Open/Closed: week of October 11-17, 2018

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This week’s 11 arrivals include everything from Egyptian home cooking to Hubei cuisine. And a whole lotta beer, wine and cocktails. 

How lucky are we?

Here’s the very latest:


Leslieville adds another craft brewery, tap room and bottle shop to the roster with the arrival of Black Lab Brewing (818 Eastern Ave.). Doors open Saturday.

Chu Resto’s menu features everything from traditional hot dry noodles and marinated hog intestine hot pot to Wuhan specialties including sticky rice pizza and doughnuts (639 Yonge St.).

Yonge and Lawrence’s dining scene continues to evolve with the arrival of Dim Sum Queen (3241 Yonge St.).

Watch the game, grab a drink and a bite at Kewti Cafe (1380 Danforth Ave.). 

Morellina’s (146 Christie St.) is open for coffee and biscotti intermittently while construction finishes. Come next week, you’ll be able to visit 7:30am–6pm. Lasagna will be available for pre-order as well as during dinner service.

Tuck into Macarony Bashamel, Molokhaia, and Moza Koshary at Morgana Catering Egyptian Homestyle Restaurant (901 King St. W.). 

Mr Flamingo (1265 Dundas St. W.) is back and this time, there’s coffee and tea every day starting at 10am. Soon to arrive: grab-and-go bites. Evenings, enjoy cocktails while DJs do their thing.

Just two months after opening on Front, Olivia Eats (4711 Yonge St.) continues its expansion with a spot up at Yonge and Sheppard.

Stock up on Champagne Bears, Peach Bellinis, and Tequila Grapefruit Sours at Sugarfina’s newest shop at Mississauga’s Square One (100 City Centre Dr).

Grand opening celebrations started yesterday and continue today for Top Fresh Market & Deli (770 Bay St.). Enjoy free coffee with any purchase from 9am-2pm, 50 per cent off all all items all day, and enter a draw for a gift basket.

From the fine folks of Pinkerton’s Snack Bar and Poor Romeo Bar comes The Vatican Gift Shop (1047 Gerrard St. E.). #blessup


Delysees (780 King St. W.) is under construction and set to reopen Winter 2018. In the meantime, shop their products at select shops around the city. 

Add Double D’s (1256 Dundas St. W.) to the list of recent closures on the west side. You can still get their Chicago deep dish ‘za east side (1020 Gerrard St. E.).

Live Organic Food Bar in Liberty Village (134 Atlantic Ave.) has shuttered, but you can visit their longstanding location at 264 Dupont St.


Have you made reservations for Restaurants for Change

For the month of October, Ruby Watchco is offering up some of its favourite dishes as part of #SummerhillxRestoPopUp at Summerhill Market.

The Vegan Oktoberfest Market is happening at the The Great Hall (1087 Queen St. W.) on Sunday. 

Start the week off right with Monday’s Italian Wine Expo 2018.

Cheers! Toronto Cocktail Week launches Tuesday.

Get tickets while you can for the upcoming Cask Days Beer Festival.

You don’t want to miss this year’s two-day outdoor soup festival

One of the best culinary events of the year is almost here, so get tickets now for Eat to the Beat.


Get ready for it: 7-Eleven now offers delivery.


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