923 Dundas West, at Gore Vale, 416-792-7511
It started out as a holding pen for people who'd reserved for Jennifer Agg and Grant van Gameren's Black Hoof across the way, but now this low-key diner has turned into a foodie phenomenon of its own. By day, the culinary cool kids load up on the locavore likes of eggs Benny with suckling pig, French toast with foie gras and grilled cheese sandwiches thick with tongue. After dark, they graze on duck hearts and smoked sweetbreads washed down with spicy Caesars made with pink peppercorn vodka and Marmite.
Local Kitchen & Wine Bar
1710 Queen West, 416-534-6700, localkitchen.ca