Open/Closed for the week of March 8–13

I've got lots of exciting openings to celebrate this week. And a number of them, you're going to hear about here first.

Here's the very latest:






101 Peter St.

Chef Rob Bragagnolo’s new shop inspired by Sunday roast dinners, opens Tuesday.

Specializing in slow roasted meats, carved by hand, the menu boasts Carvers Slow Roasted Chicken, which you can enjoy on a sandwich, a plate or on top of their signature Kale Crunch Salad with smoked avocado dressing. Drool.

Stay tuned.

Mexico Lindo
467 Danforth Ave.

Mexico Lindo expands onto the Danforth. The menu includes Burrito Grande, Sizzling Fajitas, Flautas, Chimichangas, and Quesadillas.

595 Bay St.

You know those addictive eggplant and veal parmiagiano sandwiches at Uno Mustachio on the bottom floor of the St. Lawrence Market? Well, a hearty congats is in order - after 26 years, a second location has opened, this time in the Atrium on the Bay food court, and this one has the added bonus of pizza.

Piano Piano
88 Harbord St.

The stunning new Italian restaurant by owner/chef Victor Barry opens this Friday evening.

I’ll have a closer look for you soon.

Sak’s Food Hall by Pusateri’s
25 The West Mall

The new food and grocery mecca opened their doors Monday at Sherway Gardens.

Torteria San Cosme
181 Baldwin St.

Milagro owner/chef Arturo Anhalt of Milagro has opened a Mexican sandwich shop in Kensington.

Scrumptious tortas include Torta de Cochinita with Yucatán style pulled pork, pickled habanero onions, fried plantain and refritos.


Sunday is the last day of service for Le Saint Tropez on King Street. Chef/Owner Fabien Siebert has run the restaurant for almost 25 years.

Marky’s is closed for renovations.

Tree Top African Café is also temporarily closed for renos.


Are you an AIR MILES cardholder? Pass The Table just rolled out a "culinary code" to give members 50% off their booking fee. 


The first edition of Mac & Cheese Week has arrived in Toronto. Happening until Sunday, visit the following seven participating restaurants for their cheese-filled creations: CheeseWerksCut The CheeseGrasshopperLet’s Be FrankOld SchoolThe Senator and SOCO Kitchen + Bar.

A Quebec-style cabane à sucre – Sugar Beach Sugar Shack  is happening this Sat & Sun. The free community event includes skating, hot chocolate, authentic Quebecois food, cooking demos, maple taffy on snow and much more.

And lastly:

Check out five fab chefs we’re celebrating for International Women’s Day in this week’s Best Of. There were more of course, but I only had room for five.

Bardi's Steak House celebrates 50 years. Happy Anniversary to one of the city’s best steakhouses. Find out why it should be the next reservation you make.

The best night to dine out now is Monday, thanks to d|bar.

Beach-a-licious is coming. This east end food fest comes with its own pub crawl.

Get to know Angolino chef Tyson Liebrecht.

Head to wine country this weekend.