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Ex-Centro chef opens mysterious spot in old Unit space

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 18, 2014

Dandylion TorontoIt's easy to eat your way through the whole menu at this new bistro on West Queen West, where only three dishes per course are offered each night, many of which are hard to judge based on their menu descriptions (note: this is not a bad thing). There's an interesting beer list and select wine labels, but head elsewhere if you deem cocktails essential.

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

This Week on DineSafe: Riviera Bakery, Green Mango, Amaya Express, Beijing Dumplings, Raw Juice Guru

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 18, 2014

dinesafeFor the second week in a row, there is a DineSafe closure to report. Just last week, Riviera Bakery was crowned as one of the best cannoli in the they've been shuttered due to a pest infestation. Ew.

Here are the rest of the worst on this week's DineSafe.

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Agincourt roti shop does delicious ultra-cheap eats

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 16, 2014

20141113-monasroti590-08.jpgLooking to fill up on the cheap? For less than a slice of pizza, this Caribbean kitchen will have you mowing down on $1.50 doubles that I'm told could rival those in Trinidad. Also noteworthy: house-made breads, like insanely fresh and delicious dahlpuri, paratha and potato puri.

Read my profile of Mona's Roti in the restaurant section.
Best of Toronto

The Best Cannoli in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 14, 2014

best cannoli torontoThe best cannoli in Toronto are the domain of old-school bakeries and a few new, but always-reverential Italian chefs. Whether you like ricotta or custard, the GTA's best examples have one thing in common: The bakers pipe the filling into the sugar-dusted shell fresh for that perfect contrast of creaminess and crispness.

Here are the best cannoli in Toronto.

See also: The Best Italian Bakeries in Toronto
Eat & Drink

Toronto Food Events: Bourbon Week, Veggielicious, Winter Chef Series, Eat & Greet with the Band

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 14, 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.


  • Toronto Bourbon Week kicks off today, Friday, November 14 with two spirit-filled events held each day for the next seven days. The full schedule of tastings, cocktail nights and food pairings is online, but highlights include a bourbon brunch at Insomnia and a Triple 'B' & Q at Triple A Bar.
  • Veggielicious, a two-week celebration of meat-free prix fixe menus, and specials at participating Toronto restaurants (Bunner's Bake Shop, Doug's Public Kitchen and Humble Beginnings, to name just a few) starts today, Friday, November 14 and will run until November 30.
  • The Gourmet Food & Wine Expo featuring tutored tastings, a Food Network chef stage and a spiritology pavilion, is on at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre starting Thursday, November 20 and running until Sunday, November 23. General admission ranges from $20 to $45 depending the day.

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Toronto gets its first all pierogi restaurant

Posted by Liora Ipsum / November 13, 2014

loaded pierogi torontoThis new restaurant and vodka bar on the east side is getting creative when it comes to Polish dumplings. On the extensive menu, you'll find pierogi overloaded with extreme toppings like duck confit, buffalo chicken or every type of pork imaginable.

Read my profile of Loaded Pierogi in the restaurant section.
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