Katie Bridges

Katie Bridges


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

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.

Shangri-La Toronto, Downtown: hotel review

The Shangri-La's stellar view over Toronto, crisp white bed linens and room service are all good reasons as to why hotels are an essential service.

What to expect at new-school wine shop Grape Glass, Dundas St West

The Grape Glass is the wine shop from pioneering duo the Grape Witches. Stop by for a snack, a sip and to learn about natural wine.

Q&A: Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on their new cannabis brand Houseplant

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg talk Houseplant, their new cannabis brand, and weed’s long-overdue legalization.

Make this: Maison Selby's Posh Toddy

Self-medicate with this hot toddy recipe from Maison Selby. We swear it has medicinal properties...

What to expect at Toronto's new French bakery Marvelous by Fred

Pastry fiends are in for the sweetest of treats at new Queen Street West French bakery Marvelous by Fred.

Matty Matheson talks mental health, cooking for his kids and flipping burgers at new spot Matty's Patty's

Matty Matheson is back in town for Matty’s Patty’s on Queen West. He talks burgers, cookbooks and how being a dad has changed things in the kitchen.

How to make the perfect cup of tea, according to an expert

There's far more to tea than bags and boiling water. Pluck Teas' Jennifer Commins tells us how to make the perfect brew, and how to pair your meal with your mug.

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 Restaurant

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.

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.