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Get Your Warm And Hearty Comfort Food Fix Near Minto Westside!

It’s officially winter, and although we may miss the ice-cream and bbq patio season, there is nothing like a great bowl of hearty stew, or some good old mac n’ cheese to cure that wintery chilled spot! For your winter appetite we’ve got all the cheerful and delicious spots just a short distance from Minto West Side! Nestled within close proximity to King West, Queen West, and Liberty Village, Minto West Side’s convenient location is swarming with good eats that will feed your soul on that crisp cold walk home from work, or on a wintery weekend with friends!

 

Let’s begin!

 

The Foggy Dew :

Known for serving all the traditions of Ireland, this place recreates a genuine Irish establishment in the heart of King West Village. Amongst the warm food menu, there is always an array of beers on tap or by the pint. Share plates of Black and Tan Onion Rings, Sharp Cheddar and Ale Dip or Duck Confit Poutine followed by Guinness Braised Ontario Angus Flat Iron Steak or Traditional Fish ‘n’ Chips! These are only a few of their yummy menu items!  Come and join The Foggy Dew crew on Saturday nights and you will be obliged with some great live music to pair with that scrumptious dish!  Group bookings and private parties are also welcomed at the Foggy Dew. For more information visit their website:  http://fabrestaurants.ca/restaurant/foggy-dew/

 

Touhenboku:

Ramen is one of the traditional dishes of Japan, known for its beautifully orchestrated bowl of noodles, veggies, meat and or seafood!  Amongst the hottest cuisines in this city, Touhenboku has gained popularity for its cozy atmosphere and chummy table layout.  Touhenboku explodes with the perfect combination of class and comfort with an impressive selection of what some call “Japanese soul food,”!  Folks swarm into Touhenboku for its warm approach and consistently delicious selection of its signature dishes. For their main attraction, Ramen, the broth is perfectly clear yet intensely flavored, the noodles are thick and chewy and perfectly filling and your choice of all the add-ins only add to the robust tang. Customers can also enjoy a range of appetizing and authentic accompaniments, like gyoza dumplings and the much-celebrated chicken karaage. To check out the menu click here:  http://www.touhenboku.ca/

 

Smoque N Bones:

Craving ribs tonight? Say no more and make your way over to Smoque N Bones for their famous pork ribs that come fresh out of the smoker in three-hour intervals. They’re served naked straight from the smoker with barbecue sauce supplied on the side with a brush for your own freedom and convenience to add as much or as little as you please!  In addition to ribs, there are southern comfort food sides that are evenly priced at $3.90 some of which include;  sweet options like candied yams and baked beans, collard greens, dirty rice, cheesy grits, shoestring potatoes, sweet potato waffle fries and buttermilk onion ring and mac n’ cheese! Want something to cool of all that heat; try out the cold salads like coleslaw and potato salad! There is pretty much something for everyone, including draught beers such as; Samuel Adams, Amsterdam Blonde, Muskoka Detour, Flying Monkey and Mill St. Tankhouse! You can choose a pint sized or, regular sized portion (if you’re full off all those ribs)! Check out their website for directions and more menu options: http://smoquenbones.com/

 

Cheesewerks:

 Located in South Bathurst area, this glassy establishment boasts off their fresh house-made soups, baked goods, libations, and of course the main event, lots and lots of grilled cheese sandwiches, ranging from bare-bones classics to creative and authentic creations of their own! This yummy venue is setup almost like a dining room set against a wall mosaic of cheese-inspired tones of yellows. Once you’ve found a table through the rush, enjoy the city-inspired sandwiches off the menu with flavors that include; Koreatown” (gruyere and kimchi), and “Danforth” (aged goat cheddar and olive tapenade), and “Little Italy” (buffalo mozzarella, tomato and basil).  There are many more menu options, all which come with a side of fresh hand cut kettle chips! Cheesewerks also hosts many  events throughout the month, check out their event listings, menu and location here: http://www.cheesewerks.com/


