Interview with the Chef: Mark McEwan, Toronto’s First Celebrity Chef

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Mark McEwan was Toronto’s first celebrity chef in the familiar sense. Others are easy to recognize from television or put their name on a restaurant, but right now he’s the one doing all of these at the same time. Read the full article here…

Toronto Craft Beer Map

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As craft beer has moved from novelty to ubiquity, the list of good places to find it has grown from a handful of destinations to the point whereevery neighbourhood has its own local joint. Those who are new to craft beer can understandably find themselves overwhelmed by the breadth and depth of selection so it definitely helps to have an experienced guide. Also, because good beer has more to it than fizz, booze, and a weak corny sweetness, it needs to be treated and served with some degree of expert care. Here, in no particular order, are thefifteen places in Toronto that […]

Drake Devonshire

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Believe it or not, there was a time in Toronto when opening a bar or restaurant on West Queen West seemed like a foolish thing to do. And then, just over 10 years ago, the Drake Hotel turned the corner of Queen West and Beaconsfield into a destination. When it opens for business on September 15 in Wellington, the Drake Devonshire hopes to emulate the original’s triple threat of food that playfully remixes classics, thoughtful and contemporary design, with upscale accommodation. Read the full article here…

Wild Burger

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Every so often, a Toronto restaurant or pop-up vendor creates a new burger that features an unusual meat. After last week’s opening of Wild Burger, residents and office workers in the Mount Pleasant and Eglinton neighborhood no longer need to travel for a grilled patty of ostrich, kangaroo, or camel anymore. Follow the link for the full story.

Little Sister

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Toronto restaurants draw inspiration for their menu items from the cuisines of many different countries. Many pull dishes from southeast Asia, but Indonesia does not register near the top of that list. The challenge of breaking new ground is part of the reason that the owners of Little Sister Indonesian Food Bar chose to strike out in that direction. Follow the link for the full story.

Ossington Stop

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The restaurant-dense neighbourhood at Ossington and Dundas West is already well-supplied with seafood restaurants, some of Toronto’s best pizza, and at least one high-end burger joint. William Tavares (Fishbar, Salt Wine Bar) thinks that there is an untapped market in the area for value-priced comfort food and no-frills drinks. Follow the link for the full story.