Food & Drink

Behind the Scenes: Andrew Zimmern's Toronto

Published On 09/19/2013 Published On 09/19/2013
Andrew Zimmern in front of a map
Andrew Zimmern
Andrew Zimmern
Andrew Zimmern
www.carmenhungry.com
Flickr / Josephine Lim
Credit: Woodlawn
Credit: Magic Pony
Credit: Jason Baker / Flickr
Credit: Shangri-La Toronto
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1. The Black Hoof 928 Dundas St W, Toronto, M6J 1W3 (Little Italy)

The Black Hoof opened in 2008 in Little Italy and since then, this gastropub has been serving fine craft cocktails and a meat-centric menu in a casual atmosphere.

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2. Fisherman Lobster Clubhouse 680 Silver Star Blvd, Toronto, M1V 5N1

If you enjoy seeing how your food lives before you eat it, welcome home! The interior is lined with aquariums full of lobsters, eels, and other menu items, ensuring that it's just a matter of time before they go from decorations to comestibles.

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3. Grand Electric 1330 Queen St W, Toronto, M6K 1L4 (Parkdale)

This Parkdale taqueria and bar is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, and serves a variety of tacos and a handful of desserts, in addition to their collection of bourbon and craft beers.

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4. Caplansky's Deli 356 College St, Toronto, M5T 1S6

Caplansky's serves up house-smoked, hand-cut meats in a number of classic deli sammies for lunch, as well as a number of dinner and breakfast options to satisfy your hunger any meal of the day.

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5. Woodlawn 1491 Dundas St W, Toronto, M6K 1T6

Woodlawn carries a variety of stylish apparel and accessories for both men and women from brands like Uniform Wares, 3sixteen, London Alexander, and many more.

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6. Magic Pony 680 Queen St W, Toronto, M6J 1E5 (Niagara)

Magic Pony operates as a studio, gallery, and retail space that features art, design, and pop culture in one magical and colorful space.

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7. Narwhal Projects 2988 Dundas St W, Toronto, M6P 1X6 (Junction Triangle)

Established in 2008, this contemporary art gallery presents unique and ambitious curatorial projects, collabs, and solo exhibitions by various artists, while exploring the merging of art, visual culture, and design.

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8. Rush Alley 753 Queen St W, Toronto, M6J

This isn't the everyday spray painting you and your vandal buddies did on the side of the Burger King in high school. Rush Alley (otherwise known as Graffiti Alley) is a kilometer of unbelievable street art that is every bit as creative as it is colorful and detailed.

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9. Shangri-La Hotel 188 University Ave, Toronto, M5H 0A3

This luxury hotel offers 202 of Toronto's largest guest rooms, offering terrific views of the city outside and generous, Asian-inspired furnishings inside. With amenities like a pool and spa, fine dining at the hotel resto, and a health & fitness facility, you'll be sorry to turn in your key.