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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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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

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Don Appetit! Tabriz — Persian Food Fit for a King

October 18, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Open a little more than three months, Tabriz Persian Cookhouse, in downtown Toronto, dishes up traditional, authentic dishes prepared with uncommon refinement. It’s homestyle food fit for a king. Case in point: A silky dip made from garlic and ground

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Don Appetit! Victor’s Marvelous Makeover

September 12, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

In September, Victor restaurant, nestled in Le Germain boutique hotel, tucked away on Mercer Street, in Toronto’s Entertainment District, unveiled an extensive makeover to its space and menu. Reimagined by Toronto’s DesignAgency, Victor is a modern interpretation of the classic

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Don Appetit! The Flour Mill’s Delicious Niagara Inspired Plates

September 11, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Tucked away in the Old Stone Inn Boutique Hotel, in Niagara Falls, Ont., the Flour Mill Scratch Kitchen, under the direction of Diego Pasi, turns the region’s natural farmland bounty into gastronomic treasures. In chef’s hands, for example, Niagara’s peerless

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Don Appetit! Paramount’s Middle Eastern Feast

September 7, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

Paramount Fine Foods launched as a single location in Mississauga, Ont., and is now the fastest-growing Middle Eastern food chain in Canada. It’s easy to see why, since Paramount dishes up top-notch Middle Eastern fare at very reasonable prices. Paramount’s

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Don Appetit! Katsura’s Japanese Delights

August 25, 2017 by douloff
Don Douloff, Food Writer

For years, Katsura, in North Toronto’s Westin Prince hotel, has quietly gone about its business, turning out refined Japanese fare for locals and hotel guests alike. The room exudes elegant calm. Throughout, lighting is soft; colours are understated, favouring beige,