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Toronto Restaurant Openings: City Betty, Jasper Dandy, Think It Cafe, Dipped Donuts

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  • City Betty, a new restaurant concept by chef Alex Molitz (GeraldineFarmhouse Tavern) that's inspired by healthy farm-to-table spots in California and New York, has opened at 1352 Danforth Ave. (at Greenwood Ave.), which was previously The Borough.
  • Biscotteria Forno Cultura, a small bakery specializing in biscotti (plus coffee) from the team behind Forno Cultura, opened this week at Union Station to tempt commuters.
  • The Jim, a craft beer bar serving pub grub, is now open in Bloordale at 1174 Bloor West (at Pauline Ave.) in what was previously a bar called Orchard.
  • This Chinese spot has gone through many name changes; what was last called House of Ann is now King’s Chef Chinese Restaurant at 1266 Bloor St. W. (at Emerson Ave.) in Bloordale.
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  • Strange Love Coffee is opening a third location, this time at 627 Queen St. W. (east of Bathurst). In addition to caffeine, there will be tattoos, plus coffee-inspired booze-less cocktails. This collaborative space with tattoo and piercing shop Abstract Arts will also be introducing Toronto's first coffee sensory lab and tasting bar.
  • Jasper Dandy, a pub and music venue, will be opening at 725 Queen St. E. (east of Broadview) in Riverside this May.
  • Think It Cafe, as in, "Think Italian," is taking over Chabichou's former space at 196 Borden St. (at Harbord).
  • After many pop-ups, donut wholesaler Dipped Donuts will soon be opening its first permanent location at 161 Baldwin St. (at Spadina) in Kensington Market.
  • Hopscotch is about to open another location, this one at 115 Fort York Blvd.
  • Emmy's Ice Cream, a sibling ice cream shop to Bloordale cafe Daily Grind, should be opening soon at 426 St. Clarens Ave. (at Bloor St. W.).
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