Open/Closed for the week of March 20-26

You’re not going to believe what opened and closed this week.

Here’s the very latest:


Chicago-style deep dish ‘za can now be had west side, thanks to Double D’s Pizza (1256 Dundas St. W.) new spot in the Junction. Doors opened earlier this week.

The wait is over, hosers. Apiecalypse Now! opened an “all vegan all hoser metal bar” FuBar (735 Bloor St.W.) upstairs on Monday. 

Kensington Pop Up (319 Augusta Ave.) serves up everything from Beet Caprese Salad to Pappardelle & Meatballs, alongside brews and cocktails.

Cassia Pop-Up (Come and Get It, 676 Queen St. W.) is running for two more weeks, and you seriously don’t want to miss out. Chef Scott Roberts has created a rotating set menu of refined Northern Thai dishes, combining his experiences in 3 Michelin-starred restaurants, and his most recent role as Head Chef at London, England's Smoking Goat, a wood-fired Northern Thai restaurant.

Chef Roberts and his team (which includes chefs with international Michelin-starred experience), make the curries and dressings in the traditional way using a mortar and pestle. He says, “The dishes are all inspired by dishes you would find in the North of Thailand, reimagined to showcase exceptional proteins from land and sea, supplied by Bespoke Butchers and Honest Weight fishmongers.”

Each week offers a completely different set menu (dietary restrictions can be accommodated). Two seatings are available: Sunday and Monday at 6.30 and 9 pm. Bookings can be made through


The Commodore closed suddenly yesterday. The “very difficult decision” was “accelerated by some personal circumstances.”


Chef Cory Vitiello of FLOCK announced via social media this week that Piano Piano’s Victor Barry is taking over the former Harbord Room spot.  The pink walls? They're staying put.  Stay tuned.


This Friday and Saturday, head to Winter Brewfest, where over 150 beers from Ontario and Quebec brewers, and food trucks await you.

In the Vaughan area on Saturday? Enjoy a pop-up tasting from 12 -5pm, at Coppa’s Fresh Market (3300 Rutherford Rd), as part of the ‘Extraordinary Italian Taste’ program.

George Brown CHCA’s Marriage of Food & Wine takes place on Saturday.

Kosher is the focus at Sunday’s Manna Kosher Expo.

It’s about to go down. On Monday, Liberty Grand will be home to Made With Love’s Toronto Regional Finals 2017.Your ticket includes a complete tasting of all showcased cocktails, food, a welcome cocktail, and a ballot to vote for your favourite cocktail creation/favourite BarChef.


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

Stephanie Dickison