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Don Appetit! Sea Witch’s Fab Fry-Up

July 28, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In the short time it’s been open (it’ll be a year in August), Sea Witch has gained a large and loyal following for its fish and chips. Credit the husband and wife team of Kevin Kowalczyk and Jacki Strahl, who

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Don Appetit! Wahlburgers’ Star Power

July 7, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Last November, Wahlburgers Toronto opened to great fanfare, understandable given the Hollywood star power behind the restaurant: actor Mark Wahlberg; his brother Donnie (actor and founder of boy band New Kids on the Block); and another brother, Paul, executive chef

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Don Appetit! Far Niente’s Downtown Elegance

July 5, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

I’ve been going to Far Niente, in downtown Toronto’s banking district, for many years, but hadn’t been in some time, so wanted to see what the kitchen brigade was up to these days. Located on the street level of the

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Don Appetit! Tich’s Modern Indian Flavours

July 3, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

An Indian restaurant, Tich, has opened in Toronto’s Mimico area, and being a west-ender myself, I had to check it out. The 70-seat room, airy and modern casual, features turquoise walls, Edison-bulb fixtures, barnboard accents (on one wall and the

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Don Appetit! Lion City’s Exotic Singaporean Flavours

July 1, 2015 by DON DOULOFF
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Nestled in a strip mall in Mississauga, Ont., Lion City is the Greater Toronto Area’s only restaurant specializing in authentic Singaporean nonya cuisine, and it’s a gem. Let me introduce you to Lilian Ow, Lion City’s charming and friendly co-owner,

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Don Appetit! Concession Road’s Global French Finesse

June 24, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Brand new to Toronto’s St. Clair Avenue West’s Humewood neighbourhood, Concession Road is owned by Derek Valleau and Harsh Chawla, the team behind terrific modern Indian restaurant Pukka, half a block west of their newest venture. Helming the kitchen is executive chef Masayuki

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Don Appetit! Barsa Taberna — Small Spanish Plates, Big Creative Flavours

June 8, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

BY DON DOULOFF During the last year or so, Market Street, between Front Street and The Esplanade, in downtown Toronto, has developed an interesting restaurant mini-scene, offering Italian and Indian fare, along with casual seafood. Add to that list Spanish

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Green Key Global Partners with La Tablée des Chefs

June 4, 2015 by Lori Smith

Green Key Global and La Tablée des Chefs have formed a partnership with the mandate of mobilizing more hotels in the food waste cause. Green Key Global is an environmental certification body. Its flagship program, The Green Key Eco-Rating Program

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New Waterfront Event Space Opens in Vancouver

June 3, 2015 by Lori Smith
Waterview Special Event Space June 201

Waterview, a 3,250-square-foot event space on the north shore of False Creek, is the latest addition to Vancouver’s selection of unique event venues. The flexible space, which underwent four months of extensive renovations prior to opening, features floor-to-ceiling windows that

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Ready, Set, Cook! MGM Resorts Announces Recipe Showdown Dates

June 3, 2015 by Lori Smith

MGM Resorts International’s Recipe Showdown is back for a second year of MasterChef-style cook-offs and culinary excitement. The second edition of the competition features more cities to compete in and an expanded playing field. This year meeting planners will not

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Don Appetit! Trump Toronto — America the Beautiful

June 3, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

BY DON DOULOFF Last year, Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto changed culinary direction and hired Oliver & Bonacini Restaurants and INK Entertainment to overhaul and manage its restaurant, Stock. After closing for a week-long renovation, the restaurant reopened as

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Don Appetit! Villa — 10 Years Old and Going Strong

June 3, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

BY DON DOULOFF Hard to believe that Villa restaurant has been serving the hungry residents of west-end Toronto for 10 years. It’s a fun, casual room, centred by a large open kitchen and bar, and featuring tile floors, wall-mounted mirrors