Toronto Restaurant & Food Writer
Editor-In-Chief @toronto_restaurants
Creator + Curator #SummerhillxRestoPopUp

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How cool is this?! @bonappetitmag went behind-the-scenes at Toronto’s own @patoistoronto and captured chef @craigwong making his famous Jerk Chicken Chow Mein at his renowned restaurant.

This drool-inducing chicken is what inspired me to include Patois in my #SummerhillxRestoPopUp at @summerhillmkt this month.

Chef Wong has created an exclusive side for the store - Coconut Rice n’ Peas - to accompany the half chicken spiced with a top-secret, not-too-hot jerk paste, cooked to juicy perfection on a rotisserie. Also on the menu: a side of Jamaican Coleslaw to complete the meal. 

Pick some up today. Dining in this weekend just got a whole lot easier!
What are you in the mood for? My #OpenClosed this week has it all: 14 new spots for brunch, tacos, oysters, vegan fare, curry, pad thai, coffee, cocktails, and yes, even ice cream. 
It just doesn’t get better than that. 
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In this week’s jam-packed #OpenClosed I’ve got, get ready for it... 20 NEW DESTINATIONS FOR ALL THINGS FOOD + DRINK for you!! What are you waiting for? Tap link in bio or head here for the complete list now ->
So I’m at @summerhillmkt picking up @patoistoronto Juicy Jerk Chicken + Coconut Rice n’ Peas and some Jamaican Coleslaw when I run into these guys. 
It’s like the @tiff_net red carpet in here. #SummerhillxTIFF18
I get it. You want to go out for dinner, but really, you also just want to eat in front of the TV.


So I came up with #SummerhillxRestoPopUp where I bring Toronto’s best restaurants to @summerhillmkt every month. You simply pick up their ready-made dishes while getting your groceries - no cooking, no fuss, no lineups, just phenomenal restaurant fare in the comfort of your own home.

The year-long series kicked off with heavy hitters @eatflock and @smokesignalsbarbecue and this month I’m thrilled to bring @patoistoronto’s delicious Jamaican Chinese dishes to both store locations. This is great news for folks living midtown and uptown - no having to go all the way to Dundas West!

So come get Juicy Jerk Chicken + Coconut Rice n’ Peas ($18) and Jamaican Coleslaw ($8) while you can. These limited edition dishes, exclusive to Summerhill, are only available until September 30th!
Grabbing a bite to eat + drinks in the midst of ‪@TIFF_NET frenzy - Premieres! Galas! Red Carpets! Celeb-Spotting! - can be tricky. ‬ ‪
Lucky for you, nearly 30 restaurants, bars and hotels are open until 4am for the next 10 days. ‬ ‪Phew.‬ 🥃🍷🍾🍸🍹🍺
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The first week of September never disappoints when it comes to restaurant openings, thanks to @tfw and @TIFF_net taking over the city. 
This year is no exception - I’ve got 16 new spots around town to quench your thirst and satiate your cravings in my #OpenClosed this week, in addition to some big news + events.

The only question is: where to eat first?

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#AtThePass is my new monthly series showcasing Toronto’s best chefs.

You won’t find any celebrity chefs featured here. Perhaps you already know these fine cooks, but maybe not. They’re not famous - yet. But it’s time these talented, passionate, hard-working chefs got a bit of the spotlight.

First up: @ash_mac29 of @farmhousetavern.

Discover her inspirations + influences, top picks for drinks + eats in the 6ix, and much more now. 
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Get ready Toronto - September is gonna be 🔥 thanks to this month’s #SummerhillxRestoPopUp!

@craigwong’s scrumptious Caribbean fare with soulful Asian flair has been topping foodie lists for years. And starting today, you can pick up select @patoistoronto made-from-scratch Jamaican Chinese dishes while getting the rest of your groceries!

Patois Juicy Jerk Chicken + Coconut Rice n’ Peas ($18) and Jamaican Coleslaw ($8) are available daily at @summerhillmkt until September 30.

See you soon!
Mark your calendar: #STYLEPLATE - a cool collab by @tfw and @blooryorkville - takes over Yorkville this Tuesday to Thursday.

Eleven bars and restos in the area are featuring a unique dish and/or cocktail, inspired by a top designer’s collection. You don’t want to miss it!

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Photo: @renatakaveh
Fashion Direction: @dwaynetc
Make-up: @shoppersdrugmartofficial @simoneotis 
Hair: @redken @jorge_joao