Queen Street Warehouse: 

The same owners of El Furniture Warehouse bring you Queen Street Warehouse, where you can get you comfort food fix, with almost everything on the menu for $5! Hearty options include, Braised Beef Spaghetti (Fresh herbs, tomato marinara, hint of cream + slow cook beef) Warehouse Crispy Mac n’ Cheese (creamy 3 cheese, roasted red pepper Alfredo sauce, crunchy corn, fresh thyme + Parmesan crust) And for your sweet tooth finale- some fresh baked mini donuts! This venue is particularly popular for its large TV screens that showcase music and concert video’s, rap battles, and accompanying tunes that are a mix of ’80s and ’90s rock, R’n’B and hip hop! Friendly staff, good food and music, say no more! Click here for directions: http://www.toronto.com/restaurants/queen-street-warehouse/

 

The Thompson Diner: 

The Thompson Diner (formerly, The Counter), is the Thompson Hotel’s trendy 24-hour diner, a spin off the classic diner theme. Just south of King on Bathurst, this restaurant is decidedly more upscale in appearance but still provides a great selection of some good old comfort food.  The sleek and retro décor and huge red velvet booths is what makes up this large space! The menu offerings include; fries, onion rings, which come with choices of dips like garlic aioli! But if you made your way to the diner, it only seems right to try one of The Thompson Diner’s famous burgers (with options that are available on veggie, turkey and of course the classic beef)! There is also a wide selection of toppings to choose from that graciously decorate these huge tower-like burgers!  Most burgers arrive on a wooden cutting board, generously topped with your choice of comfort goodness like melted jalapeno jack cheese, spinach, crispy fried onions, lettuce and tomato. Large, messy, and maybe a challenge to eat, but the comfort it provides to the palate keeps everyone coming back for more! For location and menu details click here: http://www.thompsondiner.com/

 

Is your mouth watering yet? Get your fix at some or all of these locations and while you’re in the area, visit us inside the Minto West Side Presentation Centre at 25 Bathurst Street and learn how you can call the Westside neighborhood, home.

TIFF in Yorkville: Where to Spot the Stars

TIFF has kicked off in Toronto, marking the 40th anniversary of festival. We’re excited to spot the stars around the city, especially stars like Johnny Depp, Natalie Portman, Matt Damon, Ryan Reynolds, Naomi Watts, Sandra Bullock who are all supposed to be attending the Festival. With so many celebrities in the city for the next week, here are some spots you can stake out to hopefully catch a glimpse of the celebs in Toronto’s most trendiest and luxurious neighbourhood, Yorkville.


Hotels

The Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Four Seasons and the Hazelton, both on Yorkville Avenue, will be filled with some of the top names in the business. If you can grab a spot at the bar at these hotels, you might be able to catch a glimpse of a star grabbing a drink.  Try DBar at the Four Seasons or the Hazelton’s One Restaurant. Even if you don’t see a celebrity, you’ll feel like one sitting in these swanky bars!

 

Restaurants/Bars 

Kasa Moto in Yorkville
Kasa Moto in Yorkville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There’s no doubt that many of the stars will be dining at some of the top restaurants in the neighbourhood. The new and improved CafeBoulud inside the Four Seasons Hotel will attract many stars that are staying there or ones that are just visiting. The renovated restaurant brings that French café feel to life.

Kasa Moto may be the new kid on the block, but come this weekend it will definitely be the hotspot during TIFF 2015. If you really want to bump into someone famous then this is the place to be. The massive rooftop patio will be a perfect spot to catch celebs sipping on cocktails and having a good time. With offerings such as sushi, seafood and grilled meats and veggies, Kasa Moto will be packed, so get there early!

