Toronto Restaurant Openings: Buna's Kitchen, Pig Out BBQ, Parlor Foods, SOCO, Odin Hus, Loaded Pierogi
- Pig Out BBQ has opened at 650 Spadina Ave. This is the second location for the Pickering-based smokehouse. UofT students should look forward to daily specials - like on Sundays, when the pulled pork sandwich goes for $5.50.
- Bunas Kitchen opens today, Thursday, October 23 at 388 Richmond St. West. On the menu, you'll find an array of salads, sandwiches and hearty mains like house-made pastas and fresh baked quiche.
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It's always exciting to see people shake things up by examining the way long-standing cultural traditions respond to changes in ingredients and techniques. Toronto is a hotbed of this kind of food idea exchange, and we're lucky to be able to sample that variety of experience and expression on our plates.
Here are my picks, in no particular order, for the top new sushi restaurants that have opened in Toronto this year.
I lived in London while I was going to school, and can attest to the attachment one develops to their particular brands and snack choices. I loved a Branston pickle sandwich with thick cuts of white Wiltshire cheese, eating Galaxy Mistrels by the handfuls at the Curzon movie theatre, and perfectly dusty and currant-studded scones with real clotted cream and strawberry jam. While we can't yet transport the dishes of St. John, Ottolenghi, Moro, River Café, Heston Blumenthal, or Hawksmoor to Toronto, we can be reminded of the wonderful culinary experiences of Britain, one Hobnob and a cuppa at a time.
- The Delicious Food Show is on this weekend October 17 to 19 at the Direct Energy Centre. The three-day food fest will promises celebrity chef workshops and demos, cook-offs, food trucks and lots of exhibitors.
- Bro Appetit, a pop-up market at the newly opened restaurant Dear Jools (785 Queen St. West) takes place from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, October 18. Admission is free and food items will be $5.
- Drake One Fifty (150 York St.) hosts Montreal chef Emma Carderelli of Nora Gray for a collaborative dinner on Tuesday, October 21. The special Italian menu will feature a variety of a la carte options like farro salad, meatballs, calamari, and rosemary ribs; choose four dishes at a time as a $70 prix five.
- Eat To The Beat returns for its 19th year on Tuesday, October 21 from 7pm at Roy Thomson Hall (60 Simcoe St.). Tickets for are $175 (with proceeds going towards Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support) for this food fest fundraiser featuring the talents of 60 female chefs.
- There's still time to make reservations for Restaurants for Change happening this Wednesday, October 22 at participating Toronto restaurants. Richmond Station, Ruby Watchco and The Saint Tavern (to name just a few) will donate proceeds from the evening's dinner service to Community Food Centres Canada.