

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April 18, 2014

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Weekly Toronto Restaurant Recap: Wahlburgers, Gourmet Gringos, Hanif Harji, Sam James and more

Weekly Toronto Restaurant Recap: Wahlburgers, Gourmet Gringos, Hanif Harji, Sam James and more Weekly restaurant recap rounds up the week’s Toronto restaurant news. In this edition: the latest from restaurateur Hanif Harji, news about Marky Mark’s Wahlburgers, Gourmet Gringos, Sam James opens another location, and more.

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April 18, 2014

Eat

Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: a full-bodied Portuguese wine

Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: a full-bodied Portuguese wine Encruzado is a grape grown in Portugal's Dão region.

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April 17, 2014

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First Look: Luckee, a new high-end dim sum restaurant from chef Susur Lee

First Look: Luckee, a new high-end dim sum restaurant from chef Susur Lee While dim sum will always be a part of Toronto’s collective unconscious, it seems to be having a bit of a moment these days. High-end chefs are getting into it, including the inimitable Susur Lee, who opened his highly anticipated Luckee at the SoHo Metropolitan Hotel earlier this month.

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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 pork knuckle sandwich from Red Sauce

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the pork knuckle sandwich from Red Sauce

After shuttering Little Italy's beloved Acadia, Lindsay and Scott Selland turned the space into a beacon of Ital-Amer comfort food. At Red Sauce, simple, homey fare like mozza-plus-prosciutto...

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the slow-roasted beef brisket from Black Camel

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the slow-roasted beef brisket from Black Camel

After a cruel, too-brief taste of spring, we're back to the melancholy-inducing snow. The answer to the mid-April blues, clearly, is found in one of Black Camel's sandwich offerings. Rosedale's...

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the fried bologna from Home of the Brave

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: the fried bologna from Home of the Brave

David Chang recently vowed that, of all things, a certain notorious schoolyard lunchmeat is the next hottest thing. "I'd put my chips on bologna," he stated in a GQ article. But, he doesn't mean...

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Rose's Recipes

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.

Secret Recipe: Soulful servings

Secret Recipe: Soulful servings

Ditch the fat-laden comfort foods of the season for a warm hug from one of these nutritious alternatives