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Andrea Yu



Andrea has an insatiable curiosity for all things food and drink. If you ever find yourself dining with her, be warned that she’ll ask for one bite or sip of whatever you’re having. She has a taste for sour beverages (whether cocktail or ale) and always manages to find room for dessert. When not eating or drinking, you can find Andrea biking around Toronto on her beat-up cruiser (weather permitting) in search of her next forkful.

Andrea Yu's articles

Tex-Next: What does the future hold for San Antonio's food scene?

We visit San Antonio, one of the fastest growing cities in the US, to find out how chef-entrepreneurs are replacing the city’s tacos-and-brisket reputation.

Land of Fire and Ice: A culinary tour of Iceland

Andrea Yu goes on a culinary exploration of Iceland and eats everything from geyser-baked break to park foraged weeds.

The Fertile Desert: A fruitful foray into Arizona's Sonoran Desert

Andrea Yu ventures along the fringes of Arizona’s Sonoran desert to discover arid landscapes, farms and orchards bearing an unexpectedly diverse array of crops.

Flavour of the Week: Mira Restaurant

Formerly home to a rotating roster of nightclubs, Mira Restaurant gives the King West strip a more upscale dinner option with Peruvian flair.

Flavour of the Week: The Senator Winebar

One of the city’s oldest restaurants breathes new life into its second floor with a stylish French bistro menu and live acoustic acts.

Food For All? Making Toronto a more food secure city

We take a hard look at the ongoing problem of hunger in Toronto.

Flavour of the Week: Akira Back

Michelin-starred chef Akira Back brings the creative Korean-Japanese fare of his eponymous restaurant brand to the second floor of Toronto’s Bisha Hotel.

Flavour of the Week: Craft Beer Market

The latest beer-focused opening in the Financial District boats an impressive 160 beers on tap and seating for 500 guests.

Flavour of the Week: Amano Pasta

Union Station's first proper sit-down restaurant serves fresh-made pasta alongside an impressive list of hard-to-find Italian wines.

Flavour of the Week: Death & Taxes

Queen West’s newest watering hole puts equal emphasis on food, drink and a trendy atmosphere taking inspiration from the classic British pub.

Campfire Cooking Hacks from a Chef

O&B district executive chef and avid outdoor enthusiast John Horne shares tips for cooking with an open flame

Flavour of the Week: Café Cancan

Victor Barry brings modern French bistro fare to Harbord Street’s restaurant row with the stylish Café Cancan

Future Crops

As demand for food increases worldwide, we speak to local innovators that are changing the way we think about farming.

Flavour of the Week: Reverie at Weldon Park

This whimsical College Street eatery serves up beautiful, impeccably-plated eats and fresh cocktails.

Flavour of the Week: Bang Sue

Khao San Road's late-night snack bar puts Thai twists on classic cocktails along with a stellar menu of bar snacks and bites to boot.

The Kids of Koreatown

As the owners of Koreatown’s legacy institutions grow old, we find out how their adult sons and daughters are bringing traditional eateries into the modern age.

Why Master Sommelier John Szabo is obsessed with volcanic wines

With intense flavours and almost a savoury quality, volcanic wines are unlike anything you’ve ever tried. Canada’s first Master Sommelier, John Szabo, tells us why we should be paying more attention to these compelling wines in his latest book Volcanic Wines: Salt, Grit and Power.

Escapism: Collingwood

We venture beyond the ski slopes to explore Collingwood’s vibrant food and drink scene.

Flavour of the Week: Baro

The buzzy, bumping Baro features refined takes on Latin street food with great cocktails to match

Flavour of the Week: Smoke Signals Bar-B-Q

Toronto's newest barbecue joint combines the best Southern styles with thoughtful sides and unexpected Asian influences