August 1, 2014
August 1, 2014

Eat

Weekly Restaurant Recap: Burger battles, Parisian opulence in King West, no cheese steaks for Eg West, and more

Weekly Restaurant Recap: Burger battles, Parisian opulence in King West, no cheese steaks for Eg West, and more It's Friday, it's dinner time, and we've got the goods for you in terms of what's new, what's coming, and what's no longer to be in the local restaurant scene. Check out what's come down the pipe for T.O. foodies this past week.

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August 1, 2014

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Tony Aspler's Weekly Wine Pick: 2012 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc, an oaky, fruity white

Tony Aspler's Weekly Wine Pick: 2012 E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône Blanc, an oaky, fruity white Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne, Bourbolenc, Grenache Blanc together make a wine that's light straw in colour with a nose of white flowers and peaches.

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July 31, 2014

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Too Close To Call: Holy Chuck vs.The Lakeview

Too Close To Call: Holy Chuck vs.The Lakeview The iconic milkshake is reinventing itself as a crazy concoction with wacky ingredients. Which T.O. milkshake purveyor really knows how to shake things up? You choose.

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July 31, 2014

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First Draught: A wheat beer with pineapple from the land of hops

First Draught: A wheat beer with pineapple from the land of hops The case of legislative intoxication that struck North America in the early 20th century—otherwise known as Prohibition—may have been less severe in Canada than the US, but we are still dealing with the hangover.

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July 30, 2014

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Taste Test: Pie One On

Taste Test: Pie One On Joanne Yolles, creator of the famed Scaramouche coconut cream pie, joins Grant van Gameren in tasting the city's most scrumptious summer pies. Whose berries are the most bodacious? Find out here.

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July 30, 2014

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Drink This: The smokey, incendiary Black Mamba Margarita

Drink This: The smokey, incendiary Black Mamba Margarita While the Carbon Bar doesn't want to be typecast as a BBQ joint, its wood-fired proteins are doing quite the job of seducing meat lovers across town.

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July 29, 2014

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Counter Culture: Digging Fool's Gold at George Street Diner

Counter Culture: Digging Fool's Gold at George Street Diner The best days are when you can say you learned something, and we learned something today. For example, did you know that Fool's Gold was popularized by Elvis?

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July 29, 2014

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Toronto's Best Sandwiches: Le Ti Colibri's Bokit, a Creole favourite in the heart of the Market

Toronto's Best Sandwiches: Le Ti Colibri's Bokit, a Creole favourite in the heart of the Market Le Ti Colibri has been a Kensington favourite since it opened a couple years back. Creole cuisine has taken something of a back seat compared to other food from the Caribbean (we're looking at you, Jamaica) but this joint is helping to make a name for it.

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July 28, 2014

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Sneak Peek: French-style opulence at Colette Grand Cafe and Bakery

Sneak Peek: French-style opulence at Colette Grand Cafe and Bakery When The Chase Hospitality Group describes a forthcoming new property as "upscale," it's pretty safe to say they know what they're talking about.

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July 25, 2014

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Hogtown cuisine hits the global big time as Taste lands in Toronto

Hogtown cuisine hits the global big time as Taste lands in Toronto As a sign of our noteworthiness in the global food arena, foodie fest Taste made it to Toronto this year. Last night’s festivities ushered in the weekend-long fest which is bound to be a trip and a half for those passionate about all things pertaining to the culinary world.

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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: Me Va Me's classic falafel

Toronto's Best Sandwiches: Me Va Me's classic falafel

Until a few months back, Me Va Me was a bit of a Thornhill secret. The mini-chain recently set up camp in the heart of Hogtown and has been wooing downtowners with its Israeli eats ever since.

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...

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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.