Food truckers open Argentine resto
Plus ramen in Richmond Hill, a spiffy new brewpub and more
Familiar with the Che Baby food truck? Well the team behind it — Sebastian Gallucci and Mike Mizzi — has opened AMA, a stand-alone Argentine 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. Chef Seb Yacoubian and Aram Gabrielian make up the restaurant leadership team. 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!
Emerald green swirls of soft serve are what Japan’s is known
TSUJIRI 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. Ramen season is upon us. New find
has taken over OKOTTE RAMEN 9688 Leslie St., Unit 17, spooning out bowls of the good stuff. The paint-by-number style of the menu lets patrons create their perfect bowl. Opt for the well-named Bloody Hell garlic soup base and load with brisket, shiitake, egg, udon noodles … you name it! Chase Hospitality Group is looking for a gold star for eco consciousness with veg-friendly LANE. The
PALM new add to Yorkville Village prays at the church of salads and bowls Try the Niloo salad with romaine and bulgar jazzed with pomegranate and tahini dressing. With two years under its belt as a self-service café,
has now branched out into a CAFÉ 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. Maybe you’re weary of hearing about restaurateur Anthony Rose, but hey, get the man to stop making new restos!
SCHMALTZ has taken over APPETIZING 224 Ossington Ave., a primo corner lot at Dundas and Ossy.
Our ears (and stomachs) are all perked up for the arrival of AMSTERDAM 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 onsite brewery pouring out sours and plenty of exclusive barrel-aged brews to boot. Fancy some Filipino fast food?
is readying itself to open JOLLIBEE 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 BAR, at 770 St.
FK WINE 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 spins out eastern Euro fare, Beiruti Grand Café’s luxe space, and spicy ramen from Okotte Ramen