Open/Closed: week of September 7-13, 2017
Despite the short week, there’s still a heap of choices, including ice cream. Because we’re not ready to let go of summer quite yet.
Here’s the very latest:
From the same folks that brought us Belfast Love, the Donnelly Group is back – this time, West Queen West with Death & Taxes Free House (1154 Queen St. W.). On the micro menu? Avocado Toast ($9), a variety of pizzas on sesame seed crust ($11 ea.) and Kale Caesar ($8). Weekends and holidays, tuck into the AYCE brunch buffet ($16).
Keep the CNE feels going with Saturday’s grand opening of Funnel Cake Express (8 Wellesley St. E.). This month’s feature flavours include: Oreo, Hershey’s S’Mores, Maple Bacon, and Jack’s Hot with Monterey Jack and Sriracha ($13 ea.).
Katsuya’s (66 Gerrard St. E.) second location brings their popular Japanese fusion tonkatsu downtown.
ND Sushi & Grill (370 College St.) is back, opening today at noon. Note: there’s no booze until their liquor license comes through – expected to arrive in November.
Philthy Philly’s Cheesesteak (372 Yonge St.) has arrived at Yonge and Gerrard. Just in time for back-to-school.
All matcha, all the time, café/bakery Tsujiri (4909 Yonge St.) has landed a second outpost in North York.
Untold’s (1581 Bayview Ave.) salad bar, soup and chimney-style ice cream cone eatery has already drawn the Leaside crowd.
Just down the block from Untold is popular new eatery 2 BROS Cuisine’s second location (1549 Bayview Ave.). Local folks are giving their shawarma, poutine and other fare rave reviews.
Another tipping practices story has made the news, this time about a restaurant in Cabbagetown.
TIFF begins today. From Festival Street festivities filled with food trucks, extended patios and more, to the hottest bars + restaurants for celeb spotting, we’ve got you covered (check out 4 am extended last calls below).
On Friday, The Italian Cultural Institute presents “Extra Virgin Olive Oil,” lecture and oil tasting by Gaia Massai.
The famous Jerusalem Market Ezer Mizion's Shuk Machane Yehuda Visits Toronto takes place this Sunday.
From Latkes to Laffas – an exhibition about Jewish restaurants and eateries from 1900 to 2017 – is on until March 2018.
4 am extended last calls for TIFF 2017 have arrived. Enjoy late, late night drinks at these bars, restaurants, hotels and clubs:
- The Anne Boleyn Sept 7-11, 14-16
- Bambi’s Sept 6-9, 13-16
- Bisha Hotel Sept 7-11
- Bloke & 4th Sept 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17
- Bovine Club Sept-17
- Cactus Club Café Sept 9, 10, 12
- The Citizen Sept 8
- Dog and Bear Sept 8, 9, 14, 15, 16
- The Drake Hotel Sept 7-12
- Early Mercy Sept 7-9
- Easy & The Fifth Sept 8, 9, 15,16
- EFS Sept 7-10,13-17
- The Everleigh Sept 7-9, 12-16
- The Fifth Pub House, Café & Market Sept 8, 9, 15,16
- Figo Sept 10
- Figures Sept 7-17
- Fox & Fiddle Sept 7-17
- Fring's Sept 7-9, 17
- The Garrison Sept 7-17
- Katana on Bay Sept 16
- King Taps Sept 10,13
- Maison Sept 8, 9, 15,16
- Monarch Tavern Sept 7-17
- Montecito Sept 8
- Patria Sept 9-10
- The Peacock Sept 7-17
- The Paddock Sept 7-17
- Remington's Men of Steel Sept 7-10, 14-17
- The Ritz-Carlton Sept 7-17
- Same Club Sept 8, 9, 15,16
- Shangri-La Hotel Sept 7-12
- Spoke Club Sept 7-12
- Storys/Byblos Sept 8-10, 12
- Thompson Hotel Sept 7-17
- UG3 Live Sept 7-17
- Wayward Sept 8, 9, 15, 16
- Weslodge Sept 10, 11, 12, 14,15
- Windsor Arms Sept 7-17
Hear of a place that’s about to open or just closed? Have an upcoming food or restaurant event? Let me know.