Open/Closed for the week of December 5-11

No snow yet and nine new spots to discover this weekend. Not too shabby for the beginning of December.

Here’s the very latest.


Appalachia Smokehouse BBQ 
2416 Lakeshore Blvd. W.

The second location opened Tuesday.

2277 Bloor St. W.

Bloor West Village’s new vegan restaurant with Chef Nathan Isberg at the stove, has "softly" opened.

Fahrenheit Coffee
529 Richmond St. W.

The second location, featuring coffee made with beans roasted in Ontario, opened Monday.

Forno Cultura
100 King St. W.

You can now grab your favourite FC baked goods at their second location in First Canadian Place - Market Place, Concourse Level.

Jack and Lil's
823 Dundas St. W.

South African brunch is now available on Sundays from 10-2.

Dishes include: Township Eggs, South African Seed Bread, Cinnabun Pudding, Maple Mustard Breakfast Sausage and Guava Strained Yogurt.

Little Pebbles 
160 Baldwin St.

Ooh, these French-inspired Japanese desserts are going to help get you through the season:

- Strawberry or matcha roll cakes
- Chiffon cakes covered in red bean, black sesame or matcha cream
- Matcha, yuzu, berry, and black sesame macarons
- Dacquoise (almond meringue) with sweet, savory matcha or black sesame cream.

Lloyd’s on Queen 
1298 Queen St. E.

Leslieville got a new watering hole with craft beer and cocktails on Tuesday.

1240 Yonge St.

A new superfood snack café by Holistic Nutritionist Kate Taylor Martin opens in Summerhill this week.

The menu includes sweet and savoury open-faced toasts, bars, and energy balls.

Rancho Relaxo To Go 
300 College St.

Rancho Relaxo – now known as Rancho Relaxo to Go – is back in its original location.

With tablecloths and chandeliers to come. Just like back in the day.


The Spain Corner is no more.


Toronto food delivery service Favor has shuttered. 

Darcy MacDonell, owner of Farmhouse Tavern, started a "Respect the Restaurant" social media campaign after having 97 cancellations and no-shows took place in just 24 hours.


Celebrity chef Chuck Hughes is in town this weekend to launch his fab new line of kitchen essentials, "My Kitchen Staples." Find out his scheduled appearances for tastings.
Try authentic Syrian brunch over the next two weekends. 

Head to one of the many holiday markets happening around the city. 

And lastly:

Holt’s Café Yorkdale, the upscale department store resto, just got a new sophisticated look - with food to match.

Chef Joyce Wong of Cafe Boulud loves chocolate, sweet potato fries and decadent breakfast. Find out more in this month’s Chef Bites.
Say no to boring meals this winter. Make Chef Charlotte Langley’s crave-worthy recipes instead.