Restaurant 7 West serves all around the clock, 365 days a year, so you never have to miss out on good grub in our city. Located on Charles Street in the heart of the Annex, this multi-level restaurant is not only 24/7, but it also changes as you scale the stairs. The first level is
Nothing says weekend-ready like a fruity drink paired with a morning brunch. Aviator Danforth is just the place with specialized weekend brunch menus and afternoon tea. The bistro’s brunch menu offers a variety of large dish meals from smoked salmon to macaroni and cheese to lasagna. Small dishes include nachos and charcuterie. Located on Danforth’s
Mas Playas has built up a lengthy list of Mexican eateries across the city. The restaurant group’s midtown location, Bar Esquina, served up the same dinner favourites as the other venues, including guacamole, burritos and tacos. Additionally, Bar Esquina offers a lunch menu of two tacos, including the diablo shrimp, with rice and beans and
Like many residents living near Bayview and Sheppard, I’ve been keeping a close eye on Beauty Barbecue and Smokehouse. Over the last month or so, when walking across the parking lot at Bayview Village Shopping Centre, I’d occasionally catch a whiff of something smokey and delicious and I’d hope that the opening date would be
The King West Bier Markt has got the patio of every bar’s dreams: seated and absolutely huge. It gets further check marks for a strong, Europe-leaning beer list (including a few cellared bottles) and food — think wursts, schnitzel, mussels and flammekueches — that deftly match the suds. The food is made from scratch and
Big Bone BBQ and Wicked Wings has been bringing the heat and the flavours of the Deep South to the True North for over 20 years, and thank goodness for that! You may recognize its name for all the Ribfests across Ontario that is has won and competed in plus the more than 50 barbecue
Clandestine Tacos and Churros is the newest offering from the team behind Queen West Mexican bistro Fonda Lola. It’s billed as a pure Mexican experience loaded with passion and flavours. The menu features fish, pork, beef and veggie tacos as well as churros.
Right off of Queen Street East lies Completo, a cosy South American sandwich and snack shop. Completo is complete with a lot of outdoor seating in the front, tables and picnic benches both included. The menu is simple and to the point: some sandwiches, some meal boxes, some fries with add-ons available. One menu favourite
Crown & Dragon is a casual Yorkville sports bar known for making some of the best wings in the city. Wings come in over 20 bold flavours, ranging from a Japanese-influenced teriyaki sauce to the signature hot, peppery Dragon’s Breath marinade. Get them half price with the purchase of a beverage on Tuesdays and Thursdays
By next year, close to 2,000 people will be living inside Yonge and Gerrard’s Aura, Canada’s tallest residential tower. And they’ll have no shortage of places to eat nearby thanks to SIR Corp, which is responsible for several restaurants on the ground floor: Reds Midtown Tavern, Scaddabush and Duke’s Refresher + Bar.
El Bocho is bringing the liveliness of Mexico all the way up to Richmond Hill. This restaurant serves up classic, traditional Mexican fare in addition to some menu items, like the tortilla pizzas, that are influenced by El Bocho’s Canadian locale. Community-oriented, El Bocho hosts salsa dancing lessons on occasion, and with the palm fringe
Complete with a folky mural, El Trompo is like walking into Mexico City, despite being in the heart of Kensington Market. The taco bar and cactus grill serves traditional Mexican fare. Whether it’s chile con huevo (scrambled eggs in a green salsa) for breakfast or melted cheese served in a clay pot for lunch, many
On Queen Street West there are more than enough restaurants that sometimes it’s hard to stand out from the pack. For Fonda Lola, this has never been an issue. Serving traditional and stylish Mexican cuisine, this chic resto is a great place to sip and relax while enjoying some delicious bites. Known for many things,
The original musical brunch can be found at Free Times Café, home to Bella, Did You Eat Yet?, a spectacular Jewish-style, all-you-can-eat brunch with loads of delish latkes, blintzes, lox and much more — feast away while listening to live klezmer music: $19.95. If your family is concerned about how you terrorize a buffet, rest
Starting as a stand-alone juice bar, Toronto’s first hot spot for stand-alone raw and cold pressed juices has become the city’s largest plant-based restaurant chain. Fresh on Eglinton is one of five locations from owners Ruth Tal, Barry Alper and Jennifer Huston. Starting as a juice company making small plant-based treats for an on-the-go crowd,
The slew of Landing restaurants are taking over the city’s bar and grill scene and making it Landing’s only. Harpers Landing, the Oakville version, is one of the more sleek incarnations of this chain. With a massive dining room and a bistro vibe, Harpers’ menu features a wide range of modern Canadian dishes with influences
From the Landing Group who brought us Williams and Kellys Landing, Hunters Landing is the best patio to grab a beer and a snack amongst the towering buildings of Concord CityPlace. Hunters offers a diverse menu that includes pizza, pasta, burgers, mussels and more, along with a huge drink menu that includes the Landing Cure,
Fifteen years ago, the sale of alcohol was prohibited in the Junction. As a sign of how much the west Toronto neighbourhood has changed since then, it now has two local, independent breweries: Junction Craft Brewing and Indie Alehouse, the latter of which opened its doors to the public for the first time last weekend.
Enjoy Taco Tuesday like royalty at King’s Tacos on St. Clair Avenue. Proudly founded in 1983 in Chihuahua City, King’s Tacos serves authentic Mexican food, made by Mexicans but enjoyed by all. Well-known for its tacos and quesadillas, this family-oriented restaurant is more than proud of its meat selection. Pastor, carnitas and chorizo are only