Open/Closed for the week August 31-Sept 6

Sneaking in before Labour Day, there are an impressive amount of openings and quite a few closings. 

Now you’ve got plenty to do and one extra day this weekend to squeeze it all in.

Here’s the very latest:





17 Steakhouse
5165 Dixie Rd.

This super swanky steakhouse opened just this Monday. Open daily at 4pm, you can enjoy Ontario, US Prime, American and Japanese Wagyu steaks. There are also a variety of fresh seafood selections, as well as duck confit, bison tenderloin and Australian rack of lamb. Drool.

The Burger’s Priest
3280 Dufferin St.

The eleventh location of the epic burger chain – and the 4th this year alone - opens this Sat at 6pm, conveniently close to Yorkdale Mall. 

Il Fresco  
243 King St. E.

Nearby condo owners will appreciate the varied menu with offerings including a Caprese Omelette ($10), Grey Goose Penne ($13), Angus Striploin ($18), and Pizzas ($10-14).

88 Ossington Ave. 

Chef Matt Blondin and The Food Dudes are in the midst of “dry runs” at their new hotspot Omaw on Ossington. Stay tuned.

Rickshaw Bar
685 Queen St. W.

This new South Asian tapas spot has an enticing menu including Ismaili Beef Curry ($14), Saffron Fish Stew ($13) and for dessert, Crispy Milk Pastry ($4.50) with milk, cardamom, almonds and rose petals. Swoon.

Triple A Bar
1276 Queen St. E.

Leslieville gets their own Triple A Bar (the first location is on Adelaide in the St. Lawrence Market ‘hood), complete with their famous Central Texas-style Smoked BBQ. One more reason to dine east this weekend.


Ben & Izzy’s Deli has closed, writing on Twitter that they are "Closed for good. Can't keep up with the rising and unexplained cost of kosher meat." 

The expansive, enviable space of Destingo on Queen West is now available.

Essen has also closed.

Also shuttered - Kirei Sushi + Bar at 81 Church St. 


Jacobs and Co., one of the city’s best steakhouses, previewed their stunning new private dining room with dry curing meat on one side and vast wine cellar on the other. Their new menu also launches this week.

You’ve got this weekend to enjoy the CNE.  

And don’t forget about Le Burger Week

Kitchen Bitches takes place tonight. 

Starting tomorrow and lasting all weekend long, take in the Hot & Spicy Food Festival at Harbourfront.

Reserve now for Pass The Table’s Omakase Sushi @ Yutaka tomorrow evening.

Should you feel like Mexican, Frida is serving up Traditional Mexican Tacos on Friday.

Just in case you need an excuse to eat more bacon, Saturday is International Bacon Day. Your long weekend is now complete.

On Wednesday, go whole hog at Pass The Table’s BBQ Heaven @ Baju BBQ.

Ooh, TIFF starts next week, so be sure to follow us on InstagramTwitter and Facebook to get all the latest news. p.s. There’s also some big restaurant news next week, so stay tuned!

Want more? There are over 20 food and drink events happening this month. Check out our September calendar for the full lineup.

And lastly:

It’s not too late to celebrate National Gyros Day.

STACK is one of the best smokehouses in Toronto. Find out why.

This hot weather calls for great seafood recipes.

Rose Reisman offers a fantastic, refreshing salad recipe this month.