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The Best Kosher Restaurants in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 20, 2014

Kosher Restaurants TorontoThe best kosher restaurants in Toronto strictly adhere to Jewish dietary laws while also dishing out some seriously tasty grub. Whether you're observant or otherwise these restaurants achieves gastronomic feats all in accordance with Jewish dietary law. You might even find yourself wishing they're open on Fridays and Saturdays.

Here are the best kosher restaurants in Toronto.

See also:

The top 10 Jewish bakeries in Toronto
Where to buy kosher food in Toronto
The best delis in Toronto
Sports & Play

An insider's guide to Toronto with Anthony Rose

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 20, 2014

Anthony Rose TorontoChef Anthony Rose has just debuted his latest project, the compact Schmaltz Appetizing store devoted to Jewish-style brunch foods. It's the latest in a string of eateries - which also include Fat Pasha, Big Crow and Rose & Sons - where familiar foods get a luxe spin.

For a chef who's now slinging $45 bagels smothered in caviar, you might expect his tastes to be of the champagne variety. Surprisingly, that's not the case: his go-to favourites in Toronto, for the most part, veer from what's trendy and "happening", and are instead made up of long-standing stalwarts and oft-overlooked old-school joints.

Like most chef/restaurateurs, downtime is scarce, so I asked Chef Rose to share how he makes the most of his time off. His ideal day in Toronto might surprise you, or at the very least offer up some new spots to try out.

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Where to eat a $45 bagel smothered in caviar

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 20, 2014

schmaltz torontoEverything you need to host an over-indulgent Jewish-style brunch is in stock at this new outlet from chef Anthony Rose. At the crux of the concept is the humble bagel and every possible nosherye to dress them up. From cheeses and schmears to smoked, cured and pickled fishes and caviar, the whole store is available in bulk to go - or to be made into thick bagel sandwiches behind the counter.

Read my profile of Schmaltz Appetizing in the grocery section.
Best of Toronto

The Best Pho in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 17, 2014

Pho TorontoThe best pho in Toronto will fill you up and warm you from the inside out. Whether topped with rosy, paper-thin sliced meats, luscious tripe and tendons, or floating meatballs, these steaming bowls of Vietnamese noodle soup can incite divisive allegiances and fierce debates amongst pho enthusiasts.

For me, what sets one bowl apart from another comes down to the quality of the broth. It should be almost clear - not murky - and imparted with complex flavours developed through hours-long simmering, then perked up with a little fish sauce at the end. The finishing touch: A selection of DIY additions including vibrant herbs, sprouts and chilis.

Here are the best bowls of pho in Toronto.

See also:

The Best Vietnamese Restaurants in Toronto
The Best Banh Mi in Toronto
Sports & Play

The 10 most anticipated Toronto restaurant openings for fall 2014

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 17, 2014

restaurant openings torontoThere's an influx of new dining options opening in Toronto this season, including new lunch counters, snack bars and contemporary restaurants. While the concentration of new additions to Ossington and Dundas West is running especially high, the east side is due for some notable new destinations as well.

Here are the 10 most anticipated Toronto restaurant openings I'm looking forward to this fall.

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Eat & Drink

Toronto Food Events: Delicious Food Show, Bro Appetit, Eat To The Beat, Trick or Treat Supper Club

Posted by Liora Ipsum / October 17, 2014

food events torontoToronto 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.

THIS WEEK

  • The Delicious Food Show is on this weekend October 17 to 19 at the Direct Energy Centre. The three-day food fest will promises celebrity chef workshops and demos, cook-offs, food trucks and lots of exhibitors.
  • Bro Appetit, a pop-up market at the newly opened restaurant Dear Jools (785 Queen St. West) takes place from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, October 18. Admission is free and food items will be $5.
  • Drake One Fifty (150 York St.) hosts Montreal chef Emma Carderelli of Nora Gray for a collaborative dinner on Tuesday, October 21. The special Italian menu will feature a variety of a la carte options like farro salad, meatballs, calamari, and rosemary ribs; choose four dishes at a time as a $70 prix five.
  • Eat To The Beat returns for its 19th year on Tuesday, October 21 from 7pm at Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe St.). Tickets for are $175 (with proceeds going towards Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support) for this food fest fundraiser featuring the talents of 60 female chefs.
  • There's still time to make reservations for Restaurants for Change happening this Wednesday, October 22 at participating Toronto restaurants. Richmond Station, Ruby Watchco and The Saint Tavern (to name just a few) will donate proceeds from the evening's dinner service to Community Food Centres Canada.

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