Open/Closed: week of May 10-16, 2018


This week’s openings are sure to satiate all your cravings, from pillowy pancakes to ciabatta pizza. And yes, there’s ice cream because, summer. Finally.

Here’s the very latest:


Adams Halal’s Pub (1760 Victoria Park Ave.) is unique for two reasons: 1. It claims to be the first Halal pub in Canada. And 2. You won’t find a lick of booze anywhere – it’s completely alcohol-free. Which begs the question: can it still be considered a pub?

Coffee haunt Daily Grind (426 St Clarens Ave.) launched Emmy’s Ice Cream at the same address.

Head to Daal Roti Indian Tadka House (6990 Financial Dr.) in Mississauga for a la carte options such as Cheesy Egg Masala ($9.49), Vegetable Makhanwala ($10.99), and Shrimp Curry ($12.99), in addition to an extensive Halal lunch buffet including 30+ items.

Japanese soufflé pancakes are one of the latest trends to hit the 6ix. The newest shop to offer the fluffy handcrafted flapjacks - Fuwa Fuwa Japanese Pancakes (408 Bloor St. W.). Doors opened Monday.

You could go for sushi tonight, but don’t skewers of Japanese breaded, then deep-fried meat, seafood, and veg sound waaay better? Brand new Kushimaru (64 Edward St.) has got the Osaka-style kushikatsu you didn’t know was missing from your life until now

In the mood for Mediterranean? Mississauga’s Petra Restaurant (1100 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., Unit 9) offers “oriental” cold and hot mezze, char-grilled meats, alongside a selection of signature seafood dishes and desserts

Tondou Ramen (596 College St.) just opened in Little Italy, and on Saturday they’ll be at The Royal Cinema (608 College St.) for the screening of Ramen Heads.

Indulge your love of carbs at Vivo Pizza+Pasta’s newest location in North York (75 Billy Bishop Way), with many more to follow across the GTA .


Paul Campbell's Aft Kitchen & Bar (686 Queen St. E.) is finito, making way for a new cocktail bar. In the meantime, pull up a stool at Campbell’s other watering hole, KT (682 Queen St. E.) just a few doors west.

Green Earth Vegan Cuisine (385 Broadview Ave.) is closed until further notice due an electrical fire.

Saigon Hustle (406 Queen St. W.) has shuttered.


Cabbagetown ‘s “farm to fork" restaurant The Local Gest (424 Parliament St.) has changed its moniker to The Tilted Dog Pub & Kitchen.


Many of our city’s amazing outdoor farmers' markets launched this week.

A not-to-be-missed event on Tuesday - Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress: A Journey to Joan Roca Cuisine from El Celler de Can Roca.


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