Restaurant Guide 2001

Rating: NNNNNKensington MarketT.O.'s most diverse neighbourhood maintains its cutting edge. Outdoor Food & Drink**AMADEU'S Manuel! More sangria! 184 Augusta, 416-591-1245.


Rating: NNNNN

Kensington Market

T.O.’s most diverse neighbourhood maintains its cutting edge. Outdoor Food & Drink**AMADEU’S Manuel! More sangria! 184 Augusta, 416-591-1245 $$ L/D/Late *O*

**AUNTIES AND UNCLES Happening brunch and lunch spot with cool 60s tuneage. 74 Lippincott, 416-324-1375 Cash Only. $ L Unlicensed *O*

**JUMBO EMPANADAS Famous takeout spot moves five doors south into new digs. And a first — eat in! 245 Augusta, 416-977-0056 Cash Only. $ L/D Unlicensed *O*

**LA PALLETTE Tiny French spot proves incredibly popular. 256 Augusta, 416-929-4900 $$ D

**THE LAST TEMPTATION Shady setting for shady characters. 12 Kensington, 416-599-2551 $ L/D/Late *O* ***

**MOONBEAN CAFE A Market favourite with caffeine fiends. 30 St. Andrew, 416-595-0327 $ L/D *O*

**OASIS Mostly vegetarian tapas and minimal wine markups on a cheap and cheerful strip of College. 294 College, 416-975-0845 $ L/D/Late *O* Clubs & BarsTHE COMFORT ZONE T.O.’s wildest mix of live hiphop MCs and electronica. 486 Spadina, 416-975-0909

EL MOCAMBO The Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello and, er, Bunchofuckingoofs have all played this famous small room. 464 Spadina, 416-968-2001 ***

EL RANCHO Salsa and tango lessons Thursday through Sunday in this second-storey Spanish cantina. 430 College, 416-921-2752

**FREE TIMES CAFE AND BELLA’S BISTRO Groovy retro folky performance space with klezmer Sunday brunch. 320 College, 416-967-1078 $$ *O*

**GRAFFITI’S Small streetside stand-up bar faces the Market’s uproar with live rootsy rockers nightly and weekend matinees. 170 Baldwin, 416-506-6699 *O*

**GROSSMAN’S Spadina watering hole famous for its knee-deep washrooms, bloozy evenings and Dixieland Saturday matinees. 379 Spadina, 416-977-7000 *O*

**PLANET KENSINGTON Atmospheric dive popular with punks and Kensington characters. 197-1/2 Baldwin, 416-341-0310

**RANCHO RELAXO Roots rockers and just plain weird stuff seven nights a week. 300 College, 416-920-0366 $$

THE SILVER DOLLAR Live blues nearly every night. 486 Spadina, 416-975-0909

**SNEAKY DEE’S Universally known as Sneaky Disease, now with a tiny patio out front and weird beats ‘n’ beards on the second floor nightly. 431 College, 416-603-3090 *O* ***

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