Taylor Newlands


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19 Rooftop patios in Toronto to transport you to the tropics

Decked out with lush greenery and twinkling lights, these are the best rooftop patios in Toronto for escaping the city without actually leaving the city.

9 of the tastiest Toronto markets for street food and fun

Looking to fill the food festival void in your heart? We've got the best Toronto markets dishing out delicious street food and selling foodie finds this summer.

Inside Paradise Grapevine, wine bar and bottle shop

From winemaking and importing bottles to operating as a wine bar with a secret garden patio, Paradise Grapevine on Bloor does it all.

The fine dining dilemma

Toronto has been dubbed the most multicultural city in the world, yet its fine dining scene remains resoundingly white. We take a look at a category of cuisine that’s ripe for change.

Inside Unboxed Market, a grocery store without plastic packaging

On Dundas West, zero-waste grocery store and refillery Unboxed Market aims to reduce food waste — and cut your grocery bill.

Restaurant review: Shook

After a fire forced them to close for over a year, Middle Eastern vegetarian restaurant Shook is finally back.

Your essential guide to the different sushi types and how to eat them

Chef Kazuya Matsuoka of Minami gives us a primer on what exactly sushi is, the different sushi types and how to eat them — and (spoiler alert) you've probably been doing it wrong.

16 of the best bottle shops in Toronto

Skip the lineups at the LCBO and head to one of these bottle shops in Toronto where you'll find rare wines, beer and cider, along with pantry items, meal kits and more.

Hotel Review: Kimpton Saint George, The Annex

From raucous pub nights in The Fortunate Fox to cozy evenings curled up by the fire, the Kimpton Saint George is the perfect city hideaway.

Review: Collective Arts' new Toronto brewery, distillery and taproom

Following the success of their flagship brewery in Hamilton, Collective Arts has a new Toronto location. We talk creativity inside and outside the can.

Restaurant review: Cucci, Bronte

All the polish, none of the pretension: Italian restaurant Cucci, in the suburban area of Bronte, delivers feel-good fine dining without a fuss.

The Toronto restaurants putting an end to tipping

A group of restaurants have changed their policy on service. We speak to the people shaking things up – and ask why tipping wasn't fair in the first place.

Steak 101: How to cook steak, the best cuts and more

Damien Cochez, the head butcher at Côte de Boeuf gives us a primer on all things steak, from seasonings and how to cook it to how to choose the best cut.

These Toronto community fridges are fighting food insecurity

Take what you need or leave what you can at these 24-hour community fridges in Toronto that are helping combat food waste and food insecurity.

Restaurant review: La Fontana, Elora

Though the town might be quaint, Elora's restaurants are anything but. We dine at La Fontana and find food that rivals even the best Toronto establishments.

Review: Bisha Hotel, Toronto

Tall, dark and handsome: all the way from the cocktail bar to the marble bathrooms, we find the luxurious Bisha Hotel in Toronto tops our list for a one-night affair.

Review: Burdock Brewery

Adding local Ontario wine grapes to the brewing process, Burdock Brewery offers a unique lineup of Toronto craft beer – and they deliver right to your door.

The Toronto restaurants reopening now

As the rest of Ontario enters into Stage Two, allowing restaurants to reopen for outdoor and patio dining, Mayor John Tory gives the go ahead for Toronto restaurants to get ready to reopen.

Make This: Reyna on King's the Queen's Absolution

Cocktail expert Nerissa Quinn of Reyna on King shows us how to shake up the Queen's Absolution. Inspired by the Mediterranean Sea, this frothy concoction is a vacation in a glass.

How to celebrate Mother's Day in quarantine

This year we may not be able to cash in some quality time with our moms or mother figures, but that doesn’t mean the special day should come and go without any fanfare. Here’s how to make a little Mother's Day magic while still social distancing.