Joy Bistro – 884 Queen Street East – (416) 465-8855

Lookout, Queen Street East bars with decent happy hours… Joy Bistro, with its 2 patios (one with a full menu and the other with a tapas lounge),  has established itself as the after-work go-to for many an eastender. And for good reason… From 5pm until 7pm daily it’s only $2.50 for bar rail, domestic bottles…

Congee Star – 900 Don Mills Rd – (416) 385-8822

Tucked away in a mall off Don Mills Rd, Congee Star has, without question, one of the most extensive menus of any restaurant I’ve visited recently… so much so that it’s tough to get a seat during the lunch rush, even if it’s a table for one. Good thing their $6.25 take-out lunch special is…