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Katie Bridges

Katie Bridges

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Katie Bridges is a cheese-loving, tea-guzzling Brit who moved to Toronto from London, England — and never left. When she's not checking out the best food spots across the city, you'll find her shaking up a cocktail with gin and egg whites at her home bar or bothering her dog.

Katie Bridges's articles

Restaurant Pearl Morissette is making the best food in the province

Toronto's Michelin Guide might not extend beyond the GTA, but the farm-fresh, super seasonal ingredients at Niagara's Restaurant Pearl Morissette deserve all the fanfare.

Gargoyle Wine Club's Scott Zebarth turns wine into water

Gargoyle Wine Club co-founder Scott Zebarth speaks about their partnership with Water.org, plus their unpretentious wine bar at Bloor and Ossington.

"The Michelin Guide signifies that we are on the world stage"

Nick Donato, the president of Liberty Entertainment Group, tells us about bringing Don Alfonso 1890 to Toronto and why the Michelin Guide matters.

Toronto now has a Black and Indigenous farmers’ market

This summer, there's a new addition to the farmers' market circuit. We chat with the founder and vendors setting up shop at Deeply Rooted, Toronto’s first Black and Indigenous farmers’ market.

Dinner at Henry's is the best meal we've had all year

A selection of rare wines and a seasonal menu of inventive and delicious small plates make for the best meal of the year at Henry's on Queen Street West.

Our pick of the best Kensington Market restaurants and bars

Kensington Market has fought to stave off chains and big-box stores — the result is an eclectic, laid-back neighbourhood that is ripe for dining.

4 Naughty and nautical tropical cocktail recipes

Heed the siren call of Port Light on Bloor. Their nautical, tropical cocktail recipes are so boozy, you'll be crawling the plank.

Why Niagara's Benchlands must be on your summer hit list

Wineries in the Niagara Benchlands region may be lesser-known, but Katie Bridges finds that the area’s unique terroir and complex wines are unmissable.

Tutti Matti: Italian dishes 20 years in the making

Alida Solomon tells all about her journey from novice chef at an Italian osteria to the owner of Toronto’s go-to spot for authentic Tuscan fare.

We discover Irish whisky and its increasing popularity

Irish whisky may have been considered second fiddle to Scotch whisky, but now the spirit is having a moment — and it goes far beyond Jameson.

Introducing aquavit, the Scandinavian spirit that's making waves in Toronto

The Scandinavian spirit has been popping up on cocktail lists across Toronto — but what exactly is aquavit? We speak to the proponents of the Nordic tipple to find out.

50 restaurants offering delivery and takeout in Toronto right now

Another lockdown means another ban on indoor dining. Support your Toronto restaurant faves with a takeout order this week.

12 of the most delicious advent calendars for adults 2021

Countdown with cocktails, coffee, craft beer and more this December. Here are our favourite advent calendars for adults.

What it's like to stay at The SoHo Hotel, Toronto

The SoHo Hotel's modern digs, soul-satisfying eats and a happening downtown location make for an epic Toronto staycation.

Vela, a ritzy, new restaurant on Portland Street

Sweeping architecture and twenties vibes meet seasonal New American cuisine and pop-culture inspired tipples at downtown dining destination, Vela.

Make this: El Rey's paloma

Move over margaritas: The paloma is the true Mexican classic. With tequila, grapefruit and soda, it just screams brunch — and we've got the recipe from El Rey.

Safehouse Coffee is now a greengrocer, café and more

Brockton Village café Safehouse Coffee switched things up to become a greengrocer stocked with local items, an art shop and a community hub.

Restaurant review: Bar Mignonette

If you love the vibes at Dundas West's Patois, you'll really love heading upstairs to Bar Mignonette, the new go-to spot for seafood and wine in Bellwoods.

Iconic Dishes: 416 Snack Bar

Toronto's late-night legend and industry favourite 416 Snack Bar shares the stories behind some of their best-known dishes.

Cocktail recipes and tips from Toronto's best bartenders

Recreating delicious cocktails during lockdown has proved harder than we thought. So we asked Toronto's best bartenders to share their essential tips and favourite cocktail recipes.