Sultan comes downtown
It used to take a drive to the end of the universe - Victoria Park and O'Connor Drive - to visit the Sultan of Samosas, but now that the Readers Poll-winning bakery has opened a second outlet on the ground floor of a newly erected Regent Park condo (1 Oak, at Parliament, 416-933-9330, sultanofsamosas.com), foodies won't have to travel as far afield to get their fix. They'll also be happy to know that all 10 varieties of Indo turnover are available, including our favourite - pierogi!
Brad Moore of Liberty Village's perpetually packed School has just announced that he will be launching six (!) new ventures in the new ART condo at the foot of Dovercourt. Grouped under the umbrella of Memory Lane and Company, they comprise Bar Bronson, the Recess and Jiffy Diners, the Soda Fountain & Ice Cream parlour, the Brown Bag Bakery and Farm & Foodical Natural Foods, the last four set to be open 24/7 once they're up and running later this spring. Moore promises a retro 50s look to recall the days "before factories got hold of our food."
Watch for the dynamic crew behind North of Brooklyn (650½ Queen West, at Palmerston, 647-352-5700, northofbrooklyn.com, @northofbrooklyn) to open a second New York-style pizzeria in the space directly below Woody's on Church. A late February launch is skeded.
"We wanted a central location that works for delivery but has foot traffic as well," says Brooklyn honcho Josh Spatz.
Anything new on the menu? Pizza tacos, perhaps? "We're thinking salad."
That would explain the heavily tinted windows. Behind them, the seriously baked can expect sandwiches like the Elvis, with cheddar, peanut butter and bacon, and grilled 'n' glazed doughnuts dressed with fried Brie.