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New midtown pizzeria turns out pies in three minutes

Posted by Christina Cheung / January 30, 2015

180 secondi torontoIs artisanal fast food an oxymoron? Decide for yourself at this new Yonge and St. Clair eatery, where they churn out made-to-order, customized pizzas, cooked in a stone hearth oven in 180 seconds flat (give or take a few). Using high-quality ingredients and painstakingly developed techniques, these thin-crust pies might just be a good argument against the old saying that good food takes time.

Read my profile of 180 Secondi in the restaurants section.

Toronto gets a new Armenian pizzeria

Posted by Liora Ipsum / January 29, 2015

Mamajoun TorontoArmenian flatbreads topped with minced meat, za'taar and red pepper paste are the house specialties at this takeout counter in Scarborough. Have lahmajoun folded into sandwiches or topped like an American pizza -- you can't go wrong here. Everything tastes delicious and nothing costs more than 10 bucks.

Read my profile of Mamajoun in the restaurants section.

New So-Cal inspired spot does snacks and brunch

Posted by Christina Cheung / January 28, 2015

del ray torontoThe menus are short at this new Southern California-themed bar on Queen West, but the offerings sure are interesting. Play the Russian roulette of spicy eats by ordering a Sweet Hand of the Devil, or try the stuffed French toast for weekend brunch with fillings that change up every weekend - peanut butter and bacon, anyone?

Read my profile of Del Ray in the restaurants section.

Parkdale gets its own used record shop

Posted by Colin Gillespie / January 27, 2015

parkdale record shopAfter months of existing in pop-up kiosks around Parkdale, this fledgling record store has found some permanent digs. They're now the neighbourhood's only record shop (before they came around, record-shoppers had to trek east to Rotate This) -- but if that's not enough cause for celebration, their prices on used records are among some of the lowest in town.

Read my profile of Parkdale Platters in the services section.

Queen West club mixes cozy chairs with bottle service

Posted by Martha Stortz / January 26, 2015

queen west clubQueen West Italian spot The Good Son has a little brother who loves to party. Head upstairs and down the narrow hallway, and you'll find a trashed-mansion decor scheme, some thirst-quenching cocktails, a wide selection of bottle-service options, and a DJ-fueled dance floor. If you don't like your nightclubs to feel too "clubby," this is the spot for you.

Reaad my profile of Wayward in the bars section.

Is this the best Middle Eastern food in the GTA?

Posted by Liora Ipsum / January 25, 2015

Sababa TorontoMiddle Eastern food emerged as a a major trend in Toronto over the last year, but long before our current obsession took hold, this restaurant, take-out counter and grocer was already serving up some of the city's best falafel, chicken shawarma and hummus. I've been patronizing this restaurant longer than any other in the city, and I'm always happy to return. Let me tell you why.

Read my profile of Sababa in the restaurants section.
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