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Eat & Drink

Bar Hop is set to open a second location

Posted by Ben Johnson / March 4, 2015

Bar Hop TorontoOne of Ontario's best craft beer bars has announced a few details of a second, much larger location downtown.

Rob Pingitore and James MacDonald, the owners of Bar Hop, have officially announced they'll be expanding their craft beer dominance of the Entertainment District when they open up Bar Hop Brewco at 137 Peter Street later this year.

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7 restaurants & bars you can buy right now in Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / March 3, 2015

restaurants for sale torontoIt's been a busy past few weeks for the deadpool (no, not that one) in Toronto, as we bade a fond farewell to Hot Beans, the Pink Grapefruit, and the Yorkville Lettieri, among others. But death is a natural part of life (for humans and for restaurants), and a whole new crop of eateries are ready to grow forth from the underbrush.

Here are 7 restaurants and bars you can buy right now in Toronto.

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Toronto to get a retro style malt shop

Posted by Derek Flack / March 3, 2015

Malt shop TorontoThe windows have been papered over at the space formerly occupied by the Bickford Flexitarian (and before that Linuxcaffe) since mid-summer, but there's new life brewing at Harbord and Grace. The next iteration of the space at 326 Harbord St. will be a retro-style malt shop, featuring old school sodas, floats, ice cream, baked goods, and lots of confectionary items.

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Wine Rack could be overhauled under new booze rules

Posted by Derek Flack / March 3, 2015

wine rackWhile the Beer Store monopoly tends to attract the ire of drinkers across the province, the Wine Rack and Wine Shop might also be set for a major shakeup as a government-appointed panel reviews the way in which alcohol is sold in Ontario. Both retailers also benefit from a dated system, one that sees their brands sold without the usual markup applied to the LCBO's competitors.

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This Week on DineSafe: Pita Express, Magic Oven, Wallace & Co., Sliced, King Palace, Thai Island

Posted by Liora Ipsum / March 3, 2015

dinesafeThis week on DineSafe, the Pita Express on U of T campus earned a red card thanks to a rodent infestation. Meanwhile, familiar names like Magic Oven, Wallace & Co. and Sliced received yellow cards for (mercifully) less-severe infractions.

Here are some more restaurants that landed on this week's DineSafe report.

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The top 5 bartending schools in Toronto

Posted by Jen Hunter / February 28, 2015

bartending in torontoThe top bartending schools in Toronto might not replace the years of experience required to truly learn the art of cocktail-making, but they can be a fun way to up your skills in a hurry. While I'm not a fan of non-accredited certification, for those who have no experience working with cocktails, it's great that there are places you can go to have some fun and learn about some of the essential drinks and ingredients.

Here are the best places in Toronto to go and pick up some bartending skills.

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