Open/Closed for the week of November 23-29

First of all, Happy American Thanksgiving!  Because who doesn’t love an excuse for a big celebratory meal?

Secondly, Happy National Cake Day!  Yes, it’s a real thing.

And lastly but most importantly - the city continues to expand its culinary offerings at a rapid pace, despite it being only a month before Christmas.

Here’s the very latest.


Bugigattolo Kitchen
54 Fraser Ave.

This "authentic Calabria-inspired kitchen" in Liberty Village is serving rustic, homestyle dishes.

p.s. They’re only open during the day from 8:30am until 6pm at the moment.

Cacao 70
28 Gristmill Lane

This chocolate mecca from Montreal has landed its first Toronto location in the Distillery district.

With a menu offering crepes and waffles covered in chocolate and thick, rich hot chocolate as an ideal cold day accompaniment, this might be the first holiday where you decide that box of chocolates from the drugstore is just "meh"

Kasai Grill House 
650 College St.

With sushi, BBQ and izakaya on the menu, you’ve got a lot of choices to make.

Maker Pizza 
59 Cameron St.
Apparently Chef Matty Matheson of Parts & Labour, P&L Burger and Dog and Bear, created the menu. 'Nuff said.

558 Jane St.

If only spring rolls came with a pierogi filling... 

They have now thanks to new Pegrolls! Available fresh and frozen in three flavours (Potato & Cheese; Mushroom, Potato & Cheese; and Jalapeno, Potato & Cheese), they’re made with all natural ingredients and no added preservatives.

Quantum Coffee 
460 King St. W.

This new modern, spacious coffee shop arrived just this weekend. Located right at the corner of King and Spadina, you can now be fully caffeinated by the time you reach work/home/the shops.

Royale’s Luncheonette 
1418 Dundas St. W.

Sandwiches, salads and soups can be oh-so boring. But not here.

With a frequently rotating menu, you’ll find enticing dishes such as Carrot Lemongrass Soup ($6) with sourleaf, the first ever Side Wedge Salad ($4.50) and dreamy mains of Mahi Mahi ($14) with celery root puree, garlic chips, sautéed purple kale and pickled radish; and Chicken Schnitzel ($13) with roasted cauliflower puree and oyster mushroom gravy. 

See you there. 

Sammy & Sally 
60 Adelaide St. E.
Soups, salads and sandwiches are available weekdays from 11-4. Vegan and vegetarian options too.


Buster Rhino's BBQ  have just announcedthat "due to personal reasons, the owners of Buster Rhino’s Toronto have decided not to continue operations at 838 College St., effective immediately."


Just in case you’ve forgotten already, it’s National Cake Day! It’s not too late.

Today is also American Thanksgiving (which is why you haven’t got much email from south of the border today). Check out who’s serving turkey tonight

The Toronto Christmas Market continues in the Distillery, complete with beer gardens and food and drink vendors. It goes until Dec 20th.

On Sunday night, head to Supper With Syria at Artscape WychwoodBarns . The community dinner and fundraising event is in support of Syrian refugees and will feature four Syrian Chefs and four non-Syrian local chefs, according to the organizers.

You’ve got until this Wednesday to partake in Canada’s first citywide rum event, Run For the Rum. Try up to 30 signature cocktails and participate in ongoing interactive contests, including the chance to win the grand prize - Trip for Two to Nicaragua to enjoy a complete rum distillery and regional tour, courtesy of Flor de Cana Rum.

Vinyl and beer go together like turkey and stuffing. So this Sunday head to Left Field Brewery where you can shop Tiny Record Shop’s great albums while drinking brews. If only every Sunday were like this.

Tickets go on sale this Tuesday December 1st for Steam Whistle's Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival happening January 30th. Which means if you don't have a 2016 calendar already, you're going to need one.

And lastly:
Take a peek inside the new restaurant FIGO

Our amazing beer columnist Anna Fischer showcases the best Toronto breweries of 2015

The newest Pizzeria Libretto is all brick-and-beam. And we got an exclusive first look

You’re not going to believe who inspired Afrim’s latest cheeses.  

Our holiday guide makes booking your party a breeze.

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