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Restaurant News – Feb 2015

opensignThe Toronto restaurant scene is always changing, and our part of Toronto is no different. We’ve got some information on new and upcoming restaurants on Dundas and Ossington, plus a couple of changes at existing dining spots.

Three restaurants have opened in the last month and a half. We haven’t even made it to all of them, but we did post about Hanmoto on Lakeview.

Another new spot on Dundas is a vegan restaurant and beer bar called Porter House. Located in the space previously occupied by Brockton General, it’s getting good reviews for it’s meat-free fare and relaxed atmosphere. We’ll let you know when we get in!

Another newly open Dundas west eatery we’ve visited is Junked Food Co. With a menu of what they’re calling “gourmet junk food”, they’re serving up the snacks late at 1256 Dundas West and Dovercourt – open until 4am on Fridays and Saturdays.

We’ve also already told you about the salon at Cote De Boeuf. But it certainly doesn’t hurt to remind you of their buck a shuck oysters, tasty ribs, drinks and more they are serving Thursday – Saturday night and all Sunday afternoon.

When the owners of Ossington’s much loved Hawker Bar‘s attempts to add a patio were denied by the city, they built up. They are renovating the 2nd floor so they can feed more people more of the time. They’re renovating right now so expect word on the #HawkerUpstairs any minute now!

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Coming soon-ish to 229 Ossington, former home of beloved Yours Truly, is a lounge and bar called La Saucisserie. They posted some signs this weekend, and they are hiring. PS. Did you know there is a working pay phone on Ossington? Just realized it myself.

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Another much missed dining spot, The Grove, is being converted into a restaurant called Ufficio (Italian for Office). We spoke to one of the employees outside on the cold sidewalk this weekend and learned that it will feature a chef from Campagnolo and will focus on fish and vegetables in a Mediterranean style. They don’t expect to be open until April.

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Finally, popular Greek taverna Mamakas is expanding their hours – as of February 15, they’ll be serving Sunday brunch.

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Enjoy your eating adventures around the neighborhood! Let us know what you liked!