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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Cumbrae's, Korean Cowboy, Kinton Ramen, Butter Chicken Roti, ZenQ

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 25, 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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European Quality Meats closes up shop after 50 years

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 24, 2014

European Quality Meats TorontoclosesEstablished in 1959 in Kensington Market, European Quality Meats has long been a Toronto institution recognized for its well-priced meat and signature smoked products like peameal bacon, sausages and deli meats. Alas, the end of an era has come; the original butcher counter on Baldwin was replaced in recent years by Sanagan's and now retail operations in Etobicoke will also cease.

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Loblaws to try drive-through grocery sales in the GTA

Posted by Derek Flack / September 24, 2014

loblaws drive throughLoblaws is looking to get into the drive-through business, and it's starting in the GTA. Beginning at its location in Richmond Hill (301 High Tech Rd.), the grocer will roll out what it calls a click-and-collect program, which allows shoppers to select their food online before swinging by to pick it up. While home delivery is the more popular alternative to in-store shopping in North America, the click-and-collect program is more common in Europe.

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Waffle donut hybrid coming to Toronto

Posted by Derek Flack / September 24, 2014

WonutThe Wonut is on the way to Toronto. Yes, you read that correctly. The Cronut's new competitor is part waffle and part donut. In a food scene ever more focused on items that might "go viral," this one is the latest thing. Dreamed up at the Waffles Cafe in Chicago, the Wonut has already received plenty of US media attention, and now it's our turn.

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This week on DineSafe: Fran's Restaurant, Templeton's, HoSu Bistro, Liberty Shawarma, Jody's Montreal Deli

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 23, 2014

dinesafeNo restaurants were shut down this week but Liberty Shawarma is fast becoming a fixture on these lists. Last week it managed to squeak by with a yellow card despite nine citations. In the seven days since it has received two more yellow cards, and continues to make crucial infractions. But they weren't the only well known restaurant to get dinged this week.

See the round-up of this week's worst DineSafe offenders below.

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The sad state of Toronto food festivals

Posted by Liora Ipsum / September 22, 2014

Toronto food festivalsI checked out Food Truck Festival Ontario this weekend and, to be honest, it kind of sucked. I didn't eat anything, because after waiting in line for 25 minutes at one truck, I asked someone who had just been served how long it took them to get their meal, and well, I just couldn't justify an agonizing 45 minutes for a burger.

I ended up going home hungry and just making myself something to eat instead.

Tickets were $10 in advance and $15 at the gate (plus parking at Ontario Place which is anything but cheap) all for just the privilege of queuing up on pavement for hours.

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