Open/Closed: Toronto Restaurant News June 13-19, 2019

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This week’s nine arrivals offer something unique from one another, while showcasing the next trend in Japanese baked goods (cheesecake is so 2015).

And check out the myriad of events taking over the city this weekend. How you’re going to choose between them is beyond me.

Here’s the very latest:

OPEN

You don’t need a BBQ this summer after all, thanks to smokehouse Boneyard Grill’s (1216 St. Clair Ave. W.) roster of burgers, chicken and ribs.  

It’s been a long time coming, but Chotto Matte is bringing its world-renowned Nikkei cuisine and cocktails to the downtown core (161 Bay St.)  on Wednesday. Stay tuned – sneak peek coming soon.

Are Japanese custard cream buns your jam? If so, you’re in luck. Hattendo (13 Baldwin St.) is giving away 100 free buns for this weekend’s grand opening.

Afghani restaurant Kabul Kebab House (1324 Gerrard St. E.) has reopened after extensive renovations.

Mad Radish is expanding again. The first of three new healthy eateries – and fifth of the brand - launches Wednesday (120 Bloor St. E.). Watch for the others to arrive later this summer and fall. 

Want pizza RN? Pizza Forno, the automated pizza oven that pops out ‘za in three minutes, has added a new downtown location (217 Adelaide St. W.). 

Shook Israeli Kitchen (77 Portland St.) offers an Israeli-inspired take on vegetarian fare in the heart of the Fashion District.

The Shozan Room Snack Bar (164 Ossington Ave.) has taken over the ground floor, while the “new wave” restaurant has moved upstairs.  To celebrate, there’s free tonkotsu ramen next weekend: Fri June 21 (6pm-8pm) and Sat June 22 (1pm-3pm).

Doors open this Saturday for the grand opening of Sugar Kane (699 Danforth Ave.), a new Caribbean and Cajun spot in Greektown.

EVENTS 

Today marks the launch of Mount Pleasant Shop Wine Dine.

Adelaide Eats arrives in the Financial District tomorrow and every Friday until July 19. 

The Wine & Spirit Festival returns to Sugar Beach this weekend.

Starting tomorrow, Taco Fest takes over Ontario Place  

Buon Appetito at The Taste of Little Italy

Did you know that the Beaches Northern Heat Rib Series is Canada's largest BBQ & craft beer tour? 

The Art of Craft Beer Leslieville returns for the third year on Saturday.

This Saturday and Sunday, Downsview Park turns into Foodalicious Food Festival

Have you got tickets for The Stop’s Night Market this Tuesday and Wednesday?

NEWS

Kraft markets its dressing as ‘salad frosting’ for kids.

ICYMI

In this month’s The Feed: Cookie dough egg rolls, strange brews, dogs of Contra + more.

Farmhouse Tavern has been rockin’ it since 2012. Discover why it’s stood the test of time + what new dishes you need to order RN.

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

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