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The Month That Was: the Toronto restaurants and bars that opened and closed in February

The Month That Was: the Toronto restaurants and bars that opened and closed in February
(Image: Caroline Aksich)

Openings

Ze Ze Food and Drink—Grilled-brioche crostini come topped in creative ways at this new Parkdale café, lunch spot and cocktail bar. Read our Introducing post »

Scaddabush—Restaurant-power-group SIR Corp opened its third cavernous restaurant in the Aura condos at Yonge and Gerrard. (This one’s Italian.) Read our Introducing post »

Cut the CheeseThe Junction’s newest lunch counter specializes in straight-up comfort food, like a monster grilled cheese stuffed with deep-fried pork belly and hickory sticks. Read our Introducing post »

GrasshopperThose seeking to indulge without the pesky guilt factor can head to Grasshopper, where the quinoa mac n’ cheese is meat-, dairy-, soy- and gluten-free. Read our Introducing post »

The GreekJudging by the number of trendy new Greek/Israeli/Turkish/Moroccan restaurants, Mediterranean food is going to be really big this year. Read our Introducing post »

Rose City KitchenReally, really big. Read our Introducing post »

District OvenChef Isam Kaisi even came up with a new name for the cuisine: “Middleterranean.” Read our Introducing post »

Apiecalypse NowThis basement bakery sells vegan versions of 90s kids’ snacks, like passion flakes and Dunk-a-Roos. Read our Introducing post »

Come and Get ItThe decorative theme of the snacky pop-up’s new permanent location: urban playground. Read our Introducing post »

The GoodsThis lunch counter on Dundas West bills itself as the city’s “cleanest” takeout shop—“clean” meaning meat-, dairy- and gluten-free. Read our Dish post »

El Caballito—Tostadas and molotes complement the tequila-heavy cocktail menu at the new King West snack bar. Read our Introducing post »

Mad Mexican—The local salsa company now operates a combination restaurant, retail store and commercial kitchen in Baby Point. Read our Introducing post »

CopaCabana—Grilled meats are carved tableside at the Brazilian restaurant’s new digs on Adelaide. [BlogTO]

Wildfire—The North York steakhouse opened a sleek second location in the Cosmopolitan hotel. [BlogTO]

Closings

The Corner House—The quaint cottage near Casa Loma went out in style: it gave part of the proceeds from its last meal to food-rescue program Second Harvest. Read our Dish post »

Grace—After six years on College Street, the pretty bistro has closed for good. Read our Dish post »

Chai Healthy Choices—The popular Leaside brunch spot closed quietly at the beginning of the month. [BlogTO]

Mt. Everest—Downtowners hungry for Nepalese momo will have to trek to Eglinton and Laird; the restaurant closed its Bloor street location. [BlogTO]

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