Open/Closed for the week of Sept 19-25

This week introduces a host of new restaurants featuring an array of cuisines. There are also a ton of not-to-be-missed events to add to your calendar.

What a fabulous way to celebrate the beginning of Fall.

Here’s the very latest:


Birreria Volo
612 College St.

The brand new Volo is now open in Little Italy! The new venue is open this week Wed-Sun 5pm-12am.

p.s. You’ve got until October 1st to visit the original location on Yonge Street just north of Wellesley.

Stay tuned.

Ebisu on Queen 
204 Queen St. W.

Vancouver's own Ebisu has "softly" opened here on Queen West.

Janie Jones Caff & Cocktails 
1030 Gerrard St. E.

Opening this Sunday, the new "booze and brunch" destination is sure to wow the crowd with items such as Tahiti Toast - grilled pineapple, smoked ham, and Swiss cheese tucked between two French toast crumpets, battered and deep fried, and served with mango syrup.
Kitson and Co Sandwiches
1205 Queen St. W.

The new sandwich spot celebrates their grand opening this weekend – 11am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday. Selections include Roti with curried cauliflower, sweet potato, chickpeas and yogurt tahini sauce; Pulled Jerk Chicken with Granny's coleslaw on a bun; and Classic Italian Muffaletta.

There’s also a late night menu with five exclusive offerings.

Neighbor Wang  
389 Church St.

Neighbor Wang opened Friday and serves Chinese noodles, snacks and drinks.

The menu includes Dumplings on Fire, Saliva Sichuan Chicken, Shredded Tofu, Boiling Oil Noodles, and Tomato & Beef.

Revere Restaurant  
804 Danforth Ave.

Doors opened Saturday at this new Italian restaurant on The Danforth. Dig into fare such as House Made Ricotta ($6), Fig Salad ($10), Rabbit Pappardelle ($19), and Roasted Lamb Shoulder ($26). 

Sabai Sabai Kitchen and Bar
81 Bloor St. E.

The new location for the Northern Thai restaurant opens tomorrow.


1903- A Harley Davidson Café on Ossington closes this Saturday.

Goldstar Café, south of The Art Shoppe on Yonge, is for lease.


Eataly will open in The Manulife Centre in 2019. 
Yesterday Lay's Canada announced that due to popular demand, Lay's Chalet Sauce chips will be available in grocery stores across Canada beginning November 1.


Tonight head to George Brown College Foundation’s third annual Food Court Social. The evening features over a dozen Toronto chefs (including Michael Stadtlander, Donna Dooher, Hiro Yoshida. John Higgins, Mark McEwan, Matt Basile, and Anthony Rose) gathering under one roof in support of those struggling with mental health and addiction. Get tickets now.

The Merchants of Mount Pleasant Village present the 7th annual Harvest Fair taking place 10am-4pm on Saturday on Mount Pleasant Road between Eglinton and Davisville Avenue. The family -friendly event will see the return of Harvest Fair activities of contests (pumpkin carving and apple pie eating), a petting zoo and arts and crafts stations and introduce new features including live entertainment and local artists displaying their work.

Farm to Fork On Common Ground, presented by Fort York & Toronto Non-GMO Coalition, takes place this Saturday and Sunday 12noon-6pm.

This Saturday, Sarah & Claire’s Food Drive takes place at Grilltime from 11am-3pm. Proceeds are in support of Daily Bread.

Soupalicious  returns this Sunday to Artscape Wychwood Barns.

The Omni King Edward Hotel   is featuring Market Fresh Brunch ($53/pp) on Sundays (11am-1pm), with many local ingredients sourced from farmers from the St. Lawrence Market including Sovereign Farms

And lastly:

Get your tickets now to see Lidia Bastianich live in Toronto Friday, October 14.

Ontario wines get the spotlight in Toronto restaurants for Live, Love, Taste Local event

In the mood for Italian? Tuck into homemade fare at La Sala Ristorante in a historic house in The Beach. 

Chef Corbin’s quick + easy zucchini recipes showcase the beauty + versatility of this unsung veg. 

This weekend head to the orchards for fresh, local apples.