From Yorkdale beauty pop-up to 905 flagship location
Plus a new barbecue spot and a Vietnamese restaurant specializing in pho
After a successful six-month run as a pop-up store at Yorkdale, Beautyco now has a permanent location at the Hillcrest Mall. An owner with a passion for beauty, Shari Gold has hired a team specializing in various services such as lash extensions, lifts and tints, microblading, permanent makeup, eyebrow design and many others. Appointments can be booked online (9350 Yonge St., 905-508-3777). Richmond Hill has a new barbecue spot. Kansas King serves dishes inspired by the cuisine found in the American grilling hotbed of Kansas City, Missouri. The slow-cooked meats are the highlights of this menu, with many items smothered in a homemade barbecue sauce and served with special in-house gravy. Kansas King also offers up signature smoked cocktails as well as craft beers to pair up with its barbecue offerings (10447 Yonge St., 905-780-6265).
Super Bowl Pho Restaurant is the latest Vietnamese restaurant to arrive in Richmond Hill. The pho is of course the main attraction here, but the menu also offers rice and noodle dishes cooked in a variety of ways and spice levels. There is even taro bubble tea on the menu, something that was complimentary to all customers during the restaurant’s opening week (10593 Yonge St., Unit 1-2, 905-508-7528).
CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice is opening a new shop in Richmond Hill. Bubble tea is the house special here, with many other drinks available. With a large store, this CoCo location has plenty of space to sit down and enjoy a refreshing beverage. Dedicated to creating the most delicious tea offerings and with over 2,500 stores globally and a constant desire to expand and create new drinks, CoCo is a must for all bubble tea lovers (9555 Yonge St., Unit 1, 905-237-1686).
Chicken in the Kitchen has opened its first location in North America. This restaurant offers one of South Korea’s favourite pairings: beer and chicken. Known as chimaek, it is served in the evenings at restaurants across South Korea. One of the most popular dishes brought over is the Cheese Volcano Chicken, a platter of fried goodness topped with rosé sauce and a Gouda- and Parmesan-filled bread bowl (5600 Yonge St., 416-224-5509). There is a new Middle Eastern spot in Thornhill.
Jordan’s Shawarma has opened a second location in the GTA, bringing with it all the shawarmas, falafels, burgers, hot dogs and salads that customers are accustomed to. Lunch or dinner, customers will find a familiar menu here that includes wraps, plates and sandwiches as well as some dessert favourites like baklava (2300 John St., 905-597-2829).
Beautyco’s founder Shari Gold