The Dish Power Rankings: B is for Buzz Edition
In this week’s roundup: buzzy restaurants start with “B,” and Dr. Raymond Stantz eats shellfish.
1. Ici Bistro
The week’s exciting resto-news: J.P. Challet’s Harbord bistro is packing up and moving to the Windsor Arms. Same name, same menu, same staff—but more seats!
4. Brockton General
After three years on Dundas West, the sweet little bistro is calling it a day. Fans have exactly nine days left to say farewell.
Susur Lee’s new Toronto restaurant, Luckee, is soft-launching over the weekend at the Soho Met. Considering the unwavering unreservability at Bent, Lee’s Dundas Street outpost, we suspect it will do okay.
6. Fonda Lola
Wednesday night + face-searing windchill + packed house = buzz.
Recently crowned a Canadian culinary champ, Lorenzo Loseto knows how to keep things simple, too: his rustic multi-tiered muffuletta sandwich was described by the Star’s Jennifer Bain as “worthy of obsession.”
Honourable Mentions: Dan Ackroyd was spotted sampling shellfish at Rock Lobster; Ben Mulroney loves the tuna tacos at One; and Bar Isabel celebri-chef Grant van Gameren is moonlighting as a model for Roots. Also, St. Catherines food truck El Gastronomo Vagabondo has been nominated alongside 14 U.S. trucks for the title of 2014 Food Truck Taco of the Year. (They’re currently in 5th place—vote them up here.)