Open/Closed for the week of August 24-30

he last week of August shows a major slowdown in openings, but still impresses with fantastic events. Some surprising closings as well.

Don’t worry though, there are a slew of openings – BIG ones too - happening in September, just in time for TIFF!

In the meantime, here’s the very latest:




The Brickyard Grounds Fine Coffee & Light Fare
1289 Gerrard St. E. 

The coffee shop-cum- restaurant at Gerrard and Greenwood opens tomorrow after surviving a fire back in February. With rotisserie chicken, poutine, coffee, wine and beer on the menu, no doubt it will be a popular spot.

Grey Tiger
1190 Bloor St. W.

Finally! The long-awaited opening of this cute spot for food and drinks arrived earlier this week. On the menu? Coffees, teas and homemade sodas mingle with craft beers and "veg-friendly" snacks. However, they are "closing to regroup. Back by August 28."

Also of note:

Pinkberry, the famous LA frozen yogurt with toppings chain, has moved north of the border. They are now open in Mississagua's Square One.


Bistro 243 at King and Sherbourne closed. Soon to open in its spot – Il Fresco.

Diners Thai on the Danforth has closed. Their paperwork on the door says it’s for renos, but the landlord’s letter claims otherwise.

Geraldine has closed, making room for one more in Parkdale.


Put on your whites and stay tuned for the secret location of Diner en Blanc, happening this evening.

Also tonight, Food Beyond This Point at Berenson Fine Art with Chef Eyal Liebman and  Sommelière Rebecca Meir-Liebman.

The CNE is a frenzy of food throughout its run until September 7th, but this weekend it's Food Truck Frenzy.

Saturday, head to Soundbites: Music & Food Trucks, a free event at Mississauga Celebration Square. Featuring 30 gourmet food trucks, combined withmusic and the AwesTRUCK awards, your weekend is made.

Also happening Saturday, Taiwan Fest Friendship Bentos & Picnic.

If you’re in the Weston area on Saturday, the Best of Weston Multicultural Festival will have free pizza and wings from 2-3:30pm!

There's lots of great food to be had at Tamil Fest this weekend.

Le Burger Week starts next Tuesday, so start training now.


Today is National Burger Day! Originally started in the UK, the day has not surprisingly gained popularity in other countries.

Pusateri’s at Avenue Road and Lawrence has closed to due to a massive fire on Saturday night. News is that the store will be rebuilt.

Chef in Your Ear premieres this Monday. Chef Cory Vitiello, along with four other chefs, offer advice to their rookie partners to create the winning dish. The help, however, happens only through an earpiece, as they’re not allowed to step foot in the kitchen.

And lastly:

Chef Anthony Rose dishes on his latest resto, Rose & Sons Swan and gives us a peek inside.

The Hogtown Cure celebrates Ontario food + its producers.

Read about our amazing new partnership with Pass the Table.

It's not too late to eat your heart out. Here are 5 food activities to do before summer’s over.

Try these tropical recipes this weekend.