Food truck­ers open Ar­gen­tine resto

Plus An­thony Rose just won’t stop, Lea­side’s new brew­pub and more

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Fa­mil­iar with the Che Baby food truck? Well the team behind it — Se­bas­tian Gal­lucci and Mike Mizzi — has opened AMA, a stand-alone Ar­gen­tinian resto at 930 Queen St. W. Grub in­cludes em­panadas and chori-pan sam­mies with chorizo and chimichurri. Those who wish to be swept away to Buenos Aires best go for the en­traña, a plat­ter loaded up with Ar­gen­tine beef and ro­tat­ing sides.

Lea­side’s MAYRIK, found at 1580 Bayview Ave., is a neigh­bour­hood new­bie serv­ing up Balkan and Cau­casian cui­sine. The fo­cus is on Ar­me­nian, Greek and Le­banese recipes and in­volves eats like baba ghanouj, de­con­structed sarma (a.k.a. dol­mades) and a daily fish of­fer­ing.

We still don’t have the buzzy Akira Back resto, but Bisha Hotel’s KOST is now up and run­ning. Chef Ben Heaton over­sees the food pro­gram at the rooftop eatery, up on the 44th floor of the 80 Blue Jays Way space. Bites in­spired by Cali and Mex­ico in­clude tuna tartare and a peach and bur­rata salad. Get there while it’s still pa­tio season!

foodie finds

Maybe you’re weary of hear­ing about restau­ra­teur An­thony Rose, but hey, get the man to stop mak­ing new restos! SCHMALTZ

APPETIZING has taken over

224 Oss­ing­ton Ave., a primo cor­ner lot at Dun­das and Ossy. Or­der up that chub club sammie with gravlax and white­fish salad.

Chase Hos­pi­tal­ity Group is look­ing for a gold star for con­scious­ness with PALM LANE. The new ad­di­tion to Yorkville Vil­lage prays at the church of sal­ads and bowls, with lots of plant-based op­tions. Try the Niloo salad with ro­maine and bul­gar jazzed with pome­gran­ate and tahini dress­ing.

With two years un­der its belt as a self-ser­vice cafe, BEIRUTI GRAND

CAFÉ has now branched out into a full-ser­vice resto. Lo­cated at 155 Con­sumers Rd., Unit 101, the eatery’s sig­na­tures in­clude Le­banese mezze, fare from the grill and fish, such as sea bream.

What was once Soi Thai is now SHANEE. The invit­ing space at 651 Col­lege St. is all about se­duc­ing din­ers with south­east Asian fare. Or­der up plates like spicy seafood salad with glass noo­dles and charred kalbi with rice balls. Their cas­sava green curry pou­tine is what hap­pens when Canada’s fave snack jour­neys to Thai­land.

The kids behind Lil’ Baci (now only on Queen East) and Bob Cof­fee Bar have in­tro’d

ANNABELLE PASTA BAR to 909 Daven­port Rd. The resto serves up three daily pas­tas (think pap­pardelle with crem­ini and porcini but­ter) as well as other eats. Yum.

com­ing soon

Our ears (and stom­achs) are all perked up for the ar­rival of AMS

TERDAM BARREL HOUSE. This up­com­ing gas­tropub is high foot­ing it into 45 Esan­dar Dr. with space for 300 pa­trons. Dine on fare like their new grilled steaks as well as faves from the brew house like Buf­falo cau­li­flower and the pret­zel. Beer­wise, there will be a small on-site brew­ery pour­ing out sours and plenty of ex­clu­sive barrel-aged brews to boot. Emer­ald green swirls of soft serve are what Ja­pan’s TSUJIRI is known for. Now up­town­ers are able to gets their matcha-lov­ing mitts on some much eas­ier, thanks to the new lo­cale at 4909 Yonge St. Dine on ev­ery­thing matcha, from chif­fon cake to cap­puc­cino.

Fancy some Filipino fast food?

JOLLIBEE is ready­ing it­self to open a Scar­bor­ough out­post in early 2018. Din­ers will be able to tuck into their classic fried chicken and peach mango pie.

For years, Frank Parhiz­gar and part­ner Shawn Cooper did their metic­u­lous thing at Frank’s Kitchen in Lit­tle Italy. After clos­ing it and tak­ing a time out, they’re com­ing back with FK

WINE BAR, at 770 St. Clair W. We have high hopes for the space.

sad to see you go

Beloved eatery STEVE’S, lo­cated at Bathurst and Wil­son, is clos­ing its doors. On the bright side, they’re cur­rently seek­ing out new digs. Stay tuned.

Clock­wise from left: Mayrik rolls out eastern Euro fare, Beiruti Grand Café’s luxe space and Shanee’s spicy seafood salad

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