A Filipino diner comes to the An­nex

Plus a super-luxe brand makes a bold en­trance on Yorkville Av­enue

Midtown Post - - News -

A new Filipino brunch spot has come to Toronto.

BB’s Diner of­fers Filipino favourites such as sinan­gag (gar­lic fried rice with egg), Pi­noy-style fried chicken and baked ban­gus (milk­fish) among oth­ers. Those crav­ing some­thing sweet can or­der the Mama Marivic’s french toast, served with co­conut-banana dulce de leche. Veg­e­tar­ian and ve­gan op­tions are avail­able, with pro­duce sourced from lo­cal farm­ers and ar­ti­sanally grown when sen­si­ble to do so. (76 Lip­pin­cott St.).

Knar Jew­ellery was opened in Guelph 40 years ago, and in that time, the busi­ness made a name for it­self in Toronto as well. Knar spe­cial­izes in fine jew­ellery, from Rolex watches to Fabergé neck­laces, as well as jew­ellery and watch re­pairs and ap­praisals (38 Av­enue Rd., 416-921-9200).

Cre­ativ­ity comes first at the Av­enue Road Arts School, where for 25 years peo­ple of all ages have been wel­comed to come in and ex­press their artis­tic side. The school helps kids and adults gain con­fi­dence, per­fect their artis­tic skills and de­velop their port­fo­lios. Ex­hibit op­por­tu­ni­ties give the stu­dents at the Av­enue Road Arts School a chance to dis­play their work, re­ceive feed­back and gain valu­able hands-on ex­pe­ri­ence. Thanks to an ex­pe­ri­enced and creative fac­ulty, classes taught here cover all art forms, from fine arts such, ceramic sculp­ture, per­form­ing arts and mu­sic (460 Av­enue Rd., 416-961-1502).

Cel­e­brat­ing its one-year an­niver­sary, Chez’s restau­rant and bar of­fers glob­ally in­spired dishes while keep­ing true to lo­cal flavours. Share­able plates like the roasted bone mar­row might stand out amongst some more tra­di­tional dishes such as the mush­room lin­guini and the seven-ounce sir­loin steak. With a large se­lec­tion of lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional wines and beers, Chez’s is a great place for a night out (588 Col­lege St., 416-792-1550).

Toronto’s bike rid­ers have a new shop to check out. Dis­mount Bike Shop spe­cial­izes in city, ad­ven­ture, moun­tain and kids’ bikes, of­fer­ing re­pair and tun­ing ser­vices as well as a wide range of prod­ucts. The staff here will help all cus­tomers find the per­fect bike for their rid­ing needs. Ac­ces­sories and ap­parel are also avail­able. Cus­tomers can also en­joy cof­fee or tea while vis­it­ing, with a cof­fee bar lo­cated inside the store (936 St. Clair Ave., 647-351-4030).

The lux­ury cloth­ing brand Ver­sace has an­nounced that the first Cana­dian flag­ship store will open its doors in 2019. The store will oc­cupy a 3,000-foot space, cov­er­ing two floors and in­cor­po­rat­ing clas­sic Ital­ian de­sign and mod­ern dy­namism. It has haute cou­ture, prêt-à-porter, ac­ces­sories and jew­ellery. All that is left is for Drake to at­tend the rib­bon-cut­ting cer­e­mony (102-108 Yorkville Ave.).

L–R: Manuel Luis Ven­era­cion and Justin Bella of BB’s Diner

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