Thai one on
Nuit Regular has to be the hardest-working chef in Toronto. Not only does she oversee the kitchen of her and husband Jeff's wildly popular Khao San Road on Adelaide West and its sibling, Sukhothai, on Parliament but she's also in charge of the new expanded carte at the latter's just-opened location in the old Hernando's Hideaway (52 Wellington East, at Church, 647-351-4612, sukhothaifood.ca). Though the new 100-seat room looks like a slick King West bottle-service club, the Southeast Asian noodle lineup is as inexpensive and incendiary as ever. Note: the tiny Regent Park location is closed for much-needed renovations through January.
Over in Leslieville, ex-Maléna and L'Unita chef Matthew Sullivan has popped up at the just-launched Skin and Bones (980 Queen East, at Carlaw, 416-524-5209, skinandbonesto.com) in a one-time auto parts shop. Look for trendy tapas like crispy chicken tails and Mason jars of pickled quail eggs alongside a wine list that includes more than 40 bottles available by the glass.
Thai times two
As if three restaurants weren't enough, Regular has also created the inaugural menu at the newly minted Sabai Sabai (225 Church, at Dundas East, 647-748-4225, sabaisabaito.ca). Go for the braised five-spice pork hock and stick around for the Bangkok cocktails.
Was it something we said? Less than two weeks after appearing in NOW's annual holiday catering guide, both LPK's Culinary Groove (718 Queen East, at Broadview, 416-461-6440, lpksculinarygroove.com) and Loïc Gourmet (722 Queen East, at Broadview, 416-850-8835, loicgourmet.ca) have announced that they're closing their Riverside storefronts come New Year's. While LPK's Lesia Kohut's next move is uncertain, Loïc's David Kokai is said to be considering a move to Paris to study pastry-making.
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