Open/Closed for the week of November 1-6

Not only are we experiencing spring temperatures, restaurant openings are exploding for this time of year. Say hello to a whopping 15 new spots to check out this week!

Here’s the very latest:

Open:

Anestis Taverna
526 Danforth Ave.

After a lengthy renovation, the new Greek restaurant celebrated their grand opening Monday.

Brothers Food & Wine 
1240 Bay St.

Well hello handsome. Bay St. just got a sexy new restaurant and wine bar set right above Bay Station.

More to come soon.

Daiko Indian 
1564 Queen St. W.

In the mood for Indian fare and Nepali street food? Head straight to Parkdale near Roncey. Doors opened Friday.

Dark Horse Espresso Bar
416 Front St. E.

The Canary District can now be as wired on caffeine as nearby neighbourhoods.

DOMA
50 Clinton St.

French-inspired new Korean cuisine in a modern, minimalist setting? This is exciting.

JJ Bean  
2 St. Clair W.

Yonge & St. Clair got its own JJ Bean Coffee Roasters on Monday.

Lee Chen 
214 King St. W.

The second location of the Asian bistro opened their doors Tuesday. Choose from an array of dishes including Pulled Pork Bao (2/$7.85), Korean Beef Lettuce Wrap ($16.95), Kung Pao Chicekn Spaghetti ($12.95) and House Soup Rice Cake ($12.95).

Matcha Tea & Dessert 
407 Spadina Ave.

Indulge in your love of all things matcha tea in Chinatown near College.

More Than Pies 
639 Annette Ave.

Replacing Crème Fraiche, More Than Pies offers Merchants of Green coffee, a full lineup of baked goods, plus market items, homemade soups, sandwiches, mac & cheese and other goodies.

Philthy Philly's 
2573 Victoria Park Ave.

The newest location for your cheesesteak and poutine fix lands in Esquire Plaza in Scarborough.

San Francesco Foods 
3233 Yonge St.

Lawrence Park got itself veal and eggplant sandwiches for days on Tuesday.

Sunshine Wholesome Market 
942 College St.

You’d think Dave Sidhu would be run ragged with his Playa Cabana Empire and new Filipino restaurant that opened just two weeks ago.

But he’s renovating this neighbourhood market, set to open Wednesday.

Stay tuned.

Tacos El Asador   
689 Bloor St. W.

After a long, long wait, the new, larger home of Tacos El Asador is finally open - directly across the street from their original spot. 

And for the baziillionth time, it's not Mexican.

Village Pizza 
761 Dundas St. W.

Trinity Bellwoods is now home to the Thanks, Obama! Pizza (BBQ Spam & pineapple, tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan), which you’ll appreciate more come Tuesday/Election Day.

Wafels & More 
237 Augusta Ave.

Belgian waffles come in four forms here – Brussels, Liège, on a stick, and with toppings.

Owners describe the Liège waffle as "waffle + yeast donut + chewy croissant + warm + yummy toppings."

'Nuff said. See you there in 10.

Closed:

Oats & Ivy in Liberty Village is no more

Longtime Chinatown fixture Spadina Garden has closed due to the end of their lease.

News:

Suddenly going grocery shopping isn’t such a chore, now that you can buy wine in grocery stores

And lastly:

Obsessed with the new Hawaiian snack craze? Indulge in your love of poke bowls for an entire week.  

Your latest destination for pizza + pasta? Goodfellas new location in the South Kingsway neighbourhood. 

Colaba Junction shakes things up with modern Indian fare: e.g. paneer lasagna + white butter chicken. Find out more in this week’s Reveal.

This election is a real nail biter. On Election Day, de-stress with tacos + pinatas at George Brown College’s Trump Trump Taco Bowl

This month's quick + easy recipe by Rose Reisman features two of your favourite dishes in one -pizza and mac + cheese.