Open/Closed for the week of July 18 – 24

t’s going to be a scorcher this weekend.

Luckily, there are seven new spots with cold drinks and air conditioning, and a host of thirst-quenching events.

Here’s the very latest:


Boil King
333 King St. W.

The seafood boil craze continues on, with the newest arrival landing on Entertainment Row.

Bravo Organic Burger Bar 
1588 Dundas St. W.

Bravo opened just last night in the former Café Bar Pasta spot.

Eat BKK Thai Kitchen
4704 Yonge St.
Eat BKK softly opened in North York this weekend.

The menu is a mix of Bangkok street food and fusion dishes (Spaghetti Curry $11.95, Khao Soi Poutine $7.95, American Breakfast Fried Rice $11.95).

Stay tuned.

FLOCK Rotisserie + Greens 
175 Bloor St. E.

The fourth FLOCK by Chef Cory Vitiello opens today, though their IG says "Don’t hate us if it’s Friday."

Either way, your weekend is now made thanks to their addictive chicken and salads. 

Goodfellas Wood Oven Pizza – Etobicoke 
1 Old Mill Dr.

Goodfellas has a swanky new location near Old Mill. Doors open Monday, fingers crossed.

I’ll have an inside look coming your way soon.

The Inside Scoop 
3041 Bathurst St.

Kosher ice cream – hard and soft serve - can now be yours at Bathurst and Lawrence. Dipped cones and banana splits are also available.
794 St. Clair W.

Nodo’s second location in Hillcrest opened Tuesday. The warm, rustic interior is the perfect backdrop to the casual fare of pizzas and pastas.


The Cure is all papered up. The proprietors have promised details to follow.


Chase Hospitality Group (The Chase Fish & OysterThe ChaseLittle FinColette Grand CafeKasa Moto) announced this week, Planta, their 100 percent plant-based restaurant will open in the former home of Pangaea this September with Chef David Lee (owner of Nota Bene) at the stove.

A fire along Dundas West has caused Patois and a string of other businesses to close. Patois is working on getting up and running again, but in the meantime will be doing pop-ups and can be found at Union Station Market.

Food Ink, the world’s first 3D-printing restaurant premieres Monday in London, England. Which means arrival in North America can't too far behind.


Summerlicious ends Sunday, so get your reservations in now.

Fancy Franks is celebrating National Hot Dog Day this Friday at their College St. location with free hot dogs on the patio. One per customer between 12 noon and 7pm. The event includes children’s entertainment, DJ and more. Drinks and merch will be on hand with a portion of the proceeds donated to Sick Kids Hospital.         

Starting tomorrow and lasting all weekend long, head to Richmond Green Park for Richmond Hill Ribfest.  p.s. Bring wet wipes. You’re going to need them.

Also this weekend, Cherry Street comes alive at the annual T&T Waterfront Night Market

This weekend’s Toronto Festival of Beer truly has it all. 

On Saturday and Sunday, EATible Food Market  - "an innovative flea market for small food plates" - takes place in Kensington Market. Other dates to follow in July and August.

This Sunday, experience Little Tibet with steamy momos on Momo Crawl T.O. 

Toronto International BrazilFest is Canada’s Largest Brazilian Cultural Event. Don’t miss this free event Sunday at Earlscourt Park. 

Also happening this Sunday. Kothu Fest at Albert Campbell Square at the Scarborough Civic Center. Try Kothu Roti and Sri Lankan street food from 11 Sri Lankan restaurants.

And lastly:

Crispy, thin coal-fired pizzas + homemade pastas are just the beginning at Angelo's Coal Fired Pizza.

This week’s Reveal takes you inside Greta Solomon’s for French and European fare.

227 pages of "a cheese wonderland" are coming your way, courtesy of cheese master Afrim Pristine.

Grey County’s bursting with breweries, cideries and restaurants, but where to go? This itinerary makes it easy to plan your trip.