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Eat & Drink

Soon-to-open Ufficio wants to reel in Toronto fish fans

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 15, 2015

Craig HardingA new Italian restaurant is coming to Dundas St. West, but unlike its neighbours Campagnolo and Enoteca Sociale, there will be no bone marrow, pancetta or even poultry on the menu. Ufficio is to be an exclusively pescaterian restaurant devoted to vegetarian dishes and seafare.

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The top 15 bars & pubs near the ACC and Rogers Centre

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 15, 2015

bars near accBars and pubs near the Rogers Centre and the ACC give Raptors, Jays and Leafs fans a place to eat, drink and convene before and after the game. There's an option for every group size, budget and craving, whether you're after exotic taps or domestic bottles, nachos or steak, a cozy pub or a raucous sports bar. Head to these places if you're looking to celebrate a victory (or drown some sorrows).

Here are my picks for the top bars and pubs near the Rogers Centre and the ACC.

See also:

The top 20 restaurants near the Rogers Centre
10 restaurants to eat at near the ACC

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City considering loosening Toronto food truck rules

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 15, 2015

food trucks torontoIf you own a food truck or just wish you saw them more often, here's a glimmer of hope to brighten up your Wednesday: city staff are recommending that council loosen the restrictions governing trucks in the city.

A staff report released yesterday advises that the city should consider relaxing some of the heavily-contested food truck laws unveiled last spring, which allow food trucks access to a few scant curbside parking spots downtown - after they pay $5,000 for a permit. The three-hour parking limit in pay-and-display spots - which, food truck operators complained, was heavily truncated by setup and takedown time - would be increased to five hours.

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The top 30 butcher shops in Toronto by neighbourhood

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 15, 2015

butcher torontoToronto butcher shops are an integral part of our neighbourhoods, and any self respecting meat eater can tell you that the quality and knowledgeable service they provide is invaluable. These meat mongers are a cut above your average grocer; they know the provenance of each animal and dispense cooking tips too.

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

See also: The Best Butcher Shops in Toronto

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Sale of wine in Toronto supermarkets will have to wait

Posted by Derek Flack / April 15, 2015

wine supermarkets torontoThe latest in Ontario booze news is that beer sales are still a go in supermarkets but that wine will have to wait. The Star reports that the April 23rd provincial budget set to be tabled by the Liberals will outline a shift in beer sales involving some 300 odd supermarkets, as was initially leaked about a month ago.

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This Week on DineSafe: Rol San, Magic Oven, Smoke's Poutinerie, La Tortilleria, Queen's Pasta Cafe

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 14, 2015

dinesafe torontoA six week streak of no restaurant closures in Toronto continues this week, though city health inspectors doled out yellow cards to several popular establishments. Most eyebrow raising of all, Magic Oven in Liberty Village received its third conditional pass since August.

Here are the rest of the worst offenders this week on DineSafe.

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