Fabbrica has been getting a lot of flak from foodies regarding its prices. While not the cheapest card on the block, it is, however, one of the few Italian restaurants of note in the area. Though the decor tries a little too hard to be rustic-yet-cool, it’s still a nice space to loiter in. Just get someone else to foot the bill.
Billy’s Best Bottles details well-priced wines and is organized for easy-reading. Meaning that if you’re a wine noob like me, this is a really friendly way to understand wines and get some suggestions. Certainly useful when confronted with the rows upon rows of bottles at the LCBO.
With the long-time fixture of Dynasty (on Bloor) having just closed its doors (with rumours of relocation ongoing), Crown Princess seems to be well-poised to accommodate dim-sum-hungry patrons in the area.
Food at Konner Chinese Restaurant hits that “spicy, but still tasty” strata of eats, which always makes me happy.
I was giddy to discover Beard Papa has opened a new outpost in Toronto, yet dismayed I didn’t hear about it sooner!
TIFF has come and gone, but O&B Canteen thankfully remains. Grabbed a quick breakfast one morning before an event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and was happy that I could get something quick, well-priced, and tasty – nearby!
Daily deals are getting better – I actually want to buy them. Last week was a good deal for About Cheese and today we have Fin Izakaya (which I enjoy) and Callebaut (ditto).
I’m about 10 days away from CIBC’s Run For The Cure and I’ve done no fund-raising. So I am resorting to baked-goods and pictures of kittens in an attempt to get things going in a hurry.
First there was an open letter from chef Scott Conant to Torontonians. Several weeks later, Amy Pataki fired back her response. And despite these two highly talked-about writings of chef and critic, there’s been surprisingly little chatter about Scarpetta itself. Though I hadn’t planned to visit so soon, an out-of-town friend gave me the necessary (feather-light) push to make a late Sunday night visit. Keeping in mind that the restaurant had only recently opened, we went in eager to try highly-lauded signature dishes and to suss out other possible treasures on the menu.
The weather is already cooling off as we near the end of August, and many of the small in-city farmers’ markets are coming to a close. It’s a great time to get out and take a walk around. Also, walking its a great opportunity to check out all the new restaurants opening, as well as sampling what they might have to offer. Here are some eating notes I’ve collected in the last little while during my travels around the city.