Located in the InterContinental Hotel, Proof the Vodka Bar & SkyLounge Patio will be shaking up some amazing cocktails for A-list stars during TIFF. You will most likely be able to spot celebrities lounging and sipping on drink at the SkyLounge Patio. The stylish setting and comfortable seating is a perfect spot for celebs to unwind from all the chaos.

 

Shopping

Holt Renfew at 50 Bloor St
Holt Renfew at 50 Bloor St

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yorkville is known to be the number one luxurious shopping area in the city and celebrities love to stop by some of the high-end stores here. Some stores to look out for celebs are Chanel, Hermes, Intermix and of course, Holt Renfrew.

Holt Renfrew is a frequent stop for celebs visiting the city. The store carries some of the most high-end brands in fashion, accessories, makeup, housewares and even food. In years past, Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johannsen and Reese Witherspoon have been spotted leaving the store during TIFF.

 

TIFF officially kicked off on Thursday, and will run until Sunday Sept. 20. If you’re in the neighbourhood spotting stars, come by and visit the Minto Yorkville Park Sales Centre at 101 Yorkville Ave. And this Saturday you can celebrate with us at our Bellini Bar in our Minto Yorkville Park Sales Centre from 1-4pm!

 


Kenya Bruce

 

Minto30Roe’s Summerlicious Guide

This summer get ready for some mouth-watering food at amazing prices. Summerlicious kicks off July 3rd and runs until July 26th. Be prepared to indulge in great food at a great price at restaurants across Toronto. And there are a number of fabulous restaurants right in the Minto30Roe neighbourhood that we are itching to try.  Here’s our list of some of the best Summerlicious spots to try around Yonge and Eglinton.

 

Zucca Trattoria

Summerlisious at Minto30Roe in Toronto

This comfy and warm Italian restaurant features yummy Italian classics on their Summerlicious menu. Located just steps away from Eglinton station, Zucca Trattoria’s Italian cuisine use only the freshest ingredients around. You can expect fresh seafood, homemade pasta, and fine Italian wines. Their Summerlicious dinner menu has many options to choose from, such as fresh summer vegetable dishes and beautifully cooked pasta and meat dishes. For just $45 per person, you’ll feel like you spent so much more.

 

Quince

 Summerlisious at Minto30Roe in Toronto

Quince Bistro has a very casual, laid-back neighbourhood vibe. This warm bistro offers a fresh and light Mediterranean cuisine. Chef Peter Tompkins prepared both a lunch and dinner Summerlicious menu ($23 for lunch and $35 for dinner), using the best seasonal ingredients. Expect a lot of summer vegetables like asparagus in your dishes. And to add to that Mediterranean feel, all meat and seafood are grilled to your perfection.

 

Tabule

 Summerlisious at Minto 30Roe in Toronto

Tabule has a cozy and intimate atmosphere, while offering a refined take on the many exotic flavours of the Middle East. Chef Rony Goraichy and Dana Sideris are a husband and wife duo, creating dishes that are bursting with flavor. Many of the menu items are their own interpretations of traditional Middle Eastern dishes, all made with the freshest ingredients. Their $18 lunch menu and $25 dinner menu both feature vegan and gluten-free options. Expect a lot of humus, falafel, lamb and juicy skewers in Middle Eastern spices.

 

Lil’ Baci

 Summerlicious at Minto 30Roe in Toronto

Lil’ Baci is a thriving Italian restaurant that offers handmade pizzas and home-style Italian cuisine. Inspired by flavours and ingredients of Southern Italian cooking, Lil’ Baci is the perfect neighbourhood Italian restaurant. Their $18 lunch menu and $25 dinner menu for Summerlicious features many Italian options, such as classic meatballs, pizza, pan seared steak and of course, spaghetti.

We hope you enjoy exploring the Minto30Roe neighbourhood! Bon Appetit! 

Want to live near all these fantastic restaurants? We still have suites available at Minto30Roe! Contact us or come visit us at the Minto Condo Store to speak with a sales representative today!

 

Kenya Bruce