Food & Drink – NOW Magazine Sun, 17 Jan 2021 15:07:39 +0000 Sun, 17 Jan 2021 15:07:39 +0000 en-US Richard Trapunski Red Tape Brewery will personalize your beer The Indigenous-owned brewery creates bespoke beers made to your taste specifications. Here’s how it works

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Richard Trapunski Not UberEats site lists Toronto restaurants doing their own delivery Similar to Not-Amazon, the site aims to circumvent the big tech companies eating into the profits of local businesses

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Kelsey Adams Toronto restaurants that opened and closed this week Here are the restaurants and bakeries that opened and closed between January 5-12, including The Burger Cellar and Prairie Girl Bakery

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Richard Trapunski Toronto bar Sweaty Betty’s is crowdfunding to stay open A GoFundMe has launched to help the beloved 17-year-old Ossington bar pay rent and utilities during the pandemic

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Richard Trapunski Ontario relaxes rules around home-based food businesses Now, foods deemed “low-risk” like baked goods and preserves are exempt from some regulations and certifications

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Kelsey Adams Toronto restaurants that opened this week Here’s what opened and closed between December 29 – January 5, including Azhar Kitchen and Bar

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Richard Trapunski As Ontario bars push for lower liquor prices, an LCBO debate is reignited Bars want to buy alcohol at wholesale prices to boost profits, but some worry the mom-and-pop struggle is a back door into privatization

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Kelsey Adams Toronto restaurants that opened and closed this week Here’s what opened and closed between December 15-29, including the Momo House taking over Brothers’ old spot in Yorkville

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Kelsey Adams and Kevin Ritchie 12 Toronto restaurants with New Year’s Eve 2020 menus These restaurants are doing NYE meals for delivery and takeout, but you have to order in advance

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Richard Trapunski These 22 Toronto live music venues closed in 2020 Music venues were already in a precarious position, but the pandemic has made many disappear this year

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Kelsey Adams and Natalia Manzocco 99 Toronto restaurants and bars we lost in 2020 From neighbourhood favourites to trendy upstarts and big franchises, a variety of eateries closed this year

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Kelsey Adams Toronto restaurants that opened and closed this week The Ace returns to Roncesvalles, Cafe 668 has a for lease sign in the window and Thindi expands

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Kelsey Adams Seven Toronto food trends from 2020 we want to stick around It was an overall terrible year for restaurants and bars, but the COVID crisis also spurred creativity

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NOW Staff Takeout and delivery booze is here to stay in Ontario The province is further liberalizing alcohol sales with a series of reforms, including making takeout booze permanent

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Kelsey Adams Toronto restaurants that opened and closed this week Here are the restaurants and bars what opened and closed between December 1-8, including the Sam James Coffee Bar on Queen West

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Kelsey Adams How a Queen West restaurant made the successful switch to grocery store Iranian eatery Banu became a commissary during the pandemic – with lots of help from its community

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Kelsey Adams What to drink: Three splurge-worthy bottles If you plan to treat yourself to a spirit or vintage, these are three excellent options

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Richard Trapunski LCBO “pauses” delivery deal following backlash Toronto bars and restaurants argue the crown corporation is undercutting small businesses on alcohol prices

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Julia Mastroianni You can now order alcohol from the LCBO in Toronto via a delivery app The LCBO has partnered with SkipTheDishes to offer alcohol delivery from 15 stores in Toronto

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Julia Mastroianni St. Lawrence Market Saturday farmers market to reopen The city has deemed the market “essential food retail” under provincial lockdown guidelines

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Kelsey Adams Toronto restaurants that opened and closed this week A Liberty Village tavern has closed, but several restaurants launched during lockdown

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Kelsey Adams Tis the season to cook up a plant-based holiday feast Making the switch from a meat-focused to a plant-based holiday dinner doesn’t have to be hard

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Kelsey Adams What to drink: Three great boozy holiday gift ideas Get your loved one a bottle of the good stuff this holiday season

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NOW Staff Crews & Tangos is raising funds to survive the pandemic The Church Street drag bar’s owner has turned to GoFundMe to pay rent, staff and hydro

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Craig Takeuchi Indigenous restaurants launch holiday feast box campaign Toronto-based ddcx Indigenous Kitchen and Catering will send healthy meals to Indigenous people in need

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Richard Trapunski Adamson Barbecue owner arrested after defying lockdown orders for third straight day Adam Skelly of the Etobicoke restaurant was taken away in handcuffs and faces a total of nine charges

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Kelsey Adams Toronto restaurants that opened and closed this week Here are the local restaurants, bars and cafes that opened and closed between November 18-25

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Kelsey Adams What to drink: Three extraordinary Ontario craft beers These spicy, sweet and gently salty brews will set your taste buds alight

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NOW Staff The best Toronto takeout and delivery food options according to NOW readers Here are nearly 200 restaurants, bars, grocers and more our readers chose in our annual Readers’ Choice poll

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Richard Trapunski Saints Island Pies brings Detroit-style Filipino pizza to Dundas West After popping up at Wallflower over the summer, Saints has now taken over the space completely

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