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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Panino Cowboy, Hooked, Jerk Paradise

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.

Open now
  • Panino Cowboy is making Italian-style sandwiches inside the Queen Live Fresh Food Market at 238 Queen St. W.
  • Hooked now has four locations in the city, having just opened another shop at 1246 Danforth Ave. in what was formerly The Fuzz Box.
  • Jerk Paradise is serving up jerk chicken, mac & cheese and fried chicken & waffles in Cabbagetown at 296 Gerrard St. E.
  • Lit Espresso Bar has opened a new location at 2196 Bloor St. W. (at Runnymede) in Bloor West Village.
  • The Goodman Pub & Kitchen, part of the FAB Restaurant Concepts group, is now open at 207 Queens Quay West at Harbourfront.
  • Korean spot Jin Dal Lae has opened up at 647 Bloor St. W. in Koreatown.
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Opening soon
  • Mulberry Bar opens tomorrow at 828 Bloor St. W. by Christie Pits in what was previously Mexitaco.
  • Joining The Goodman Pub & Kitchen at the same address on Queens Quay will be a chicken joint called Joe Bird with The Fix Ice Cream Bar inside it, as well as a pizzeria and cocktail spot called Pie Bar.
  • Maker Pizza is hoping to open a second location, this time at Avenue & Lawrence, by this September.
  • Small-batch, bean-to-bar Soul Chocolate is opening its first brick-and-mortar shop at 583 Gerrard St. E. (at Broadview) this fall.
  • Something called Seoul Shakers will be taking over the former Holy Oak space at 1241 Bloor St. W.
  • Gou Bu Li, which makes steamed stuffed buns, originated in Tianjin, China and already has a location in Richmond Hill, but now it's opening another outpost in Chinatown at 270 Spadina Ave.
  • Oh My Gyro is taking over the shuttered Osmow's at 155 John St. just north of Queen.
Other news
  • Owner/chef Craig Wong says Patois should be reopening in about two weeks, and this time they'll be expanding to include the second floor at their space on Dundas West.

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Jesse Milns at Maker Pizza

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