Lucky Dip – Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

In Toronto: Keriwa Cafe (1690 Queen Street West) had updated their website. All the better to see their monthly menu updates. Chef Justin Cournoyer’s new restaurant Actinolite (971 Ossington Avenue) opens to the public tomorrow (Wednesday, March 28th) serving up a menu with Spanish, Portuguese and Italian influences. Basilio Pesce of Oliver & Bonacini has […]

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Lucky Dip – Friday, March 23rd, 2012

In Toronto: Canadian Beer News reports that the Mill Street Airport Pub will open on Monday, March 26th at Pearson’s Terminal 1. Happy Anniversary to Centro (2472 Yonge Street), the restaurant celebrates 25 years in business this year. Plans are in the works for a blow-out party in November – get yourself on the mailing […]

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Lucky Dip – Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

In Toronto: It’s Pi day and Sadie’s Diner (504 Adelaide Street West) is giving out free slices of pie with every meal. The line-up has been announced for Luminato, Toronto’s annual culture and arts festival. Watch for the 1000 Tastes of Toronto event to take place on June 9th and 10th at The Distillery District. […]

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Lucky Dip – Friday, March 9th, 2012

In Toronto: Bistro 990 (990 Bay Street) will shut its doors on March 17th. Vegan chef Doug McNish‘s first book Eat Raw, Eat Well will be published on March 20th. It’s available for pre-order at various online booksellers already. Tori’s Bakeshop opens today at 2188 Queen Street East offering vegan, organic and refined sugar-free goodies […]

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Lucky Dip – Monday, February 27th, 2012

In Toronto: Kensington Market icon European Quality Meats and Sausages (176 Baldwin Avenue) will be closing down on April 7th. Full story at the Toronto Star. Also in Kensington, Thirsty and Miserable has opened at 197 Baldwin Street. With a “culinary team” listed as Swansen and Deep Freeze, maybe don’t go expecting anything more than […]

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Lucky Dip – Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

In Toronto: The Cheese Boutique has announced the line-up for their annual Festival of Chefs, which takes place each weekend in May. The event features local chefs including Rocco Agostino (Enoteca Sociale, Pizzeria Libretto), Victor Barry (Splendido) and Rob Gentile (Buca) doing in-store demos and samplings. Check the website for the full schedule. Just opened […]

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Mambo Vegan Italiano!

When I interviewed Len Senater of The Depanneur (1033 College Street) a few months ago, he was adamant that the space wouldn’t just be a cafe serving coffee and toast. That was to be its daytime persona, but he also wanted the space to be home to the Rusholme Park Supper Club, a pop-up type […]

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The Gung Ho Food Race

At this moment, I am sitting on six… no, eight different bits of Toronto restaurant news/gossip that I cannot share. I can’t share them for a number of reasons, either because I’ve specifically been asked not to until the restaurant is ready to formally announce their news, or because what I know is unconfirmed gossip […]

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