Open/Closed for the week of November 28-December 4

Happy December! 

To celebrate, I’ve got 10 new spots for you to try this weekend.

Here’s the very latest:


485 King St. W.

Chef Steve Gonzalez opens the doors to his four-floor restaurant on Wednesday.

Dishes include Cebiche, Duck Chaufa, and Ñoquis - a blend of Italian and Latin American influences with potato dumplings, gorgonzola, béchamel, and peas.
The Boil Bar
442 Bloor St. W.

Grand opening was Monday for this chain and their “unique take on the popular Louisiana-inspired Cajun seafood boil.”

Fat City
890 College St.

The boys are back in town.

Grand re-opening is Friday with special guest, Big Rude Jake.

Harvest Mediterranean Grill  
339 College St.

Load up on doners, lamb chops, meatballs, schnitzel, fried calamari, cigar rolls, chicken wings, tilapia… there’s practically one of everything on the over 40-item menu.
40 King St. W.
On Monday, Scotia Plaza is getting a healthy fast casual restaurant, first launched in London, Ontario.

Choose from bowls (Lucha Libre, Niagara Greens) salads , wraps, smoothies (Peanut Butter Cup), coffee and tea.

Kaboom Chicken  
722 Queen St. E.

"Softly opened" on Tuesday, you’ve now got a new destination for Korean Fried Chicken, available in a variety of ways including a Ramen Burger with taro chips, and Thigh & Drum on egg bubble waffle. There’s also Braised Galbi Beef on fries or rice, Pork Belly Tacos, and a veggie plate.

614 College St.

Montreal’s Peruvian restaurant opens today in Little Italy.

Montreal Bar & Grill
382 College St.

There’s a new watering hole on College near Bathurst. This one comes with drink specials – 1 shot $3, 5 shots $15 (+ 1 free), 10 shots $30 + (3 free shots).

Loaded Pierogi 
839 Queen St. W.

LP’s third location at Queen and Niagara is now open, offering pierogies topped with duck confit, pulled pork, fried brussel sprouts, lobster or kimchi.

Table 21 Kitchen & Wine Bar 
2956 Bloor St. W.

What used to be Stratosphere in the Kingsway neighbourhood now has a new name, concept and chef.

Menu items include market price tacos, Three Cheese Mac n’ Cheese ($17), Pan Seared Trout ($21), and Chicken Supreme ($25).


Tickets for 2017 Chefs for Change dinners (happening Jan 19, 26, Feb 16, 23, March 2) go on sale Wednesday.


Shopping for the foodies on your list has never been so easy, thanks to this year’s holiday markets.

And lastly:

Find out what’s in store for BPC Best Portguese Chicken on the Queensway.

Nonna’s Cucina Ristorante features family recipes from Abruzzo.

To get ready for the season, Afrim starts scouting holiday cheese selections while it's still warm out.

Rose Reisman’s recipe this month features ideal cold weather ingredients - prosciutto, kale + hearty cannellini beans.