Open/Closed for the week of March 21 – 27

There are a lot of excuses to eat great food this week, starting with with Easter celebrations.

Then there's all the new restaurants. The east end’s rapid expansion continues with a few new spots and just wait until you see what’s sprouting up in April. Stay tuned (sign up for our newsletter to get it delivered straight to your inbox).

In the meantime, here’s the very latest:


10 King St. E.

The newest location for the burger and kale/grain bowls chain opens today right at King and Yonge.
Diana's Oyster Bar and Grill
7501 Woodbine Ave.

Got a craving for oysters and Seafood? This new spot in Markham has it all. Fish Fridays just got way easier.

Fernando’s Hideaway
785 Danforth Ave.

The iconic restaurant - formally known as Hernando's Hideaway - has opened a location on the Danforth between Pape and Donlands. They are open Wednesdays to Sundays.

grk ygrt
291 Augusta Ave.
Get yer fresh and frozen yogurt now in Kensington Market. Dishes such as Overnight Oats ($7) and Greek Breakfast ($7) are a healthy way to start the day. Want something sweeter? Cherry Cheesecake and PB & J (sm $6/lg $8) are listed on the favourites menu.

Pinkerton's Snack Bar  
1026 Gerrard St. E.

The evening-only drinks and eats spot just opened eastside. Nibble on dishes such as Fausto's Fried Chicken while sipping on local brews.

Smash Ping Pong Lounge
672 Queen St. E.

Queen and Broadview just got its own ping pong lounge. And this one comes with a menu featuring sliders (beef $12, chicken $13), street style hot dog ($8), and ahi tuna tacos ($14). Sharing plates, sides and even dessert are all great accompaniments to brews and cocktails.


The Fat Beet was all set to open last Saturday but was delayed by inspections. They hope to open this weekend.

Dublin Calling recently made the move from the St. Lawrence Market 'hood to the Entertainment District.


While many has been reporting on the soon to arrive #WhatVegansEat restaurant, what they haven’t told you is that it’s actually called DOOMIE’s. The resto by way of Los Angeles will be bringing their Vegan Big Macs and other takes on meat faves to their new home in Parkdale at 1263 Queen St. W. soon. I'll have more for you soon.


Dine a little differently this Easter. Check out this week’s Best Of to find out more.

Check out our Easter Guide for your holiday dining this Sunday.

Get your tickets now for A Taste for Life

Pass The Table offers a Chef's Menu experience at Thoroughbred on Saturday nights.

And lastly:

Chef Corbin 
comes to the rescue once again, just in time for Easter Dinner prep.

Check out The Reveal this week for Harbord's new Taiwanese street food joint. 

From gold soup bowls to Chinese escargot, Cynthia’s is not your standard Chinese restaurant. 

Afrim says cheese is better than wine or flowers. Find out why in this month's column.

Peppery Cat opens in The Beach, with portions big enough for two.