​Open/closed for the week of December 14-20

t has been a frenzy of openings these last few weeks.

It has slowed down considerably this week, but that gives you just enough to allow you to catch up on the previous lists (last week and the week before), including almost 20 new spots. Which is mighty impressive for December. 

And just wait  - in just a few short weeks, the January openings begin.

In the meantime, here’s the very latest:


The Birchcliff

1666 Kingston Rd.

A lovely new coffee shop has opened in Scarborough’s Birchcliff Village.

Cluck Clucks

222 The Esplanade

Tired of bread sandwiches (so 2005) for lunch? There’s a fried chicken one here topped with chipotle aioli, dill mayo and coleslaw, served in between a freshly made jalapeño and cheddar waffle, along with other chicken and waffle combinations. 

Eat them now before your diet resolutions kick in for the new year.

The Korean Kitchen

699 Bloor St. W.

This new spot near Christie station offers up chilled pork hocks, soybean paste stew, something called "Tornado potato," alongside booze.


Moo Milk Bar in the Beaches closes their doors tomorrow.


This is the last weekend to enjoy The Toronto Christmas Market. It goes until Sunday the 20th.

Tomorrow, head to the annual Riverside Antler Breakfast (8-11am) where An Sibin Pub, the Culinary Adventure Co. and The Riverside District BIA raise money in support of The Rivertowne Breakfast Program - a weekly community-run meal program for neighborhood children and those who need a hot meal. 

Chef Chris Klugman proves his photography skills in the new show Storeys at Paintbox Bistro, with striking images of Regent Park’s recent change and demolition. The show goes until the end of January.


Head’s up - Drake is NOT an owner of Fring’s, according to T Magazine - The New York Times, but did give it its name. 

And lastly:

If you want to skip cooking for the big holiday meal this year, I’ve got some suggestions in this week’s Best Of

Grocery shopping just got a lot more exciting, now that beer’s on the list.

The dream team of Cory Vitiello & Robbie Hojilla reveal their culinary faves in this month’s Chef Bites. 

Check out the stellar new Ossington resto Indian Grill

A recent study shows music impacts how and where you eat. It affects you more than you think. 

Nosh on donairs at Leslieville’s new pub, The Thirsty Duck.

If you haven’t booked a restaurant yet for the holidays, we’ve got you covered.

Start planning your new year’s eve out with our handy guide.

And stay tuned because next week I’ll let you know what’s open and closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.