Open/Closed for the week of October 3-9

Add these eight spots including restaurants, cafés, bakeries, and brewery to your list for this weekend. That is, if you’ve got room after all that turkey.

Here’s the very latest:


Bar Verde – Nordstrom 
The Eaton Centre - 260 Yonge St.

The new restaurant on the third floor of Nordstrom’s offers everything from tacos to poke to start, followed by a range of choices including: Sopressata Flatbread ($13.95), Fig & Berry with Chicken ($16.50), and Filet Mignon XO ($39.95) with king trumpet mushrooms, Chinese long beans, crispy shallots, and XO shrimp sauce.

Stay tuned. I’ll have a closer look soon.

901 King St. W.

The burger chain landed in Liberty West earlier this week. In addition to burgers and fries, there’s bourbon and craft beer.

CutiePie Cupcakes & Co.
235 Spadina Ave.

This new sweet shop specializes in cupcakes inspired by your favourite classic desserts. So dig into Cotton Candy Princess, Champagne Dreams, Smore to Love, Cookie Dough Craze, Birthday Cake Brulee and more.

469 Front St. E.

With the new YMCA Centre in the Canary District, the addition of FUEL+ will help keep your health/fitness goals on track.

Sip on a Kale Kiwi Detox or Green Goddess that has six servings of greens. Haven’t tried the Butter Coffee craze yet? Now's your chance. There are also wraps, salads and "Fuel Balls".

Lake Wilcox Brewing Co. 
1033 Edgeley Blvd.

The new brewery in Vaughan by David De Ciantis and Ray Nicolini opened Saturday. It includes 2,000 sq. ft. of retail and taproom space with an open view into the brewery.

Enjoy flights of beer while watching brewers at work. The retail space offers the ability to purchase beers to go, in cans, bottles and growlers.

North Poké
179 Baldwin St. 

Their original opening date encountered a "hiccup," but luckily their doors opened again on Friday. 

Potbelly Sandwich Shop
83 Yonge St.

Opening Wednesday, the American chain that started as antique shop in Chicago that served lunch to its customers, serves "toasty" sandwiches, salads, soups and chili.

Shakes and malts are made with hand-scooped ice cream. There’s also smoothies, fountain drinks and at select locations, craft beer and cider.

Smoke Signals Barbecue
1242 Dundas St. W.

Smoke Signals Barbecue opens on Wednesday in Little Portugal.

Menu items include Beef Brisket ($14 half pound/$28 pound), Pulled Pork ($12 half pound/$24 pound), Bama White Sandwich ($12) with smoked chicken, bacon, white bbq sauce, pickleand JackfruitSandwich ($10) with smoked jackfruit, jerk sauce, slaw. And a Hundy P Platter is available for a mere $100, featuring brisket, pulled pork, ribs, three chicken legs, three sausages & four sides.

Stay tuned.

There’s a For Lease sign in The Battered Fish window.

Black Irish Oyster Saloon on Queen East has closed after two years.

Coffee spot The Brickyard Grounds  has shuttered.

The Corner House Irish Pub is making way for a new restaurant.

Despite their popular fried chicken, Daiko closed.

Claudio Aprile’s Origin North at Bayview Village is no more.

Long-standing Spring Rolls on Eglinton, just east of Yonge, has closed.

And lastly:

Restaurants for Change 2016 - Your dinner reservation for Wednesday, October 19 will change lives and feed families. 

We take you inside Pray Tell,  one of the best new dining + drinking destinations of the year in this week’s Reveal.

Bar Isabel chef Alyssa Figueira shares her faves in this month’s Chef Bites

From vegans to meat-lovers, there’s something for everyone at The Beet

Savour local flavours this weekend in Port Hope.

p.s. And stay tuned turkey lovers. I’ll have the 4-1-1 on all your options for Thanksgiving weekend tomorrow.