The lowdown on the city’s food scene
Say arrivederci to Avenue Road’s beloved Italian restaurant La Cascina. Owners Luca Del Rosso and Sharifa Jordan will be closing shop by Feb. 25 and heading to Abruzzo, Italy. There, they’ll be running a new restaurant and B& B at Azienda Nicolas Santoleri winery. Now that Honest Ed’s and Mirvish Village are no more,
Southern Accent, T.O.’s longest running Cajun eatery, has relocated to 839 College St. The restaurant is now open seven days a week, starting with coffee and beignets at 8 a.m., lunchtime muffalettas and the likes of jambalaya for dinner. Chef Nathan Isberg of the now-shuttered Atlantic has opened a plant-based eatery in Bloor West village. Awai, found at 2277 Bloor St. W., serves a tasting menu in addition to the likes of paella, flatbreads and more. It also offers PWYC on request (a carry-over from the unorthodox Atlantic).
The latest California
Sandwiches is finally up and running at 861 York Mills Rd. Choose from classic Italian sandwiches such as eggplant or meatball. Davisville is set to get a new brunch spot this month:
Starving Artist. The mini chain can be found at 505 Mt. Pleasant Rd. and will serve up waffles with a side of waffles (waffle benny, waffle French toast, waffles with scrambled eggs, waffle sandwiches…).
Mac-A-Tak is the latest resident at 3471 Yonge St., stepping into the former Scratch
Kitchen space. With a focus on mac ’n’ cheese, the resto dishes out 12 variations of the cheesy fave, including a jerk chicken number and another with brisket, fried onions and whiskey BBQ sauce. Renowned chef Claudio Aprile has shuttered his original
Origin on King. But foodie fans need not be too distraught; the
MasterChef presenter tweeted about an upcoming project. Stay tuned.…