Open/Closed: week of October 26 – November 1, 2017


This week offers one of the most varied lists to date, with 10 new options to satiate all your cravings.

Here’s the very latest:


Folks right at Donlands and Danforth are in for a treat – Boodle Fight Filipino Restaurant (937 Danforth Ave.) just opened.

The Bay-Dundas area is notorious for lineups (Pablo CheesetartUncle Tetsu, etc.). Expect long ones at Dagu Rice Noodle (111 Dundas St. W.) for noodle soups and cheese drinks.

The Green Room has new digs. They’re reopening at College and Bathurst (414 College St.) on Wednesday.

If you love wine, you’re going to love Mad Crush Wine Bar (582 College St.). From the folks of The Oxley, The Queen & Beaver Public House, and The Wixson Social comes a fun spot with a mystery wine (guess correctly and it’s free), baller bottles (Champagnes, Magnums), and blind flights (3 wines, 3 regions). And that’s just the beginning. Stay tuned.

Motorino Enoteca (1700 King Rd., Unit 29) has expanded with a second location, now open in King City.

From the self-serve kombucha keg to fresh made pastas made with Ontario-grown, milled flours, The Plant YYZ in The Junction (2745 Dundas St. W.) isn’t your average food shop. With everything either ovo-lacto vegetarian or 100 per cent plant-based, 95 per cent of all stock sourced from Ontario, and made in their own carbon-neutral, Bullfrog powered production facility in Vaughan, Melanie Bozzo’s new spot a must-visit.

Markham is now home to French-inspired bistro, Terre Rouge (162 Enterprise Boulevard, Unit 1). Doors open today.

Uncle TetsuEva's Chimney and Pie Squared have popped up in one spot at Yorkdale (3401 Dufferin St.) –across from Melanie Lyne in the centre hall. You’ve got until April 2018 to enjoy these sweet and savoury treats.


The Green Room (296 Brunswick St.) is moving. This location closes Sunday.


Love donuts? Head to the pop-up donut shop at Yonge-Dundas Square today and tomorrow, for the launch of Google Home Mini.

This Sunday, there’s a dinner party like no other.

One of the hottest tickets in town - In Conversation with Massimo Bottura and Friends (withchefs John Higgins, Jeremy Charles, and Antonio Park) - is taking place Monday, November 13 at 6:30 pm at George Brown College Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts (300 Adelaide St. E.).

Charcoal lovers will be over the moon with iHalo Krunch’s Halloween offering – iHalo-we’en – available only on October 31st . Choose pumpkin, vanilla bean or coconut charcoal, served in their signature charcoal black cone, for  just $1 when ordered for pickup through foodora. Proceeds go to charity.


Hear of a place that’s about to open or just closed? Have an upcoming food or restaurant event? Let me know.