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Discover the new hidden restaurant at Queen & Spadina

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 23, 2015

Alo TorontoOn the third floor overlooking Queen and Spadina, this new restaurant from Patrick Kriss and Amanda Bradley is offering five course tasting menu that features beautifully presented plates, bold flavours, and gracious service. Dinner is a flat $89 at takes at two hours after several surprise courses turn up at the table.

Read my profile of Alo in the restaurants section.
Eat & Drink

Toronto Restaurant Openings: Eative, Otto's Berlin Doner, Skwish, Merenda Kitchen, Mi Taco

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 23, 2015

Ottos Berlin Doner TorontoToronto 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.

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  • Eative is now open at 228 Augusta Ave and is serving up fruit purée sorbets and gelato a made with liquid nitrogen.
  • Otto's Berlin Doner opens on Friday, July 24. Look forward to doner, currywurst, and bier!
  • Skwish, a new craft beer bar and kitchen is now open at opened at 2252 Queen St. East.
  • Wallace Espresso now boasts two locations, the second outpost is now open 1642 Dupont Ave.
  • Pavilion Coffee & Crepes is now open where Crepe It Up used to be at 507 Church St. in The Village. The menu and concept seem more or less the same.
  • New Korean restaurant, Masheel Bistro has replaced Pho Huong at 598 College St.

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The top 25 specialty food stores in Toronto by neighbourhood

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 22, 2015

specialty food stores torontoToronto is home to almost every type of international delicacy imaginable and while plenty of stores and restaurants like to showcase diversity, it's always fun to discover singularly focused specialty food stores and importers. This list showcases neighbourhood treasures that are in some cases the sole source to find the sort of item that they sell.

Here are my picks for the top specialty food stores in Toronto by neighbourhood.

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The top 40 vegetarian restaurants in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 21, 2015

vegetarian restaurants TorontoVegetarian restaurants in Toronto are embracing the vegetable. No longer does eating vegetarian mean some kind of taste-bud side step in effort to maintain your ethics. Even vegan raw diets are exploding with choice and flavour these days.

Here's my list of 40 essential vegetarian restaurants in Toronto.
Eat & Drink

This Week on DineSafe: Wisey's Pies & Bakehouse, Agra Fine Indian Cuisine, Moti Mahal, Lim Ga Ne

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 21, 2015

dinesafeThis week on DineSafe, Agra Fine Indian Cuisine is shuttered by inspectors for a whopping nine infractions. The transgressions range from failure to wash hands and ensure food is not contaminated/adulterated to preventing gross unsanitary conditions and pest control.

See which other restaurants landed on this week's DineSafe list.

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Free hot dogs in Toronto for National Hot Dog Day

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 20, 2015

hot dog day torontoIf you love hot dogs you're going to want to mark this coming Thursday July 23 in your calendar. For the third year in a row, Fancy Franks at 326 College Street will be giving away free hot dogs between noon and 6 p.m.for National Hot Dog Day.

The charitable celebration aims to raise money through donations (and sales from drinks and merchandise) for the Starlight Children's Foundation - the festivities will also include music and a baseball-themed auction.

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