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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.

Where to get Iranian sweets in Tehranto

Posted by Christina Cheung / October 24, 2014

shirini sara torontoToronto's Iranian community has been coming to this bakery for years to stock up on exquisitely made Persian cookies and baklava along with French-style pastries and cakes. What began as a wildly successful pastry house in pre-Islamic Revolution Tehran - where Persian royalty used to place special orders for sweet treats - has continued to flourish and evolve in its Canadian home.

Read my profile of Shirini Sara Pastry House in the bakeries section.

Buca expands its empire with new Yorkville outpost

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 24, 2014

BucaThe long-awaited third location of Buca is now open in Yorkville. The menu of ingredient-driven Italian fare features its signature pizzas and pastas along with an expanded selection of premium seafood preparations.

Read my profile of Buca (Yorkville) in the restaurants section.

New Korean snack bar does top-notch Kimchi fries

Posted by Staff / October 23, 2014

Han Ba TangThis new Korean restaurant and bar has a host of playful dishes that build off of traditional ingredients. From tacos to old-school soups, the menu leans on bold combinations rather than convention. A case in point is their kimchi fries, which burst with heat and layers of fat-laden flavour. There some of the best the city has to offer.

Read my review of Han Ba Tang in the restaurants section.

New shop offers a wee taste of Britain

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / October 23, 2014

london calling torontoThis tiny, Union Jack-festooned shop stocks a healthy selection of imported, hard-to-find British snacks guaranteed to bring out the nostalgia in any expat. There's also a range of airport gift shop quality decor offerings featuring flags and "Keep Calm" parodies.

Read my profile of London Calling in the design section.

Toronto's newest takeout spot does seafood sandwiches

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 22, 2014

Little Fin TorontoThe same hospitality group behind The Chase Fish & Oyster and Colette have opened the doors to their much-anticipated take-out spot serving creative sandwiches stuffed with all sorts of seafood.

Find out more in my profile of Little Fin in the restaurants section.
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