Massive new uptown sports bar
Plus new knitting loft offers coffee with crochet lessons; Persian fine dining comes to Thornhill
The Rally Restaurant and Bar has opened up in a massive space in the Madison Centre, replacing the Moxie’s Grill & Bar that was formerly in the space. This new outpost is more upscale and food focused than the original Rally sports bar on O’Connor Drive, with sleek leather banquettes and smaller screens than your average sports bar. The menu features comfort classics with a flair and cocktails to boot (4950 Yonge St., 647-352-0080).
Thornhill residents looking for a fine dining Persian experience might want to check out Farsi Dine- In. The chefs here use traditional cooking techniques and ingredients to create some classic and unique Persian dishes. A selection of kebab and tahchin options highlight the traditional aspects of the menu, which also offers a unique take on pizza and sandwiches. With extensive catering experience, this restaurant can provide your next event with authentic Persian dishes (8159 Yonge St., 647-686-9953).
Wing lovers have a new pickup spot to check in Richmond Hill. Poppa G’s Wings specializes in frozen wings that taste fresh. They quickly freeze their wings so that the flavour and freshness is maintained, allowing customers to take them home. The wings come in a variety of sauces and rubs, and this spot also sells chicken stock and boneless wings (75 West Beaver Creek Rd., #11, 289-597-9464). Just in time for the cosiest season, The Knitting Loft opened in October. Bringing its philosophy of healing and meditation through the practice of knitting (or crocheting) to the business, the Knitting Loft is more of a community centre than a retail store: there’s a café stocked with coffee and organic teas, and they host creative workshops and classes on all things yarn related (672 Wilson Ave., 416-631-0060).
Hey Noodles has opened a brand new location in Richmond Hill and is offering a selection of noodle combinations, as well as the option to customize your own dish. All dishes can be customized according to noodle preference, density, spice level and “numbness” level. A standout favourite feature is the free noodle refill; customers are given the option to get more noodles as many times as they please. Note that it is only noodles and not the actual bowl or broth (1 Spadina Rd., Unit 12, 905-737-5855).
Jayce LLP, a boutique offering the public accounting services, is coming to North York. From income tax filings to tax planning and advisory, family trusts and even U.S. tax filings, this company began serving residents in Markham. With a new location set to open, partners Jayson Lin and Queenie Chak look to help GTA residents with all their personal accounting needs (4789 Yonge St., Suite 403).
Rally Sports Bar owners Sam Pasalis and Tony Vlachos