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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Tinto Bar de Tapas, Goat Coffee Co, White Squirrel Rosedale, 1 Love Cuisine

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 24, 2014

toronto restaurant openingsToronto 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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  • The Sterling Social, a new restaurant at 1421 Bloor St. West, is now open for business.
  • Tinto Bar de Tapas has opened its doors at 1581 Bayview Ave., the former home of The Mad Italian.
  • Montecito, the new Southern California-inspired restaurant from Ivan Reitman and chef Jonathan Waxman, is now in soft opening mode at 299 Adelaide St. West.

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10 things to know about the Toronto Festival of Beer

Posted by Ben Johnson / July 23, 2014

Toronto beer festivalThe Toronto Festival of Beer is this weekend and, at this point, it's quite frankly impossible to deny that this is the biggest and most comprehensive beer festival in Ontario. There's more beer than you can conceivably hope to consume in one sitting, live music, and droves of Toronto beer drinkers looking to have a good time in the sun. In short, this is the big one.

The Saturday session of the three day event is already sold out but if you're looking to attend on Friday or Sunday or you already have your ticket, here's ten things you need to know before you slather on the sunscreen and iron your drinking pants to head to Exhibition Place.

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The top 10 cocktails to drink this summer in Toronto

Posted by Jen Hunter / July 22, 2014

summer cocktails torontoSummer cocktails in Toronto show a seasonal shift from hard, boozy cocktails to longer drinks that showcase fresh ingredients and help beat the heat amid the uncomfortable humidity. I've scoured the city's finest cocktail bars to bring you a selection of what I think are some the best drinks being made this summer. Noticeable trends include the return of tiki culture, but the current boom in Middle Eastern restaurants has also provided some novel inspiration for cocktails.

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Vote for your favourite photo of Summerlicious 2014

Posted by Staff / July 22, 2014

summerliciousSummerlicious is in the books for another year, complete with full bellies and now more manageable reservation books. Busy as ever, the aftermath of the bi-annual prix fix fest is a smattering of nomworthy photographs of the meals prepared by the hands of talented Toronto chefs. Prior to the start of the festival, we challenged our readers to share their favourite photos of the standout dishes they enjoyed, and now we ask that you vote for the best candidates from this year's crop of hunger-inducing captures.

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This week on DineSafe: The Whippoorwill, Hogtown Smoke, Origin North, Oliver & Bonacini, Jerk King

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 22, 2014

dinesafeThis week on DineSafe, there are some unexpected heavy-hitters on the list, including cult-favourite barbecue and brunch spots and a couple of high-end operations you'd never expect would get downgraded to a conditional pass. (I'm looking at you, Origin North and Oliver & Bonacini.)

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King St. food truck alley to return on a smaller schedule

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / July 21, 2014

king west eatsKing West Eats, Toronto's newest food truck alley, served a lot of hungry lunch diners last week. Now, it looks like the alley, Toronto's second, will be sticking around for a while longer - but in a more limited capacity, serving only on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during lunchtime.

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