Here are my picks for the 10 most anticipated Toronto restaurant openings for spring 2015.
Read my profile of Nine in the restaurant section.
The long term future of the massive west end location (home to coffee roasting operations, as well as a bakery and catering kitchen) is unclear, but it's closed to the public for the foreseeable future, leaving only the downtown cafe open.
- Celebrate the first day of spring tonight, Friday, March 20, at Fonda Lola (942 Queen St. West). The Mexican Spring Break party starts at 5pm.
- Curryfest is on this Sunday, March 22 at 2nd Floor Events (461 King St. West). The event from the same folks behind Yum Cha will showcase curry dishes from eight vendors, including Babi & Co., Pai, Nana, and The Gabardine.
- Food & Liquor (1610 Queen St. West) hosts round one of Dillon's Cocktail Cup on Tuesday, March 24 from 6pm to 9pm. Admission is $30 to see Erin Petty of El Caballito take on Jesse Borg of Home of the Brave (and taste the fruits of the competition).
- The next Drake One Fifty (150 York St.) pop-up guest chef series takes places on Wednesday, March 25 from 5pm. Space is still available for the one-night-only dinner from Brooklyn Mile End Deli co-founder Noah Bernamoff. Expect the a la carte menu to feature signature smoked meats, and twists on classics like matzo balls and latkes.
Toronto Restaurant Openings: La Carnita, Peter Pan, Soup du Jour, Northern Belle, Scoop Shop, On A Bun
- La Carnita's new east side location is now open at 780 Queen St. East.
- The newest incarnation of Peter Pan Bistro, helmed by The Feasting Room chef Noah Goldberg, is now open at 373 Queen St. West.
- Soup du Jour, a chain based out of Bolton, is opening in Toronto at 1243 Islington Ave at Bloor. Expect the menu to feature soups, sandwiches, salads and snacks.
- Northern Belle, the new spot from the folks behind Northwood, opens this Friday at 913 Dundas St. West.
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