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

The Month That Was: the Toronto restaurants and bars that opened and closed in November
(Image: Megan Leahy)

Openings

Barrio Coreano—The latest addition to the Playa Cabana chain serves beef bulgogi tacos and other Korean-Mexican dishes. Read our Introducing Post »

The P&L Burger—Parts and Labour chef Matty Matheson opened a modern malt shop on Queen West. 

Read our Introducing post »

Wind Up Bird Café—The new College Street café, restaurant and community hub hosts singles clubs and poetry readings. Read our Introducing post »

Via Mercanti—The Kensington pizzeria opened a bigger, sleeker outpost on Elm Street. Read our Introducing post »

Brooklyn Tavern—The Leslieville bistro serves retro American dishes like meatballs, calves liver and a classic iceberg wedge. Read our Introducing post »

The Dock Ellis—This new sports bar on Dundas West is serious about its bar snacks. Read our Introducing post »

Toma Burger Addiction—The mod-looking burger shop is yet another contender in the Queen West burger wars. Read our Introducing Post »

Jelly Modern Doughnuts—The Calgary-based doughnut shop opened a mini-outpost in Pusateri’s grocer on Avenue Road. Read our Dish Post »

Fonda Lola—The new Queen West cantina serves “authentic Aztec” cuisine and kombucha cocktails. Read our Introducing Post »

Bricco Kitchen and Wine Bar—The long-awaited Junction eatery combines minimalist decor with homestyle Italian cuisine. Read our Introducing Post »

Bolt Fresh Bar—Kale is massaged-to-order at this new clean-eating outpost on Queen West. Read our Introducing Post »

Empire Espresso—The new indie café opened at College and Beatrice. Read our Dish Post »

Rakia Bar—A second outpost of the Slavic restaurant opened in Hrvati’s former space in the Annex. Read our Introducing Post »

Touhenboku Ramen—The latest ramen spot in the city serves its noodles in an unconventional chicken-based broth. Read our Introducing Post »

Hogtown Smoke—The popular food truck is now a brick-and-mortar restaurant in The Beach. Read our Introducing Post »

Sandoozles—This uptown smokehouse specializes in Montreal smoked meat. [Facebook]

King Rustic—A new fusion restaurant and cocktail lounge on trendy King West. [Post City]

Closings

Indian Rice Factory—The longstanding Toronto restaurant closed after 43 years on Dupont. Read our Dish post »

White Squirrel Snack Shop—The short-lived White Squirrel spin-off made way for The P&L Burger, Parts & Labour’s new burger shop. [Post City]

Fusia Dog—The haute hot dog shop has been closed for over a month. [BlogTO]

Valentina—The low-key Kensington taqueria called it quits. [BlogTO]

417 Restaurant and Lounge—The clubby resto-lounge on the Danforth closed after just over a year. [BlogTO]

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