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Don Appetit! Astoria’s Homestyle Greek Plates

November 27, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Astoria Shish Kebob House has been dishing up traditional, homestyle Greek food to Toronto for decades and now operates four Toronto-area locations: the original, on The Danforth; Mississauga; Newmarket; and Vaughan. The Mississauga location features a front area filled with

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Don Appetit! Archeo Hits its Stride

November 20, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

I’ve been visiting Archeo, in Toronto’s Distillery District, since 2015, and it’s been fun (and delicious!) to track the menu’s evolution. Indeed, after my most recent visit, I can report that the kitchen has raised the bar and hit a

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Don Appetit! Triple A Bar — Straight Outta Austin

November 16, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

During the last five years, Toronto has seen a barbecue boom, with new joints seemingly opening every other week. Launched in 2012, serving Central Texas-style barbecue, Triple A Bar has grown to three Toronto locations: the original, on Adelaide Street

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Don Appetit! Scaddabush — Molto Italiano!

November 8, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

It’s early on a Sunday night and Scaddabush Mississauga, just west of Toronto, is packed and buzzes with energy. Operated by SIR Corp., whose other brands include Canyon Creek, Jack Astor’s and the upscale Reds, Scaddabush dishes up homestyle Italian

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Don Appetit! Northern Maverick Elevates Pub Food to New Heights

November 6, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In mid-September, Northern Maverick Brewing Co. threw open its doors in a prime space in downtown Toronto, at the corner of Bathurst Street and Adelaide Street West. The 11,000-sq.-ft. space, featuring a two-floor brewery, beer school and 400-seat restaurant and patio,

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Don Appetit! Black Angus to Relaunch in 2018

November 6, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Black Angus, the upscale, west-end-Toronto steakhouse that fed its guests impeccably for more than 50 years, plans to relaunch next spring offering an eclectic, globally inspired menu and a sleekly contemporary décor. The restaurant is targeting an April, 2018, opening

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Don Appetit! Copetin: Toronto’s Diversity on a Plate

November 1, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Earlier this year, Toronto restaurateur Claudio Aprile, owner of Origin restaurant, in the city’s Corktown neighbourhood, announced that the restaurant would rebrand as Copetin. In June, Copetin threw open its doors, and after sampling a recent weekday lunch, I can

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Don Appetit! Markland Wood’s Kitchen Brings its ‘A’ Game

October 30, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Markland Wood Golf Club, in a leafy corner of Toronto’s Etobicoke suburb, welcomes non-members to book functions and events at the private club’s facility, which, after a thorough renovation some years ago, features a beautiful dining and function area and

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Don Appetit! The Old Mill’s Boffo Buffet

October 25, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

For decades, The Old Mill, nestled in a scenic leafy area near the Humber River, in Toronto’s west end, has been woven into the city’s social and cultural fabric, hosting countless weddings, family gatherings and corporate meetings and events. On

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That's What She Said: Sexual Harrassment is Wrong #RealTalk

October 24, 2017 by COURTNEY STANLEY

Sexual harrassment is wrong. Sexual harrassment is a violation. Sexual harrassment happens all the time in the meetings industry. Google search “sexual harassment at conferences,” I dare you. This is an epidemic, and we are not talking—or doing—nearly enough about

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Don Appetit! Nirvana’s Continued Evolution

October 20, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Under the watchful stewardship of general manager Karan Bajwa, Nirvana restaurant, in Mississauga, Ont., west of Toronto, continues to tweak its Northern Indian menu in new and delicious ways. Case in point: Tangri kebab, another in a long line of

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Don Appetit! Ciderhouse Bistro: Big-City Cooking, Charming Country Setting

October 19, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Less than 90 minutes from downtown Toronto, Ciderhouse Bistro offers a thoroughly satisfying and charming rustic country dining experience. Nestled in the main building of Spirit Tree Estate Cidery, in the rolling Caledon Hills, Ciderhouse Bistro steadfastly pursues a mission