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Hands-on music & food at Hirut

Posted by on Nov 5, 2017

Although it’s possibly better known these days in the East York area as an entertainment room with a mix of eclectic genres featured several nights a month, cozy but elegant Hirut at 2050 Danforth Avenue a bit west of Woodbine should not be overlooked for its culinary attractions. Ethiopian-born namesake and chef Hirut was under the weather for a while earlier this year and the kitchen was actually closed for a couple of months so the entertainment was a life-saver. The roster includes monthly first-Thursday Jazz, last-Friday comedy, first-Friday Roots in-the-round and Pop and Jazz nights peppered throughout the month. The room’s anchor event is the delightful weekly Sunday 3-6 eclectic open stage with Nicola Vaughan, which has been running for six years now. There’s always a lot impromptu jam-style improvisational combos and that spirit also carries over somewhat...

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New owner plans Sept. 15 “Grand Reopening” for Remarks

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017

Longtime regulars and staff at Remarks Bar & Grill on Coxwell Avenue in the heart of “Olde East York Village” are excited about some changes that have been gradually taking place…

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Rise & Dine uses grand opening to raise funds for MGH

Posted by on Aug 5, 2017

On July 22nd, Rise & Dine Eatery, located at 2714 St. Clair Avenue East, held their official grand opening…

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The Tastes of East York & area 2017

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017

From fresh produce & meats to special dishes in cozy diners, east end TO has it all!

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Donlands Diner grand opening serves up East York identity boost

Posted by on May 30, 2017

The Grand Re-opening of new-look Donlands Diner May 29 also featured a lot of boosterism for the former Borough of East York.

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YUM! 029: All-day brekkie better than ever at renovated retro Donlands Diner

Posted by on May 2, 2017

Yum! Restaurant profile by George Spelvin \ I love it when a Yum! food review actually lives up to its name!

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