Buster Rhino’s Southern BBQ

7-2001 Thickson Road South, Whitby ON 1-905-436-6986www.busterrhinos.comMapApprox $20 per person Local Food? mostly local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? n/a LunchMon & Tue: 10am to 4pmWed to Fri: 10am to 8pm Closed on Sat/SunNo liquor license We’re treated to a plethora of ribfests and bbq events throughout the summer every year. Thousands rush out event after event, stuffing… 

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Gourmet Burger Company

9 Charles Street West, Toronto ON 416-555-5295www.thegourmetburgerco.comMapApprox $20 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? n/a HoursMon to Fri: 11am to 10pmSat: 11:30am to 10pmSun: 11:30am to 9pm  It used to be a computer store. Or maybe it was a copy store. I’ve walked across Charles St. West dozens of times but I can’t… 

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Mariachi’s

2084 Yonge Street, Toronto ON 416-481-7111www.mariachis.caMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? none LunchWed to Fri: 11am to 3pmDinnerMon to Sun: 5pm to 11pm   Mariachi’s is good Mexican. Dinner for two at the Yonge St. restaurant impressed both of us in attendance recently to the extent that we promised an almost… 

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Itz A Wrap

129 Jefferson Street, Toronto ON 647-430-8417www.itzawraptoronto.comMapApprox $20 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available LunchMon to Fri: 11am to 5pm Closed on Weekends If you judge this place by name or the entrance, it may seem like any other wrap or burrito joint.  But after you’re inside and have sampled from the… 

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Winterlicious ’09 – Rosewater Supper Club

www.libertygroup.com Due to immense popularity and the state of the economy, the prix fixe festival has been extended by another two weeks (Feb 28th). If you’re following twitter or other online communities, you’ll notice that there is a divide between those who are enjoying the festival, and those who criticize it even before giving it… 

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Winterlicious ’09 – Amaya

www.amayarestaurant.com Critically acclaimed Amaya took Toronto by storm almost two years ago, blending classic Indian cooking with modern techniques and flavours. For all intents and purposes, it introduced Nouvelle Indian cuisine to the masses (The Host doesn’t count) and has been loved since then. A second restaurant opened on Yonge street, and another take out… 

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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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