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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Barrio, McCoy Burger Co., Goldstruck Coffee, Pray Tell, Farside, Rolltation

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 21, 2016

Rolltation TorontoToronto 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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  • Barrio Cerveceria, a new spot for tacos and margs, is now open at 884 Queen St. E. in Leslieville.
  • McCoy Burger Co. at 3334 Yonge St. is now open. On the menu are signature burgers, The Loaded 2-by-4 featuring a pair of fresh ground beef patties with bacon, maple glazed sauteed onions, mushrooms, an onion ring and four types of cheese.
  • Goldstruck Coffee has opened at 130 Cumberland Ave. in Yorkville. It sources and roasts its own beans and serves them within 72 hours for optimal flavour. Also noteworthy; specialty drinks like a halva and gingersnap latte.
  • Midtown soft serve lovers rejoice. Sweet Jesus at 130 Eglinton Ave. E. opens to the public on Monday, July 25.

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Sweet Jesus launching Speakers Corner for Snapchat generation

Posted by Amy Grief / July 20, 2016

sweet jesusMany of Sweet Jesus's devotees probably don't remember when the Speaker's Corner box sat at Queen and John. And while this beloved Toronto tradition won't be returning any time soon, the ice cream empire is resurrecting it at its incoming Yonge and Eglinton location.

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The top 21 pies in Toronto by neighbourhood

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 20, 2016

apple pie torontoPie in Toronto is a seasonal delight, filled with berries and stone fruit in the summer months; pumpkin and minced meat as the temperatures cool; and of course, cream pies, which are always tasty. Luckily in Toronto, bakers have got the whole gamut covered.

Here are my picks for the top pies in Toronto by neighbourhood.

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Toronto food trucks find home at City Hall this summer

Posted by Jaclyn Skrobacky / July 20, 2016

toronto street food seriesYesterday, some of Toronto's tastiest food trucks rolled into Nathan Phillips Square during lunch time. This special service at City Hall is apart of Toronto's Street Food Series that has been going on over the course of the summer.

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Thai restaurant rivalry heats up with opening of Kiin

Posted by Liora Ipsum / July 19, 2016

kiin torontoChefs Nuit and Jeff Regular are back at it again! The family behind Pai, Sabai Sabai and Sukhothai are taking over 326 Adelaide St. West.

It's the very same space recently vacated by Khao San Road, the Thai eatery where Nuit once gained acclaim before going on to open Sukhothai's second location and establish her own restaurant empire.

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Toronto getting a 100% plant-based restaurant

Posted by Amy Grief / July 19, 2016

planta torontoVegans and vegetarians in Toronto have lots of restaurants to choose from, especially if they feel like junk food. But few of these dining options are upscale. That'll change when the Chase Hospitality Group opens Planta, a new 100 per cent plant-based eatery slated to open up in Yorkville this September.

Planta will take over 1221 Bay St., also known as the former Pangea space. It'll serve up breakfast, lunch and dinner and will help herbivores and healthy eaters imbibe with organic wine and freshly pressed juice-based cocktails.

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