Open/Closed for the week of February 1-7

Happy February! This week is jam-packed with 10 exciting new restaurants and lots of reasons to celebrate – Super Bowl 50! Hero Day! Chinese New Year! Winterlicious!

You’re going to have to seriously plan out all your meals this weekend.

Here’s the very latest:




974 College St.

The latest of Dave Sidhu’s Playa Cabana empire expands with a new Mexican haunt on College, just west of Dovercourt. 

Coconut Bay
6 Wellesley St. W.

Coconut Bay opened their doors just yesterday, with today being their grand opening.

Select from creamy, thick curries, and a host of rice and noodle dishes alongside other Thai delicacies. Stay tuned.

Coffee Public
800 Bay St.

Whether you need a caffeine fix, a quick bite to eat or a beautiful spot to work, head to Coffee Public’s newest location at the corner of Bay and College.   

Entice Culinary Lounge
1036 Queen St. W.

This new upscale bistro opened their doors last night. They’re offering dinner and drinks 5 nights a week and brunch on weekends. I’ll have a closer look soon.

Krazy Corean
598 College St.

How krazy is Krazy Corean Fusion Bistro’s menu? Their salads ($9-$10) come smoked, mixed, greened, scorched and banged. And the banged one? The ingredients include "sliced bladder-moon-snail."

Ssams and platters round out the rest of the menu.

My Little Dumplings
1372 Queen St. E.

Open today and tomorrow from 11am to 7:30pm, freshly made dumplings using seasonal and organic ingredients, can now be yours. 

Note: the shop is currently cash only. 

Provo Food Bar
308 Dundas St. W.

Opening on Wednesday, Provo Food Bar offers global cuisine with wine and cocktails, all conveniently located right across from the AGO.

And on Thursday, February 11, 100% of food proceeds will be donated to Joe's Team to help support groundbreaking research happening at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

Roses New York
135 Fort York Blvd.

CityPlace’s Rose New York has finally arrived, so if you are in the mood for burgers, pizzas and Middle Eastern fare, you are in luck.

Shio Sashimi Tapas Bar
839 College St.

The tapas Japanese menu includes a variety of sashimis, as well as hot, cold and grilled items such as Yam Poutine ($6), and Ankimo ($8) - monk fish liver with mustard miso sauce. 

Sugar Loaf Bakery and Cafe
729 Queen St. E.

Open just here and there last week, this week marks the official opening of this awesome little spot.

And SLB is not just a bakery - there’s going to be brunch and booze soon too. More news to come.


Today is Second Harvest Hero Day!

You've still got a week to enjoy Winterlicious. Having trouble deciding where to go? Check out my top 5 picks.

This Sunday it’s all about the Super Bowl. Question is, where are you going to watch the game? Check out this week’s Best Of for all the deets on where to eat.

You've got until Sunday to get your poutine on for La Poutine Week.

This Sunday, head to Leslieville Farmers' Market fifth annual SouperBowl fundraiser at Ceili Cottage for 100 gallons of vegetarian Guinness Irish Stew and Sticky Toffee Pudding for dessert. The event goes from 10am to 2pm.

Celebrating Chinese New Year? Check out the top 10 Chinese restaurants in Toronto to welcome Year of the Monkey!

And lastly:

You've got to go to Georgia Restaurant.

You’ll never want a regular club sandwich after you try Rose Reisman’s recipe for Ahi Tuna Club with prosciutto and guacamole.

The process of fresh coffee begins long before it hits your cup. Find out more in this month's fascinating coffee column.