The Hoof Cafe

923 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON 416-551-8854MapApprox $30 per person Local Food? Many local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? excellent selection Brunch/LunchThu to Mon: 10am to 4pmBarThu to Mon: 5pm to 2amClosed on Tue/WedNo Reservations When Jen and Grant Van Gameren acquired the space across from The Black Hoof earlier this spring, the goal was to create an… 

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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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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..

Pangaea Restaurant

1221 Bay Street, Toronto ON 416-920-2323www.pangaearestaurant.comMapApprox $35 per person Local Food? mostly local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? extensive selection LunchMon to Sat: 11:30am to 5pmDinnerMon to Sat: 5pm to 11:30pm Closed on Sundays On the border of Yorkville, upscale Pangaea is a popular selection for corporate lunches, on any given weekday. First impression: a sea of black… 

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Bistro 990

990 Bay Street, Toronto ON 416-921-9990www.bistro990.caMapApprox $45 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? some available LunchMon to Fri: 11am to 3pmDinnerMon to Sun: 5pm to 11pm Bistro 990; drinks and a promise of great French food. I’ve been to Bistro 990 a few times over the years, particularly in the summer time as… 

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East! Restaurant

240 Queen Street West, Toronto ON 416-265-2695www.eastrestaurant.caMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? very small selection Lunch, DinnerMon to Sun: 11am to 11pm At first glance, it looks like a lounge gone crazy trying to accommodate as much seating as possible. It’s dark, with highlights of orange and red about the place…. 

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Queen Mother Cafe

3090 Eglinton Ave East, Toronto ON 416-598-4719www.queenmothercafe.caMapApprox $30 per person Local Food? some local ingredientsLocal Wine/Beer? very small selection Lunch,DinnerMon to Sat: 11:30am to 1amSun: 11:30am to 12am  If you’ve taken a walk across the Queen Street stretch, chances are, you’ve been a quick voyeur at the windows of Queen Mother Café. After all they… 

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