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'Licious lunch The Chef's House isn't the only 'Licious kitchen offering seriously tasty $15 lunch deals. Over in the Annex,.


‘Licious lunch

The Chef’s House isn’t the only ‘Licious kitchen offering seriously tasty $15 lunch deals. Over in the Annex, Isam Kaisi’s swanky 93 Harbord (93 Harbord, at Robert, 416-922-5914) will be cooking a special vegetarian card of cumin-oil-drizzled lentil soup followed by spicy chickpea tagine and baklava with Moroccan dates alongside his regular ‘Licious lineup.

Leslieville’s Joy Bistro (884 Queen East, at Booth, 416-465-8855) keeps it simple with feta-dressed mustard green salad, smoked chicken pot pie and rum ‘n’ raisin bread pudding. And up on the Corso Italia, celebrity central La Bruschetta (1317 St. Clair West, at St. Clarens, 416-656-8622) kicks it old-school with grilled calamari over arugula and crostini, house-made fettucini with veal meatballs and espresso-soaked tiramisu.

To find out more about the 150 restaurants participating in Winterlicious, head to toronto.ca/special_events/wintercity/2010/winterlicious.htm.

Spoon bends

After a 10-year run – an eternity in the resto biz – Silver Spoon on Roncesvalles served its last supper Friday. Owner/chef Rocco Agostino shuttered the popular dinner destination to focus on his wildly successful Pizzeria Libretto (221 Ossington, at Dundas West, 416-532-8000) and its soon-to-launch nearby spinoff, Enoteca Sociale.

Terroni territory expands

Not to be outdone, Libretto’s rival Terroni (57 Adelaide East, at Toronto, 416-203-3093, and others) expands yet again in early April when La Bettola di Terroni opens directly next door to its existing Osteria Ciceria e Tria (106 Victoria, at Richmond East, 416-955-0258).

The chain’s padrone, Cosimo Mammoliti, promises a casual card of the restos’ “greatest hits”: pasta, panini and, unlike Osteria, pizza.

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