The Dominion ~ 500 Queen St E ~ (416) 366-5555

The Dominion Pub & Kitchen is the newly-restored space by FAB Restaurant Concepts (the folks who brought you The Brazen Head, etc). Standing on the corner of Queen St. E. and Sumach St. since 1877,  this heritage building has been given the makeover it so desperately needed, while still maintaining enough interior space to continue…

ODIN ~ 514 King St E ~ (647) 350-6346

The Toronto Food Blog has been in France for the past few weeks, so this blog entry is a bit late. I knew I had to write this place up, as it was the first place I visited upon my return to the office this morning. ODIN is a welcome addition to the Corktown ‘hood. This Nordic-inspired…

Keeffaa Coffee ~ 368 Queen St E ~ 647-349-0900

Keeffaa Coffee is a place I have walked by over a hundred times and always wanted to try. Upon entering, it’s difficult to pinpoint what was more intoxicating: the smell of Ethiopian coffee beans roasting; the Django Reinhart & Stéphane Grappelli music softly spinning; or the unbelievably warm reception I received from the owner, Elsabet…

McVeigh’s ~ 124 Church St ~ (416) 364-9698

McVeigh’s Irish Pub (formerly known as the New Windsor House) has been a landmark on the SW corner of Church & Richmond for the past 50 years… making it the oldest Irish pub in Toronto. If memory serves (believe me, it’s groggy at best), I used to wait in one heck of a line to grab a Guinness on St….

Gilead Café ~ 4 Gilead Place ~ (647) 288-0680

Tucked away in an alley in Corktown, Jamie Kennedy’s Gilead Café has always created quite a buzz. Close to my office, I had an opportunity to have lunch here recently. And while the Toronto Food Blog rarely dwells on the negative, the result of our dining experience was only comme ci comme ça. I’ll preface this by saying…