“It’s not exactly like a dive bar, but it's got that kind of dive bar aesthetic,” says Sean Young, one of the owners of the upcoming El Furniture Warehouse restaurant opening on July 1 in the Annex at Bloor and Bathurst. “It’s just a really fun environment, the music is great, all rock and punk and hip hop, and all the items on the menu are $4.95 — pastas, burgers, quesadillas, desserts, everything is $4.95.”
Fast friends since first working together some seven years ago, Rachel Pellett and Heather Mee had long dreamt of opening up their own eatery. The duo officially opened Emma’s Country Kitchen today as something of an ode to Pellett’s grandmother, who ran a restaurant of the same name near Caledon. Keeping things homey and simple, the kitchen serves up fresh baked goods in addition to frozen meals and a weekend brunch.
Figures bills itself as the city’s most imaginative upscale resto-lounge, where elegance meets revelry. Despite being located in swanky Yorkville, Figures is comic book– and superhero-themed. Where else can you dine on Baja fish tacos, burgers or black truffle gnocchi, while seated under Captain America’s shield, and then hit the dance floor after? Figures has
In a casual cosy corner of the Distillery District, Flipside Donuts is here to change your mind about the cop-friendly pastry. Adding gourmet flare to both sweet and savoury mini doughnuts, Flipside Donuts strives to make these round treats a little more editorial. Decorated and dressed in toppings, like lavender, blueberry purée and dehydrated blueberries,
Burger’s Priest founder, Shant Mardirosian, enters the world of pizza with Fourth Man in the Fire Pizzeria, an American-style pizza place on Dundas West. Fourth Man in the Fire serves classic 18-inch pies, accompanied by salads and other items like panzerottis and mozzarella sticks. Despite being located across the street from more upscale pizza and
Master gelato makers from Florence, Italy, have graced us with their icy sweet treats at Gelato di Carlotta. Located inside Vaughan Mills shopping centre, this gelateria embodies the truest sense of the Italian ice milk shop. From real Florentine recipes and superior fresh ingredients, they want to ensure we can find a taste of Italy
Doughnuts are making a big comeback, and they’re nothing like the boring ‘ol chocolate dips, Boston creams or Timbits of the classic coffee shop. Just as Krispy Kreme once sparked an obsession in the city (raise your hand if you drove all the way out to Mississauga just to line up for a box of original glaze), Glory Hole Doughnuts have come to redeem the doughnut for Toronto.
Operating out of the popular American-style pizzeria Fourth Man in the Fire, Harry and Heels Donuts offers soft and tasty California-style doughnuts. Though they offers classics like glazed and chocolate dip, Harry and Heels is known for their inventive flavours like the maple bacon, cinnamon toast crunch, Skor, and s’mores doughnuts. For an extra sweet
You won’t find too many food trucks hanging around during the cold Canadian winters, but Home Appliances Food Co. is one that isn’t going anywhere, no matter the time of year. This family-run food truck offers affordable burgers and donuts made from high-quality ingredients and meats sourced from local shops. But this is way more
Hailing from Calgary, Jelly Modern Doughnuts opened its first Toronto location on College St. last week — just in time for National Doughnut Day. Inspired by places like the Doughnut Plant in New York City, co-owner Rita Tripathy — along with her husband Murray Coleman and her sister Rosanne Tripathy — opened the first Jelly Modern shop in April 2011.
Quintessentially and iconically Chinatown, King’s Noodle draws gazes up and down the street for the dripping red-skinned ducks and geese, necks attached, and Herculean slabs of barbecued pork hanging in the window. Inside, chefs in white hats work their magic over flaming woks, deep-frying dough fritters for dipping into congee and delicately turning out fresh
Von Doughnuts makes specialty doughnuts with only the best ingredients and does it all with a smile. When you walk into this place, you’ll be greeted by the friendly staff who will encourage you to indulge in one of their tasty treats. The doughnuts here are trans fat–free, making them a little more guilt-free than