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The Best Pakistani Restaurants in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 25, 2015

pakistani restaurants torontoThe best Pakistani restaurants in Toronto deal in complex curries, flavourful rice dishes, succulent char-grilled kebabs and the other staples of the South Asian diet. Menus at these eateries share similarities with cuisines from neighbouring India and Afghanistan - while many are also regionally specific and marvellously distinct and diverse.

Here are the best Pakistani restaurants in Toronto.

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Eat & Drink

Buster Rhino's set to open first Toronto smokehouse

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 25, 2015

buster rhinos torontoBuster Rhino's is already renowned for its championship barbecue served at rib festivals across Ontario, and at brick and mortar locations in Whitby and Oshawa. Now, the smokehouse is set to open its first outpost in downtown Toronto.

The newest Buster Rhino's is due to open this spring at 838 College Street where Phil's Original BBQ operated since 1991 before joining the deadpool last February. It will be helmed by Michelle Edgar and Jason Poynton (owners of Sweet Escape Patisserie), along with Manon Hurtubise and Irene Tzaras (former owners of Grindhouse Coffee).

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Eat & Drink

The top 30 bakeries in Toronto by neighbourhood

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 25, 2015

bakeries torontoGood bakeries are essential to any neighbourhood, and in Toronto most areas are blessed with options. Really it comes down to style; fancy French pastries, crusty Italian loaves, ritualistic Jewish foods, and homestyle all-Canadiana sweets are all on offer at the standout bakeries found across the city.

Here are my picks of the top bakeries in Toronto by neighbourhood.

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Eat & Drink

Toronto gets a new curry festival

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 24, 2015

curry fest torontoCurry Fest, from the same folks behind Yum Cha, has released tickets for this next spicy food festival slated to take place on the afternoon of Sunday, March 22.

While the lineup of vendors has yet to be released, organizer Spotlight City Events has a knack for commanding marquee restaurants like Momofuku Daisho and The County General, as well as previewing up and coming kitchens like the soon-to-open Buster's Rhino and FeasTO, who will debut a food truck on Toronto streets this summer.

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Eat & Drink

This Week on DineSafe: Fresh, Chippy's, Commisso Bros., Poonam Delite, Wild Burger, St. John's Bakery

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 24, 2015

dinesafeThis week on DineSafe there are no closures to report, though Poonam Delite is back on the list with its second yellow card since October. Two West Queen West mainstays - Fresh and Chippy's - also got dinged, as did a Pizzaiolo location up the road.

Read about the rest of this week's lowlights on DineSafe.

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Eat & Drink

25 mouth watering photos from Toronto's dim sum fest

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 23, 2015

Yum Cha Toronto Yum Cha, a celebration of dumplings, steamed buns and spring rolls presented by Spotlight City Events, took place this past Saturday at Daniel's Spectrum in Regent Park. Now in its second year, the festival brought together an unlikely roster of vendors who served up innovative, non-traditional takes on dim sum that ranged from cheesesteak steamed buns to green tea doughnuts.

See 25 delicious highlights from Yum Cha in our photo gallery.

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