The Dish Power Rankings: The Biebs and The ‘Bowl Edition
In this week’s roundup: Bieber keeps his shirt on, and Toronto restaurants dish out chicken wings, Chinese food and cut-rate prix-fixe meals.
Johnathan Poon’s Parkdale restaurant has all your holiday bases covered: for Chinese New Year, turnip cakes and congee; for the Super Bowl, four-dollar beers. Meanwhile, reservations for his coveted tasting menu remain as elusive as ever.
Toronto’s annual orgy of cut-rate meals (a.k.a. Winterlicious) begins today. Unless you fancy dining at 10 p.m. on a Tuesday, Daishō’s dinners are pretty much booked…
…as are Bent’s. Next available weekend table: Saturday, February 22nd.
6. Drake One Fifty
Sweet-and-sour pork hocks, fried quail and prawn lettuce cups are on the downtown restaurant’s special Chinese New Year menu. Prime-time tables are long gone, but a few early seats are still up for grabs.
9. Bistrot 92
Toronto food nerds are calling this tiny Briar Hill bistro the “Chowfind of the Century.”
Honourable Mention: Bymark is celebrating its 11th anniversary with a luxe renovation (one of the odder design upgrades: a wall-spanning homage to Michael Jackson). Meanwhile, Carbon Bar got a friendly shout-out from Mark McEwen. Also, a handful of Toronto dives earned the dubious distinction of being named among Thrillist’s “bad decision bars.”