La Bruschetta

1317 St Clair Ave West, Toronto ON 416-500-1610www.labru.caMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available LunchWed & Thu: 12pm to 2pmDinnerMon to Sat: 5:30pm to 10pm Closed on Sundays La Bruschetta epitomizes the concept of homemade Italian cooking. When you have good ingredients coupled with simple preparation based on classic cooking,… 

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Giovanna Trattoria

637 College Street, Toronto ON 416-538-2098www.giovanna.redto.comMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? very small selection Lunch,DinnerMon to Sun: 12pm to 10pm Reservations recommended Trying to find parking on College Street on a weekend night is something like trying to win a game of Jenga – you can strategize all you want but… 

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Terroni, Courthouse

57a Adelaide Street West, Toronto ON 416-203-3093www.terroni.caMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? many local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? good selection Lunch,DinnerMon to Sat: 11am to 11pm Closed on Sundays Seems not too long ago on Victoria Street — while we were enjoying pizza at Terroni — we were told that the restaurant was moving over to the… 

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Kuni Sushi Ya

20 Baldwin Street, Toronto ON 416-260-3188MapApprox $20 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? very small selection Lunch,DinnerMon to Sun: 11am to 11pm I hate to admit it, but sometimes sushi has its off days. And Sunday might be one of them. What a shame for us to meet under these circumstances. In hindsight,… 

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Winterlicious ’08 – Bodega

www.bodegarestaurant.com Winterlicious comes to an end for us. For one last treat, I take 11 willing participants to a quiet little French restaurant in the charming Baldwin village for a relaxing lunch. Everyone has been excited about this occasion for days, some have even picked their menu choices while in front of the computer. The… 

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Winterlicious ’08 – Lai Toh Heen

www.laitohheen.com As the snow came hurtling down in flakes and ice pellets and the roads became frosted white playgrounds for foolhardy drivers, Winterlicious continued to do its thing, bringing a beautiful festival to a resounding close. While thunder claps echoed outdoors, growling stomachs rumbled indoors, begging for a compromise to be met At Lai Toh… 

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