Where we’re EATING

Tantra Lounge front window.Tantra Lounge, Bar and Grill

“Indian Fusion” an intriguing concept that brings us into this new bar and grill on St. Clair at Dufferin.

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– Schuster Gindin

Roast butcher holds photo.Roast Stirs Appetite to Eat at Home

Roast  Butcher and Fine Foods has recently been opened on St. Clair W by Ben Latchford, an experienced butcher and a 5th  generation Torontonian. Prominently displayed at the front is an enlargement of a photo by his mother, Canadian photographer Joan Latchford, which was originally exhibited at Expo 67…

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– Schuster Gindin

Pukka exterior.Pukka

In our continuing search for quality restaurants that we can walk to in the neighbourhood a group of us recently tried Pukka, the new Indian-inspired restaurant in the west end. We were greeted with a warmly busy place whose front window featured a sign saying “not your mother’s Indian.” And that it was not…

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– Miria Ioannou

Emma’s Country KitchenEmma's restaurant interior.

On a recent weekday, two friends and I wandered into Emma’s Country Kitchen on St. Clair West looking for both breakfast and lunch (our circadian rhythms often diverge). Although we were hungry and there was a line-up…

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– Miria Ioannou

Salsa on St. Clair

Serving churros.The first time I ever ate churros was in Rio de Janeiro years ago, so of course I thought they were Brazilian. Dough freshly squeezed out long and thin, fried in front of you, then skewered onto a spout and filled with dulce de leche – I was an instant addict. I ate them every day of my visit there, assuming that would be my only chance. But now it’s mid-July in Toronto, and once again Salsa on St. Clair satisfies all my cravings. Continue reading…

– Schuster Gindin

Hapa Izakaya

crabs packed in boxSo sometimes what we are eating is what our adult children tell us to be eating and where to be eating it. They make the reservation. They meet you there. The sign is so tiny you walk past it several times and argue about the address. Of course one of you wrote it down wrong. You find it and they are there and have ordered expensive and special cocktails and they are annoyed that you are late. How could you not have seen the sign?

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– Debbie Nyman

The Stop Market Café

The Stop chalk menu boardI like when Saturday mornings start with a stroll to The Stop’s Farmers’ Market at Wychwood Barns. We begin with coffee and then make our way through aisles, lingering at vendors’ tables, sampling, chatting and learning along the way as we read whatever is posted. We always seem to find new and different fresh produce, yummy baked goods, and a variety of savory treats. On our last visit we followed a sign…

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– Ricki Wortzman

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