Katie Bridges

Associate Editor

Katie Bridges's articles

Restaurant review: The Commoner Bar Room, Little Italy

The Commoner gets a cool younger sister on College Street with moody furnishings, finger-licking good share platters and some of Little Italy's most inventive craft cocktails.

Review: Brickworks Ciderhouse, Toronto's first craft cidery

From the breakout Batch: 1904 to premium craft peach cider in their can of Stadium Island Peach, Brickworks Ciderhouse is leading the cider revolution and it’s about bloody time.

Restaurant review: Marked

The people who brought you Toronto's best speakeasy are back with another conceptual spot, this time taking inspiration from Latin flavours and retro airlines.

32 restaurants offering delivery and takeout in Toronto 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.

High tea in Victoria, B.C.| Something special's brewing

From high tea and tea-infused cocktails to the dedicated tea tasting bar at Silk Road Tea, there’s something special brewing in Victoria, B.C.

Make This: The Fairmont Royal York's Manhattan

Rus Yessenov, director of mixology at the Fairmont Royal York walks us through the iconic manhattan cocktail.

How to grow your own ingredients at home

Eating thoughtfully includes getting your hands dirty and we've got a plot for your indoor garden. Start your agricultural adventure with these easy options that will add a splash of homegrown to your diet.

Delivery of the Day: Aloette

Your favourite jazzed-up diner (along with it's even fancier big sister, Alo) is now delivering iceberg wedge salads to your living room. Here's what to add to your Aloette order.

The best cocktail kits and booze delivery options in Toronto

Toronto's cocktail bars and distilleries are finding creative ways to get booze into our hands onto our doorsteps. From complete cocktail kits to hard-to-find wines, here are the best booze deliveries.

Takeout Day launches nationwide to encourage Canadians to order in weekly

Join the hundred of chefs, restaurant owners and celebs uniting for Canada Takeout by becoming a hospitality hero – it's as simple as putting the spatula down and picking up your phone.

Dishes from around the world (and where to get them in Toronto)

Your plate is your passport right now, so grab a fork and join us as we travel the gastronomic globe with dishes from these Toronto restaurants.

The best food box delivery services in Toronto

Let the restaurant come to you (well, sort of) with these Toronto food boxes filled with delicious ingredients and items from your favourite vendors.

Review: Birroteca brewery and bottleshop at Eataly

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.

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.