Open/Closed for the week of November 7-13

ost-election, you need a serious pick-me-up. How about nine new restaurants to add to your list this weekend?

Here’s the very latest:


Burger Factory 
265 Queen St. W.

Fresh ground, grilled Halal beef burgers, fries, and funnel cakes can now be yours on Queen West.

Crepe Toronto
52 Church St.

The new creperie opened yesterday, serving up breakfast, savoury, signature and sweet crepes, ranging from $7-$14.

Famo Sandwiches 
122 Sherbourne St.

Lunchtime options got you down? Get braised cow tongue or swordfish sandwiches starting Wednesday.

Jules Bistro 
924 Queen St. W.

The French restaurant has expanded with a second location on Queen at Shaw, formerly home to Furlough.

Kiva’s Bagels Bar 
133 Richmond St. W.

After a long renovation, Kiva’s Bagels Bar has finally opened. Note: the entrance is on York St.

And there’s more to Kiva's thank just hand-rolled, Twister, and Tel-Aviv bagels. Choose from a full menu of breakfasts, omelettes, soups, salads, and sandwiches.

Maezo Restaurant & Bar 
67 Richmond St. W.

Indian fusion arrived in the heart of the Financial District on Friday.

I’ll have a closer look soon.

Satay Sate Indonesian Street Food 
5025 Yonge St.

Authentic Indonesian street food is here. Well not here here, but North York here.

1192 Queen St. E.

The Leslieville location of Skwish (there's one in The Beach) celebrates their grand opening on Wednesday, starting at 4pm.

White Lily Diner
678 Queen St. E.

Opened Saturday, the east-end diner serves all sorts of comfort food, from all day breakfasts ($9-$13) to a Patty Melt ($12) and Chicken Fried Pork Chop ($14).

Note: They are expecting a liquor license any day now.

At the mall:

Your dentist will see you now. Sweet Jesus, Love Me Sweet, and Squish Candies all open today at Scarborough Town Centre, located on the upper level near Centre Court. 


Korean Cowboy closed up at Yonge & Eglinton, but they’re looking for another location.

P&L Burger closed its popular Queen West location, but don’t worry – you can still order the addictive burgs online for delivery.

Poutineville has shuttered, however they plan to reopen a new location "sometime in the near future."


Fire crews were called to Rexdale's Steak Queen  restaurant, made famous for being visit by Rob Ford. The flames caused water and smoke damage and no injuries, according to Global News. The restaurant was closed at the time.  


Indulge in your love of poke bowls this week. 

Tonight, head to the Tabasco Hawker Market for hawker market-inspired dishes by the Group of 7 Chefs

Starting today and lasting until Sunday, Taste of Iceland arrives in Toronto. Enjoy a four-course tasting menu at Jump, curated by Chef Sigurður Helgason and Jump’s own Chef Miheer from November 10-12. On Sunday, enjoy An Evening in Iceland.

This Sunday, Toronto Bakers Market takes over The Great Hall on Queen West.

Artscape Wychwood Barns is home to Toronto’s Jewish food festival - Noshfest - on Sunday. 

Last night, Chef Daniel Boulud personally presented Cafe Boulud’s new Festive Rotisserie Menu. From Monday, November 14 to Wednesday, November 30 enjoy this limited-time 4-course prix-fixe menu ($95/pp), available 5:30-10:30pm nightly. Dishes include Lobster and Celeriac Rôti, Bacon-Wrapped Trout, and Dry Aged Cumbrae Rib Eye, cooked in the Rotisol rotisserie - the largest of its kind downtown. I'll have a closer look for you soon, so stay tuned.

On Tuesday, sample a variety of chowders by Toronto chefs, then cast your vote for your favourite at Ocean Wise Chowder Chowdown

And lastly:

Celebrity chef Chuck Hughes cooked for us + we’ve got all the recipes, pro tips, and first look at his fab new products! 

November is Ocean Wise Month. Find out what kind of sustainable seafood should be on your shopping list and what restaurants have it on the menu. 

Chef Sonia Mondino is a whiz in the Pray Tell kitchen. Find out more in this month’s Chef Bites.

Teller’s Bar & Lounge has been there this whole time and you didn’t know it. 

Head to St. Catharines this weekend for spiced cronuts, sparkling rosé, craft beer + much more.