My Friend, Steven Davey, aka Frank

I first met Steven Davey, restaurant critic for NOW magazine, more than 10 years ago. I was running a monthly dining group called Gothic Diners in which Toronto Goths gathered for dinner at local restaurants, usually in all their black finery. Davey heard about our group through a friend of a friend and invited Greg […]

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Lucky Dip – Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

In Toronto: The paper is down at Chantecler (1320 Queen Street West) and rumour has it that they’ll be opening on Thursday. The Queen West location of Chippy’s (893 Queen Street West) re-opens March 1st. Owner John Lee tells Steven Davey of NOW about some new items on the menu. There are no details available […]

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Lucky Dip – Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

In Toronto: We’re getting closer to the opening of Bellwoods Brewery (124 Ossington Avenue), with the news that chef Guy Rawlings has left Lucien to consult on the menu for the picnic-style offerings the brewery will have to go with their beer. This collaboration has been in the works since last summer, with Rawlings working […]

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Lucky Dip – Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Beer lovers have said for years that beer goes better with food, particularly cheese, than wine does. Josh Rubin has the proof. [Toronto Star] Okay, I’m all about espousing crazy junk food eating at the fair, but deep-fried and on a stick or not, if you wouldn’t normally eat the food plain, why would you […]

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