Open/Closed for the week November 17 – 23

Restaurants continue to open across the city almost daily. How exciting! And just in time for the holidays.

Here are some invigorating new options for dining this week:


12 Clinton St.

I broke the news last week that Baju was rumoured to be opening. Zane Caplansky of Caplansky’s Delicatessen indeed opened a southern BBQ spot right in the Monarch Tavern, featureing ribs, pulled pork, brisket and all the fixins.

Crepe & Co.
1167 Queen St. W.

Both sweet and savoury crepes are available at this European style café near Queen and Dufferin.

Duggan’s Brewery
1346 Queen St. W.

Parkdale gets its own brewery at the corner of Queen and Brock, with beers made by Mike Duggan. There’s food and trivia nights too.

HG Bar & Restaurant
3585 Keele St., Unit 5

If you've ever wanted German and Chinese food together, your wish has been granted!

House of Bengal
2183 Danforth Ave.

This casual restaurant near Woodbine specializes in Bangladesh cuisine.

Purple Penguin Café
889 Queen St. E.

Though their banner, complete with riddle, announced an opening of Nov 17th, due to water and internet troubles, the PPC opening has been postponed to this Saturday instead. What a perfect day for local coffee, bread and homemade apple fritters!

Schnitzel Hub
1415 Yonge St.

Schnitzel Hub’s second location lands smack dab at Yonge & St. Clair, where comfort food like cabbage rolls, perogies and schnitzel are a welcome change from the nearbyburger and pizza offerings.

Soco Kitchen + Bar
75 Lower Simcoe St.

The street level restaurant at the new Delta Hotel was scheduled to open today, but will instead open the doors on Tuesday. We’ll have an inside look coming your way soon!


Tonight marks the beginning of this year’s Gourmet Food & Wine Expo. We’ll be live tweeting from the show, working our way through the wine and food.

And the open house for the new edition of  The Cookbook Store happens tonight from 7-9 at All The Best Fine Foods. Welcome back!!!

Tomorrow FLAMENTANGO comes to Toronto! There are still tickets available.

Kosherlicious happens next Tuesday. Buy your tickets now. 

And lastly:

You’ve got to follow us on Instagram and Twitter. Otherwise, you’ll miss things like Chef Paul, Donnie Wahlberg and wife Jenny McCarthy, and other celebs at the Grand Opening of Wahlburgers on Saturday night!

November is World Vegan Month. So skip the meat and animal products and check out these five restaurants.

Toronto is now home to fast casual restaurants and that's only going to increase. Here’s a quick intro on what to expect.

If you’re not watching Kathleen Robertson on TNT’s "Murder in the First" or "Boss" or "Bates Motel," you are seriously missing out.  In the meantime, she tells us about her love of Italian and Mexican food.

Get in the holiday spirit with the Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery.

And in case that's not enough to keep you busy, check out this month's calendar of events.

Want an elevated dinner out. Check out our Distinguished Guide, a carefully curated list of upscale restaurants.

And our handy holiday guide is here to help you plan your work and social functions throughout the season.

All that planning and shopping is going to make you hungry, so be sure to leave room for brunch. Try somewhere new. It’s easy with our brunch guide of top spots.

Dine.TO is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s KitchenAid Cook for the Cure Culinary ShowdownRead all about this year's celebrity chefs and help us raise money for this important cause.