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Eat & Drink

10 restaurants to eat Easter brunch in Toronto for 2014

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 12, 2014

Easter Brunch TorontoEaster brunch in Toronto is kind of like the end of winter hibernation - and whether you're religious or not, we can all agree that the arrival of spring is worth celebrating. The long weekend marks that seasonal shift when patios are starting to look viable and leaving the house doesn't require such a concerted effort.

What better excuse could possibly exist to plan a get-together with family and friends? Even better, restaurants will be rolling out special menus and all you can eat buffets just for the occasion.

Here's a selection of restaurants that serve Easter brunch in Toronto for 2014.

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Toronto Food Events: Yum Cha 2, Bunner's cookbook launch, Cinco de Mayo, Toronto Underground Market

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 11, 2014

food events torontoToronto Food Events rounds up the most delicious events, festivals, pop-ups, winemaker dinners, supper clubs and other food related happenings in Toronto this week and next. You can find us here every Friday morning.

THIS WEEK
  • The sold out Yum Cha! Dim Sum Fest is happening Sunday, April 13 from 11am to 6pm at the Chinese Freemasons Association, (436 Dundas St. West, 3rd floor). Didn't get a ticket? No worries - tickets go on sale Monday for Yum Cha 2, which takes place Sunday, May 4 at 36 Wagstaff Dr. (next door to Leftfield Brewery).
  • Khao San Road (326 Adelaide St. West) celebrates the Thai New Year with their annual Songkran Water Fight Festival on Saturday, April 12. Celebrate by getting soaked and chowing down on grub from La Carnita, Come and Get It, Ardor Bistro and more.
  • Bunner's Bake Shop celebrates the launch of their new cookbook with a party at Get Well on Tuesday, April 15 from 6pm to 8pm. Go for free arcade games, vegan and gluten-free treats and cookbooks for purchase.

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New brew pub coming to College and Lansdowne

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / April 10, 2014

lansdowne brewery torontoThese are boom times for new Toronto breweries. Hot on the heels of Muddy York's opening announcement and Liberty Village Brewing's first large-scale product rollout to Toronto bars comes Lansdowne Brewery, a new brew pub set to appear at College and Lansdowne.

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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Sparrow, The Passenger, Farmer's Daughter, Chicago Eatery, Raw Chemist

Posted by Liora Ipsum / April 10, 2014

farmhouse tavern 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.

OPEN NOW
  • Susur Lee's new restaurant Luckee, located in the base of the Soho Metropolitan Hotel, is now open and serving all-day dim sum on weekdays and dim sum cart service for brunch on weekends.
  • Bampot Bohemian House of Tea & Board Games is in soft opening mode as of this week, with limited opening hours starting at 5pm.
  • The Passenger, from the same team behind The Beet, is now open for dinner and drinks at 2968 Dundas St. West.
  • Speakeasy 21 opened this week at 21 Adelaide St. West on the main floor of Scotia Plaza.

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Toronto just made liquor licences even harder to acquire

Posted by Derek Flack / April 9, 2014

Liquor Licence TorontoThose looking to open new bars and restaurants in Toronto are going to face new hurdles after the City changed its process for the acquisition of a liquor licence in response to relaxed enforcement efforts on the part of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO). In the past, the AGCO policed special conditions attached to many city liquor licences like the requirement to sell food or regulate noise, but in mid March it announced that it would now restrict its focus to core issues like service to minors and overcrowding.

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Liberty Village Brewing rolls out its first large scale brew

Posted by Ben Johnson / April 8, 2014

Liberty Brewing CompanyIt's been over a year since we tagged along while Liberty Village Brewing Company brewed their first commercial batch of beer, but, unless you frequent 25 Liberty, it's unlikely you've had much of a chance to sample the fledgling neighbourhood brewer's beers. That's about to change.

Today, after a year of producing only small batches of their brews and maintaining only one regular account in their neighbourhood, Liberty Village Brewing Company is rolling their beer out to bars across the city.

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