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This Week in Food: Zakkushi, Kupfert & Kim, Jungle Juice, Brew Year's Day, Sips & Nibbles, Good vs. Evil

This Week in Food rounds up the week's food news, restaurants openings and closings, chef movements and upcoming food events in Toronto. Find us here every Friday morning.


  • Vancouver import, Zakkushi-Charcoal Grill Diner is now open at 193 Carlton Street offering a selection of Yakitori, tapas and sushi.
  • Kupfert & Kim is now open in First Canadian Place. Found across the corridor from Naturally Yours, Bay Street's latest lunch option specializes in meatless and wheatless fare.
  • Anyone who's been to Rio and wondered why we don't have juice bars like they do in Brazil will want to hit up Jungle Juice, now open at 370 College St.


  • Tickets go on sale today (Friday, January 4th) for Sips & Nibbles presented by the Toronto Underground Market. This one night event at Steam Whistle Brewery (255 Bremner Boulevard) takes place Saturday, February 16th at 7pm - you could by tickets for your sweetheart now and be a total hero come V-Day.
  • Celebrate Brew Year's Day at the The Brewer's Backyard on Sunday, January 6th from noon until 4pm. The Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue) hosts this winter event featuring a slate of six, strong Ontario ales. Admission is free, but food and drink will cost you $4-$6 a pop.
  • The Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival continues until January 31st. Get out of the city to experience tasting events at wineries across NOTL.
  • Dishcrawl hosts Foodie Finds in the Beaches on Tuesday, January 22nd. Tickets are on sale now, the $60 tour will offer up local specialties from 4 food boutiques in this vibrant neighborhood.
  • Get your tickets for the Good vs. Evil Tour featuring Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert sharing the stage at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (1 Front Street East) on Saturday, May 4th for an evening of storytelling and frank insight into what really goes on behind the kitchen doors.
  • Learn to make Perfect Parisian Macarons on Wednesday, January 9th at Le Dolci (1006 Dundas Street West). The 2 hour hands-on class costs $80 and covers the secrets to virtually no-fail macarons using everyday kitchen items.



  • Winterlicious prix fixe reservations will be accepted as of Thursday, January 10th for seatings between January 25th to February 7th. The full list of the 191 participating restaurants is online now to whet your appetite.
  • Nota Bene (180 Queen Street West) will keep the champagne flowing the entire month of January with an $80 promotion featuring 3 courses with Veuve Clicquot pairings.

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