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The top 10 new restaurant openings in Toronto for April

April showered Toronto with new restaurants. From barbecue and burgers to AYCE Italian and Asian fusion spots, there are plenty of new ways to indulge this spring season.

Here are my picks for the top new restaurant openings in Toronto this April.

Adamson BBQ
This newly opened food hall is doing Central Texas-style barbecue for lunch on weekdays only. It's far from downtown and the hours are limited and inconvenient, but I still urge you to go. Play hookey and eat platters piled with beef brisket, succulent smoked chicken, sausages, ribs and pulled pork.

The Hollywood-based restaurant caused a commotion when it introduced vegan Big Macs to Toronto last summer at Vegan Food Fest. Now its has a permanent Parkdale outlet to fulfill meatless fast food cravings.

The Chicago Don
The all-you-can-eat Italian restaurant opened on Bloor this month and offers unlimited helpings from an eight course menu. Servers come around to each table every 10 minutes with a new dish. Expect selections like fried calamari, pasta with Alfredo sauce, pizza and tiramisu.

Village Pizza
The folks behind Hub Coffee have opened this new pizzeria where selections include the Thanks, Obama, a pie topped with barbecued Spam and pineapple. Aside from pizza, there are a couple salads and a bar menu featuring tall cans, house wines and Wild Turkey and Fernet.

The food truck opened its first bricks-and-mortar restaurant this month on College Street where Hey Meatball used to be. The menu is all about sinful, signature creations, like the Envy Burger loaded onto a brioche bun with red onions, tortilla chips and chimichurri sauce.

Junction Local
This eatery on Dundas West is dishing up southern-style comfort food peppered with Creole influences along with local craft beers, new world wines, tequila and bourbon. Find, fried green tomatoes, smoked chicken drumsticks and jambalaya with gnocchi on the menu.

For a menu of mash-ups, head to this Asian fusion restaurant in Parkdale. There's foie gras momos, butter chicken chat-e-dillas and mussels malabar on the menu along with classic cocktails and a decent selection of wines.

Flaming Bull
This new Annex spot showcases modern Chinese and Taiwanese cuisines. Set menus start at $38 per person and feature dishes like kimchi pork, rice teppanyaki, beef noodles and mango panna cotta.

Real Mo-Mo's
Real Mo-Mo's is an eclectic bistro that draws inspiration from across the globe. Find dishes like Tibetan dumplings and Aussie-styled kangaroo sliders sharing the menu with bitterballen and shrimp panzanella.

Hangry Burger
This fast food joint at Yonge and College is slinging out gourmet burgers like the Meltdown loaded with sautĂŠed mushrooms, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, crispy shoestring onions and roasted garlic sauce. Make it a combo with add-ons like poutine, onion rings and sweet potato fries.

Photo of Adamson BBQ by Hector Vasquez.

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