Taylor Newlands


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9 etiquette examples and tips you need to know

Etiquette expert Karen Cleveland helps us unlearn 18 months of eating like cavepeople with a refresher on restaurant etiquette and being a guest at dinner parties.

Toronto's restaurants are making a comeback

Toronto’s restaurant recovery is in full swing, but you may not recognize the reboot. We chat to the owners and workers rebuilding the food scene post-pandemic.

Inside Cellar Door Restaurant, Etobicoke's hidden gem

We venture slightly out of city limits to Etobicoke’s Cellar Door Restaurant and discover top-notch Italian fare without the usual side of pretension.

What it's like to stay at the new 1 Hotel Toronto

1 Hotel Toronto is a highly-aesthetic staycation that will transport you into indulgent luxury all while keeping sustainability in mind.

Make this: Flaming mai tai from The Shameful Tiki Room

The Shameful Tiki Room in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood shows us how a mai tai cocktail is really done — flames and all.

Inside Barocco X Nino, Italian café, trattoria and more

Take a trip to Italy at new café and trattoria partnership on College Street, Barocco X Nino — home of the best pizza a taglio in the city.

20 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

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 impact of COVID-19 on our eating habits

The link between eating and emotion goes way beyond being “hangry” — we chat to three local women who understand the deep connection between food and mood.

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.