Open/Closed for the week of February 2-8
So restaurant openings may have slowed down a bit, but the exciting news and events thankfully haven’t. And I’ve got some breaking news below…! Get ready!
100 Front St. E.
The first of three locations (next Queen West, then Oakville) in Canada, this American chain of healthy fast food – local, all-natural burgers, kale and quinoa bowls, seasonal salads, veg and smoothies – lands in the St. Lawrence Market ‘hood. Doors open to the public tomorrow and I'll have the whole scoop for you next week.
Junked Food Co.
1256 Dundas St. W.
Donuts, chips, waffles and pie like you've never had it before. Junked Food Co. is open for lunch, dinner and late night snacks.
Moe Pancers Delicatessen closed.
Amaya Bread Bar and Amaya Express north of Lawrence are now operating as Indian Bread Bar.
Chef Robert Hojilla of the recently closed Hudson Kitchen tweeted this last night:
"Super excited to join the great team at @theharbordroom @ChefCoryV .Hope to see some familiar faces soon."
I’ll have more deets for you soon (watch our Instagram and Twitter for updates).
Mr. Ciao, the best Italian food in Chinatown East, got a new chef and launched a new menu this week with enticing additions, including: Crispy Polenta with blue cheese & mascarpone dip; Spicy Sausage Pizza with housemade sausage; and Orrechietti with crimini, oyster and porcini mushrooms in a garlic and white wine cream sauce.
You’ve got just today, tomorrow and Saturday to eat and vote for your favourite poutine for La Poutine Week.
It’s Winterlicious for another week. Will you try a new restaurant or stick to your tried-and-true spots?
Tonight, try a variety of bourbon, scotch, whiskey and rye at The Forth’s World of Whisky Lounge with food pairings by Executive Chef Zach Albertsen. Admission is $25 and includes two tasting tickets that can be used for whiskys or food pairings; additional tasting tickets are $5.
Also happening today and throughout the month of February, Second Harvest Hero Day.
Don’t be crazy and leave your Valentine’s Day planning to the last minute. Get out there and book your table now. Here’s a quick guide to help you. Get in the mood early with these sexy concoctions.
Want more? Check out our February Calendar of Food + Drink Events.
Want to change up your weekly routine? Just add Meatless Mondays. I’ve got the top 5 places.
Get to know Charles and Hanif in our new series, ICONIC.
Are you still going to the same ol’ brunch places? Change it up this weekend.