Though it's known as the Corso Italia, St. Clair West is home to more than pasta, pizza and panini parlours. Wandee Young, the woman who's both famed and blamed for introducing pad thai to Toronto back in the 70s at Queen West's legendary Bamboo, has just opened an outlet of her venerable Young Thailand (1218 St. Clair West, at Dufferin, 416-651-9995) in the nabe.
Kensington taco shack La Tortilleria has not only launched a second taqueria on the bustling strip (1040 St. Clair West, at Glenholme, 416-821-1800), but a third at 1009 Dufferin, just south of Bloor, as well.
Sadly, Pam's Caribbean Kitchen on Bloor West has been shuttered due to owner/chef Pam Singh's ill health. We, and her legion of hot-sauce-lovin' roti devotees, wish her a speedy recovery.