Open/Closed for the week of January 18 – 24

t’s mid-January - you made it! And to celebrate, here are some great new restaurants around town to chase the mid-winter blues away.

Here's the very latest:






Capra's Kitchen 
1834 Lakeshore Rd. W.

Celebrity chef Massimo Capra’s new spot in Mississauga is currently open for brunch Tuesday to Sunday 10-4.

I’ll have more on this exciting new restaurant soon.

Fuse Restaurant
366 Queen St. E.

Fuse is holding its grand opening weekend starting today. The menu boasts of host of global dishes including Duck Rolls ($12), Lemon Soul Cakes ($10) and Baby Kale Salad ($11) with roasted steak roulade.

Hollandaise Diner
2231 Danforth Ave.

Danforth and Woodbine’s new brunch destination features everything from your classic brekkie to frittatas and seven signature egg benedicts. There’s even a kid’s menu.

Point Bar
488 College St.

Have you ever been watching the game and wished you could nosh on some crepes while French is being spoken? Wish granted!

2952 Dundas St. W.

This new happening spot in The Junction also offers a snack menu with fun options – Elephant Olives ($4), Pepperettes ($5), Smoked Trout ($7) and Boar & Apricot Terrine ($7).

230 Commerce Valley Dr. E., # 2

Warm up this winter with Spanish fare of tapas, paella, pintxos and seafood.

Wonder Chicken
96 Harbord St.

Witness the metamorphosis on Harbord St. with the recent addition of this Asian fusion spot with dishes such as Wonder Chicken Cutlet with rice and homemade thousand island sauce and Braised Chicken Leg with fresh basil.


Backwoods Smokehouse & Whisky Bar was closed for a bit, but introduced their new relaunch on Tuesday.

New establishment T&A Restaurant has changed their name to 8 Sushi.


Camros Organic is closed due to building renos.

Both Toronto locations of Carl’s Jr. have closed.

Majorelle’s front gate is closed and padlocked.

Thai To Go on Gerrard’s number is no longer in service.

White Elephant on Queen East has gone. 


Get out your calendar - you’ve got some extraordinary dinners to book for Chefs for Change, starting tonight.

Winterlicious menus are only available for a few weeks, so reserve now.

This Saturday, go on a journey with The Ultimate Ice Wine Tour presented by George Brown College Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts. You'll get VIP access to the Ice Wine Festival, feast on lamb and receive a private tour at Southbrook Vineyards, and finish off the day by distinguishing between red and white ice wines at Stratus Vineyards along with a light meal.

This coming Monday is Robbie Burns Day. Glug, glug.

And lastly:

Want to keep those food resolutions? This week’s Best Of is here tohelp.

Are you the next S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2016? Apply for the chance to win top spot.

Find out Chef Dave Mottershall’s junk food passion, cookbook he can’t live without + more in this week's Chef Bites.

Produce prices are through the roof. Find out how some Toronto restaurants are handling it.