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Rose and Sons to takeover former Swan space

Posted by Derek Flack / April 24, 2015

rose and sons swanThat didn't take long. Shortly over a month since longtime West Queen West diner Swan packed it in for good comes news that Chef Anthony Rose has acquired the space. Toronto Life reports that the new restaurant will go by the name Swan by Rose and Sons and will feature a similar menu to the original location.

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Toronto Food Events: Eat for Tibet Food Fest, Feswick's Freestyle, Gin-A-Palooza, The Stop's Night Market

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 24, 2015

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
  • ChocoSol (1131 St. Clair Ave.) hosts a tasting, talk and tour on Saturday, April 25 in sessions starting at 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm. Admission is $20 in advance or $25 at the door (cash only) and includes an engaging bean-to-bar chocolate talk, tour of the production facilities, and sampling of the goods.
  • The Eat for Tibet Food Festival is on from 11am to 7pm on Sunday, April 26 at 216 Close Ave. in Little Tibet, a.k.a Parkdale. Participating restaurants include Loga's Corner, Norling, Himalayan Kitchen, Shangrila, Om Restaurant and Tsampa Cafe.
  • Thoroughbred (304 Richmond St. West) has launched a new Sunday series dubbed Low Tea, a twist on brunch featuring tea, cocktails, a la carte menu items and the option to pre-order tiered platters of pastries. Reservations are recommended.
  • Alexandra Feswick of The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St. West) is launching a summer dinner series called Feswick's Freestyle featuring chef collaborations in a casual communal dining experience. The first installment is Canned Opening + Bottle Poppin' on April 28 at 7pm with Charlotte Langley and will showcase delectable canned dishes - like clams in ocean water, vegetable confit, sausage pot and duck confit + cassoulet - alongside fresh salads and side dishes in a prix fixe for $45 including two brown-bagged beverages. Seating is limited and reservations are required. A la carte options available too.
  • Gin-A-Palooza, a citywide Gincentric event will see 10 of Toronto's top Gin brands featured at 10 cocktail venues over the two weeks between April 29 and May 12. Pick up a G-PASS at participating venues like Linwood Essentials, Montauk and Little Sister (to name just a few) to navigate through 30 Gin-A-Palooza cocktails.

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Toronto gets a cider named after the 501 Queen streetcar

Posted by Derek Flack / April 23, 2015

queen street 501 ciderThere's a new way to show your hometown pride in Toronto -- drinking! The Brickworks Ciderhouse is set to release its Queen Street 501 just in time for summer sipping. While drinking this cider on the streetcar is not necessarily advised (lest something like this reoccur), should you decide to don a Leafs jersey, pop some Drake on your iPod, and sip away, you might just experience the most quintessential Toronto moment possible.

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Craft beer and indie coffee coming to Union Station

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 23, 2015

UP Express loungeAs if a 25-minute direct trip to Pearson isn't attractive enough, Metrolinx has announced that the new UP Express lounge will be home to amenities like free Wi-Fi, boarding pass kiosks, and retailers such as Mill St. Brewery, Balzac's, and The Drake General Store.

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Late night arcade and bar is coming to Little Italy

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 23, 2015

barcade torontoLittle Italy is soon to have its very own late night hang out. Nightowl Toronto is currently in the works at 647 College St., taking up the former address of the Grotto Lounge.

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Now you can buy booze & wine from the LCBO online

Posted by Derek Flack / April 23, 2015

lcbo grocery gatewayAs the the sale of beer in grocery stores gets closer and closer, here's a sweetener for those who prefer to buy their food online. LCBO products are coming to Grocery Gateway. Those ordering $45 worth of food will also be able to snag a bottle of wine or whisky as of today.

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