Open/Closed for the week of May 25-31

Celebrating the last week of May is easy, thanks to fabulous patio weather and all the phenomenal new openings and events!

Check out the very latest:


16 Vaughan Rd.

Gourmet ice cream sandwiches made with fresh baked in-house cookies right at St. Clair and Bathurst. Need I say more?

XXI Chophouse
21 Nashville Rd.

Opening on Wednesday, this swanky new steakhouse - a new addition to the The Doctor’s House - is worth the trip outta town. I’ll have a closer look for you soon.

1402 Queen St. E.

Crate moves into the east side with a charming room and enticing menu. Part café, part tapas bar, Crate offers crafted cocktails, wine and coffees as well as a focused menu currently featuring items such as kale salad, fish tacos, and hamburger spring rolls. Stay tuned!

1 Baldwin St.

The superfun new McRamyun offers ramyun – Korean ramen – done in a variety of unusual ways – with tomato sauce, corn and cheese, wrapped around wings and poutine! 

Milky Way Ice Cream Parlour
1026 Queen St. E.

Milky Way inLeslieville is not just about ice cream. They’ve got baked goods including butter tarts, nanaimo bars, and cakes (recently Carrot, Tiramisu, Red Velvet and Chocolate Mousse made an appearance). That’s in addition to 27 flavours of Kawartha Dairy Ice Cream. With this recent heat wave, it couldn’t have come at a better time.

Patchmon's Homemade Thai Desserts
2463 Bloor St. W.

Bloor and Jane lucks out with a new Thai bakery making authentic sweets from scratch. One more reason to head to Bloor West Village!
2222A Queen St. E.

Xola will be reopening this Wednesday at 5pm for dinner. They have a note posted to their front door thanking everyone for their support during their lengthy closure for renovations. Welcome back, Xola!

Another location coming soon:

Cibo Wine Bar is expanding again andtaking over the former Vita Sociale (and before that, Centro) spot, reportedly in June.


Tonight, head to Kampai Torontothe largest sake event in Canada. With over 140 sakes as well as nibbles to try, your Thursday evening is now made.

[UPDATE 28/5/15 10:28 am - This event has been postponed to July 12] This Saturday, Spotlight City showcases Northern BBQ. That’s Canadian ‘cue for those not in the know. Drool.

We're excited to be heading to L is for... Eyal Liebman's Sweet & Savourt Chocolate Dinner on Saturday night. Watch for coverage on our social media.

Don't miss Halal Food Fest, happening this weekend at the International Center.


Captain John’s boat is being towed away today.

Congratulations Joe Beef

Remember how I said Messini’s on the Danforth had expanded into the space next door? Well, they’re back to just the original side now, as a travel company is moving in, taking over the next two units. So much for easing those late night lineups.

Support local farmers and producers at Toronto farmer’s markets! Check out the full list for one near you.

And lastly:

Chef Chuck Hughes is revolutionizing how restaurant and home kitchens treat cuts, scrapes and burns

It’s never too late to celebrate National Wine Day!

Mealshare's launch was a success! Read all about it and how you can help those in need simply by dining out.

Our amazing butcher columnist Mario Fiourucci, offers great advice on how to buy heathy steaks.  

Rose Reisman shares a tropical burger recipe ideal for the warm weather.