Winterlicious – Veritas

www.localfare.ca Chef Brad Long (Food TV, ACC, Platinum club) has been long advocating his ethic of cultivating food from local and organic ingredients, longer than most other chefs in the city. Veritas has been a sandbox for his culinary exploration — fresh province ingredients gently flavoured, with one of the best local wine lists in… 

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School Bakery and Cafe

70 Fraser Avenue, Toronto ON 416-588-0005www.sbcto.comMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? small selection WeekdaysMon to Fri: 8am to 4pmCocktails: 3:30pm to 7pmWeekendsSat & Sun: 10am to 4pm No Reservations “You have to make your way through the landmines before you find comfortable footing,” says Chef Brad Moore of School Bakery and… 

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St. Louis Bar on King

92 King Street East, Toronto ON 416-840-0268www.stlouiswings.comMapApprox $20 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? very small selection Lunch,DinnerMon to Sun11:30am to 12am It should be no surprise that comfort foods are the topic of choice on food forums and web social networks. We’re in a time where we’re ot only watching our wallet,… 

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Drake’s Corner Cafe

1150 Queen Street West, Toronto ON 416-531-5042www.thedrakehotel.caMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available BreakfastMon to Sun: 8am to 11amLunchMon to Sun: 11am to 4pm I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve never had the opportunity to have brunch at the Drake’s cafe. There’s a first for everything, and considering we’re… 

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Coquine

2075 Yonge Street, Toronto ON 416-322-6767www.coquinerestaurant.comMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available WeekdaysMon to Thu: 12pm to 11pmFri & Sat: 12pm to 12amWeekendsSunday: 12pm to 10pmBrunch: 12pm to 4pm Sometimes, uptown brunch can be very distinguishable from downtown brunch. The attitude is relaxed, the menus can be better refined (good… 

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Osteria Ciceri E Tria

106 Victoria Street, Toronto ON 416-955-0258www.osteriaccerietria.comMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available Lunch,DinnerMon to Thu: 9am to 10pmSaturday: 9am to 11pmClosed on SundaysReservations recommended  Welcome to the dining scene, the latest challenger to the “Best Italian” category. Terroni and Pizza Libretto can take the back seat as Osteria tries to… 

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