Leslieville, April 2010
Posted 08 April 2010 - 05:26 PM
Great Burger Kitchen 1056 Gerrard East, Toronto
Opened up at the end of March 2010, touting locally sourced, free-range, and naturally-raised burgers. Iíve got a more detailed post in the works, but in short: the burgers are fine, but their poutine is the real draw. A good neighbourhood choice.
Grinder Coffeehouse 1021 Gerrard East, Toronto
Grinder used to be the second Mercury Espresso location (in the Upper Beaches) before an amicable owner-split. Their second location, referred to as Grinder II, is kitty-corner to Gerrard Square. The papers havenít come down from the windows yet, but this will be a welcome addition to the Jones Ďní Gerrard crossing. And Grinder peeps? Addresses on your website please.
What Are You Looking At Bar And Lounge 996 Queen Street East, Toronto
Taking up the space of the old Carlaw Carburetors, Iíd been peering through the papers every now and then during my walk-bys. Somehow, this opened mid-March and I totally missed it. I havenít yet had an opportunity to go and check out the vibe of this bar, but hours are posted in the events section of their site. Of course, thereís nothing else on it. Not even an address. Whatís up with this no-address thing on websites!?
Majesteas 950 Queen Street East, Toronto
Iím hoping itíll be a good place to stop by, grab a cuppa, and buy some loose leaf teas. Considering whatís next door, I suspect Iíll be here often if the goods are up to par! Where Come Como used to be.
Cafť Florentin 948 Queen Street East, Toronto
Right next door to Majesteas, this is like a match made in heaven for me. Tea! Pastry! And coffee-lovers can hie across the street to Mercury. But you know, Florentin had me at p‚tisserie. In the former Salon Blu spot, this is their second location Ė the original is in the beaches. Hope their pastries are really good. Itíd be nice to have a conveniently located bakery. Less nice for my waistline though!
Ruby Watchco 730 Queen Street East, Toronto
Lynn Crawford, of Restaurant Makeover fame and former executive chef at the now-closed Truffles at the Four Seasons, returns to Toronto. Recently opened in late March and serving one prix-fixe each night. Would like to stop by and try this out eventually. But please Ė put an address on your website!
Posted 09 April 2010 - 10:24 AM
Hopefully I'll make it out there in the next little while.
Thanks for the update/tour Jen!
Posted 30 April 2010 - 10:13 PM
Posted 09 May 2010 - 10:22 AM
Frankly Eatery is also new and I forgot to add/mention. Breakfast with an Indian slant. Look forward to trying it out some lunch time.