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This Week in Food: Hawthorne Food and Drink, Marigold open, Loic Gourmet closing, Artisanal Food Pop Up Holiday Market, The Feisty Jack while you skate, The County General delivers

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.


  • The long awaited Hawthorne Food and Drink is finally open for lunch at 60 Richmond Street East. A weekend brunch and dinner menu are to launch in the coming weeks.
  • Indian restaurant, Marigold (552 Mt. Pleasant) is now open in the space formerly occupied by Debu's.
  • The LLBO licence sign in the window of 3047 Dundas Street indicates that Bricco Kitchen and Wine bar is soon to open in the Junction.
  • Riverside's Loïc Gourmet (722 Queen Street East) will close its doors on December 21st after five years in business.
  • Vegan chain restaurant, Loving Hut has closed the doors to its 953 Eglinton Avenue West location.


  • Starting this Sunday, December 9th, The Depanneur (1033 College Street) will host an Artisanal Food Pop Up Holiday Market from 4 to 8pm every Sunday until December 23rd.
  • The Feisty Jack Mobile British Food Truck will be serving up British classics at The Natrel® Rink at the at Harbourfront Centre this weekend December 8th and 9th from noon until 6pm.
  • Origin Liberty (171 East Liberty St.) hosts a Hurricane Sandy relief fundraiser on Sunday, December 9th from 7pm until close. Guest bartenders Steve Schneider (from New York's Employees Only) and Dave Mitton (from the Harbord Room) will be on hand and donating the evening's tips.


  • The County General (936 Queen Street) is now offering weekday delivery between 11am and 3pm.
  • If your New Year's Eve plans are starting to take shape, consider purchasing your tickets in advance for the Glasdstone Hotel's Lucky 13 celebrations including a vegas style buffet, casinos games and all-night dance party.

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