Island Foods

1182 King Street West, Toronto ON 416-532-6298www.island-foods.comMapApprox $15 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? n/a Lunch, DinnerMon to Fri: 11am to 9pm Closed on Saturdays & Sundays   The menu is simple. People go to Island Foods to try one of their very popular Rotis. The line up usually starts at 11:45, and… 

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Winterlicious ’08 – Le Trou Normand

www.letrounormand.ca Le Trou Normand, is a place reminiscent of the many small restaurants in the Latin Quarter of Paris. They have a rustic style and a fix-prix menu — just what the ample tourists are craving. In Toronto, Le Trou Normand is the closest to the Latin Quarter we have; having been a Yorkville staple… 

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Winterlicious ’08 – Spice Room & Chutney Bar (Manyata)

www.spiceroommanyata.com We truly have it good in Toronto. Life can’t be better when you’re able to step into a place like this, get acquainted with exotic spices and flavours, sip the silkiest smooth Merlots, and relax in an instantly seductive environment. I’m enjoying Winterlicious this year. When it came time to leave the Chutney Bar,… 

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Winterlicious ’08 – Pangaea

www.pangaearestaurant.com Winter and food. They go SO well together. With the miserable cold spell we’ve been experiencing, nothing gets a person out of home and hearth like a promise of good food. My coworkers were excited to try out some Winterlicious-ness and I followed along..

Go For Tea

Unit2-230 Commerce Valley Dr, North York 905-886-0221www.gofortea.caMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? very small selection Lunch,DinnerMon to Sun: 11am to 3am I”Kool-aid is the liquid incarnation of Jell-o, bubble tea is the creme brulee  of the beverage world.” A slick lounge with one of the most extensive tea menus I have… 

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Winterlicious ’08 – La Bruschetta

www.labru.ca Winterlicious couldn’t have started on a better note. A great dinner, full of laughs and glasses of montepulciano. The location is a family run restaurant tucked away on St. Clair West. Don’t let the construction deter you, some fantastic Italian awaits you…

The Artful Dodger

12 Isabella Street, Toronto ON 416-964-9511www.theartfuldodger.caMapApprox $20 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available Lunch, DinnerMon to Sun: 11am to 2am Possibly the best cure for a bad day at work may be a pint of beer and a bucket of saucy wings. The Artful Dodger serves two fold; great food, and… 

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Anjappar Chettinad

3090 Eglinton Ave East, Scarborough ON 416-265-2695www.anjapparcanada.comMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available LunchTue to Sun: 12pm to 3pmDinnerTue to Sun: 5pm to 10pm Closed on Mondays When it comes to authentic South Indian food, I trust my mother. The moment she says, “This restaurant has really good Indian food,… 

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