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Toronto gets a new restaurant slinging Thai street food

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 30, 2014

Nana Restaurant TorontoMore than a year in the making, this new hub for Thai street food is finally open and serving up crispy fried chicken, fried rice and rich noodle soups. We checked it out on opening week, and while the food is good, we left so thirsty.

Read my profile of Nana in the restaurants section.

Veteran stylist opens up his own Bloor St. salon

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / October 30, 2014

Trevor Odho TorontoAfter doing stints at a few of Toronto's best-loved hair salons, including Day and Night and John Steinberg, a Toronto stylist has poured his 12 years of experience (and a whole lot of renovating elbow grease) into his own brand-new space on Bloor. He's bringing a whole lot of expertise with him - including a deft hand at dye jobs and some barbering skills (with the vintage chairs to match).

Read my profile of Trevor Odho Salon in the fashion section.

Pape Village has a new neighbourhood coffee shop

Posted by Christina Cheung / October 29, 2014

goat coffee torontoA new indie coffee shop has taken over a former Cash for Life in Pape Village, giving the area a much-needed boost of caffeine. They also offer healthy and hearty fare like lentil soup, beet salads and grilled chicken sandwiches that are all made in-house. (Oh, and the coffee is pretty great too.)

Read my profile of Goat Coffee Co. in the cafes section.

Portuguese spot revamped with menu of Jewish classics

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 27, 2014

Essen TorontoA short lived Portuguese restaurant has recently been overhauled and reopened as a new eatery featuring the hallmarks of home-style Jewish cuisine. With a week-round lunch menu and nightly dinner service featuring family style plates, the mission at this new place is make sure no one leaves hungry.

Read my profile of Essen in the restaurant section.

Ryerson opens art gallery at the Gladstone

Posted by Jess Carroll / October 26, 2014

Ryerson GladstoneFormerly known as the I.M.A. Gallery, this student run centre from Ryerson relocated from 80 Spadina to the old Art Bar space at the Gladstone Hotel earlier this year. The idea is to get more eyes on the work of students in the Image Arts program, which focuses on film, new media, and photography. Not only does the location capitalize on the remaining West Queen West arts scene, but on the programming of the Gladstone itself, which has become even more of an arts hub with this new addition.

Read my review of Ryerson Artspace at the Gladstone in the galleries section.

The Danforth gets a slick new gastropub

Posted by Christina Cheung / October 25, 2014

the borough pubPeople want to know where their food is coming from these days, and this new gastropub on the East Danforth is more than happy to share its sources. It's not just the beautifully presented (and delicious) British comfort food here that makes full use of locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, but also the libations, from Ontario craft beers and wines to cocktails made with small-batch spirits and bitters.

Read my profile of The Borough in the restaurants section.
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