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Ken Friedman—of New York’s Spotted Pig—contemplating a Toronto restaurant

While Toronto loves its gastropubs (they are “the new tapas,” after all), it loves the adoration of New Yorkers even more—which means that news about Ken Friedman’s (vague) plan to open a restaurant in Toronto is exciting stuff. The Grid reports that Friedman, co-owner with April Bloomfield of West Village gastropub The Spotted Pig, has been scouring Toronto for a location, although he hasn’t had much luck. Apparently, Friedman thinks Toronto is quickly becoming a food destination, “with great ethnic restaurants, a lot more young people opening restaurants and lots of food blogs and people writing about food there” (we can vouch for that last one). Friedman also said that one reason he’d like to open a spot in Toronto is because his dad is from Timmins. Sure, this seems like something of a tenuous connection, but we’re not complaining one bit. Read the entire story [The Grid] »

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