July 2014

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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.


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.

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.


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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Weekly Toronto Restaurant Recap: Montecito, Tinto Bar De Tapas, Jellyfish flavoured ice cream and more

Here’s the weekly roundup of restaurant news. Montecito is in the soft-opening phase, there's a new tapas place to try in Leaside and a lot of new places popping up along Pape.

Tony Aspler's Weekly Wine Pick: The 2013 Winzer Krems Grüner Veltliner, an Austrian delight for any palette

This crisply-dry, light-bodied grape is fast becoming a favourite.