STEPHANIE DICKISON

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Toronto Restaurant & Food Writer.
Editor-In-Chief @toronto_restaurants.
Curator of #SummerhillxRestoPopUp.
stephaniedickison.com

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I believe in you.
The Village Family Restaurant in Guelph serves a hearty breakfast, including this one, where pancakes are considered a “side,” despite being the size of meteorites.
We both know that tacos and tequila land high on your weekend “to-do” list, so make it easy on yourself and head to @thetacofest today thru Sunday.

Tear into 100+ kinds of tacos, guac, hot sauce, nachos, corn, and churros while sipping on margaritas and sangria.

That’s more like it.
Imma need a nap after this - 18 new restaurants, stores, coffee shops, popups, and so many events, you’ll have no choice but to double book yourself.

Tap link in bio or head here for the insanely long list -> bit.ly/OpenClosedJune14to20
An essential mid-week reminder.
Big thanks to @theculturepearl of @torontoguardian for the great write-up about my year-long #SummerhillxRestoPopUp happening now at @summerhillmkt! 
Tap link in bio or head here for the complete article -> bit.ly/SHMRestoPopUp-TG #SummerhillxPopUp
@tastetoronto @thetacofest has it all: 100 varieties of tacos, guac, mariachi band, tequila, nachos, pinatas, margaritas, churros, live music, Mexican street corn, sangria, hot sauce bar, and much more.

See you there June 15-17. 
Buy tix now -> thetacofest.ca/tickets
Gutted.
Still not sure what to do for dinner tonight? Head to @summerhillmkt for the most amazing salads. 
@eatflock greens are NEXT LEVEL and available exclusively at the Summerhill Ave. location until the end of June for #SummerhillxRestoPopUp. 
Get there quickly as they’re flying off the shelves!
In case you didn’t think your summer was busy enough - say hello to this week’s #OpenClosed featuring 16 new spots + 6 fests to dine, drink + dig into! 🌮🧀🥗🍷🥃 Tap link in bio or head here for the complete list -> bit.ly/OpenClosedJune7to13
Toronto hotspots don’t always have lust-worthy food. But Michelin-Star @chefakiraback’s first Canadian namesake restaurant - @akirabacktoronto at @bishatoronto with @liveiconink - proves you can enjoy luxe surroundings AND an exhilarating meal.

First, the room. In true ICONINK fashion, the ebony and gold space is spellbinding. Arched ceiling painted in dreamy, cloud-like watercolour evokes a tranquil intimacy across the expansive room. Nestled in back, a cozy, jewel-like room allows guests to watch pros wield their sushi prowess. And why take the elevator when you can wind your way up the gold-leaf staircase? Every detail is exquisite and opulent, yet without a whiff of stuffiness.

The menu boasts Chef Akira’s acclaimed modern Japanese cuisine infused with authentic Korean flavours, including signature dishes (an addictive Tuna Mushroom collab Pizza with micro shiso and heavy dose of truffle oil), alongside items exclusive to the 6ix.

From crispy octopus to delicate Japanese omelet, there’s a wide array to choose from. Indulge in decadent fare featuring sea urchin, caviar, king crab, foie gras, wagyu, filet mignon and truffles Evocative flavours, alluring textures - get ready to be mesmerized. And while the Ribeye ($49) may sound pricey, the 12 oz charcoal grilled prime beef topped with kizami wasabi butter is big enough to share between two to three people.

Cocktails too, are on point (Sake Sour and Saktini, for instance), and be sure to get Sommelier Jen Hunter at your table. She hones in on exactly what excites your palate – even if you don’t know what does.

Take a peek at just some of the dishes over on @toronto_restaurants and then get yourself to Akira Back Toronto.
Up your brunch game this weekend with @thebrunchfest. 
Toronto's official brunch festival gives you all the brunch feels, from savoury options of Egg Benny’s and Smoked Salmon to sweet fare including Waffles, Pancakes and Pastries. 
Want something on the healthy side? Smoothie Bowls and Cold-Pressed Juices are at the ready. 
And it wouldn’t be brunch without a ton of coffee, cold brew, cocktails, and Caesar bar.
Get tickets now for a brunch like no other.