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The Best Danishes in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / April 23, 2014

danish torontoThe best Danishes in Toronto are made, like other viennoiserie pastries, with a laminated yeast-leavened dough that turns flaky and airy, like a puff pastry. Finding that perfect combination of flour, yeast, milk, eggs and the ever-important butter is what marks a truly stellar Danish from an average one: The effect should be a fluffy flakiness and buttery taste, but not overly sweet. In North America, the Danish is most often topped with fruit, custard or sweet baker's cheese, while in the native Denmark, chocolate, jam and marzipan are used.

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Long awaited bar finally opens on Dundas West

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / April 23, 2014

studio bar torontoAfter an extensive delay and battle with neighbours over noise complaints, this long awaited bar on Dundas West has finally officially opened its doors. Expect art shows, dance parties, and plenty of live music.

Read my profile of Studio Bar in the bars section.
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Eglinton favourite dishes out baked goods and lunches

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / April 22, 2014

eglinton west bakeryThis bakery and cafe located near Eglinton and Avenue does it all. In addition to breads, cakes, pies, squares, cookies and muffins that draw rave reviews from locals, it does a brisk business in lunches, including ready-made soups, stews, and a well-stocked salad bar - all within a homey, whimsical atmosphere.

Read my profile of Phipps Bakery Cafe in the Baked Goods section.
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The Best Butcher Shops in Toronto

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / April 21, 2014

butcher shops torontoThe best butcher shops in Toronto have elevated the traditional methods of preparing meat. Gone are the grocery-store Styrofoam and reams of cellophane enclosing dubious cuts sold with little regard to origin, farmer, or flavour. The best butcher shops employ curious, courteous staff who know how to break down sides, age meat properly, and achieve specific cuts, carving in ever-increasing increments to get the slice or chop or wing you want.

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Sam James opens fourth location on Ossington

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / April 17, 2014

sam james ossingtonSam James Coffee Bar's combination of high-quality brew, basic snacks and unusual environments is, clearly, a winning formula. The fourth addition to the Sam James family just opened at Queen and Ossington in a tall, slim, starkly monochromatic space; it's basic and beautiful, and so is the coffee.

Read my review of Sam James (Ossington) in the cafes section.
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Fantastic cakes are the specialty at new Bathurst bakery

Posted by Erinn Beth Langille / April 15, 2014

cake torontoDupont and Bathurst locals have a new place to drown their sugar cravings. The cakes (and the cupcakes!) at this bakery on Bathurst are both gorgeous and delicious. They also serve all manner of pastries, tarts and other sweet treats - though some of them may pale in comparison to the cakes.

Read my review of Sugary Swirls in the Bakery section.
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