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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! Mistura’s Hearty Yet Sophisticated Plates

May 12, 2015 by Don Douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Hard to believe it’s been 18 years since Mistura threw open its doors in downtown Toronto. The original collaboration between chef Massimo Capra and restaurateur Paolo Paolini, Mistura quietly goes about its business and continues to draw a loyal, well-heeled crowd. It’s easy to