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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Wood Firepit & Tap, Ronnie B's, Louis Cifer Brew House, La Zona Pizzeria

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 21, 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.

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What LCBO location is open the latest in Toronto?

Posted by Derek Flack / August 21, 2014

lcbo open late torontoLCBO locations open late in Toronto aren't exactly plentiful. While many stores have hours that will cover you until 9pm through the week and on Saturdays, that's still a recipe for some scrambling if you've left your liquor plans until the last minute. Even a bigger store like the Summerhill flagship is only open until 10pm Monday through Saturday (it used to be 11pm, but the hours were scaled back a few years ago). There is, however, an exception, a beacon in the dark, dry night, a lone store that mercifully remains open until 11pm.

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The 10 weirdest burger toppings in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / August 20, 2014

weird burgersThe weirdest burger toppings in Toronto are a beautiful exploration of what a hamburger can be. In this burger-mad city, we've built them four patties tall, deep-fried them, stuffed patties with rich toppings, made you order them by pulling faces at the counter. But so many of the city's most outlandish burger creations, when you look at their base ingredients, are made from pretty pedestrian stuff (beef, cheese, bacon, bread, bacon, condiments, bacon, and bacon).

Sure, there's always a place for classic flavour combos in burgerland. (Is anything truly better than ketchup, mustard and a Kraft single on a burger at a backyard cookout?) But our collective appetites for new, adventurous taste combinations persist. After all, we're a massively multicultural city, exposed to every kind of flavour you can imagine (and raised on deep-fried everything at the CNE). Put it on a burger, chefs of Toronto, and we will eat it.

Here are my picks for the weirdest burger toppings in Toronto.

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New report calls for end to Ontario booze monopolies

Posted by Derek Flack / August 20, 2014

LCBO MonopolyThe debate over alcohol sales in Ontario has heated up today thanks to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute that suggests a more competitive marketplace would benefit both consumers and the government's bottom line. Titled "Uncorking a Strange Brew: The Need for More Competition in Ontario's Alcoholic Beverage Retailing System," it recommends that wine and beer sales be allowed in grocery and corner stores and that licences be given to new wine retailers and off-winery stores.

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Duggan's Brewery to open new brewpub in Parkdale

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / August 19, 2014

duggans breweryIt's been three long, brewpub-less years for Duggan's Brewery since its former home at Richmond and Victoria shut its doors. Finally, after a few years of making their trademark #9 IPA out of Etobicoke's Cool Beer Brewing, it looks like the brewery will have another streetside location to call its very own - this time in Parkdale.

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This week on DineSafe: The Sister, Magic Oven, Amaya Express, La Prep, Vivoli, La Revolucion, Bocca

Posted by Liora Ipsum / August 19, 2014

dinesafeIt was not a promising week for diners or cooks on DineSafe this week. Farm Fresh Supermarket on Sheppard is shut down for racking up 14 infractions, which somehow even makes repeat offenders like La Prep and Amaya Express look good (despite having each failed three past inspections in the last year).

Here are the rest of this week's most dire on DineSafe.

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