Open/Closed: week of January 18-24, 2018

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Say hello to 10 new restaurants, offering a fascinating mix of cuisines. Which is much needed after weeks of blanketing yourself in bland comfort food.

Here’s the very latest:


You can now order Adamson Bakery baked goods - Bread ($6) and “Grandma-Style” desserts [Black Forest Cheesecake Squares ($3.75-$38), Sweet Potato Pie ($24), Funfetti Birthday Cake ($34) ] online for pickup at the pre-order window of Adamson Barbecue (176 Wicksteed Ave.).

Calii Love “softly” opened Tuesday at First Canadian Place (100 King St. W.), with a grand opening to follow on January 29. You can find them on the Concourse Level beside Longo’s.

Hakka Chinese fans unite - Fu's Garden (1650 Dundas St. E.) is awaiting you in Mississauga. Note: straight-up Chinese food is also available.

Chef Ryan Campbell (Buca Yorkville) launches his Italian resto Il Covo (585 College St.), located in the heart of Little Italy, on Monday.

Landing Noodles (298 College St.) has landed just west of Spadina. One of the their specialties? Beef wheat noodles.

Laziz Curry Kitchen (151 Dundas St. E.) is in “soft opening” mode, serving up Indian home-style cooking, for dine-in, take-out and catering.

Famous Taiwanese dessert destination Meet Fresh (5315 Yonge St.) opens the first Toronto location tomorrow featuring chewy taro ball desserts, soft herbal jelly, and traditional tofu pudding. Doors open at 11am. Bonus: The first 300 customers tomorrow will receive a complimentary 8 pc Q Mochi Set.

Rose and Sons (176 Dupont St.) re-opens today as a deli.

How cool is this? Instead of a boring sandwich or salad for lunch, get yourself some Sri Lankan fare at Rusi (7 King St. E.). The new spot right at King and Yonge opened Monday and offers everything from Mutton Rolls ($2 ea.) and Fish Cutlets ($1pc/3 for $2.75) to Squid Curry (sm $7.95, lg $13.95) and a variety of combos including String Hoppers ($9.99) and Pittu ($9.99).

If you’re one of those people who can eat ice cream in winter, you may want to know that Sweet Jesus opened in The Eaton Centre (220 Yonge St.) on Tuesday.


Al Carbone, owner of Kit Kat Italian Bar and Grill, showed his hand this week.

Head to the Israeli Food Festival at the Ted Rogers School of Management (55 Dundas St. W.) on Wednesday January 24.

Rorschach Brewing Co. (1001 Eastern Ave.) hosts its first Beer & Cheese Paring event on Thursday January 25.

Raise a glass – and an egg – and celebrate Robbie Burns Day at the Dewar's Scotch Egg Club Snack + Dram Bar (461 King St. W.) on Thursday January 25. Tickets are $25.


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