Open/Closed for the week of June 2-8

What a week - there is so much going on in the city! 

In order to keep up, I’ve listed this week’s openings and events below. In addition, be sure to follow us on Instagram & Twitter, as we’re out and about every day - including weekends - covering events, openings, etc.

In the meantime, here’s what’s happening right now:

Los Colibris
220 King St. W.

They might not be having their big grand opening until June 18, but Los Colibris is now open. With 150 seats to boot.

You’ll find them right above sister resto El Caballito, serving high-end Mexican fare. 

Dishes include Ceviche Callo de Hacho (scallop, cucumber, jalapeno, avocado, sweet tamarind - $15) and Mixiote de Cordero (lightly spiced braised lamb shank cooked in mixiote paper, ancho adobo, new potatoes - $25). 

The space is done “upscale Polanco-style” over 3,500 square feet, making it one of the few Mexican places you probably won’t have to line up for this summer.

The Bristol
1087 Queen St. W.

Formerly The Bristol YardThe Bristol opens tomorrow for brunch in its new location in the historic Great Hall. 

The focus will be British-style breakfast, brunch and dinner.

Expansions:

Rock Lobster Food Co.
1192 Queen St. E

This third location in Leslieville extends Chef Matt Pettit's beloved seafood menu to the East End. Complete with patios.

Events:

Negroni Week

Bars around the world (including Toronto, Ottawa and St. Catherines in Ontario) are fashioning their favorite Negroni concoctions, with portion of the proceeds donated from each one sold to the charity of the establishment’s choice.


BarChefTHR & Co. and The Whippoorwill are just a few of the places participating.

Eats & Beats in Riverside

This free street fest in the heart of Queen Street East happens tomorrow from 1-6 pm. 

Amidst the festivities, Olives & Olives are offering “rainbow themed” culinary workshops and Burger Shoppe will have their Hot Hawaiian available for $5 (4 oz. cheeseburger with pineapple, Sriacha aioli, lettuce and tomato). 

Taste of the Beach – Luminato Festival 

Happening tomorrow from 12-5 pm at David Pecaut Square, Taste of the Beach pairs ten local chefs with ten Festival artists to create “a unique and delectable summertime dish that explores the flavours of eating at the beach – all hot off the barbecue!” 

Admission is free, dishes are $5 each.

Toronto Taste

One of the biggest food events of the year, happens this Sunday

Toronto Taste gathers “the city's most celebrated chefs, vintners and breweries” all under one roof, with the proceeds from the evening supporting Second Harvest

With a Chef Challenge hosted by The Food Network’s Roger Mooking, and food created by Manuel Vilela (Chiado), Trista Sheen (Crush Wine Bar), and John Higgins (George Brown Chef School) to name just a few, it's sure to be a most memorable night.