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

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

Introducing: Food and Liquor
Pork and corn dumplings from Food and Liquor in Parkdale (Image: Renée Suen)


Momofuku Milk Bar—Compost Cookies and Crack Pie at the first international outpost of the New York bake shop. Read our Introducing post »

The Beverley Hotel—A new boutique hotel, restaurant and swishy rooftop patio on Queen West. Read our Introducing post »

Scaddabush—Hand-stretched mozzarella and a leafy, gingham-clad patio at the new Mississauga restaurant from the owners of Reds. Read our Introducing post »

Big Crow—A casual backyard barbecue tucked behind Rose and Sons’ diner. Read our Introducing post »

El Catrin—Mexican street art, tequila cocktails and a massive patio at the new Distillery District taqueria. Read our Introducing post »

The Cocktail Parlor—Nightclub impresario Charles Khabouth’s surprisingly low-key cocktail lounge at STORYs on King West. Read our Introducing post »

Playa Cabana Hacienda—The taco craze continues: the trendy taqueria opened its third location. Read our Introducing post »

Bero—Matt Kantor, the man behind pop-ups like the Secret Pickle Supper Club, opened a refined Spanish restaurant in Leslieville.  Read our Introducing post »

Food and Liquor—Another new place to eat late in Parkdale (the kitchen stays open until 2 a.m.). Read our Introducing post »

Sweet Snow Shave Ice—The Hawaiian-themed food truck serves cups of freshly shaved snow in flavours like lychee and root beer. Read our story »

EFS—The new rooftop lounge and hookah bar on King West has plenty of greenery and snacks from The Food Dudes. Read our Introducing post »

Amsterdam BrewHouse—A lakeside extravaganza with two dining rooms, a sports bar, a retail store, four patios and a craft brewery. Read our Introducing post »

Bestia—The owners of Sagra and The Slow Room opened a mobile pizzeria with a wood-fired oven on board. Read our Introducing post »

Ryus Noodle Bar—A new ramen house joins Kinton Ramen on Baldwin Street. Read our Introducing post »

Das Gasthaus—Craft beer and charcuterie (sold by the half-metre) at the new German restaurant on the Danforth. Read our Introducing post »

The Magnum Pleasure Store—Toronto chef Mark McEwan and hunky actor Joe Manganiello showed up for the opening of the ultra-glamorous ice cream pop-up in Yorkville.  Read our story »

Que Supper Club—Toronto’s first-ever barbecue supper club opened on Queen East. Read our story »

Brock Sandwich—The new Bloor West lunch counter sells piri piri chicken-stuffed sandwiches and other savoury snacks. [Twitter]

Brussels Bistro—A French-Belgian bistro in The Beach from the owner of Café Brussels. [Brussels Bistro]

Kristamos Fish House—The new Danforth taverna specializes in Mediterranean seafood. [PostCity]

Trinity Modern Greek—A palatial new space in The Beach that serves smoked salmon baklava and other spins on Greek standards. [Facebook]

Me & Mine—The eclectic menu at the new College Street restaurant includes house-made sausages, millet croquettes and peanut butter cookies. [Twitter]

More Than Pies—The Etobicoke wholesale bakery opened a new retail shop on Lakeshore. [BlogTO]

Latin Taste—Takeout tamales and churros at the new dinner counter in Baldwin Village. [BlogTO]

Food Palace Gelato—A tiny new ice cream shop tucked down a laneway near Queen and Bathurst. [BlogTO]

United Coffee—A stylish new indie café at College and Ossington. [BlogTO]

Pili Pili—The uptown Tanzanian takeout counter specializes in unconventional samosas and minced-meat kebabs. [BlogTO]

Vicki’z Vegetarian Eatery—A new College Street option for salads, smoothies and Mediterranean-style wraps. [BlogTO]

The Salted Pig—A new roaming restaurant serving all things porcine, like pigs in a blanket and pulled pork poutine. [BlogTO]

The One That Got Away—The popular King West fish-and-chip shop opened a second location in Bloor West Village. [Twitter]

Serious Sandwiches—The casual uptown lunch counter serves coronation chicken, pulled pork and other hearty sandwiches. [PostCity]

Gourmeats—The Junction butcher shop’s hormone-free meat comes in marinades like Mayan Chipotle, Ghaaarrlic! and Can-Asian. [Facebook]

West Coast Poutine—Another addition to the city’s growing fleet of food trucks. [BlogTO]

Jerome’s Cucina and Bar—Expect late-night DJs and occasional karaoke at the new restaurant and martini bar in Little Italy. [Facebook]


Hoof Raw Bar—A new Haitian restaurant called Rhum Corner will replace the beloved Black Hoof’s pescatarian offshoot. Read our story »

Nejibee—The popular after-work izakaya closed quietly at the end of the month. [PostCity]

Sotto in the Village—The uptown spin-off of swanky Sotto Sotto closed. The owners reportedly have a new restaurant in the works. [PostCity]

Culinarium—The organic food store closed due to financial difficulties. [Culinarium]

Calphalon Culinary Centre—After ten years, the retail store and cooking school closed its Toronto location. [Calphalon]