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Eat & Drink / September 15, 2014 / Comments (17)

Queen St. restaurant puts its own reviews on t-shirts

banu

Over the past decade, Banu has doled out innumerable Persian meals on Queen West and given way to a sister spot, Kadbanu. They've also racked up their share of reviews; like any veteran restaurant, they've had the glowing, the middling, the snarky, and the downright incoherent. To commemorate their 10-year...

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Music / September 15, 2014 / Comments (11)

Hamilton street fest bulges with bands & food trucks

Supercrawl

Four days of music, art installations, vendors, and food trucks galore swarmed James Street North in Hamilton this past weekend for Supercrawl 2014. Steeltown music fans packed in to see Charles Bradley, Antibalas, Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens, The Arkells and many more on stage, while festival-goers and art-lovers...

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Best of Toronto / September 15, 2014 / Comments (12)

The Best Dosa in Toronto

Dosa Toronto

The best dosa in Toronto are not concentrated in the downtown core. In fact, you'll find the fermented rice and urad dal (black lentil) crepes spread thin across the GTA at South Indian restaurants from Mississauga to Scarborough. For the uninitiated, the South Indian staple consists of crepes, often painted...

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Eat & Drink / September 15, 2014 / Comments (8)

20 shots of meat, dumplings & dancing at Ukraine Fest

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Toronto's annual Ukrainian Festival went down this weekend in Bloor West Village. The event served as both a celebration of Ukrainian culture in Toronto and an opportunity to draw attention to the freedom movement back home. Thousands crowded Bloor St. between Jane and Glendowynne Rd., indulging in a variety of...

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Announcements / September 15, 2014

Upscale diner opens on the fringes of East Chinatown

Saturday Dinette

Taking over the former site of Hammersmith's, this newly opened diner on Gerrard has ditched the deep fryer in favour of a wholesome line-up of pot pies, liver and onions, and burgers with smashed potatoes and candied plantains on the side. Read my profile of Saturday Dinette in the restaurant...

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Sports & Play / September 15, 2014 / Comments (14)

Pan Am Games tickets go on sale today in Toronto

Pan Am Games Toronto

Pan Am Games tickets go on sale today in Toronto, but don't worry if you're not online right at 10am. Ticket sales are by request rather than first come, first served. The request period extends until October 6th. During the period, organizers can determine the level of interest in each...

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Fashion & Style / September 15, 2014

Street Style: U of T vs Ryerson vs OCADU

street style toronto

Toronto's downtown campuses, with their diverse specialties and architectural personalities, are brimming with their own distinct student styles: polished and collegiate at U of T, fashion- and function-forward at Ryerson, and out-there and artistic at OCADU. In honour of back-to-school season, I paid a visit to each higher-learning institution to...

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Saturday Dinette is a modern take on the classic diner - though here, the deep fryer has been retired, while hearty comfort foods still reign supreme. Chef/owner Suzanne Barr adds...

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Petite Nuage moved into one of those cute blue shipping containers on Dundas and filled it with equally sweet things. The most prominent are the macarons and crème puffs, but...

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Branca is an Argentinian grillhouse located on Dundas West at Lansdowne, well past the bustling stretch of new restaurants extending westward from Ossington. It's easily identified by three-foot letters that...

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Bloomer's is Toronto's newest addition to an ever-growing crop of bakeries catering to local vegans. Owners Kelly Sprague and Alex Dodd first cultivated their talents at Live Food Bar on...

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