Butchers of Distinction ~ 738 Queen St E. ~ (416) 466-9191

Butchers of Distinction is truly a hidden gem.  As the lone butcher shop in the quietly booming Riverside neighbourhood on Toronto’s lower east-side, they claim to be the first meat specialty shop to offer only Ontario grown, raised or made produce.  Their aim is to offer the very highest-quality products (free of hormones, antibiotics and…

Knuckle Sandwich ~ 969 Coxwell Ave ~ (647) 748-7999

Knuckle Sandwich is new restaurant on the Olde East York strip of Coxwell that focuses on Meat, Bread, Greens, Spuds and Beer. Owners Ran Han and George Talidis and are East York boys and Goliath graduates. Like many of us locals, they have seen this spot come and go over the years. Something tells me,…

The Cannonball ~ 641 Queen St E ~ (416) 463-0500

The Cannonball is a quaint little coffee shop in Riverside with a lot to offer. Formerly known as F’Coffee, they’re open early during the week and stay open late on many nights. Rob and his friendly crew dish-out a wide array of comforts: from eye-opening espressos through to late-night drinks… and everything in between. There’s…

Brock Sandwich ~ 1260 Bloor St W ~ (647) 748-1260

Brock Sandwich is a place that needs little introduction. Tucked away on one of my favourite sections of Bloor West (between Dufferin & Lansdowne), they have been winning awards and piling-up the accolades over the past year as the best place for sandwiches in the city. I had the pleasure of visiting recently with the…

Stock-in-Trade ~ 1272 Danforth Ave ~ (416) 792-5059

Stock-in-Trade is a new butcher shop located on Danforth just east of Greenwood. Owner Jason Becker is doing a lot of interesting things with the space, and he and his team are pretty cool, knowledgeable people. They source, prepare and serve properly-raised, hormone & stimulant-free meat and incorporate it into everything they do. This place…

A Salute to National Sandwich Day

It’s National Sandwich Day, people, and to honour such an important event, it’s fitting to give shout-outs to some of the best places in the city to celebrate. And though I have yet to find a sandwich as good as the Assorted Cold Cut Sub from the DeRosa Bakery (549 Wilson St.) in Hamilton, Toronto…