Monday, March 2, 2015Partly Cloudy -5°C

New seafood shop offers eel and limpet clams

Posted by Liora Ipsum / March 2, 2015

Honest Weight TorontoNewly opened in the Junction, this seafood counter and kitchen stocks seafood typically only available to restaurants - things like eel or lapas (limpet clams) that your average fishmonger is unlikely to carry. Not sure not to do with it? No worries - they'll cook it for you, too.

Read my profile of Honest Weight in the restaurant section.

Where to order extreme pizza in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / March 2, 2015

Mr. Mikes Pizza TorontoThis family-run pizza operation offers a truly innovative menu. On top of the usual favourites, the pizza selections include unusual, cross-cultural fusion pies such as jerk chicken, Mexican (topped with crushed tortilla chips), and even poutine.

Read my profile of Mr. Mike's in the restaurants section.

Bake shop does cookie sandwiches and salty-sweet bars

Posted by Sami Elfar / March 1, 2015

petal dustThis little shop, with its wide menu of sweet treats, aims to be Richmond Hill's friendly neighbourhood bakery. But they've got a few tricks up their sleeve that give plenty of GTA bakeries a run for their money, including their signature "salty millionaire" bars, cookie-and-icing sandwiches, and a rich variety of cupcake flavours.

Read my review of Petal Dust Bake Shop in the bakeries section.

Toronto's most hyped restaurant now open for business

Posted by Joshua Chong / February 28, 2015

bar ravalThe idiosyncratic sister spot to Bar Isabel has opened down the street in the former Teatro, serving pastries and coffee by day, and pintxo snacks and cocktails by night. Inside the 40-seat dining room, wrapped in sinuous wooden panelling, Grant van Gameren and his team are already turning out perfectly-judged small plates worth raving about.

Read my review of Bar Raval in the restaurants section.

Where to get a leg of house-cured wild boar in Toronto

Posted by Christina Cheung / February 27, 2015

Speducci MercattoThis butcher and grocery store might be tucked away in a mostly industrial area, but once you step inside it's like discovering a wonderland of Italian delicacies, include whole legs of wild boar that you can buy and keep at the store for regular shavings of meat each time you visit.

Read my profile of Speducci Mercatto in the grocery section.

Where to find homestyle Caribbean eats in Toronto

Posted by Libby Roach / February 27, 2015

simones torontoIf the bitter cold is getting to you, and there's no vacation in sight, this Caribbean restaurant on the Danforth may just have the cure to what ails you. The interior is quaint and homey, and dishes like roti and jerk chicken come in massive and beautifully-spiced portions.

Read my review of Simone's in the restaurants section.
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