Open/Closed for the week of May 16 – 22

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Ahhh, the long weekend is finally here. And with it, some mighty fine places to eat and drink.  

Here’s the very latest:

Open:

Bar Mar
623 Mt Pleasant Rd.

Formerly home to Celestin, Bar Mar, a new Peruvian-inspired restaurant, has opened and is serving up enticing fare such as Sea Urchin Foam ($9.50) with pickled beets and aji amarillo, and Braised Amaranth ($21) with grilled fillet of sole.

Stay tuned for a closer look.

Bar Reyna 
158 Cumberland St.

Yorkville's new Mediterranean snack and cocktail bar officially opens Wednesday.

El Rey Mezcal Bar 
2A Kensington Ave.

The much-anticipated bar from Grant van Gameren is now open. Seven nights a week, in fact.

Greta Solomon's 
1118 Queen St. W.

Leslieville's new French restaurant and wine bar officially opens for business Tuesday.

I’ll have a closer look for you soon.

Pi Co.
1200 Bay St.

Pizzas are cooked in 90 seconds flat. Choose your own toppings from savoury - shaved asparagus and cherry tomato, for example – to sweet, such as Nutella banana.

Sweat & Soda
1091 Queen St. E.

Opened Tuesday, Sweat & Soda offers healthy fare including protein-packed Quinoa, Egg & Bacon Muffins, Zucchini Loaf, Nicoise Sandwich, Black Bean & Corn Salad, Power Bites and Banana Coconut Cookies. 

There is an exercise element to the space too, but you might not get to it with all this food on hand.

Tio’s Urban Mexican
2584 Yonge St.

Tio's menu includes Bone Marrow Azteck Soup ($15), Guajillo Shrimp ($20), and Grilled Corn ($12) garnished with chipotle mayo, and queso cotija.

Events:

Today is National Caesar Day. Cheers!

Tonight, learn how to make the perfect Whisky Sour at the Mixology + Bitters Workshop

Food Revolution Day takes place tomorrow. Get involved in the Jamie Oliver initiative to tackle the global child nutrition crisis.

This holiday weekend, celebrate with beer, BBQ and much more, right here in the city. 

One of the best events of the year? Authors Daniel Burns and Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø of the extraordinary FOOD & BEER cookbook are coming to Toronto Monday, May 30.You should get your tickets now

News:

Sansotei Ramen is expanding and opening a location in Ottawa. 

And lastly:

It’s patio season and Black Irish is celebrating big time.

We’ve also got an entire patio guide to make life easier. 
 
Chef Corbin makes chicken exciting again with fabulous ideas and recipes.

Take a culinary trip to Dundas, Ontario this weekend. Pie included.