Openings 2012 (Toronto)
I don't think a 2012 openings thread has been started yet (not that I could find at least) so here it goes.
I noticed that Messini authentic gyros is opening a second location at Yonge/Eglinton soon. It is replacing a place called Madanto that had been there for maybe a couple of years.
A new Mexican restaurant called Pachuco has opened on Danforth near Broadview. It's in the same building as Embrujo Flamenco, and has the same ownership. There is a story on it here:
and here is the website : http://www.pachuco.ca/
I haven't tried it but the menu looks interesting.
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URSA at Queen and Shaw (old Bar One space I think) opened last week. I was there last night and it was packed. Recognised guy in the kitchen from Woodlot and others from around town.. Small menu right now only 3 mains and 5 apps. Good sized portions the Pork was Amazing with belly & loin on the plate over lentils, date had the Whitefish which was also great. Only miss was the broth for the mushroom soup it was a tad over-powering.
I have not heard anything about this place until we stumbled by.. anyone know anything more?
The only thing I did find: http://toromagazine.com/lifestyle/foo...
"Having spent over 13 years in Toronto’s kitchens — from Terroni to Centro to Prime at the Windsor Arms — executive chef and co-owner, Jacob Sharkey Pearce brings with him some heavy culinary artillery: reputation, skill and, perhaps most auspiciously, the silent partnership of Terroni's Cosimo Mammoliti."