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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

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.

Restaurant delivery review: 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.

Try this easy no-knead bread recipe

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.

Restaurant review: Aburi Hana

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