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Announcements

Where to grab burgers and souvlaki in Scarborough

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 25, 2014

Mamas Boys Burgers TorontoThe top attraction at this family-run Scarborough diner are burgers offered in a choice of styles; flat top-smashed or charbroiled, then stacked up sky-high. Also available is a lineup of hearty souvlaki dinners, as well as home-style soups and desserts.

Read my profile of Mama's Boys Burgers in the restaurants section
Eat & Drink

This week on DineSafe: Utopia Cafe, The Homeway, The Dizzy, Ryus Noodle Bar, Chinese Bakery, La Prep

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 25, 2014

dinesafeFor the third consecutive week, there was a red card handed out on DineSafe. Chinese Bakery on Dundas West is the second bakery in two weeks to be shut down for pest infestation and food contamination.

See the rest of this week's worst offenders on DineSafe.

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Announcements

Pizzeria Libretto an instant hit in the Financial District

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 24, 2014

pizzeria torontoThe newest outpost of Rocco Agostino's Neapolitan pizzeria is now open on University north of King and has immediately become popular with the local business lunch crowd looking for casual sit-down options. Expect to find a three-course prix fixe menu for $15 plus all the familiar favourites from the other locations.

Read my profile of Pizzeria Libretto (University) in the restaurants section.
Best of Toronto

The Best Falafel in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 21, 2014

best falafel torontoThe best falafel in Toronto is more than the sum of its parts, though each of those parts had better be on point. From crispy fried-to order chickpea balls with steaming centres, to freshly-baked pita or laffa, and condiments like silky hummus, pickles (turnips are a must!) and fiery hot sauce - this list of falafel shops will satisfy all the essentials.

Here is the best falafel in Toronto.

See also:

The top 25 falafel in Toronto by neighbourhood
The Best Late Night Falafel and Shawarma in Toronto
The Best Shawarma in Toronto
Eat & Drink

Toronto Food Events: Chef Chris McDonald's farewell to Cava, Pork Ninjas Pop-Up, Toronto Plate Swap

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 21, 2014

toronto food eventsToronto Food Events rounds up the most delicious events, festivals, pop-ups, winemaker dinners, supper clubs and other food related happenings in Toronto this week and next. You can find us here every Friday morning.

THIS WEEK

  • Starting Saturday, November 22, Chef Aleem Syed hosts a pop-up at Midpoint (1180 Queen St. West) to showcase the menu for his upcoming venture The Holy Grill. Reservations are a must, and available Tuesdays through Saturdays from 5pm onward.
  • Pork Ninjas BBQ Pop-Up Dinner at Tallboys Craft Beer (838 Bloor St. West) takes place on Monday, November 24 from 7pm to 10pm. The one-night-only menu will feature pulled pork, chicken lollipops and brisket with all the fixin's for $40.
  • Chef Chris McDonald has announced plans to move on from Cava and is handing the reins over to former partner Doug Penfold. To celebrate his eight and a half years at the acclaimed Iberian restaurant and to bid farewell, McDonald hosts one last hurrah on Wednesday, November 26, featuring eight courses and a top shelf selection of wines. Dinner is $250 per person. Seating is extremely limited.

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Eat & Drink

The top 25 fish and chips in Toronto by neighbourhood

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 20, 2014

fish and chips torontoFish and chips restaurants in Toronto are pretty evenly dispersed around the city, with tons of fantastic destinations. No matter what neighbourhood you're in, you need not cast your line too far to reel an excellent plate of coastal comfort food.

Here are my picks for the top fish and chips by Toronto neighbourhood.

See also:

The best fish and chips in Toronto
The top 10 under the radar fish and chips in Toronto

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