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Don Appetit! Black Angus 2.0 Launches

July 13, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Black Angus, the Etobicoke restaurant that has fed guests splendidly for more than half a century, has relocated, reopened and reinvented itself in a snazzy, 6,000-square-foot street-level space in Bloor Islington Place office tower, in Toronto’s west end. The move

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Don Appetit! Figures — Comic-Book Décor, Serious Kitchen

July 9, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Outfitted with a comic book-themed décor, Figures resto-lounge opened in early spring, 2017, in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood. From the moment you enter the small, comic-covered lobby and press a big red button that opens the doors leading to the snazzy

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Don Appetit! Fieramosca’s Traditional Italian Charms

July 3, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Fieramosca, nestled on quiet, leafy Prince Arthur Avenue, near downtown Toronto’s upscale Yorkville neighbourhood, is a gem. For 37 years, the restaurant has cultivated a large and loyal following eager to chow down on first-rate homestyle Italian fare in an

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Don Appetit! Yolanda’s La Dolce Vita

June 28, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Nestled in a heritage home built in 1843 and occupying a charming location on Bronte Harbour’s waterfront, about an hour west of Toronto, Yolanda’s Spuntino Casa takes inspiration from the cuisine of Central and Southern Italy. It also draws inspiration

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Industry Insider: Expect Significant Price Increases

June 27, 2018 by LES SELBY, CMP, CMM
Les Selby

If you plan events or incentive travel programs or you hire someone else to do that for you, you should expect fairly steep price increases.  Don’t assume you can hold a program similar to last year’s unless you have more

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Teneo Hospitality Releases Results of Planner Poll on Industry Issues

June 26, 2018 by Lori Smith

Budgets, greater quality control, cost and reliability of audiovisual (AV) and technical services, security of content and the challenges of meeting the increasingly complex dietary demands of a more diverse demographic are among the major concerns of meeting planners, reports

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Don Appetit! Hexagon’s Superb Modern French Plates

June 26, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Attention all gastronomes: There is some seriously good cooking going on at Hexagon, a superb restaurant that opened last September in Oakville, Ont. Executive chef Rafa Covarrubias and the team of young (no one is older than 25) and talented

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St. John's Convention Centre Names New Executive Chef

June 22, 2018 by Lori Smith

Jeremy McKinnon has been appointed executive chef for the St. John’s Convention Centre (SJCC), reports Centerplate and St. John’s Sports and Entertainment Ltd. “Chef Jeremy has created culinary masterpieces throughout Canada including Vancouver, Toronto, and Lake Louise, as well internationally

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byPeterandPauls.com Reopens Toronto's Iconic David Duncan House

June 21, 2018 by Lori Smith

More than 300 friends, family members, colleagues, business associates, media members and City of Toronto officials gathered at David Duncan House last week to celebrate byPeterandPauls.com‘s re-launch of the iconic Toronto restaurant. Guests at the indoor/outdoor celebration enjoyed a live

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Don Appetit! Stack’s First-Rate Urban Barbecue

June 20, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Opened six years ago, Stack restaurant, in North Toronto, is a gem, a real find, both for its top-notch Southern U.S.-style barbecue meats and for the fact that it incorporates those meats into salads, poutine, burgers, tacos and sandwiches. Call

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Don Appetit! Kairali’s Spicy Southern Indian Flavours

June 14, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Recently, I ventured out to Scarborough, east-end Toronto’s deliciously multicultural gastronomic zone, to visit Kairali restaurant, which opened four years ago and bills itself as Canada’s first eatery serving authentic Kerala cuisine. The cuisine of Kerala, a state in Southern

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Don Appetit! EVOO’s Sophisticated Mediterranean Simplicity

June 13, 2018 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Two and a half years ago, EVOO Ristorante launched in the space formerly occupied by Cantine in Toronto’s Avenue Road/Davenport Road restaurant row. Spearheading EVOO is Peter Catarino, who, for 20 years, co-owned Spuntini restaurant about a block or so