The first week of June brought us cooler weather, but with so many new spots and events to check out, it made wearing the extra layers worth it.
Check out the very latest!
Bean and Baker Malt Shop
326 Harbord St.
Bean and Baker Malt Shop opened Tuesday, serving up candy, classic sodas, coffee, and desserts. Think Happy Days, without Potsie.
4 Boulton Ave.
Riverdale gets their coffee, wine, beer, bourbon, scotch fix all in one spot, on a sweet side street, no less. Drinks from morning to night? Hear, hear!
Corrado’s Greek & Italian Cuisine
118 John St.
If you’re hankering for pizza, Italian sandwiches, souvlaki, and aranacini, and happen to be in the Entertainment District, Corrado’s got you covered. All pretty great foods to eat while walking, making them ideal for the multitasker.
115 Yorkville Ave.
The latest project from Chase Hospitality is a high-end Japanese restaurant, something that we’ll be seeing more of in the next while across the city. Expect lush interiors and cold, hot, robata, large plates (including a burger!) and maki. I’ll have a closer look soon.
Noodles & Company
TD Centre - 66 Wellington St. W.
This fast casual restaurant is the first outside of the US, where they have over 450 locations. Select from breakfast items until 10:30am and then choose from a variety of global pasta dishes (e.g. Pesto Cavatappi, Bangkok Curry) later in the day, all cooked to order. They open this Tuesday, June 9th.
Raca Cafe & Bar
1704 Queen St. W.
Chef Ivana Raca's new bistro features classics such as white asparagus soup, pan seared rainbow trout and espresso creme brulee on an ever evolving menu.
Taste of Greek has moved from their Kingston Road location to St. Clair and Kennedy.
Osteria Dei Ganzi has closed. They are reopening in another location. Stay tuned.
If you haven’t already, get yourself out to Negroni Week.
Tomorrow head to Cuisine & Cuvée - Toronto's Premier Food & Wine Event. Wine, cheese, food and prizes to be won? Now that’s how you start the weekend.
This weekend’s Mac 'n' Cheese Festival will no doubt draw oodles of crowds (Truffle Braised Duck Mac & Cheese, anyone?). This free event features 25 chefs and their take on the classic dish is happening in Liberty Market (171 East Liberty St). and will be raising funds for FoodShare Toronto, a non-profit community food organization that works with low-income communities and schools.
Are you going to the lighting of the bridge ceremony tomorrow? Read all about it in this week’s article, Il Ponte Lights Up for the Pan Am Games.
This Sunday, be sure to attend one of the biggest food events of the year at Toronto Taste, in support of Second Harvest’s food rescue program.
Chef Masaharu Morimoto, the Iron Chef, has been named chef for the new restaurant at 224 King St. W., opening later this year.
Check out Chef Aleem's cool new customized wheelchair accessible food truck. Congrats Chef!
The World's 50 Best Restaurants were announced. No Canadian spots made the list.
The Oakville Farmers’ Market is moving to Centennial Square (120 Navy St.) as part of the Town of Oakville’s Summer Cultural Connection. THe market is open every Saturday, rain or shine, from Saturday June 6 until Saturday October 31 from 8am until 2pm.
And lastly :
Mario Fiorucci's second part of A Guide to Buying Healthy Steaks is phenomenal.
Italian food can start to look and taste the same. Not at Luce on King.
Our baking columnist Zoe Renglich helps you be a better baker in 3 easy steps.