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CRU’s official grand opening was on Feb 28th, after the popular seafood restaurant Lbs. closed at the end of 2018, to unveil with its brand-new restaurant and bar concept.
The place is connected to the Scotia Plaza building, hidden behind its royal blue velvet curtains. Once you enter, the modern fine-dining restaurant is filled with stunning contemporary murals and artworks by Polish artist, Pawel Swanski.

It was a star-studded event at Tosto’s 5th opening in the Greater Toronto Area on April 5th, which celebrated the newest location at the corner of Richmond and Spadina. If you’re not familiar with Tosto Quickfire Pizza Pasta, the concept is the first of its kind in North America, filling the gap between fast-casual and fine dining establishments. Tosto aims to offer restaurant quality dishes at near fast food prices.

Photo: John Tan

I love Italian food. What makes Italian food so appealing to me is the philosophy behind Italian cuisine – a focus in highlighting local, in-season ingredients using traditional techniques that are executed well. When I heard that a new Italian restaurant was opening in King West, headed by Chef Luca Stracquadanio, formerly of Terroni LA, naturally I was excited. On Friday, November 14th, Nick and I had the pleasure of visiting the newly opened Ovest Cucina e Vineria.

Kujira Izakaya

Kujira Japanese Cuisine opened its doors in Yorkville just before the Labour Day weekend. On Friday, October 10, we finally had the chance to visit to discover what Kujira promises – a harmonious fusion of authentic Eastern flavours with Western modern flair.

Chef John Waxman and Ivan Reitman

From co-owners, Hollywood director Ivan Reitman and world-renowned chef Jonathan Waxman, come Montecito – a new restaurant in the heart of the entertainment district. The restaurant takes its inspiration from its southern California namesake, both in the picturesque setting and its cuisine.

Grilled octopus, iberico chorizo, smoked tomato, olive oil, lemon

What is Portland Variety? Is it a bakery? A café? Or maybe a restaurant? Or a bar? Well, as the name suggests, it’s actually all of the above. The idea is that the place transforms throughout the day, changing food and function to fit the needs of the neighbourhood and its people. In the day, it’s a bakery and café, and a breakfast and lunch spot. By evening, it’s a happening…

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