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Toronto Restaurant Openings: Goose Island Brewhouse, Ama, Aloette, Giulietta

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

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  • Chicago-based Goose Island Brewhouse has opened its first Canadian location at 70 The Esplanade in collaboration with Bier Markt next door.
  • Monga Fried Chicken is now serving up Taiwanese fried chicken and fluffy bao at 692 Yonge St. between Wellesley and Bloor.
  • Speaking of fried chicken, Joe Bird, a chicken-inspired resto (in case you couldn't tell by the name) has opened, along with The Fix, an ice cream bar inside the joint. So has Pie Bar, a pizzeria & cocktail spot. All three are at 207 Queens Quay West, which also houses the newly opened Goodman Pub & Kitchen (they're all FAB Restaurant properties).
  • In addition to its stall at Market 707, Kanto by Tita Flips now has a location at 168 Eglinton Ave. E., right next to the also-new (and also Filipino) Dampa Videoke and Grill.
  • A little west of them, at 90 Eglinton Ave. E., is the newly opened Kinton Ramen, its sixth outpost in the city.
  • Farm-to-table fast-food franchise b. Good opened its fourth location in the city at 75 Eglinton Ave. E. last week.
  • Taiwanese bubble tea chain One Zo Tapioca is getting into the North American bubble tea game, having just opened its first Toronto location at 399 Spadina Ave. in Chinatown.
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  • Aloette, the sibling restaurant below Alo, looks to be opening any day now at Queen & Spadina.
  • Giulietta, an Italian resto that will be a collab between chef Rob Rossi, of the recently shuttered Bestellen and David Minicucci, the owner of L'Unita, will open in the Bestellen space at 972 College St. this fall.
  • Porchetta & Co. will be opening its third location soon, this time at First Canadian Place in the Financial District.
  • Ama, an Argentine snack bar from Sebastian Gallucci, who was behind the Argentine food truck Che, will be opening at the end of August at 930 Queen St. W., which was last known as Cadillac Jenkins.
  • Peruvian restaurant Mira, named after Miraflores, an upscale district in Lima, Peru, should be opening soon in the former F-Stop space at 420A Wellington St. W.
  • ND Sushi & Grill closed on Baldwin late last year, but has now found a new location and will be soft opening at 370 College St., which was Curry Love last, in early September.
  • Antikka, a vinyl cafe that will serve Armenian coffee, will be opening this September at 960 Queen St. W.
  • Mabel’s Bakery will soon be opening its fourth location in the Junction at 2755 Dundas St. W.
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