August 20, 2014
August 20, 2014

Eat

First Look: Mamakas Taverna opens on Ossington

First Look: Mamakas Taverna opens on Ossington Mamakas Taverna, serving “elevated rustic” Greek fare, plans to raise the bar for the Toronto Mediterranean scene.

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August 20, 2014

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Counter Culture: Curtains for Yours Truly

Counter Culture: Curtains for Yours Truly September 2014 is going to be the last month for Yours Truly, the west end restaurant that's been redefining Toronto dining since 2011.

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August 19, 2014

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Counter Culture: Changes ahead for The Real Jerk?

Counter Culture: Changes ahead for The Real Jerk? Though unconfirmed, signs appearing on Kingston Road suggest that the beloved east end restaurant might have big, bold changes ahead.

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August 19, 2014

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Toronto's Best Sandwiches: Nguyen Huong's sub

Toronto's Best Sandwiches: Nguyen Huong's sub Before ‘banh mi’ was suffixed by ‘boys,’ the Vietnamese sub was a Chinatown cheap eat without a buzzy following on social media.

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August 18, 2014

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Duggan’s Brewpub Pops Up on Queen West

Duggan’s Brewpub Pops Up on Queen West Parkdale’s restaurant row can now claim to have its own brewpub. Duggan’s Parkdale Brewery hopes to be open regularly this fall.

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August 15, 2014

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Weekly Restaurant Recap: The smell of bread lingers less in the Market, Greek food on Ossington and more

Weekly Restaurant Recap: The smell of bread lingers less in the Market, Greek food on Ossington 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.

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August 15, 2014

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Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: Luxurious Drappier Carte D‘Or Brut champagne

Tony Aspler’s Weekly Wine Pick: Luxurious Drappier Carte D‘Or Brut champagne Why do we celebrate with champagne?

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August 14, 2014

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First Draught: Side Launch Wheat, the newest taste of a legacy

First Draught: Side Launch Wheat, the newest taste of a legacy Michael Hancock’s Bavarian weiss—formerly known as Denison’s Weissbier—has been renamed Side Launch Wheat, and while it has slipped to number three on RateBeer, it’s still a textbook example of the style.

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August 13, 2014

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Drink This: DaiLo’s midsummer delight, the Dark n’ Stormy

Drink This: DaiLo’s midsummer delight, the Dark n’ Stormy DaiLo's Dark n' Stormy possesses more warmth than the classic version and pairs beautifully with warm August nights.

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August 13, 2014

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Who, When, Where: The Chefs of the CNE, cooking up summer

Who, When, Where: The Chefs of the CNE, cooking up summer With the Canadian National Exhibition opening this Friday, August 15, we've taken a sampling of three CNE chefs, with details about where you can find them, when, and why they're at the CNE.

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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.