Easy excess at Rinaldo’s

Easy excess at Rinaldo’s

Heavy, homey and bursting with energy, you won’t leave this Italian American joint unsatisfied.
Rinaldo's 2186 Windsor Street Tue-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri 11:30am-1am, Sat 10am-3pm and 5pm-1am, Sun 10am-3pm and 5pm-10pm 

A night at Bar Kismet

Call it greedy, but we’d really prefer you don’t go to Bar Kismet so there’s still room for us.
Bar Kismet 2733 Agricola Street Tue-Sun 5pm-12am

Qiu Brothers Dumplings feels like home

Welcoming and mouth-watering, Qiu Brothers is one of the city’s best new restaurants.
Qiu Brothers Dumplings 1335 Barrington Street 11am-9pm daily

Patrons 902 Modern Food Fusion finds its course

The Bedford restaurant gets a mulligan thanks to chef Luis Clavel, whose menu proves creative cuisine and indoor golf can coexist.
Patrons 902 Modern Food Fusion27 Dellridge Lane #105 Tue-Fri, 4-10pm Sat-Sun, 11am-10pm There is quite literally nothing I care less about in this world than golf.

First Look: inside The Watch That Ends The Night’s cool Canadiana

Dartmouth’s newest restaurant made its debut this week
“Happiness annihilates time,” wrote Hugh MacLennan in his 1958 novel The Watch That Ends The Night, the namesake of Bethany and Joe Gurba’s new 80-seater restaurant and cocktail bar on the second floor of King’s Wharf in Dartmouth. “It’s the idea time can be cruel and arbitrary, but it feels amazing when it dissolves,” says Joe.

Kaiser’s, king of subs

Lower Sackville’s sandwich legend serves up consistency, simplicity and nostalgia for lunch.
Nostalgia is a force of nature. It can come in a lightning flash and turn into a whirlwind of sentimentality or a tidal wave of longing or regret.

Gangnam's paradise

Comforting sweetness and addictive heat make Gangnam Korean BBQ’s flavour unforgettable.
The first time I had Korean food was around 15 years ago. Jim’s Grill was a little greasy spoon not far from Wrigleyville, in Chicago.

Pho Hoang Minh’s magic number

Why you should eat dish number 15 today, tomorrow and forever.
Pho Hoang Minh 172 Wyse Road Mon-Wed 11am-9pm; Thu-Sat 11am-10pm Sun 4pm-9pm

The fantastic East of Grafton and where to find it

Outward-looking creativity shines on Argyle Street, amidst the construction rubble.
East of Grafton 1580 Argyle Street Tue-Fri 12-3pm & 5:30-10pm Sat 11:30am-3pm & 5:30-11pm Sun 11:30am-10pm

Grill crush at Bearly's

Asado's Southern barbecue at Bearly’s House of Blues & Ribs just makes sense.
Bearly's House of Blues & Ribs 1269 Barrington Street

Little Oak goes a long way

The waterfront bar makes a big statement with its airy ambience, beautiful menu and interesting, interested drinks.
Little Oak 1475 Lower Water Street Mon-Wed 4pm-10pm; Thu-Sat 4pm-late

Sea of love

Embarking on the a chef’s choice omakase dinner at Sushi Shige is an adventure for the senses.
Sushi Shige 1532 Granville Street Omakase reservations:902-422-0740

Anchor’s the way

The Anchor brings a neighbourhood hangout, and a great menu, to Fairview.
The Anchor 3625 Dutch Village Road

Destination, Mappatura

Personality-packed decor, attentive service and homey Italian flavour make a visit to Mappatura Bistro majorly memorable.
Mappatura Bistro 5883 Spring Garden Road

Picnic packs personality

A colourful extension of the Dart Gallery, Picnic’s big ideas make it a beacon of creativity on Portland Street.
Picnic at Dart 127 Portland Street Tue-Sat 4-10pm Sat-Sun 10:30am-2pm

Steak expectations at The Barrington

A perfectly cooked meal inspires some reflection on the tradition of steakhouses.
There are something like 30 million Google results for how to cook a perfect steak.

Maxim value

Clayton Park’s newest strip mall eatery, Pho Maxim, dishes out personable service and heaping portions.
I just got back from Los Angeles (brag) and have a newfound appreciation for strip malls.

Selling the sizzle

It’s discovery central at tucked-away Filipino restaurant Hot Plate: The Sizzling House.
Hot Plate: The Sizzling House

Shuck's sea fever

Looking for love at Shuck, an edible ode to the region’s stellar seafood.
I went to Shuck wanting to love it.

Holding out for a hero

Rinaldo’s follows the family tradition of serving Italian-American eats with big, fuss-free sandwiches.
I was already sitting in the sunshine enjoying the salt-laced citrus tartness of Good Robot's Goseface Killah when my friend Sarah walked onto their gastroturf with her new puppy, Penny.

Highwayman’s a driving force

One of the city’s most exciting chefs marries simplicity and precision at Spanish-inspired restaurant and bar, Highwayman.
My first experience at a Basque restaurant was in Barcelona, at the end of a rambling walk through El Born.


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Vol 26, No 38
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