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Now you can eat bone marrow pizza in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / March 31, 2015

bone marrow pizza torontoOne of Toronto's oldest restaurants has been given a major makeover from top to bottom. Gone, too, is the uninspiring menu of the past, replaced instead with an inventive nose-to-tail program from Feasting Room chef Noah Goldberg. The menu will change with the seasons - but a few standbys, like rarebit with worcestershire pearls and bone marrow pizza, will be staying put.

Read my profile of Peter Pan Bistro in the restaurant section.

How does the new Famous Laffa location stack up?

Posted by Liora Ipsum / March 30, 2015

Famous Laffa TorontoFamous Laffa is expanding, and this newest outpost is the first non-Kosher franchised location to open. Fans of the original will find all their favourites, though I'll caution that they're taking some liberties with the menus and the results aren't as consistent as at the original.

Read my review of Famous Laffa (Yonge St.) in the restaurants section.

New cafe and bistro does hearty salads and sandwiches

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / March 29, 2015

blackbird bistro torontoYou might have noticed something different at the former Rustic Owl cafe: An updated look, some new grilled sandwiches and salads, later opening hours, a slowly-expanding dinner menu. (Oh, yeah, and a new name.) They're still brewing up lattes and offering snacks, but if you're looking for something a little more substantial, this could be a great place to perch yourself.

Read my profile of Blackbird Bistro in the restaurants section.

New bar does absinthe, po'boys and live blues

Posted by Christina Cheung / March 28, 2015

fat city blues torontoA brand-new New Orleans-themed eatery and bar is hoping to break their College St. address's unlucky streak with a magic formula: Heavily deep-fried NOLA favourites (including battered gator po'boys), an absinthe menu, and a lineup of live jazz and blues in an intimate setting. Sounds like a recipe for a pretty good party to me.

Read my profile of Fat City Blues in the restaurants section.

Canadian interior design hotspot gets a new home

Posted by Jenna King / March 27, 2015

made king east torontoAfter nine years on Dundas West, this long-running decor shop is making a fresh start, moving to new digs on King East. Over the past decade, they've built up a solid product roster that features some of Canada's most cutting-edge makers and designers - a focus that brings a much-needed local touch to the area.

Read my profile of the King East location of MADE in the design section.

Revamped Toronto nightclub does great pat-downs

Posted by Martha Stortz / March 27, 2015

bloke torontoThis King West club recently received some upgrades, going from a nightclub and supper club to a full-blown party venue. It sticks to the usual entertainment district guidelines - loud music, bottle service, leather booths - though the staff and the crowd just might stand between you and a good time.

Read my profile of Bloke in the bars section.
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