Open/Closed for the week of May 23 -29

The short workweek brings with it a host of new restaurants and bars – 13 in fact.

Which means there’s still cause to celebrate like it’s the long weekend.

Here’s the very latest.

Open:

Halo Brewery
247 Wallace Ave.

The brand new brewery has been selling out of its bottles and growlers, so thank goodness you can still enjoy four beers in their taproom during regular hours. Their new brew, Day Star, a 6.1% tart saison with apricot and lemon, is ideal for this hot weather.

Her Father’s Cider Bar + Kitchen
119 Harbord St.

You can check out the brand new cider bar at the grand opening event of Ontario Craft Cider Week , starting tomorrow.

Le Baratin  
1600 Dundas St. W.

The new French bistro serves brunch seven days a week. Mais oui.

My Drunk Uncle's Pub
300 College St.

This watering hole at College and Spadina comes complete with a $10 menu.

Nord Bistro 
406 Dupont St.

Cantine’s team - Joe Bersani and long-time sommelier and manager, Bart Pocock - along with sous chef Kevin Mooney, are adding some of their favourite dishes to the menu while "elevating the Cantine classics."

Noorden Food Bar
2110 Yonge St.

The new modern food bar serves Dutch-inspired small plates alongside over craft beer, wine and tons of gin.

Rashers
182 Ossington Ave.

The second location of the bacon sandwich lover’s restaurant opened for lunch as of yesterday. They’ll be open for lunch this week and if all goes well, will expand to full time hours after that.

Recess
60 Sudbury St.

The grand opening of the 24-hour diner (brought to you by the same team of the other 24-hour diner, Old School) happens today until Saturday.  

Seven Lives Paleteria  
72 Kensington Ave.

Mexican-style ice cream can now be yours in Kensington Market.

Teara Lab  
181 College St.

The fast casual Japanese fusion sandwich restaurant opens tomorrow.

Tende Café 
393 Jane St.

Baby Point’s newest café brings with it Tibetan and Indian fare.

AAA -Triple A Bar
598 Gerrard St. E.

The Central Texas-style BBQ chain has replaced Mr. Ciao.

The Tiffin Box
678 College St.

Indian take out just got easier for those in Little Italy.

News:

Blowfish on King West reopens tonight after lengthy renovations.

Mary Macleods Shortbread is celebrating 35 years.  

Events:

Tonight go southwest at iYellow Wine Club’s Ontario’s Southwest City Fare 2016 at 99 Sudbury Ave. where you can meet and mingle with top culinary, wine, beer, and other beverage vendors from Ontario’s Southwest.

Tomorrow night head out for Mariposa Cruises annual Mardi Gras Dinner Cruise. The three-hour event included a NOLA inspired buffet (complete with make-your-own jambalaya station), fun photo booth, festive costume contest, on board bar, and New Orleans-style music to set the mood, all with Toronto's iconic dramatic skyline as backdrop.

CraveTO is at The Burroughs on Friday night. The pop-up event will be showcasing tastes of Toronto street food and craft drinks to the soundtrack of local DJs. Food Vendors include Oyster Boy, Chimney Stax Baking Co., Holy Cannoli, Soi Thai, Moliceiro Porchetta, Kaboom Chicken, and Heirloom.

Friday, May 27 to Saturday June 4th Ontario Craft Cider Week takes over the city.

This Saturday, get your fill of great eats at Scarborough Food Truck Festival 2016.

On Tuesday May 31, celebrate the 5th Annual Andean Flavors and discover the foods and flavours of Latin America.

And lastly:

The 3 greatest cheeses ever created? You’ll have to read Afrim's column to find out. 

In the month’s column, Adam Pesce illustrates why sustainable coffee makes all the difference. 

Take a peek inside Moliceiro, the new Portuguese restaurant that serves more than just churassco chicken and potatoes.