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Eat & Drink

Toronto Restaurant Openings: The Den, Oh Boy Burger Market, Tacos 101, Cibo Wine Bar, Chabichou

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 8, 2015

new toronto restaurantsToronto Restaurant Openings highlights the latest restaurant openings and closings in Toronto and also gives a preview of what's coming soon. Find us here every Thursday morning.

  • Tacos 101 is operating in soft opening mode at 101 Dundas St. East. The taco bar deals primarily in take-out and offers options like baha fish tacos, tuna tostadas, and something called the "gringa" which is like an el pastor quesadilla with cheese, pork and pineapple.
  • The Den, a new restaurant from the same folks behind Nodo is now open on the ground floor for the Nest at 423 College St.
  • Oh Boy Burger Market is newly opened at 296 Gerrard St. East in Cabbagetown.
  • Bar Hop is now open at 137 Peter St from 5pm daily serving up a full draught selection and food menu.

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The top 22 steaks in Toronto by neighbourhood

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 7, 2015

Steak torontoSteak is big in Toronto, even if the city might embrace the moniker Hogtown. While the old guard steakhouses specialize is splurge-worthy cuts, you'll find some more modestly priced options on this list at French bistros and contemporary restaurants. There's tons of flavour to be drawn out of various cuts of beef that aren't striploins or rib eyes.

Here are my picks for where to get a great steak in Toronto by neighbourhood.

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Czehoski shuttered after a decade on West Queen West

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 6, 2015

Czehoski TorontoCzehoski on West Queen West has come to an abrupt end and is now sporting a "For Lease" sign and bailiff's notice terminating tenancy. Rumours that the restaurant was in trouble had been swirling for a while, but only yesterday did the notice get posted.

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This Week on DineSafe: Manchu Wok, Green Mango, New Ho King, O Noir, King Place, Euro Bite

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 6, 2015

dinesafeThis week on DineSafe, food court vendor Manchu Wok in the MetroCentre gets shut down for 13 violations including all the icky ones: pests, insects, lax hand-washing. Repeat offenders New Ho King and O Noir are back on the list with conditional passes too.

See which other establishments landed on DineSafe this week.

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New East Coast pub does fried pepperoni and donairs

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 5, 2015

east coast pub torontoThe newly opened public house on Queen East is serving up a taste of Atlantic Canada. Recreating a slice of East Coast life, the owners of Eastside Social have recreated a place to enjoy all the things they miss most from back home, and that includes Halifax donairs, fish and chips, and fried pepperoni.

Read my profile of The Thirsty Duck in the restaurant section.
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15 chefs in Toronto to follow on Instagram

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 4, 2015

jonnyoc TorontoToronto chefs aren't just killing it in the kitchen - more than a few have got their social media game on point too. Better than the official restaurant feeds - these chefs are fun to follow because their photos capture beautiful seasonal ingredients, inspirational eating, traveling, and cooking, and some serious pride put out on each plate.

Here are my picks for the top Toronto restaurants to follow on Instagram.

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