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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Little Sito, Hopscotch, Lloyd's, Lake Inez, Wilder

Toronto Restaurant Openings highlights the latest restaurant openings in Toronto and also gives a preview of what's coming soon. Find us here every Thursday morning.

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  • Kaboom Chicken is now open at 722 Queen St. E. in Riverside, serving up “good for the ‘Seoul’” KFC (Korean fried chicken, that is).
  • Bodega Henriette has opened at 1801 Gerrard St. E in the Upper Beaches, offering pretty much everything a neighbourhood needs: coffee, cocktails, wine, beer, Thuet pastries, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and even groceries.
  • Lebanese restaurant Little Sito at 840 Bloor St. W. just west of Christie Pits is open for business.
  • Montreal Bar and Grill has taken over the Windup space at 382 College St. in Little Italy with a focus on drink deals.
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  • Hopscotch, a fast-casual, health-centric eatery will be opening in the Financial District’s Scotia Plaza (40 King St. W.) on Monday, Dec. 12. Along with smoothies, juices and locally roasted coffee, there will be organic salads, rice and quinoa bowls and burritos with eco-friendly containers and utensils (the forks are made of potato starch).
  • Lloyd’s, a new bar at 1298 Queen St. E. in Leslieville, will be opening this Saturday. Along with craft beer and classic cocktails, expect cheese plates, bar snacks and a variety of sandwiches in terms of eats.
  • The Wren is opening a new spot called Lake Inez at 1471 Gerrard St. E. in Little India. Chef Robbie Hojilla will be heading up the kitchen, with a menu inspired by Asian flavours using a mix of modern and traditional techniques.
  • Wilder, a new cafe in the recently renovated Campbell Block building at 382 Keele St. (at Dundas St. W.) in the Junction, should be opening in the next few weeks. It will focus on counter-service only breakfast items, healthy baked goods, acai and rice bowls and, of course, coffee.
  • Leslieville’s District 28 Bar Bistro at 28 Logan Ave. will be relaunching its restaurant on Wednesday, Dec. 14. It will be introducing a whole new atmosphere, menu and chef.
  • The Dundas General is set to open at 1239 Dundas St. W. on the ground floor of the Abacus Lofts in March 2017. This general store will double (triple?) as a cafe and gourmet food market.
  • Odd Espresso Bar looks to be opening soon at 1111 College St. (at Dufferin).
  • As suspected, it turns out the space that was formerly The Bristol will be run by the folks behind Otto’s Berlin Doner, and it’ll be transformed into a German-style beer hall called Otto’s Bier Halle set to open this month.

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Jesse Milns.

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