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Eat & Drink

Vancouver pub empire sets its sights on Toronto

Posted by Amy Grief / February 6, 2016

belfast love torontoToronto's King West neighbourhood is already saturated with bars and clubs, but it's about to get one more thanks to a West Coast import that's set to move in this spring.

The Donnelly Group is transforming Zoe's Bakery Cafe at 548 King St. W. into Belfast Love, a public house that'll include 40 beer taps as well as a menu by David Gunawan (who's behind Vancouver's famed Farmer's Apprentice). It'll feature "elevated pub food," such as a handmade burgers, pizza and fish and chips.

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5 new restaurants in Little India

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 6, 2016

little india torontoToronto's Little India has seen a influx of restaurant openings in the last year or so and the stretch of Gerrard Street is suddenly flush with diverse new dining options. Recent entries to the neighbourhood deal in Himalayan and Nepalese cuisines, Hakka specialties, Malaysian Thai foods and even pub grub.

Here are five new restaurants to check out in Little India.

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Toronto getting a Mexican sandwich shop

Posted by Amy Grief / February 5, 2016

San Cosme TorontoIt's looking like 2016 will be a big year for Kensington Market, food-wise. We've already reported that both Jen Agg and Grant van Gameren are expanding into the area. But before they move in, we'll get to start snacking on tortas.

According to Post City, Arturo Anhalt - who's the chef and owner of Milagro - is working to open Torteria San Cosme at 181 Baldwin St., in the old Kensington's Espresso Bar space.

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Toronto Food Events: Intro to French Mother Sauces, Aviation Invasion, Muskoka Bound, Recipe for Change

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 5, 2016

Cantina by CampbellsToronto 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
  • Cantina by Campbell's hosted by Rock Lobster's chef Matt Dean Pettit continues until February 22 at 501 Queen West. Stop in at lunch or dinner to sample four original soups.
  • It's Soup-er Bowl Sunday on February 7 at The Ceili Cottage (1301 Queen Street East). The fifth annual fundraiser in support of the Leslieville Farmers' Market will feature 100 gallons of hearty vegetarian Guinness Stew being served for PYWC from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m in BYOBowls (or mugs or buckets).
  • The Depanneur (1033 College Street) presents an Intro to French Mother Sauces by Chantal Vechambre on Tuesday February 9 from 6:30 p.m.. Tickets are $50 for the class covering the basics of making a Roux, BĂ©chamel. Mornay, VeloutĂ© and variants such as Soubise, Bercy & Poulette.

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Montreal milk bar replacing "Drake you ho" Starbucks

Posted by Amy Grief / February 5, 2016

natrel milk bar torontoToronto's infamous "Drake you ho, this is all your fault" Starbucks at Queen and Dovercourt will close up shop for good on February 19.

The formerly graffitied Starbucks moved to West Queen West back in 2005 and many thought the neighbourhood jumped the gentrification shark when it opened - "Drake you ho, this is all your fault," referred of course to the Drake Hotel and not to our current #6god.

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The top 5 lunch restaurants for Winterlicious

Posted by Liora Ipsum / February 5, 2016

winterlicious lunchThe top restaurants for a Winterlicious lunch will dispel the winter doldrums and perk up your mid-day routine. In some cases, these three course prix fixe menus cost as little as $18 while others (still capped at $28) are well worth the splurge.

Here are my picks for the top restaurants for a Winterlicious lunch.

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