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Toronto Food Events: Riverside Antler Breakfast, IRIE Christmas, Chrismukkah, Yum Cha, Tin Chef

Posted by Liora Ipsum / December 19, 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.


  • The Riverside Antler Breakfast featuring an Irish fry-up is on this morning Friday, December 19 from 8:30am to 10:30am at An Sibin Pub (709 Queen St East). Tickets are $20 each.
  • The Real Jerk (842 Gerrard St.) is having an IRIE Christmas on Saturday, December 20 with a party featuring reggae, soca, old school, and R&B, plus a prix fixe menu featuring ham, curry goat, sorrel and rum cake.
  • The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St. West) does Chrismukkah on Sunday, December 21. The festive fusion of holidays kicks off at 6pm and will feature a spread including prime rib, Yorkshire pudding and latkes for $29.95. Reservations are required.
  • Brassaii (461 King St. West) presents its World Famous Le Brunch, a DJ'd daytime event running from 10am to 3pm on Sunday, December 21. Expect a $45 prix fixe menu and $125 bottles of Moet and $150 bottles of Grey Goose.

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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Citta, Uncle Tony's, CC Lounge, Queen St. Warehouse, CJ's Deli, Drupati's

Posted by Liora Ipsum / December 18, 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.


  • Citta, a new rustic Italian eatery in City Place, is now open at 92 Fort York Blvd., serving up dishes like buffalo ricotta tortellini with walnut pesto.
  • Uncle Tony's, a new restaurant channeling '60s-style Italian American eateries (checkered tablecloths and all) is now open at 38 Wellington St. Their menu features antipasti, mozza sticks and spaghetti with smoked mozzarella-stuffed meatballs.
  • CC Lounge, a whisky lounge and supper club set in the historic Beardmore Building at 45 Front St., is now open.
  • The newly relocated Court Jester Pub is now open at 681 Danforth Ave. along with CJ's Deli in the front room, which serves up an expansive menu featuring smoked meat sandwiches, wings and burgers.
  • Queen St. Warehouse, the latest from El Furniture opens this weekend at 232 Queen St., formerly Everest.
  • The newest outpost of Delica Kitchen is open for business at 920 Queen St. West.

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The top 30 deadpool in Toronto from 2014

Posted by Staff / December 17, 2014

Toronto deadpoolAs the year comes to a close, it's time to bid a fond (in most cases) farewell to some of the businesses that shut their doors in Toronto this year. Rising rents and tough times claimed numerous Toronto businesses this year; some had been open for decades, while others were just starting to find their feet.

Here's a roundup of some of the notable Toronto businesses that closed in 2014.

See also: The 10 biggest restaurant flops in Toronto for 2014

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10 restaurants you can buy right now in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / December 16, 2014

toronto restaurants for saleRestaurants for sale right now in Toronto span from tiny takeout joints to sprawling two-floor affairs, with many still operating while they look for a new owner (good news for those of you who don't want to see a neighbourhood joint go under). If you've ever dreamed of starting your own business (or if someone on your gift list really wants a 20-seat sandwich shop for Christmas), this is it.

Here are 10 restaurants you can buy right now in Toronto.

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Table 17 owners tapped for Broadview Hotel restaurant

Posted by Derek Flack / December 16, 2014

Table 17 Broadview HotelIt sounds like Streetcar Developments is keeping things local when it comes to the redevelopment of the Broadview Hotel. With major plans in place to renovate and rebrand the historical structure into an east side entertainment destination, a huge component is the restaurant that will eventually occupy the former home of Jilly's.

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Beer Academy to be replaced by Creemore brewpub

Posted by Ben Johnson / December 16, 2014

the beer academy torontoA new chapter is being written in the long history of troubled beer ventures at 75 Victoria Street. Sources report that, by the end of the year, The Beer Academy, the brewery and event space run by Six Pints Specialty Beer Company, will close its doors permanently.

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