Lucky Dip – Friday, March 16th, 2012

In Toronto:

After 20 years in business, Alice Fazooli’s has closed their downtown location on Adelaide Street West. Locations in Mississauga, Oakville, Vaughan and Richmond Hill continue to operate.

Pizza e Pazzi has had a soft opening at their second St. Clair location at 671 St. Clair Avenue West. Official grand opening takes place on March 29th.

Sandwich and cocktail shop This End Up (1454 Dundas Street West) is planning on opening their doors to the public as of noon today, but as of late last night, the DineSafe inspector hadn’t shown up. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for details on when they’ll be ready to go.

The Hot ‘n’ Dog (216 Close Avenue) is doing so well that they’ve now added hamburgers, pizza and ice cream to their menu. All available with any of the 80+ toppings.

Roncesvalles is getting meatballs. Chef Rod Bowers’ Hey Meatball will be opening a location at 91 Roncesvalles Avenue in May.

You should go:

Every Sunday in March, Piola (1165 Queen Street West) offers a kid’s menu of pizza and pasta for $6 each (includes a drink) for kids under 10. Available at lunch only from noon – 4pm.

Also for young folks (slightly older than 10, but you Gen Xers can stay home), The Social Feed is planning their next dinner at Marben (488 Wellington Street West) on April 7th. The $38 menu (all in!) includes cutlery-free items that promote grazing and socializing.

Fidel Gastro’s will be at Steam Whistle Brewery (255 Bremner Boulevard) tomorrow (Saturday, March 17th) from noon – 4pm, selling their famous sandwiches for $5 a pop. Even better, you an get yourself a beer to go with it.

And while it feels like summer, the official start of Spring is still a few days away. Celebrate the equinox with the folks from Chocosol on Wednesday March 21st at 7pm at 255 Geary Avenue. It’s a potluck party with performances, good food and chocolate. $10 suggested donation.

In other food news:

Is Toronto too obsessed with white people food? [Toronto Standard]

Who says girls don’t know beer? Mirella Amato throws that logic out the window. [Globe and Mail]

Dear Quebecers – halal meat tastes exactly the same as regularly-slaughtered meat. Get over your racism. [National Post]

Apparently, people still don’t know how much to tip. [Toronto Star]