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This Week in Food: Grappa relocates, Gangster Burger, Porzia opening soon, Jang Bang, Goed Eten close, Dim Sum Bar pops-up, Indie Coffee Passport available now

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 7, 2012

Toronto Dim SumThis Week in Food rounds up the week's food news, restaurants openings and closings, chef movements and upcoming food events in Toronto. Find us here every Friday morning.


  • Longtime Little Italy fave, Grappa Ristorante has shuttered it's College Street location and relocated to 690 The Queensway.
  • Three Brothers Restaurant is now open at 657 The Queensway offering comfort food in a casual atmosphere.
  • Sauce on the Danforth is now in business at 1376 Danforth Avenue offering a wide selection of craft beers and 1920's inspired cocktails.
  • Q Space at 382 College Street will celebrate the grand opening of it's newest cafe and bookstore with a party from 2pm to 6pm on Saturday, September 8th.
  • Gangster Burger plans to serve up "a burger you can't refuse" when they open in the coming weeks at 607 Queen Street West.
  • Signs in the window indicate that Jungle Juice is soon to open at 370 College Street.
  • Porzia Restaurant - the newest project form former Biff's chef Basilio Pesce, is set to open this month at 1314 Queen Street West
  • Goed Eten at 188 Ossington Avenue has closed its doors for good.
  • Jang Bang, the Korean taqueria is no longer in business according to the notice on the door.


  • Jamie Kennedy's Gilead Café (4 Gilead Place) is offering Back Door Burgers today, Friday, September 7th 11:30 to 2pm
  • Dim Sum Bar pops-up in time for the TIFF launch this weekend, September 6th to 8th at the Soho Met Hotel (318 Wellington Street West). Chef Lai Wah Heen's team will be preparing fresh dim sum all weekend long including Peking Duck served on the hour.
  • Taste of the Kingsway takes place this weekend, September 7th to 9th, along Bloor Street between Prince Edward Drive and Montgomery Road.
  • The 28th annual Vegetarian Food Festival takes place this weekend, September 7th to 9th with 100+ vendors vying to share at Harbourfront Centre (235 Queen's Quay West).
  • This Sunday, September 9th, from 1 to 5pm, The Stop's Beer Garden will spotlight Flying Monkeys brew along with food by Hot Mess Hall.
  • Durham's annual culinary festival, Savour the Season kicks off on Wednesday, September 12th and runs until Sunday, September 23rd.
  • Reserve a seat now for Food for Change, happening at The Stop on Friday, September 14th. The theme for this dinner is childhood meals.


  • The Indie Coffee Passport is now available for $25 and offers coffee drinkers the chance to sample beverages from independent vendors across the city.

Photo of Dim Sum at the Soho Met Hotel



Tiffany / September 7, 2012 at 10:28 am
No, blogTO. Goed Eten has closed ITS doors for good.

The writing on this site blows my mind sometimes.
burgers / September 7, 2012 at 10:39 am
Oh, I'm so excited about Gangster Burgers. This city needs more burger places because sometimes I don't want to have to walk 1/2 a block to get one.
kip replying to a comment from Tiffany / September 7, 2012 at 10:41 am
That's super. You should take your editing skills to the New York Times and tell them: I like to point out grammatical errors on blog entries because I'm just like, you know, queen of the internet. *golf claps*
Jay replying to a comment from Tiffany / September 7, 2012 at 10:43 am
B!tch please, shut your wh*re mouth.
dubs replying to a comment from Jay / September 7, 2012 at 10:54 am
Kip's response was hilarious, yours was just uncalled for. Troll. Get a life.
DT replying to a comment from Tiffany / September 7, 2012 at 11:09 am
"Tiffany, yo fired." - Donald Trump
Jay replying to a comment from dubs / September 7, 2012 at 11:17 am
Sounds like someone else needs to shut their wh*re mouth too...
lady replying to a comment from Jay / September 7, 2012 at 11:17 am
Ick. You sound like a misogynistic frat boy.
jer / September 7, 2012 at 11:28 am
Anyone go to that Dim Sum popup yet? Curious to hear more about it.
Jay replying to a comment from Tiffany / September 7, 2012 at 11:59 am
Duly noted, as you were.
FlameON! / September 7, 2012 at 03:07 pm
I love all you crazy flame artists, so much more fun than the actual blog! Keep up the good work, friends!!
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