Katie Bridges

Associate Editor

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Boozers and Shakers: Birroteca

Indie Alehouse’s new spot inside Eataly is as polished as the original is offbeat. During the COVID-19 lockdown you can still purchase their specialty brews from the Birroteca bottleshop, open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Restaurants and bars in Ontario can now sell alcohol with takeout food

In perhaps the only good news to arise from the pandemic, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) announced that restaurants and bars can serve alcohol with takeout orders, effective immediately.

The best restaurants offering delivery and takeout right now

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the restaurant industry – but there are plenty of restaurants, bars, retailers and breweries who are delivering their goods to the people of Toronto. Here's where you can get your fix.

Why a homemade recipe for bread is exactly what we knead right now

Baking bread at home is a great way to covet the carb without foregoing your favourite food completely during self-isolation.

Pusateri's introduces a dedicated hour for vulnerable grocery shoppers

The grocery store is the latest retailer to provide a less stressful shopping environment for those at a higher risk of infection during pandemic panic.

Shake that glass: The history, myths and legends behind glassware

Do judge a cocktail by its container. We talk to the glassware gurus of Toronto about the history of our favourite tipple tumblers.

Three wiser women: Toronto's OG female chefs

We talk to three iconic, female chefs who have spent decades blazing a trail through the male-dominated world of Toronto kitchens.

Flavour of the Week: Aburi Hana

Yorkville gets a unique dining experience with two Kaiseki menus at different price points from a chef with Michelin-star experience.

Going Portu-cheese: A cheesy trip to the Azores

We set down in the Azores to find out what makes the powerhouse of Portuguese cheese so great.

Staycation: Le Germain Hotel Toronto Mercer

From dining at Victor to the property’s rooftop putting green, we round up what makes Le Germain Hotel a favourite with Torontonians and tourists alike.

Day Tripper: Frilu

Frilu challenges the idea that fine dining only works downtown. We find out what makes it great and plan an itinerary for your trip to Thornhill.

Flavour of the Week: Hy's Steakhouse

Tableside-salads, a whisky bar and live music in a stunning setting ensure this updated Hy's location provides a show-stopping night out.

Antoni Porowski on picky eating, kielbasa and his favourite restaurants in Toronto

We talk to Antoni Porowski about his role as culinary interpreter on Netflix’s Queer Eye – and our shared history as late-blooming veg eaters.

Bottle Service: McManis Zinfandel

With berry notes and a versatile pairing palate, this French and American oak matured Zinfandel is the red you need this winter.

Flavour of the Week: Supernova Ballroom

From the couple behind Trash Tiki, the anti-waste punk pop-up, comes a disco-themed Bay Street cocktail bar that is decidedly not rubbish.

What's in store: the Epicure Shop

We talk to the owner of the Epicure Shop about staying current after four decades in business.

Bottle Service: Beau's Beer x David's Tea London Fog

This Canadian collaboration brings together two of our favourite beverages, providing an Earl-Grey infusion for the ultimate brew.

Make This: Bannock's Tourtière

Bake the ultimate winter comfort food with this recipe for Bannock’s Ontario harvest pork shoulder tourtière (or cheat and pick one up in-store).

Top Six in the 6: Food Tours

Get an expert to inform your ingestion: these are the best options for food-and-drink tours in Toronto.

The late chow: Toronto chefs reveal the best restaurants open late

After restaurants close, cooks and chefs pour into the streets in search of something to eat. We find out where they head for the best late-night bites.