Open/Closed: November 23-29, 2017


Cocktails, oysters, burgers and bingoo – just a few offerings from this week’s 11 new spots.

And for those celebrating American Thanksgiving this weekend, Happy Holidays!

Here’s the very latest:


The second location of Korean stonebowl “riceteria,” Bi Bim Bap (598 College St.) is now open in Little Italy.

Dig into tacos and Pollo Rostizado, Mexican-style rotisserie chicken at Cinco Mexican Restaurant (131 Roncesvalles Ave.),

CONCEPT 0.4 has popped up at Yorkdale (3401 Dufferin St.) with Buster’s Sea Cove, Chatime, French Toasted by Fidel Gastro, Cheesecake by Heirloom and Me.n.u.

“Classic” burgers are the specialty at Extra Burger (1357 Dundas St. W.).

Up your skills this season at new FoodWrx Cooking Studio (808 York Mills Rd., Unit 23). Classes include Bread, Cake and Pastry, Master Class, and ones just for the kids.

Cocktail bar Goldie (619 King St. W.) softly opens this Friday and Saturday.

Go Topoki (5 Northtown Way, Unit 5) has got you covered for bingoo – a Korean milky shaved ice dessert finished with sweet toppings.

Head to the grand opening of Hogtown Smoke BBQ’s second location (53-55 Colborne St.) and their new bourbon speakeasy “The Joint,” this Friday and Saturday.

Chef Elias Salazar’s modern Peruvian restaurant Kay Pacha (744 St. Clair Ave. W.) debuts tomorrow.

A wide range of fresh oysters are now available at MWM Oyster Co. (419 Parliament St.) in Cabbagetown.

Ackee and Saltfish, Jerk Chicken Wrap and Curried Goat are just a few dishes you’ll find at Mississauga’s Prince’s Fine Caribbean Cuisine (152 Lakeshore Rd.E.).


Last night the Park Hyatt (4 Avenue Rd.) celebrated the last night of the Rooftop Bar. The hotel will be closing for renovations until 2019. The Bar, however, will return.

TOT the Cat Café (298 College St.) has closed, with new locations in the works.


Former employees of restaurant Green Republic Food Co Inc.claim unpaid wages.

Fran’s at Victoria and Shuter is temporarily closed due to fire.

You can now order tourtière, ketchup and other goodies from Au Pied de Cochon and pick them up right here in the 6ix.

This Sunday, take a winter coat to Tennessee TavernHarry’s, or PrettyUgly, and get a cocktail in return.

Is seal meat the next “superfood”?

Congratulations to Patrician Grill (219 King St. E.) for celebrating 50 years on Friday.

And congrats to restaurateur Janet Zuccarini - owner of Toronto’s Gusto 54, Gusto 101,Trattoria Nervosa, Pai, Kiin, Chubby's Jamaican Kitchen, and Felix in Los Angeles - for winning the top award at last night's RBC Women of Influence Gala.


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