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Eat & Drink

This week on DineSafe: The Spotted Dick, Great Burger Kitchen, Bairrada Churrasqueira, Parts & Labour

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 2, 2014

dinesafeDineSafe closed three restaurants in the week leading up to Labour Day. Yes, three. We don't normally get three closures a month. The Spotted Dick, Dragon House Chinese Food and Kabsa Mandi were all closed for some seriously-stomach churning infractions, while a few others got a slap on the wrist.

See who else gets schooled this week on DineSafe.

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Andy Poolhall closes after over a decade on College St.

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / September 2, 2014

andy poolhall closed torontoSad news for Little Italy locals and Toronto dance-party veterans: Andy Poolhall, the retro College St. lounge and party venue at College and Markham, has shut its doors after 11 years (and more if you count its time as Ciao Edie). Owners Michael Sweenie and Scott Lane have elected to close the bar to seek "change, new challenges and new adventures", according to a statement on the bar's Facebook page, written by Denise Benson, a longtime resident DJ at the club.

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The top 10 new restaurant openings in Toronto for August 2014

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 1, 2014

Toronto restaurant openings AugustRestaurant openings in Toronto hardly slow down in August - even if half the city is still on vacation. The past month this summer continued to see our dining scene bloom, with brand-new additions to both fine-dining and fast-food pools of new places to eat.

In no particular order, here are my top picks for noteworthy restaurants openings in Toronto in August 2014.

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Red Sauce serves its last sandwich

Posted by Derek Flack / September 1, 2014

red sauce torontoRed Sauce, the Italian-American sandwich shop and cocktail bar on Clinton St., has served its last Muffeletta. When owners Scott and Lindsay Selland shut down the critically acclaimed Acadia to try their hand at something more laid back, everything looked great on paper. The name was right, the branding was excellent, and the menu promised Italian-inspired favourites like calzones, veal cutlet sandwiches, and one very creamy Caesar salad. There was even a $5 negroni on tap, surely the best deal on a cocktail in the city.

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Sukhothai to open new location on Dundas West

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 29, 2014

Sukhothai Dundas WestWest side fans of guaytiaw and gaeng garee have something to celebrate. Sukhothai, founded by husband and wife team Jeff and Nuit Regular, is home to some of the most authentic regional Thai cuisine in Toronto, and already boasts two locations (with an extended family that includes Sabai Sabai and Pai). Now, there's a third one on the way.

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Toronto Food Events: Cold Tea BBQs, Urban Rodeo and BBQ, Popcorn Tasting, City Cider, Diner en Blanc

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 29, 2014

toronto food eventsToronto Food Events rounds up the most delicious events, festivals, pop-ups, winemaker dinners, supper clubs and other food related happenings in Toronto this week and next. You can find us here every Friday morning.

THIS WEEK

  • Cold Tea (60 Kensington Ave.) hosts BBQs every day of this long weekend, starting at 3pm. Smoke Signals wil be at the grill on Saturday, August 30; Momofuku Daisho takes over on Sunday, August 31 and Auld Spot keeps the good times going on Monday, September 1.
  • AwesTRUCK, the free food truck rally and awards show, revs up at 5pm on Friday, September 5 and at 6pm on Saturday, September 6 at Celebration Square, Mississauga as part of Soundbites Mississauga. Voting is open now to recognize favourites in five different categories of food truck excellence.

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