This Week in Food: Sansotei Ramen, Babpo Korean, Strada 241, Prague European Kitchen, Burrito Burrito, Doppio Zero, Fresh Fest, Parlour Deep Dish Pizza
This 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.
OPENINGS & CLOSINGS
- Sansotei Ramen is the latest ramen shop to grace the city. Found just down the street on Dundas from Kenzo, this sleek spot offers up five types of ramen (all under $10), sides such as zangi (deep fried chicken) and mochi ice cream for dessert. Check the full menu here.
- A couple blocks away Babpo Korean Restaurant has announced it is "opening soon tentatively in the early September".
- Queen West eatery The Prague has reopened under new ownership as Prague European Kitchen at 638 Queen Street West.
- Walima Cafe has relocated from its Danforth location to a new home at 1943 Avenue Road. In its place, Sahara Nights Moroccan Lounge has taken over the 1450 Danforth address.
- See what's become of the iconic building that was once The Real Jerk. An Sibin Pub is now open at 709 Queen Street East.
- Burrito Burrito has opened behind the Liberty Market building bringing competition to nearby Loco Burrito. This is the second location for the company (the first is in Woodbridge) so they've mostly got the formula down for tasty burritos, burrito bowls and tacos. Up next for the burrito landscape in Liberty Village? Fat Bastard which is currently working away to open a location soon on Atlantic Ave.
- New Neapolitan pizzeria and italian eatery, Doppio Zero opened last week at 530 Eglinton Avenue West, just west of Avenue Road.
- Strada 241 is soon to open at 241 Spadina Avenue, with an espresso bar due to launch by September 12 and an Italian cafe menu the following week.
- West Queen West fave Dlish Cupcakes is opening up a second location in the coming weeks at 848a Yonge Street in Yorkville.
- Hardys: a Hogtown Brasserie at 992 St. Clair West is now closed
- Tickets for the one year anniversary of the Toronto Underground Market (happening Sunday September 30th) go on sale today!
- Toronto Beer Week kicks off tonight, Friday, September 14th with a weeklong celebration including tastings, special menus and Beerology primers taking place at pubs and breweries across the city.
- Kiki For the Kids fundraiser takes place at The Extension Room (30 Eastern Avenue) on Saturday, September 15th, starting at 6pm and boasts an awesome line-up of vendors including Rock Lobster Food Co., Fidel Gastro's, North of Brooklyn Pizzeria, Hogtown Brewers and Tequila Tromba. Admission is only $5.
- Mill St. Brewery provides the suds and Paulina's Catering, the grub at The Stop's Beer Garden this Sunday, September 16th from 1 to 5pm at the Green Barn (601 Christie Street).
- Harbourfront Centre ( 235 Queens Quay West) celebrates the harvest with the Vietnamese Lantern Festival on Saturday, September 15th including moon cake tastings from 1 to 7pm. Then, on Sunday, September 16th, The Fortune Cooking Festival promises lots of free demos, an Iron Chef Competition: Street Food Edition and a screening (on Saturday night) of Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
- Queen Margherita Pizza (1402 Queen Street East, Unit 8) hosts a communal pizza dinner on Tuesday, September 18th from 5 to 7pm. Tickets are $35.
- Space is still available for the St. Lawrence Market Executive Chef Series featuring a five-course meal from executive chef of The Boiler House, Jason Rosso. The dinner takes place Thursday, September 20th from 6 to 8pm.
- For the first time ever, the Ontario Food Terminal (165 The Queensway) will open the doors to the public for Fresh Fest on Saturday, September 22nd, from 11am to 3pm. Admission is $10 for adults or $5 for children in support of FoodShare.
- Trevor Kitchen & Bar (38 Wellington Street East) is once again offering $25 Parlour Deep Dish Pizzas for take-away (or at the bar).
Photo of Queen Margherita Pizza