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The 10 most anticipated Toronto restaurant openings this fall

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 19, 2016

restaurant openings torontoToronto is about to get a whole bunch of new restaurants this fall, but if you think you've seen it all (and eaten it all) before, you couldn't be more wrong. This incoming class of restaurants includes unique concepts like a Filipino mojito bar, an Indian pub, and a staunchly South African kitchen.

Here are the most anticipated Toronto restaurant openings this fall.

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This Week on DineSafe: Ali Baba's, Dr. Laffa, Richtree Natural Market, Kibo Sushi, Ka Chi, Cafe La Gaffe

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 19, 2016

dinesafe torontoThis week on DineSafe there are no closures to report, but Dr. Laffa's Bathurst Street takeout shop was cited for eight significant infractions detected by city health inspectors. The Richtree Natural Market also got dinged for inadequate pest control, among other things.

See which other eateries landed on DineSafe this week.

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Toronto Food Events: Toronto Beer Week, Polish Fest, Cask Social, FTFO, Garlic Fest, Soupalicious

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 16, 2016

polish fest torontoToronto Food Events rounds up the most delicious 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
  • Toronto Beer Week kicks off tonight and runs until Saturday, Sept. 24. Check out the top events by day of the week here.
  • Roncesvalles Polish Festival is on this weekend. Go for the food vendors, patios spilling out onto the street and live music, including an outdoor polka on Saturday night.
  • Rainhard Brewing hosts a Cask Social on Saturday from 3 p.m. until the casks run dry.
  • Food Truck Festival Ontario takes over Downsview Park this weekend. General admission is $12.
  • Oktoberfest at Steam Whistle Brewing is on Saturday, Sept. 17. Tickets are $20 at the door.
  • The 6th annual Toronto Garlic Festival is on this Sunday, Sept. 18 at Artscape Wychwood Barns. Admission is $5.
  • City Cider at the Spadina Museum is on Sunday, Sept. 18 from noon until 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the gate.

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Toronto Restaurant Openings: PG Clucks, Kaboom Chicken, Good Rebel, Gushi Queen West, Fourk

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 15, 2016

Restaurant opening 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.

OPEN NOW
  • Pawel Grezlikowski of Hogtown Charcuterie has just opened PG Clucks, a compact new fried chicken shop at 608 College St. (next to the Royal Cinema).
  • Japanese street food vendor Gushi is now open at 238 Queen St. W., inside the Queen West Live Fresh Food Market.
  • Fourk Restaurant inside Nightowl is now open. Find snack food like sushi sliders and bacon mac on the menu.

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Much hyped Recess Diner flames out after two months

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 14, 2016

recess diner torontoThe tables are set but the lights are out at Brad Moore's restaurants Recess Diner and Fountain. A notice of termination on the doors says the tenant owes more than $260,000 in rent. This comes just two months after the adjoining eateries opened at the base of the Art Condos on Sudbury Street.

The restaurants, which were first announced in early 2014, took almost two years to launch, and had barely opened when ex-employees reached out to us about the property being seized.

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17 high profile Toronto restaurant closures this summer

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 14, 2016

Rock Lobster TorontoSummer in Toronto was the final straw for a number of well known restaurants. Many on this list were long-established fixtures in Toronto's dining landscape, while others were short-lived but well-loved by local diners. Regardless, they'll be missed.

Here are the most high profile restaurant closures of summer 2016.

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