Open/Closed for the week of January 30-February 5

This week brings with it a little bit of everything. Which suits this time of year perfectly when you’re restless AND hungry.

Here’s the very latest:

 

 

 

 

 

Open:

Boxcar Social 

70 Temperance St.

Cover all your bases from morning (coffee) to after dark (whisky, craft beer, wine).

The Financial District location opened Tuesday. 

Efes Bar & Grill 

940 Danforth Ave.

Dine on Turkish fare including döners kebabs, shish, köfte, whole grilled fish and even sirloin steak at this new restaurant near Donlands.

Gong Cha

575 Yonge St. 

Yonge and Wellesley’s new tea, coffee and juice house offers a host of cold refreshers and hot beverages to suit every mood. The wide variety includes: Chocolate Smoothie, Watermelon Oolong Tea, Fresh Milk with Grass Jelly, Matcha Tea with Red Bean, and an array of milk foam teas.

Pouridge Coffee

94 Avenue Rd.

Pour over coffee and craft porridge are not only a thing; they’re now under one roof.

Rancho Relaxo to Go

529 Bloor St. W.

The latest location for the Mexican chain lands at Lee’s Palace in the Annex.

Zante Bistro

1950 Gerrard St. E.

Named after a Greek island in the Ionian sea, the bistro's Greek and Mediterranean fare includes Dolmades ($6), Shrimp & Scallop Linguine ($18) and Souvlaki Dinners (Pork $15, Chicken $16, Beef $18, Lamb $18). 

North American fare such as burgers and breakfast sandwiches are also available.

Closed:

County General’s Riverside location closed on Tuesday.

The Fat Beet in Thornhill has also shuttered.

News:

Proposed fee hikes for patio licensing for the city’s restaurants and bars are astronomical

Events:

Winterlicious is in full effect, so make reservations nowFind out where to get the most bang for your buck and don't forget there are nine unique culinary events happening as well. 

You’ve got until Sunday to enjoy Giro d'Italia.

La Poutine Week is back, but this year sadly features only two chain restaurants - one in Mississauga and the other in Oakville. 

Superbowl 51 is happening this Sunday. Find out where to catch the game, tailgate parties, all-you-can-eat pub fare + more in this week's round up.

Get a sneak peek at the new menu at Gusto 101 with a Twist.

Recipe for Change takes place Feb 23, but get your tickets now – they sell out quickly. 

And lastly:

Janet Zuccarini - owner of Trattoria NervosaGusto 101 and Pai - is opening five more restaurants by the end of 2018. Find out her first job in the biz and what exciting plans she has in store in our ICONIC series.

Made-from-scratch Italian fare in a modern setting, complete with lakeside view? New restaurant Acqua Dolce Resto Venue has it all.

Celebs tell-all! Famous folks dish on their go-to Toronto spots, guilty pleasures and much more in our At The Table series.

Discover cool industry folks, not-to-be-missed food and drink events, and crazy menu items in one quick and easy read.