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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Noodle Face Co., Red Sauce, Greenwood Smokehouse, Luckee, Book Club

Posted by Liora Ipsum / January 30, 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.


  • Noodle Face Co., a new source for ramen and steamed buns opened earlier this month at 41 Baldwin Street. Love the name.
  • Greenwood Smokehouse BBQ at 673 Danforth Avenue opened last week and is serving up slow smoked meats and seasonally appropriate bowls of brisket chili
  • Red Sauce opened its doors this week at 50 Clinton Street. The debut menu features Italian sandwiches, wings and muffaletta plus sweets like zeppoles.
  • New barbecue restaurant, 420 Smokehouse has finally opened its doors at 420 Parliament Street.
  • Pizza La Rosa, a gourmet halal pizza and pasta joint is now open at 2555 Victoria Park Avenue.
  • The Lucky Penny, a new cafe and neighbourhood grocer is open now at 189 Shaw Street. (via Toronto Life)


  • Enzo Pizza Bar is opening an express concept with patio this spring at a still undisclosed address in Liberty Village. The delivery zone will remain the same but the new outpost will also serve panini and be open late on weekends.
  • Luckee, a new restaurant from Susur Lee and Harry Wu of the Soho Metropolitan Hotel is slated to open this spring. The Cantonese-style eatery will take over the current home of Senses. (via Toronto Life)
  • Bite Bar celebrates the grand opening of its second location at 235 College Street on Thursday, February 6th.
  • Cumbrae's has announced plans to open a new retail butcher on Queen West near Trinity Bellwoods.




  • Amin Todai and Andrew Richmond of One Method are expanding the digital design studio at 445 King Street West to include a test kitchen and private bar that will operate as an incubator for restaurants La Carnita and Home of the Brave. The project currently titled Book Club (a reference to its planned hidden entrance behind a book case) will also boast an adjacent kitchen studio outfitted with green screen and photo/video equipment for mad scientist-like experimentation. Swoon!
  • Rock Lobster at 538 Queen West now does brunch on weekends from 11am to 3pm. Think lobster bennies smothered in hollandaise.
  • Cafe Bar Pasta has a new executive chef in the kitchen replacing chef Edward Furlani. Jay Scaife has launched a new menu focused on rustic Italian standards made from scratch.

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Cam / January 30, 2014 at 09:46 am
Murrays is gone? God damnit that sucks.
wow / January 30, 2014 at 09:48 am
how do you guys know what's opening and closing so well?
you guys got ppl going around the town all day?
great stuff!! thank you
jer replying to a comment from wow / January 30, 2014 at 10:53 am
More like people surfing websites, social media and food discussion forums :) I enjoy this article though as it brings it all together in a nice summary.
Um. replying to a comment from wow / January 30, 2014 at 10:59 am
Press releases?
Maddy / January 30, 2014 at 11:57 am
Where is the to photo from??
jeff replying to a comment from Maddy / January 30, 2014 at 12:40 pm
Looks like Enzo Pizza Bar from the sign and the slight "e" I can see on the picture of the paper. They normally give photo credit at the end of the story, not sure why they didn't this time.
jeff replying to a comment from Maddy / January 30, 2014 at 12:41 pm
Yeah, it is definitely from Enzo Pizza bar at the same picture is used in their review of the place:
Cody / January 30, 2014 at 04:59 pm
Would it be possible to start adding the photo credit immediately under photos used throughout the site rather than not at all or at the end of an article? Photo credit questions come up quite a bit on Blogto.
Anna / January 31, 2014 at 03:23 pm
850 Degrees just opened in Long Branch this week too!
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