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Jamie Kennedy's Gilead Cafe closing and up for sale

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 27, 2015

gilead cafeAcclaimed chef Jamie Kennedy has announced that the Gilead Café & Wine Bar will serve its last supper at the end of next month. The Corktown restaurant, known for organic, sustainable and locavore fare, opened in 2008 and has operated in various incarnations of bistro, cafe, event space and wine bar since.

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The 10 oldest breweries in Toronto

Posted by Ben Johnson / February 27, 2015

oldest breweries torontoThe history of Toronto is actually closely tied to beer, and while, sadly, the rise of large-scale brewing in Canada saw Toronto's original breweries bought up and consolidated, one might say we're currently experiencing a renaissance in beer-making in the Big Smoke.

And so, with new breweries seemingly popping up every week, it's important to remember the pioneers of this renaissance. Here are the 10 oldest breweries in Toronto sill making beer.

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Toronto Food Events: Chip & Dip Battle, Toronto Sushi Fest, Brewers Feast, Totally Fabulous Vegan Bake-Off

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 27, 2015

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

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New bill proposes craft beer store for Ontario

Posted by Derek Flack / February 26, 2015

craft beer store ontarioWhat if Ontario's craft brewers, winemakers and distillers could band together and create their own retail outlets? It's an idea that would likely appeal to many of the smaller beer and booze-makers who feel poorly represented by The Beer Store and LCBO. Customers, one suspects, would also like such an option given the dubious selection of craft beer on offer under the current system.

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The top 10 fusion poutine in Toronto

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 26, 2015

poutine torontoMy recent survey of fusion poutine in Toronto has turned up some unique specimens that meld the Canadian experience with pretty much every other culture on the globe. As if poutine wasn't already a caloric atrocity on its own, here are all 10 of Toronto's most gluttonous poutine, ranked for taste and all-around shock value.

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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Norling, Blackbird Bistro, The Dirtybird, Roses New York, Jatujak, Old School

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 26, 2015

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.

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  • The Vegan Duchess, a new raw organic quickserve concept, is now open at 2354 Yonge St.
  • Tacorrito has opened the doors to its first location at 320 Richmond St. East, Unit 107 (on Sherbourne).
  • Schnitzel Queen is now open in its new home at 211 Queen St. East after a successful crowdfunding campaign to fund the upgrade.
  • Norling, a Tibetan restaurant, is now open at 1512 Queen St. West in Parkdale. The new eatery specializes in Tibetan and Hakka cuisine.
  • Cuban brunch destination La Cubana has finally opened its second location at 82 Ossington Ave.
  • Blackbird Bistro has transitioned from the Rustic Owl Cafe (993 Bloor St. West) to a destination for casual daytime and dinnertime menus.

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