Saturday, November 22, 2014Cloudy 1°C

Toronto has a new home brewing supply store

Posted by Sarah Ratchford / November 21, 2014

home brew torontoIf you've ever thought about making your own beer at home, this new Dundas West supply shop has everything you need to make that dream a reality. Owner Dave Crum was inspired to quit his job in banking and set up shop after making his own successful brews; now, he's doling out countless varieties of yeast and hops (and plenty of home-brewing know-how) to the city's amateur brewers.

Read my profile of Noble Hop in the grocery section.

Toronto gym has a Dragon Boat indoor paddling pool

Posted by Staff / November 20, 2014

indoor paddling poolJust because it's -10 C outside doesn't mean you have to stop rowing all winter. That's thanks to this training gym, which offers indoor training for dragon boat racers (complete with an indoor pool). On top of that, the 2000-square-foot facility also offers tons of other strength and conditioning equipment, giving visitors the flexibility to get in shape in countless different ways.

Read my profile of Afterburn Fitness in the fitness section.

King West gets a massive Italian restaurant & wine bar

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 19, 2014

Ovest Cucina TorontoWhat happens when an ex-Terroni chef teams up with ex-Buca GM? This new Italian kitchen on King West is the place to find out. Expect a seasonally-driven menu featuring local product while the wine list - 120 labels strong - is sourced direct from the motherland.

Read my profile of Ovest in the restaurants section.

Ex-Centro chef opens mysterious spot in old Unit space

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 18, 2014

Dandylion TorontoIt's easy to eat your way through the whole menu at this new bistro on West Queen West, where only three dishes per course are offered each night, many of which are hard to judge based on their menu descriptions (note: this is not a bad thing). There's an interesting beer list and select wine labels, but head elsewhere if you deem cocktails essential.

Read my profile of Dandylion in the restaurants section.

Kupfert & Kim expand with new vegan burger bar

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / November 18, 2014

kk food stand torontoIf you're one of the dozens of people who queue up daily in the PATH for Kupfert & Kim's wheatless, meatless bowls and salads, you'll want to take their new sister spot - and its substantial menu - for a spin. Head west underground to find a lineup of hearty, savoury tacos and vegan burgers (on house-made, gluten-free buns) that the original just didn't have the kitchen space to produce - along with some truly delectable desserts, smoothies and breakfast treats.

Read my profile of K&K Food Stand in the restaurants section.

Citywide gym chain offers MMA, Muay Thai training

Posted by Staff / November 17, 2014

ultimate martial arts torontoThis chain of martial arts gyms brings Muay Thai and MMA training to all corners of the GTA, including this location at Yonge and Eglinton. Though their classes make for a serious workout, the training is friendly to all skill levels, with an attentive approach from training staff - even in group classes - that sets them apart from the pack.

Read my profile of Ultimate Martial Arts in the fitness section.
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